August 15, 2009


Lot 310 3.5" ARTILLERY SHELL - CIVIL WAR PROJECTILE.
Probably a Parrot. Has a skirt at bottom with evidence of having been fired. Shell is 10" tall and is threaded for a fuse. Bottom has been drilled and threaded for display purposes. 10"H.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 311 JOHN ROGERS GROUP - THE COUNCIL OF WAR.
Circa 1868. This group is titled "The Council Of War". It shows
Abraham Lincoln seated in am armchair, reviewing a document
with the consultation of Ulysses S. Grant (Left) and the secretary
of war Edwin M. Stanton. The platform is signed "John Rogers
- New York", and dated "1868", no noted breaks or repairs. The
original finish has an overcoat of white paint with some light
chipping. 16"W x 24"H x 12"D.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 312 ARTILLERY BRIDLE TEAM TO LIMBER.
Civil War artillery bridle-connects team to limber. Black leather is in very good condition. Has three oval brass plates marked US with nice patina. A rare set. 9"W x 25"H.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 313 CIVIL WAR GRAPE SHOT.
5" artillery round that has been excavated from a battlefield. Has
round plate with post and about a dozen balls.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 314 2 U.S. CAVALRY HORSE BITS - WATERVLIET ARSENAL & R.I.A.
The model 1863 bit has both brass "US" bosses mounted on the side, it is signed "US - Watervliet - Arsenal" on the inside. The other, is a Shoemaker bit, it has both brass bosses, it is marked on the obverse "R.I.A." Both are in very good condition, with some original patina from age. 5.5"W x 8.5"H.
Estimate $300 - 500.
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Lot 315 E. ROBINSON MODEL 1861 PERCUSSION RIFLE - MUSKET.
Contract model made by E. Robinson. Approximately 30,000 made. Lock date is 1864. Stock is very nice and is crack- free. All metal is in the white and all markings are crisp and clear.
Estimate $1,600 - 1,800.
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Lot 316 COLONIAL FULL-STOCK FOWLER 75 CALIBER MUZZLE LOADER.
Converted to percussion. 46" swamped barrel is about 75 caliber. Wood stock is in very good condition and extends to end of
barrel. Percussion lock is marked R.S. Clark - he worked in Albany, NY from 1833 - 1850. A great looking Fowler.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 317 UNITED STATES BELT BUCKLE W/ EAGLE.
U.S. breast plate circa 1851. Round plate 2.5" in diameter with American eagle holding arrows and olive branch.
Estimate $200 - 400.
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Lot 318 UNMARKED 45 CALIBER FLINTLOCK PISTOL.
10" octagon barrel of about 45 caliber. Stock appears to be a crude replacement and brass furniture is poorly fitted. A decorator.
Estimate $300 - 500.
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Lot 319 5 PC. ASSORTED US MILITIA ACCESSORIES.
Lot of 5 pieces. First two are round wood dowels with a notch cut 2.5" from one end and a hole bored through the center to accept a small rope. The third item is a canvas haversack from the early 20th century. Front flap, marked U. S. Canvas, and is good. Haversack
retains itís buckle and strap. Has brass loops for shoulder strap. Fourth item is a large canvas strap with two iron handles attached to leather pads sewn to the canvas. Leather pads are stamped Rock Island Armory E.H.S. Front side of canvas has two pouch areas and is labeled Belly Cincha Ammunition Pack Saddle Hotchkiss Mt. Gun Pack. A rare accessory for the mountain gun. Last item is a bayonet frog with a long brass belt hook and U S in a quarter-sized circle. Leather is still soft but has a crackle finish.
Estimate $300 - 500.
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