Here is a Big Beautiful Dug CS4 Confederate Spur ! It’s noted as CS4 in Howard Crouch’s book, HistoricAmerican Spurs, on page 52. He notes that whoever produced them apparently did so with the idea of making them unbreakable, and they are quite large and sturdy. This one has a wonderful mostly smooth green patina with no bends, breaks, or damage of any sort, though the iron rowel has rusted away. The Confederate Trooper who wore this one may have been trying to either mark it as his property, or keep count of the horses he had been through when he carved three marks on the ends of both of the strap slots.This pattern has been recovered in all theaters but the only location I got with this one was Virginia. A Super Nice Example of a known Confederate Spur !
$275 plus shipping
Beautiful Pre-War Lead Solder Filled U.S. Bridle Rosette - Recovered Savannah, Georgia
NEW ! Here is a Beautiful Lead Solder filled, U.S. Bridle Rosette ! It is the very small pattern at only about 1.15 inches in diameter, and thought to be a pre-war dragoon item, as they are sometimes recovered in Mexican War era sites. This one is a really slick dark brown, darker than it appears in my picture but just as slick, with no damage evident at all. The reverse shows most of the lead solder fill still present in good condition, with impressions where the attachment loops once were. Recovered near Savannah, Georgia. A Superb Displaying U.S. Bridle Rosette !
$60 plus shipping
Nice Condition 1863 Pattern US Cavalry Bridle Bit w/Both Bosses
Here is a Fine Relic Condition US M1863 Cavalry Bridle Bit ! Though I’m almost sure it’s not excavated, it has a very nice look and most likely resided in a barn or outbuilding for years. All the iron shows even moderate pitting but nothing heavy like a dug piece. Both brass bit bosses are still attached and have a nice green/brown patina. They are the pattern with the letters US on a relief swirled field and peened to the bit with brass pins. This is a high port pattern intended for more control of a horse. A Fine Civil War US M1863 Cavalry Bridle Bit that Displays Great !
Nice Dug Iron Spur of a Known Pre-War Civilian Pattern
Here is a Neat Dug Civil War Period Iron Spur ! It’s a civilian pattern nearly identical to spur CV29 in Howard Crouch’s book, Historic American Spurs, except for being smaller and made of iron instead of brass. Crouch says that the pattern was very popular with military men. This one is small, being only 4.5 inches long, and 3 inches wide at the strap slots. The iron rowel is still present but frozen in place, and the iron body, though moderately pitted is still strong. All this really needs is a good coat of rust neutralizer and it is ready to display. A Small yet Fine Displaying Period Civilian Spur !
$50 plus shipping
Fine Excavated US M1859 Cavalry Spur w/Partial Rowel
Here is a Very Nice Dug US M1859 Enlisted Mans Cavalry Spur !It has one tiny little wave on the right side of the heel band that is just barely noticeable, but otherwise no cracks, bends, or breaks of any kind. All the brass wears a nice mostly smooth dark brown patina with very little ground action, and there is maybe a third of the original iron rowel still frozen in the rowel neck. Just a Nice Displaying M1859 Cavalry Spur !
Fine Non Dug Civil War Period Civilian or Commercial Spur - Similiar to Some Confederate Patterns - Rowel still spins freely
Here is an Excellent Non-Dug Civil War Period Civilian Spur that’s OftenMistaken as Confederate ! That’s probably because it’s a pattern that’s sometimes recovered in Confederate Camps, it has slightly clipped corners on the strap slots, and a squared off rowel neck. The 16-point iron rowel on this one still spins freely, and the brass body of the spur shows no damage of any sort. Some minor casting imperfections on the inside of one strap slot, and a few noticeable file finishing marks. It is similar but not identical to CS18 in Howard Crouch’s book, Historic American Spurs. A Real Nice Non-Dug Civil War Period Spur !
$85 plus shipping
Nice Dug US M1859 Cavalry Spur w/Foliate Design
Here is a Good Displaying Excavated US M1859 Cavalry Spur ! It’s the pattern with the foliate design just under the neck of the rowel and squared off strap slots. The whole spur has a wonderful smooth brown/plumb patina with very little ground action. The rowel neck was broken on one side, probably when lost or discarded, and iron rowel is gone but spur still displays beautifully. A Good Dug Example of the US M1859 Spur !
$70 plus shipping
Very Nice Non Dug US M1859 Trooper's Cavalry Spur
Here is another excellent non-dug M1859, Union Cavalry Trooper's spur ! It's the pattern with squared off strapslots, and cast in floral decoration on the back of the heel-band. The iron rowel is missing, but all the brass has a beautiful old brown patina. There are no cracks, breaks, or bends anywhere. A nice displaying example of a Civil War US Spur ! $75plus shipping
Fine Non Dug Civil War Period Horse Curry Comb
Here is another Nice Civil War Period Horse Curry Comb ! It has the violin shaped top attachment for the handle frequently seen on early patterns, and a curved row of back teeth. The main teeth are still present in good order and could likely be used. The tang of the iron handle has been peened on the end to retain the wood grip. The comb measures approximately 8.125 inches long by about 4.5 inches wide. A Fine Civil War Period Curry Comb that Displays Great!
$55 plus shipping
Very Nice Dragoon Rosette - Harper's Ferry
Here's an excellent dug condition, Dragoon Bridle Rosette ! It's got a nice smooth brown patina on the front, with one small area of rust-thru from the iron attachment bar. Unlike many dug examples, reverse shows nearly 100% of the lead-solder fill intact, with remnants of the iron attachment bar. Very tight rosette, often recovered in Civil War sites, as was this one. Recovered Maryland Heights, Harper's Ferry. $45plus shipping
Here's a Super Nice Cast Brass US Rosette ! It's the pattern often seen on M1859 US Bridle Bits, with the swirled sort of stippled pattern in the background. This one has no damage other than a few minor dings, and sports a beautiful dark green patina. Definitely an excavated piece but recovery location unknown. SOLD
Beautiful Dug US M1859 Cavalry Spur w/Most of its Original Iron Rowel Intact - Chancellorsville, Virginia
Here is a Beautiful Dug US M1859 Cavalryman’s Spur Recovered years ago near Chancellorsville, Virginia. It’s another piece I’ve had in my own collection for years but am letting it go to a new home. It was either recovered many years ago, or else came out of some very kind ground, as it amazingly has about 80-90% of its iron rowel still intact and it will actually spin a tiny bit though not completely around ! This is the pattern with a foliate design on the back of the heel band, and all the brass wears a nice brown/green patina with no breaks or damage of any sort. Just a Super Nice US Spur in Outstanding Dug Condition, with most of the rowel still present, and recovered near Chancellorsville!