Model 1879 Combination Tool for .45/70 Rifles
Here is a very nice combination tool with most of the original bluing
intact. These M1879 combination tools were used with the .45/70 rifles.
This one is clearly marked US / MOD 1879.
.58 Benet Internal Primed Ball Cartridge for the 1866 Allin Conversion
Here are four very nice cartridges for the early Allin Conversion Rifles
issued in 1866. These would make an excellent condition to any cartridge
Measures: L 1.707
$95.00 Each 3 Left
.50/70 Benet Primed Ball Cartridges
Excellent grouping of .50/70 cartridges. These were all produced at the
Frankford Arsenal and are in excellent shape.
$35.00 Each 3 Left
Complete and Unopened Box of 42 .50 Spencer Carbine Cartridges for the
Model 1865 Spencer Carbine by Sage Ammunition Works
Here is a very fine unopened pack of (42) Spencer carbine cartridges
manufactured by Sage Ammunition Works of Middletown, Conn.. This is the
variant with the green label. This label type is unlisted in Dean
Thomas's Roundball to Rimfire series. This box has been wrapped in
cellophane in order to protect it. The top of the box has three split
corners which is common on boxes this old. This would make a fine
addition to any Spencer or cartridge collection.
Approximately 4.25" x 4.5" x 1.75"
$695.00 Sale $595.00
.405 Cartridges for the Winchester Model 1895 Lever-Action Rifle (W.R.A.
Co. .405 W.C.F. /U.M.C. .405 C.F)
Nice cartridges that were developed in 1904 for the lever-action rifle.
This is the caliber that was made famous by Theodore Roosevelt on his
African Hunts. These cartridges were phased out in the late
1930's-1940's. We have one of these that are headstamped "W.R.A. Co. /
.405 W.C.F" and one headstamped "U.M.C. .405 C.F." The UMC cartridge has
a brass primer stamped "U." One of the Winchester cartridges are stamped
with a "W." All of the casings are in excellent shape. The bullet tips
show a little oxidation and the copper jackets are fine.
$8.00 Each (Qty. Avail. 2)
.45-90 Winchester Necked Cartridges ( W.C.F / W.R.A. Co.)
All of these are in excellent condition. Desirable cartridges at a
reasonable price. Three of these have a copper primer and one has a
$18.00 Each (Qty. Available 4)
.50-100-450 Winchester Cartridge (W.R.A. Co.)
Harder to find Western cartridge. This flat tipped bullet is seated in a
brass casing with a brass primer. Very nice condition!
2.754" in Length
Late Indian War or Early Spanish American War Company Photo
Here is an excellent image of a company of soldiers that appears to be
from Pennsylvania. You can kind of make out a keystone on one of the hat
insignia. This is an excellent image and the detail is great. You can
see a wide variety of accoutrements such as canteens, cups, web belts,
swords, belt plates, a holster, and bayonets. These soldiers are all
armed with the .45/70 Trapdoor Springfield muskets. They all appear to
be wearing their packs with the tents rolled up on top and their
haversacks on the side. The soldier in the front row on the left has a
pistol inside of his model 1881 holster. He is also wearing the 1872/72
regulation belt with the US buckle fully visible. He also has the model
1878 canteen strapped to his side. A few of the soldiers have insignia
on their hats. Both officer's standing in the front are holding swords
and the letters "U.S.V." can clearly be seen on their collars. The
majority of the men appear to be wearing the 1880's .45/70 Mills web
belts that would have held 45 rounds of ammo with the captive wire ends.
The actual image measures approximately 10" x 7" and is mounted on a
thick paper stock board measuring 12" x 10". The board has a few bends
and a little foxing but the image is in fine shape with plenty of color
Ohio State Seal Staff Button (Indian War Era
Here is a very nice Ohio state seal staff officers button. This one has
the sun coming over the mountains with the plow in front of the sheaf of
wheat with the bundle of five arrows. This two piece button was made for
Pettibone Manufacturing Company and was sold by them. They were a dealer
in very fancy military goods and you have probably seen several belt
rigs and swords made by them for officers. This would be the later style
of button that is misting the boat on the front.
"(dot) PETTIBONE MFG CO (dot) / CINCINNATI" dm with inner ring of dots
Non Dug Example
1874 Palmer Infantry Brace Yoke (Watervliet Arsenal Produced)
Here is a pretty nice infantry piece from the 1870's. This is the Palmer
Infantry Brace that attached to the Model 1874 belt. This was meant to
place some of the weight of the equipment on the shoulders and back
rather than the waist alone. The 1874 belt would have held two McKeever
cartridge boxes and a bayonet. The two rear straps would have held the
haversack and clothing bag. This example is very nice. The leather has
some crazing but nothing like the ones I have seen. The leather is
supple and the inspector's marking is clear. This would be a great
addition to any Indian War collection and would look great holding the
belt and cartridge boxes.
Arsenal" Inspected By: A.R. Smith
$195.00 Sale $156.00
.58 Conversion Block for Musket
Tins (Allin Conversion)
Nice unissued conversion block from
Bannermann's surplus. These wooden blocks were produced to hold the .58
rimfire musket cartridge for the Allin conversion. There are two rows of
four. The middle brace was removed and replaced with a solid wooden
block to hold a total of 8 Allin cartridges on the top and a box of 8
Allin cartridges below. The majority of these conversion blocks will no
longer hold the actual cartridges due to shrinking.
4.5" x 3.75" x 1.5"
Reference: Dorsey, Indian War Cartridge
Pouches, Boxes and Carbine Boots Pg. 20
Model 1904 Haversack by Rock Island Arsenal
Here is a very nice marked M1904 Haversack. This one is marked 13 C D C
NY 4 over 69. I would assume this is for the Coast Defense Corps?. The
interior is marked Rock Island Arsenal but it is faded. This pack does
have the ration bag inside of it. The pot metal attachment buttons for
the ration bag are in place but rusted. The bag does have some soiling
but it looks much better in person.
Model 1866 French Chassepot Bayonet
Here is a very nice French Chassepot bayonet produced in 1874 during the
third empire. The scabbard retains quite a bit of the original finish.
There is some light surface rust and a few small patches on the
scabbard. The blade retains a nice bright finish with some very small
grease/rust spots. The serial numbers on the handle and the scabbard do
not match. Overall this is a very nice piece and would look great in any
Marked: Mre d'
Armes de St. Etienne 1874
New York State Seal Button (Indian War Period)
Nice non dug New York coat button. This is the post war type with the
wider rim. This is probably from a NYSM coat.
MF'G Co */ WATERBURY" dm inner ring of dots.
Price: $15.00 Sale $10.00
Indian War/Spanish American Collar/Sleeve Bars
Here are two very nice collar/sleeve bars. Both of them are about the
same length and style but very in color. Each bar comes with a Civil War
period cuff button resting in place. This style of bar with the ornate
rim pattern is seen on clothing from the New York National Guard. These
pieces may be Spanish American or may be slightly earlier. These would
make a great addition to any insignia collection.
Measures: 1" x
Price: $45.00 Each Sale $30.00 Each Top
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