Superb Looking Pair of Relic Brass Epaulets or Shoulder Scales
Here is a Wonderful set of Relic Epaulets or Brass Shoulder Scales ! Originally worn mostly by Dragoon or Cavalry units these were intended to blunt a saber blow to the shoulder. Often dug whole or in pieces in Civil War camps, this pair is non-dug but has acquired a beautiful mellow patina mostly golden brown with some green highlights. Both scales are nice and tight with both still having their iron backing plate, and one still retaining the brass attachment tab. These Display as Nicely as an Excavated Pair But remain Tightly Intact !
Nice Dug Bowie or Saber Bayonet Scabbard Throat
Here's a good excavated brass scabbard throat for Bowie knife or saber bayonet ! The belt stud is still intact, and holes present where leather scabbard fit in. The whole thing has a nice mostly plumb patina, with a few hints of green. $10 plus shipping
Excavated & Nicely Preserved, Large Caliber Plain's Rifle Barrel
Here's a Real Nice Dug Barrel Most Likely From a Large Caliber Plains Rifle! Barrel measures 38.5 inches long, almost 40 including the tang and breech plug. First 7.5 inches of the barrel is ocatagon, then turning round, with a double ring about 3.5 inches in front of the end of the ocatgon portion.Bolster in decent excavated shape, with remnants of the nipple still present. Though front sight is missing, a good portion of the rear sight is still present, as well as the three tabs, under the barrel that held the stock or half stock, and the ramrod ferrules nearer the muzzle. Bore is rusty, but looks like at least a .54, maybe .56 caliber. Metal has been cleaned of all loose and active rust, and coated with a rust neutralizer. A Very Nice Dug Barrel, from a Rifle that was likely killing big game, several years before the Civil War ! Mounted with a Dug Civilian style Lock, this would make a great display ! Recovery Location Unknown. $40Plus shipping
Belt Keeper, Spencer Case, Percussion Cap Group
Here's a Nice Bunch of Civil War Brass, with a couple different items ! Included is one good dug condition US Belt Keeper, one Spencer case good enough to put a bullet back in, tiny piece of a toe tap, badge or medal top bar - no bar on back but solder is evident, and almost 10 dug percussion caps fired and unfired. A nice little bunch of brass ! Recovered Petersburg, Virginia.
Nice ca. 1900 Union Metallic Cartriddge Co. "Hicks" Percussion Cap Tin w/Good Label and Partial Pistol Percussion Cap Contents
Here is a Nice Old Partial Tin of “Hicks” Percussion Caps by The Union Metallic Cartridge Co., or UMC ! This one is not excavated, but in relic condition. The green label on top of the can is dark but still entirely legible. Lid still removes easily, and interior of the tin shows considerable plating remaining. Interior also shows about 30 + pistol caps still present. This tin likely dates to about 1900. In 1912, Remington bought out UMC, and the name became Remington-UMC. This Old Tin though will still present well open or closed, with a Civil War Revolver !
Here is a Fine Battlefield Dug Allen & Wheelock Revolver ! This rusty relic was once a “Providence Police” model Allen & Wheelock .36 caliber, 5-shot revolver. According to Flayderman, there were less than a thousand of these manufactured, in the late 1850s to early 1860s. It was a center hammer percussion revolver, and just the size of many of the small private purchase revolvers that could be found in soldiers pockets during the Civil War. When dug, this one was missing the cylinder & pin, and of course the wood grips, though the rest of it appears to be there, including the brass front sight. All the metal is heavily pitted and the hammer frozen in place, though the pistol has been cleaned and coated long ago. It measures about 8.25 inches long by 4 inches tall. When I bought this I got 10 fired bullets with it, and the verbal provenance was that the pistol and bullets were excavated at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. I added five dropped .36 caliber round balls, likely the type of projectile fired by this little revolver. A Fine Displaying Excavated Civil War Period Pistol !
Nice Civil War Period 1860 Seated Liberty Quarter
Here is a Nice Dug 1860 Seated Liberty Quarter ! This one was Not excavated in a Civil War Camp, but since it is a Civil War Period Coin, I thought I would list it as well. It is in average dug condition showing the date 1860 clearly with worn detail on the reverse. It was recovered by Chris Whitehead, in a park in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, near the old hotel where the G.A.R. used to hold annual meetings. A Nice Civil War Period Seated Liberty Quarter !
Beautiful Solid Cast Confederate Bayonet Scabbard Tip
Here is Another Beautiful Dug Confederate Bayonet Scabbard Tip ! It is also one of the solid cast patterns, in good shape, and wearing a wonderful mostly brown patina with a few areas of green. This one is also discussed and illustrated in American Digger Magazine, Vol. 7, Issue 6, November/December 2011. In his article entitled, “Especially Made for Southern Steel,” Mr. Meigs Brainard identifies this pattern as “Example 21” and calls it the “Foreign Mold”, saying it is an unusual style that is exceptionally well made and has been recovered in the Shiloh/Corinth area. This one was recovered here in the Trans-Mississippi Department at a location on the Arkansas/Missouri Line known as Cross Timber Hollows. It measures about 3.125 inches long. Another Very Nice Cast Confederate Bayonet Scabbard Tip!
Confederate Soldier's 1842 Silver Half Dime
Here is Another Nice Excavated Confederate Soldier’s Silver Half Dime! This one is dated 1842 and in average condition except for some dark discoloration on the reverse. Like the 1841 Half Dime I have listed this one was also recovered in Camp Walker, Arkansas, by Chris Whitehead. Camp Walker was an early 1861, Confederate Training camp, occupied by both Arkansas State Militia and Regular Confederate Troops. Another Nice Dug Confederate Soldier’s Camp Coin from a known early war Arkansas site!
Here is an Excellent Dug Confederate Bayonet Scabbard Tip ! It’s the solid cast pattern in good shape with a beautiful green patina. This type is discussed and illustrated in American DiggerMagazine, Vol. 7, Issue 6, November/December 2011. In the article entitled, “Especially Made for Southern Steel,” author Meigs Brainard identifies this pattern as “Example 15” and calls it the “Van Dorn Pattern.” Meigs goes on to say that this type has three punched off center holes, like this one, a small dome style finial, and has been recovered in Confederate Campsites in the Western and Trans-Mississippi Theaters. This one was dug in Bridgeport, Alabama, and still retains the digger’s location on it. It measures about 2.5 inches long. A Super Nice Cast Confederate Bayonet Scabbard Tip !
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