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  • Our Price: $4650

    Fantastic Starr Arms Co. Single Action 1863 Army Revolver. serial number 52731. 44 caliber, 6-shot round cylinder. 8" round barrel. Approximately 32000 produced starting at the end of the Double Action Model 1858 series, from about 23000 on up. This is a civilian model and is actually scarcer than the military model as most production of this model was made under military contract.

    Barrel frame and cylinder retain nearly 100% original blue finish. Matching serial numbers on all major parts. Case colors on hammer somewhat muted with loading lever vivid most areas. Stocks have raised grain and are just about perfect. The action and bore are crisp. Possibly unfired. A worthy addition to any collection of fine Civil War arms.


     

  • Our Price: $21,500

    This is a very good complete Confederate revolver, 100% original and authentic. Leech & Rigdon has a colorful history starting their manufacturing operations in Memphis, Tennessee, being chased by advancing Union troops moving first to Columbus, Mississippi, and then to Greensboro, Georgia, where this particular gun was made.

    Leech & Rigdon had a contract with the Confederate Government for the manufacture of 1500 revolvers (on the Colt’s patent) so, at Greensboro, they continued to manufacture pistols in fulfillment of that contract. “Records from the Augusta Arsenal indicate that from September of 1863 to March of 1864, some 903 revolvers were received from Leech & Rigdon, 814 of which were issued. Serial number 571, was no doubt, one of the 814 issued”. Provenance: Ex-Damon Mills; Jim Green Collection, 2003.

    CONDITION: Gun overall is very good for a surviving Confederate revolver with sharp fairly crisp edges though overall metal is finely pitted, iron a matching brown/gray. Matching serial numbers are found on barrel, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, loading assembly, loading lever catch, cylinder pin, and wedge. Iron frames on Leech & Rigdon often show casting flaws however this examples frame is quite smooth with only the tiniest flaws. A cryptic “N” is found on both sides of trigger bow. “LEECH & RIGDON CSA” markings are found on top barrel flat, though several letters are light as can be seen in photos. Brass is fairly smooth with several large dents in butt with a light mustard colored patina. Grips are sound, solid and well fit with heavy tacking marks on butts. Gun is mechanically fine with crisp well defined rifling in bore.

     


     

  • Our Price: POR

    Remarkable Confederate Rigdon-Ansley & Co. 12-Stop Revolver .36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal-to-round barrel, marked on the top flat 'CSA'.  Cylinder with 12 cylinder stops, All matching serial number 1792,  marked on the frame, backstrap and triggerguard, barrel, and the bottom of the wedge. Four small dots are stamped on the recoil shield at the bottom of the frame. A cryptic letter "W" is stamped on the front left side of the trigger guard.  On the bottom of the right grip in a scrolled parallelogram is a WH which stands for Captain Wescom Hudgins, Confederate Arms Inspector.  Walnut grips with brass backstrap and trigger guard. Simply stated it has all features expected in this type of revolver and is one of last produced with the small serial number die.

    This revolver is in fabulous near mint condition. It is certainly safe to say that for condition it is one of finest known to collectors. It retains generous amounts of the untouched original blue finish. All edges are sharp and crisp. All of the original tools marks as factory finished are visible. Cylinder retains a good deal of the original blue finish with some plum bleeding through. Frame and loading lever have nice untouched mottled grey smoky case colors. Brass backstrap and trigger guard have a nice dark untouched patina. Grips are outstanding with most of the original varnished finish and very clear cartouche on the bottom of the grip.


     

  • Our Price: $29,500

    Scarce First Model Martial Henry Model 1860 Rifle. Serial number 3063. Caliber .44 rim fire Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ octagonal barrel, integral magazine tube and early 1st type German silver front sight blade with round top and 2nd type 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight without slide stop screw. Right forward side of frame has the inspector initials “HH” and correspondingly on the right barrel flat at the receiver the inspector, “CGC”. Buttstock with straight grip and early style brass buttplate with round heel and large trap for the accompanying 4-piece hickory rod. Right side of buttstock is inlaid with a 5-point brass star secured with a single nail through the center. Right wrist of buttstock shows the outline of a cartouche visible under strong light. Right heel of buttplate is marked with a tiny “C” inspector mark with corresponding “C” adjacent on the wood.

    Serial number was observed in the usual place on top flat of barrel between rear sight & frame and on left side of the lower tang under the wood as well as in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. The 2 buttplate screws are matching numbered to the rifle. The 3 receiver screws, although unnumbered are original Henry style screws and probably original to this rifle. Left top front side of receiver has a small plugged hole which likely was installed for ease of access to change the extractor which was a weak point on the Henry rifle.

    Given the overall condition, along with the “Texas star” in the buttstock, the argument can be made that this probably was a Confederate captured rifle during the Civil War and saw extensive hard service thereafter, both during the war and on the American frontier. There were a total of 1,731 Henry rifles purchased by the US Military, of which only about 800 were the Type-1 as found here, the majority of which were used to arm the 3rd Regiment Veteran Volunteers. This unit was initially intended to act as “shock troops”, but were primarily used for guard and picket duty around Washington, D.C. They did have a few small engagements just toward the end of the war and then were absorbed into the 2nd Maine Cavalry until the war was over. These veteran volunteers, as part of their enlistment agreement with honorable service were allowed to retain their arms and accoutrements at their expiration of service. Apparently the majority of those soldiers took advantage of this provision and took their Henry rifles home with them.

    Just as found condition, all matching. Barrel & magazine retain a mostly smooth brown patina with patches of pitting. Receiver & side plates show numerous nicks & dings with light scratches and retains a dark brown untouched brass patina. Stock is sound showing a “Henry bump” on the left side with numerous light nicks & scratches and retains a very old, dark finish. Mechanics are balky on closing, otherwise they are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting and a couple of rings about mid-point. Cleaning rod is original and in fine condition..


     

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