There were only 18 known early model Rigdon & Ansleys with the "AUGUSTA, GA CSA" address until this superior example was just discovered in Sparta, GA in August of 2018 where it had been in the same family since 1953.

It is now the 19th known example with this marking and the marking is the finest observed to date. The highest known serial number with this marking is "1689" and lowest is “1512”.
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Scarce First Type Martial Henry Model 1860 Rifle
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”.
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About Rick Burton's Civil War

Full time dealer in authentic Civil War antiques and relics. Rick Burton age 54, is a full time dealer in authentic Civil War antiques and relics. He has combined a love of history and metal detecting, resulting in a passion for recovering and preserving artifacts from the conflict. Years of seeing and dealing in dug artifacts has helped him develop a keen eye for the metalurgy and appearance of authentic items of the period.

Currently Rick is a member of the following clubs and organizations:Rick Burton at Civil War Show
  • Company of Military Historians
  • Texas Gun Collectors Association
  • Ohio Valley Military Society - Life Member
  • Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society
  • New England Antique Arms Society

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Our Next Show!

January 5-6, 2019

South Carolina Low-Country Civil War Show

Omar Shrine Temple

176 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC

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Phone: (336) 830-1203
931-B South Main St. Suite-110
Kernersville, NC 27284