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Officer sash .  Exactly what you need to dress up a sword collection or for your Officer coat .  
Minor nipping and excellent color.  One tassel looks better than the other as pictures show.  
Way above average sash with a good look and color.
$625
Presented here is a Richmond-made, straight-breech Confederate Sharps carbine. Of the
approximately 5,000 firearms called "Richmond Carbines” made for the Confederate
government between 1862 and 1864, 1,900 were produced at the S.C. Robinson Arms
Manufactory. On March 1, 1863, the Confederate government purchased Robinson’s facility
which became known as the Confederate Carbine Factory and began its own production run
estimated at 3,000.

This carbine is one of the latter, a .52 caliber percussion arm with a 21” long round, rifled
barrel. Features a simple open v-notch rear sight and a tapered blade sight. Faintly stamped
on top surface near breech is "RICHMOND VA”. Bore has some surface rust but is clear with
strong rifling. Barrel held in place by single brass barrel band. Carbine has a two-piece walnut
stock. Both portions of the stock are in nice condition with very few nicks or dings. The
forestock has previously mentioned brass barrel band which is held in place by a band spring
on the bottom. A 1” hairline crack runs out from receiver on bottom of forestock. Buttstock is
capped with a brass buttplate and has a single sling swivel on the bottom; this swivel is original
but considerably more rusty than all other gun metal parts. Lockplate is mostly plain, stamped
only with a serial number, "2518”. Receiver is a typical Sharps-style with a trigger guard/lever
activated, drop-down breech block. On this pattern, the lever pivots on a screw instead of a
"key” as found on the actual Hartford models. Receiver tang is also stamped with matching
serial number "2518”. Top surface of breech block shows some moderate dings. Sling bar with
saddle ring on left side. Original nipple.
$11,950
WAY above average Starr carbine with about 50% blue turning to plum on barrel.  Finding
these well used carbines in this condition is becoming more difficult each year.  Has very nice
bore.  Both cartouches are present and accounted for.  Slight ding on wood at base of buttplate
where Starrs commonly have a ding. Not a game breaker.  Inspector marks on barrel and in
front of buttplate as is correct.  Clear marking on the metal.  Brass has nice patina.  Action is
crisp and functions as it should.  Overall I would give this a 7.5 on a 1 to 10.  Maybe better but
rather be conservative.
$2495
Excellent condition gilt officer's sword knot.  Perfect to finish off that pretty Civil War Officer's
Sword.  Completely correct for either Union or Confederate Officer's sword.
$275
US cap box maker marked by Boyd  Boston.  Not a box with this maker mark you find very often.
Out of an old collection and fresh to the market.  All stitching is tight and good maker name.
Both loops are firmly attached and present for duty.  
SOLD
Bannerman surplus Enfield nipple protector.  Correct chain, new leather added inside.  Nice to
dress up your Enfield .
$40
Above average condition Henry Sauerbier Officer sword wit US in guard.  Retains frosty etching
and bright on blade rated about a 7 on a 1-10.  Sauerbier name still visible on ricasso .  Large
bulbous US etched on blade.   Grip is 100% original with twisted and gilded wire all there and
intact. Tight guard and some gilt remaining on guard.  Scabbard is in very good condition with
all mounts and no breaks or weakness.  A hard to find sword with maker name on ricasso and
nice addition to your collection.
SOLD
Nice Lined A dug button.  Local manufacture.  Chocolate patina and complete with shank.  Will
add nicely to any Artillery collection.
$350
Standard size Wishbone buckle 3 3/4 by 2 1/2 inches.  Smooth brownish/green patina and
verbal provenance of Central Virginia.  Frame of buckle has no repair, however the backside of
wishbone had a small piece broken off and it has now been repaired solid.    Can't tell it has
ever had any work done at all but mentioned for accuracy.  
$675
Not just an ordinary boxplate.  This one was dug by Sidney Kerksis and comes in his little brown
envelope that states where, when and what corps occupied the lines where dug.  This one is
from Cold Harbor and was dug by him in 1955.  Boxplate has both hooks remaining and has a
good face with one side a little bent in.  Left just as he found it over 60 years ago.  If you have
only a few plates this would be the centerpiece since it came from a pioneer of relic hunting and
dug a log long time ago.
$285
Civil War period Enfield tompion.  Perfect piece so often missing and final touch to dress up
that Enfield on the wall. Brass top with original cork.  Complete and ready to add to muzzle.  
Used to keep dirt and moisture out of the barrel.  Void of any British markings as is correct for
CW usage.
$75
Non-dug Dowler backmark CS Staff Officer button.  Aging patina with slight wear on the chest of
the eagle showing it was used.  Nice rare imported Staff button.
$675
Very nice dark age patina on this US non-dug boxplate.  Maker marked Boy & Sons Boston.  
One hook is bent down but could gently be lifted to fit on your cartridge box needing a plate.  
Full lead and strong maker mark.
$300
Pretty Eagle "A" coat button.  Lots of gilt.  Non-dug example and should be in  in any button
collection.  Horstman Allien backmark.
$40
Nice brass shoulder scale complete and no repairs.  Dug many years ago at Chancellorsville.  
Purchased in the 70's from the Catlett Brothers.  Nice big brass pieces were found with the
earliest of detectors. Nice green patina.
$75
Excellent condition non-dug W H Smith Brooklyn NY maker marked boxplate.  Still has much
original finish on front of Plate.  Nice plate that would enhance any fine condition cartridge box.
$285
Very nice non-dug US boxplate.  Pleasing mellow patina on face.  Both hooks are strong as
would be expected.  Smooth lead back.  Nice on to add onto your cartridge box or display alone.
$250