Civil War Relicman
Harry Ridgeway

Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!)
authentic Civil War relics, bought and sold.

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Sales listing updated November 22, 2014.


Weapons (pre 1898) of the Civil War
Relicman Sales catalog

All items listed are guaranteed authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.
Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.
Any artillery or ordnance relics have been disarmed and rendered safe.
All weapons are pre 1898 antique weapons, and are exempt from Federal regulation, no licenses or permits are required.


W1148...Artillery saber, Model 1840, Ames, 1863, Ames Mfg Co, Chicopee, banner address, DR.

Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 97. $1,100.


W1150...Naval cutlass, Model 1860, Ames, 1862, block address, DR, New Jersey.

Ref: Crouch Swords pg 94, Fig 119..........$1,200.


W1256...Six shot percussion revolver, Whitney Navy, second model, 4th type, .36 cal., (#18307)

Ref: Flayderman 5J-097..........Sold.


W1257...Six shot double action percussion revolver, Starr Army Model 1858, .44 cal., (#5721)

Ref: Flayderman 7A-113..........Sold.


W1324...Cavalry saber, Model 1840, possibly Confederate assembled, not identified.

Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers, (not identified). $1,100.


W1325...Artillery saber, Model 1840, Ames, 1861, Ames Mfg Co, Chicopee, banner address, GGS.

Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 97..........Sold.


W1368...Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Ames, 1858, block address, JT.

Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 79. Ames Model 1860 saber, dated 1858 with 1906 scabbard, $1,100.


W1374...Single shot percussion carbine, Burnside Model 1864, double hinged loading lever, 1856 patent date, late production "5th model", .54 cal., (#23701).

Ref: Flayderman 9B-045. $1,500.


W1384...Artillery saber, Model 1840, Ames, 1864, Ames Mfg Co, Chicopee, block address, ADK

Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 97.............$950.

W1387...Single shot percussion carbine, Burnside Model 1864, double hinged loading lever, 1856 patent date, late production "5th model", .54 cal., (#26706)

Ref: Flayderman 9B-045..............$1,500.


W1388...Single shot percussion carbine, Burnside Model 1864, double hinged loading lever, 1856 patent date, late production "5th model", .54 cal., (#27997)

Ref: Flayderman 9B-045..............$1,600.


W1390...Single shot percussion carbine, Burnside Model 1864, double hinged loading lever, 1864 model date, aka "5th model", .54 cal., (#3547)

Ref: Flayderman 9B-046.....................$1,500.

W1391...Rifled percussion musket, Model 1841, Whitney, 1853, .54 cal.

Ref: Flayderman 5J-034.......$1,600.


W1393...Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1863, .44 cal., (#108426)

Ref: Flayderman 5B-092.......................$1,800.

W1394...Single shot percussion carbine, Merrill "First Type", breech lever secured with rounded latch, .54 cal., (#6231)

Ref: Flayderman 9B-075...................$2,000.


W1395...Seven shot rimfire carbine, Spencer Model 1860, "56/56" cartridge., 52 cal., (#40904)

Ref: Flayderman 9B-086............$2,400.


W1401...Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Sheble & Fisher

Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 403............................$350.

W1404...Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, New York address, manufacture 1861, .36 cal., (#103525)

Ref: Flayderman 5B-053.............$2,000.

W1405...Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal., (#51210)

Ref: Flayderman 5B-092...........$1,500.

W1406...Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, Hartford address, manufacture 1860, .36 cal., (#96326)

Ref: Flayderman 5B-053..........$2,600.

W1408...Single shot percussion carbine, Sharps New Model 1863, special order, with patchbox, no riding ring, .52cal.

Ref: Flayderman 5F-020........Sold.


W1412...Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1863, .44 cal., (#140847)

Ref: Flayderman 5B-092.........$2,300.

W1414...Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1863, .44 cal., (#90314)

Ref: Flayderman 5B-092
.......$1,800.

W1415...Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861 subcontract Bridesburg, 1863, .58 cal.

Ref: Flayderman 9A-314........$650.


W1416...Rifle percussion musket, Model 1855 Springfield, 1858, .58 cal.

Ref: Flayderman 9A-307............$4,500.


W1417...Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Springfield, 1862, .58 cal.

Ref: Flayderman 9A-313.............Sale pending.


W1418...Seven shot rimfire carbine, Spencer Model 1860, "56/56" cartridge., 52 cal., (#53310)

Ref: Flayderman 9B-086.......$2,800.


W1419...Seven shot rimfire carbine, Spencer Model 1860, "56/56" cartridge., 52 cal., (#33511)

Ref: Flayderman 9B-086........Sold.


W1424...Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Providence Tool, 1862

Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 293...............$500.


W1425...Seven shot rimfire breech-loading rifle, Spencer Model 1860, "56/56" cartridge., 52 cal., (#2126)

Ref: Flayderman 9B-093........Sold.


W1429...Single shot metal cartridge carbine, Sharps New Model 1863, conversion to 50-70 rimfire, .52cal., (# 94163)

Ref: Flayderman 5F-030........Sold.


W1431...Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Kirschbaum, "K & C" in rectangle of dots

Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 249............$500.


W1432...Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1849 "pocket", round cylinder , 4in barrel, .31 cal., (#109580)

Ref: Flayderman 5B-042............$900......Sale pending.

W1439...Smoothbore flintlock musket, Model 1816 converted to percussion in 1850's, private conversion, .69 cal.
 
Available $1,100.


W1440...Cavalry saber, officer, Model 1840, Klingenthal.

Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 253............................$1,000.




End of sales listings, check back soon, more to come.

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Pre 1898 Civil War weapons, click here.



All weapons I sell are "pre 1898 weapons". This exempts antique firearms from regulation, which means that they can be owned, or shipped through the mail, no permitting or licensing is required.

The complete text of the law can be found in the Cornell online law library:
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000921----000-.html

The following relevant excerpt is taken from the law:
(3) The term (firearm) means
(A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive;
(B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon;
(C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or
(D) any destructive device. Such term does not include an antique firearm.

(16) The term (antique firearm) means:
(A) any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in or before 1898; or.....

This means that pre 1898 weapons are excluded from the law by definition, therefore none of the rest of the law applies to antique weapons made before 1898. One caution though, the weapons can be dangerous if not properly handled or used maliciously, so please be careful with them.

A note about safety of antique weapons: Pre 1898 weapons are not regulated because the law exempts them as weapons. They are old, they are antique, and some are compromised and altered well beyond their original design. Any of them can be fired, but safety is always a concern with antique weapons. Safety is also a concern if you drive an antique car on the road. With any antique, special care needs to be exercised, you do not want to simply take the thing off the shelf and shoot it. It should be carefully inspected, cleaned, serviced, and tested before firing. Most of these weapons have not been fired in at least 100 years, and the better ones have probably not been fired since the Civil War itself. There is risk of blockage, stressed metal, improper loading, and other problems that might not be imagined. In addition many collectors would consider any cleaning or use of a historic piece to be a compromise. A premium is paid for originality and condition of a historic piece, sometimes this premium is very significant for an unfired piece, a weapon never gets in better condition as it gets handled. However if you choose to fire an antique weapon versus displaying it, you will want to take it apart, thoroughly clean and inspect it before you fire it, or at least you ought to do that. These antique weapons require an entirely different approach versus the licensed modern weapons that are readily available and more easily and safely used for sport firing and hunting. As a dealer selling strictly antique weapons, I do not warrant any use.


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