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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5842: Patent 1873 FINGER LAMP
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5842

Patent 1873 FINGER LAMP

A nice item for the lighting enthusiast, Indian War era personal item collector or 19th century Americana fan, this little oil lamp is offered untouched and just as it came out of decades of storage. Remaining entirely original, complete and in fine condition yet with an eye pleasing natural age patina on its brass components, this little finger lamp is marked * PATENTED * OCTOBER 28, 1873* Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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5850

Early Civil War - Col. Elmer Ellsworth PATRIOTIC BADGE

Considered by many to be the first officer to fall as a causality of the Civil War, the image of young Zouave Colonel Elmer Ellsworth became a center piece among Union sympathizers after he was shot and killed as he removed a Confederate flag from the Marshal House in Alexandria, Virginia. Badges such as this one featuring a gem size tintype of Col. Ellsworth were worn by military and civilian citizens in the patriotic fervor of the early Civil War. (see cover: MILITARY IMAGES Autumn 2017 p.32 ) A scarce period example, our illustration will do best to describe this attractive offering. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded
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5612

Civil War era HARD RUBBER TRAVELING INK

This attractive little traveling ink measures approximately 1 inch in diameter, stands about 1 7/8 inch high and remains in an eye appealing as found and untouched condition just as it came out after decades of storage. The body and original screw cap offer that rich chocolate patina that is so desirous in this material and comes only with good honest age. A neat piece for inclusion in any Civil War vintage grouping, writing instrument enthusiast. (see: India-Rubber & Gutta-Percha In The Civil War Era by Mike Woshner ) Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5557: extra fine! original Civil War – ARTILLERY CAP INSIGNIA & BUTTONS
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5557

extra fine! original Civil War – ARTILLERY CAP INSIGNIA & BUTTONS

Finely die struck with gold wash, this extra quality false bullion cross cannon insignia remains in exceptional condition in all respects and comes with an equally fine pair of A cap buttons. Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, the crossed cannon insignia measures 2 ½ inches wide and retains all four of its original soldered on fastening wires. The buttons are back marked HORSTMANN’S NY & PHI. An extremely fine all original Civil War artillery grouping! Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5881: Civil War Burnside CARBINE – 4th Wisconsin Cavalry serial range
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5881

Civil War Burnside CARBINE – 4th Wisconsin Cavalry serial range

An opportunity for the Civil War collector historian, especially one with a bent towards Civil War Cavalry, to acquire an original issue weapon that, by virtue of not just a single serial number but by period happenstance a second serial number, both of which fall in the serial range of known 4th Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Burnside carbines offers a solid link to that regiment. As is our usual habit and to preserve the historic integrity of the piece, we have left it untouched so as to preserve its natural age with a patina that comes with period field use followed by decades of attic storage. This all original Burnside remains in pleasing to the eye, functional condition, yet offers the charm of period issue with the added appeal of ties to a specific regiment. A good look at our carefully rendered photos will provide the best physical description.

A Word About Serial numbers.


This Carbine offers the serial # 16168 on the breach block & serial #34616 on the receiver frame and barrel.


Of the serial numbers recorded # 16114 & 16174 and #34576 & 34677 were issued to the 4th Wisc. Cavalry


As both primary arm numbers 34576 & 34677went to Co. K it is most likely that this arm was issued to that Co. K as well


While mismatched serial numbers are not pleasing to firearms collectors, the circumstance of the mismatching can offer important information to the Civil War collector / historian with respect to the weapons issue history. That is to say, when the mixed serial numbers each fall in the range issued to the same regiment, it is most likely that the misnumbered component was inadvertently mixed when the weapon was broken down for cleaning. (A task frequently accomplished by a group cleaning their arms together or in some situations certainly by one or two troops who drew the short straw.) In our experience, such mixing of components occurred most frequently with the cavalry issue Colt percussion revolver and Burnside cavalry carbine, the mixing of components occurring with revolver cylinders and in the case of the carbines the inadvertent switching of breach blocks, one arm to another. The likelihood of switching of these specific components quite high when one considers that cleaning of the revolver required removal of the cylinder from the frame just as cleaning of the Burnside carbine required removal of the breach block. When several arms were cleaned together it is not difficult to understand a likelihood of mixing of these the numbered components. When the mismatched breach and frame both fall in a known issue serial range of the same regiment, the origin of the mismatched arm is well established.

In this instance both serial numbers are in the range to the 4th Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry with the primary serial number of the carbine (that is the frame and barrel number) falling in the range of Co. K of that regiment.


As preservation of the history of this arm a copy of our research notes (to include a roster of Co. K) will be provided under our letterhead



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A note about firearms: WE SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE CONTROL OF MODERN FIREARMS AND EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE AND IS THEREFORE OUTSIDE RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO COVERED (MODERN) FIREARMS. THE PIECE IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND THOUGH MECHANICALLY OPERABLE, IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH THE ABOVE.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5844: Original!  c. 1853 / 1862 Dr. CHILTON’S – COMSTOCK & BROTHER - FEVER PILLS
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5844

Original! c. 1853 / 1862 Dr. CHILTON’S – COMSTOCK & BROTHER - FEVER PILLS

Offered in fine, as new condition after decades of storage, we have a very limited number of Dr. CHILTON’s FEVER and AGUE CURE Manufactured by COMSTOCK & BROTHER, New York labeled pill boxes of turned birch wood, each containing a complement of pills. Founded in New York in 1853 the Comstock & Brother apothecary firm was a colorful outfit to say the least, spending as much time in court fighting off charges that they had invented doctors such as Dr. Chilton out of thin air simply to promote their cures. In one instance court records show they not only created an cure creator but invented a history to include family members and life among the Indians where the secrets of the cure were learned. By 1863 the brothers Comstock had parted ways and their apothecary business ceased to exist. More than anyone needs to know we suppose but an interesting bit of Americana. Priced here individually for the collector who would enjoy one, this offering will go well in any period apothecary, early quack medicine or Civil War era personal grouping. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5536: attic find Antique Wood Block PICTURE PUZZLE in CRANDALL’S Pat. 1867 box.
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5536

attic find Antique Wood Block PICTURE PUZZLE in CRANDALL’S Pat. 1867 box.

Our photographs will likely do best to describe this colorful multi-dimensional Victorian picture puzzle. Offered here as attic found, stored in a wonderfully labeled CRANDALL’S - Great Show Acrobats – Pat. 1867 dovetailed, game box. The slide top pine box remains in excellent condition measuring approximately 9 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 2 inches. The puzzle consists of 20 wood blocks each 1 ¼ inch square. Each covered on four sides by colorfully illustrated lithograph paper, each side a portion of one of six detailed scenes. (see photos). Two period printed sheets remain in the box as a guide to scenes. (We will include laser printed views to each of the additional scenes.) The blocks remain in eye appealing condition with bright colors but with wear at the edges as evidence of period use of the toy. An attractive mid 1800s play item, the owner will have a tough time deciding which of the colorful illustrations to display. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5889: fine antique - Saddle Girth Strap
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5889

fine antique - Saddle Girth Strap

With hand stitched leather and white cotton cord with decorative hand rendered macramé embellishments in a familiar patriotic style of the earlier 1800s, this attractive antique girth strap remains in exceptional, seemingly unused condition while offering good evidence of age and originality. [A bit of blue milk paint in one place (see photo) can be easily removed if the new owner wishes.] This outstanding piece of Americana measures approximately 37 inches in length by 7 1/2 inches wide and will display well on a wall, with antique western or equestrian equipment or as companion to a nice period antique saddle, military or civilian.. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5803: 19th century -- Skey’s - Wilnecote Works - STONEWARE OYSTER JAR
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5803

19th century -- Skey’s - Wilnecote Works - STONEWARE OYSTER JAR

Standing 6 3/4 inches and 4 13/16 inches in diameter with a 2 1/2 inch wide opening at the mouth, this attractive 19th century oyster jar remains in pleasing condition with no cracks, chips or other detracting issues and is nicely maker marked GEORGE SKEY – WILNECOTE – TAMWORTH. George Skey established his stoneware works in Tamworth in 1860 and quickly became a world leader in the manufacture of all manner of stoneware containers. His stoneware beer bottles will offer Civil War collectors the most prevalent example of his product with oyster jars such as this one showing up in far less quantity. A coveted culinary treat of the Civil War camp, period photographic examples of these stoneware oyster jars seem reserved to the officer’s mess table. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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5525

18th century CASED BALANCE SCALES

Our photo illustrations will do best as a description of these nice old 18th century scales. Untouched and completely original even to the original green cotton suspensions, the iron beam is nicely shaped in the classic style of the 18th century. The brass pans offer an attractive deep age patina. The original sharkskin covered pocket case remains sound at the hinges and while one of the closure clasps is missing, remains in nice condition commensurate with age and period use. The inside cover retains its period silk lining under an attractive printed guide to weight of various gold coins. All original and pleasing to the eye, this little scale will lay in nicely with Colonial / American Revolutionary War relics. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5890: Civil War era TELEGRAPH CLIMBING IRONS
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5890

Civil War era TELEGRAPH CLIMBING IRONS

An outstanding pair of blacksmith forged telegraph climbing irons, all original with classic period construction even to the forged on spurs and original harness leather foot straps complete with original iron roller buckles. A desirable companion item to set with any early Civil War Signal Corps, frontier West, telegraph or Railroad grouping. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5492: Original Civil War era ‘Pat. Applied For’ - PADLOCK & KEY
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Original Civil War era ‘Pat. Applied For’ - PADLOCK & KEY

This eye appealing old iron padlock is just as you might expect to unearth at a Civil War camp site (see: Howard Crouch’s (Excavated) Civil War Artifacts - A Guide for the Historian) except this one, while it shows good evidence of age and period use, remains in excellent smoothly functioning condition and retains its original key. Difficult to find in any condition and virtually always missing the key when you do see one, this offering will make a nice addition to any Civil War period grouping and will go especially well with a period chest or lock box. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5878: West Point tail coat of WWII Army Air Corps KIA- M O H recipient - Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle
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West Point tail coat of WWII Army Air Corps KIA- M O H recipient - Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle

A bit apart from our usual period but worthy of a place on any military site, we are pleased to offer this outstanding relic of the WWII Army Air Corps. Brigadier General, United States Army Air Forces, Frederick Walker Castle (U. S. Military Academy class of 1930) was posthumous recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions in aerial combat while leading a bombing mission over Belgium, December 24, 1944. Castle was co-pilot aboard the lead aircraft of the 487th Bomb Group’s 30th combat mission when aircraft was attacked by a German ME- 109 fighter. Castle's bomber fell away from the formation almost immediately as the B-17 struggled with control and moved some distance away from the protection of the bomber force, where it was again attacked. A third attack set both engines on the right wing on fire. As Castle ordered the bomber abandoned it spun into a dive. As control was recovered seven of the nine crewmen parachuted. The pilot was observed in the nose of the airplane hooking on his parachute, with Castle still at the controls, when the fuel tank in the burning right wing exploded, and the B-17 went into a spin from which it did not recover, crashing near Hods, Belgium. Of the nine crewmen, five survived the crash. In addition to the CMOH Castle was the recipient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Croix deGuerre, Legion of Honor Order of Kutuzov.
We will rely on our photo illustrations to describe this historic tail coat except to reassure the viewer that the garment remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of age and originality. An exceptional acquisition for the WWII vintage Army Air Corps enthusiast. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5663: earlier through mid 1800s cast lead APOTHECARY CAP
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5663

earlier through mid 1800s cast lead APOTHECARY CAP

A rare companion piece to a nice 18th early 19th century apothecary flask or bottle, we have three original cast lead caps and are selling them individually priced for the collector who would like an example for display or to complete a nice period medical bottle or flask. Seldom seen today except in the oldest collections, the shaft of the cap fit loosely into the neck of the bottle with the weight and flat surface of the rounded cap providing a seal against the lip of the bottle. Easily removed for dispensing and quickly dropped back in place to make the seal, these cast lead caps were a handy utility in the 1700s early 1800s apothecary. Seldom surviving, I suppose to some extent, because of the multiplicity of lead use and the common re-purposing of the material by virtue of a simple charcoal fire and casting ladle original period examples are rarely seen today. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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5863

Occupational AMBROTYPE

We will let our photo illustrations do the talking for this offering. A common American worker of the mid 1800s, this early 6th plate ambrotype remains in pleasing condition and comes in its original case which is solid with no splits at the hinge. A classic occupational. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5862: original 18th early 19th century Condiment – Snuff or Medication HORN
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5862

original 18th early 19th century Condiment – Snuff or Medication HORN

A classic 18th century / early 19th century personal item referred to by collectors as salt or snuff horns in line with their most frequent use. As a small screw top container measuring approximately 3 inches long, these little traveling containers of natural cow horn with turned bone cap would have served well to carry the usual personal bit of salt or other food seasoning, snuff, herbs or other medical preparations. Practical use would have been limited only by imagination. This scarce original example remains in excellent condition with no cracks or splits as usually found in existing period examples. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :

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5751

late 1700s to mid 1800 U S Print Blocks

Not a big deal but worthy of appreciation, these late 18th through mid 19th century US print blocks were fashioned in rock maple offering a bold 3 5/16 high US in classic period font. Will go nicely in a display or on the wall. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5752: original Civil War veteran – G. A. R. WAIST BELT & PLATE
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5752

original Civil War veteran – G. A. R. WAIST BELT & PLATE

Once one of the most common of Grand Army of the Republic relics, as aside from the membership medal, the gold wash GAR belt plate and white cotton web waist belt, was the most commonly used G. A. R. accoutrement. Like everything in the Civil War veteran collectors field though, complete waist belt rigs, particularly rigs in nice condition, are becoming difficult to find. This set remains in excellent original condition with 100% of the bright plating on the plate and a white web belt that while showing good evidence of originality remains in excellent condition. A good opportunity for the GAR collector who hasn’t set one of these aside. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


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outstanding little 1700s early 1800s - RUNDLET or SWIGLER

Measuring a mear 2 1/16 inches from end to end, this all original and period little turned maple rundlet remains in wonderful condition and is without the usual split along its length so frequently seen in the body of this type. Scarce in any size, these handmade flasks are most frequently at least two or three times larger than this example. Quite possibly intended for medical use to carry some potion, or simply to hold rum or other spirit, this little emergency swigler will set in nicely with and colonial through Civil War era grouping. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5821: Isaac Campbell type - Confederate SNAKE BUCKLE
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5821

Isaac Campbell type - Confederate SNAKE BUCKLE

Unlike the heavier and more commonly encountered British style snake buckle that saw common use in England, Canada and yes in the American Civil War where quantities were shipped to this country via blockade runner intended for issue by the Confederacy, collectors will note that this excavated example is the lighter, more finely detailed two headed snake most commonly associated with those marketed by Isaac Campbell & Co. (see illustrations: Suppliers to the Confederacy by Barry & Burt) as they filled orders from the Southern Confederacy for all manner of arms and accoutrements. This example is offered as found without its ringed keeper but remaining in excellent original condition with a pleasing deep natural age patina. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :
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