MASSACHUSETTS ARMS CO. PISTOL FLASK - Approx. 4 1/4" in
height. In business during the 1850's & 60's they produced a number
of small personal revolvers and single shot pistols. This is an
absolutely beautiful example with a nice patina and no dents or
pushes. Embossed in the brass "MASSACHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY
/ CHICOPEE FALLS".
CIVIL WAR RELICS
CIVIL WAR AND HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA
WORLD WAR I PRACTICE SWORD - 1914 DATED -
Rock Island Arsenal produced these in 1914. Made of wood
(appears to be oak) with a sheet metal guard, 35 3/8" wood
blade with rounded tip. Clearly marked "RIA 1914". Very
1837 AMES PEACE FLASK - FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION
- Can't get any earlier on these and this one has been through
a lot based on the amount of wear. Flask had been cleaned
long ago but now has a mellow patina. As mentioned before,
quite a bit of wear on all the high relief areas, only one or two
very small dents (negligable) and showing a small amount of
solder on the bottom seam (perhaps an old repair). Inspectors
stamp 'WS' on 1 side next to eagle's head and 'N.P. Ames'
"1837' on the top. Has original suspension rings and charger
spring works. Early enough for Mexican War use.
M-1840 NCO SWORD - AMES 1864 - Standard NCO sword in
very good condition. Marked Ames Mfg. Co along with US and
the date 1864. Scabbard is intact but does have a very weak
creased area in the middle. One just needs to unsheath the
sword vertically (which should always be done with leather
scabbards anyway). A Few dents and dings, mostly on the
scabbard throat and drag - more than normally seen. Clean
blade with very good edge.
|ALL FIREARMS ARE ANTIQUES AND AS SUCH ARE SOLD ONLY AS
COLLECTORS ITEMS - THEY ARE NOT TO BE FIRED
CONFEDERATE COOK & BROTHER NAVAL
CUTLASS - Good honest marked Confederate naval
cutlass. Marked with the Cook & Brother stamp on the
inside of the guard, crude cast guard & grip without the
dowels through the grip & blade tang (unlike the US
M-1841 cutlass which had these, the CS version only
had the peened tang at the pommel). The quillion has
been broken and repaired as can be seen in photos.
Rear of guard is marked with the number '12'. Blade
shows age and some light pitting.
IMPORT EAGLE PISTOL POWDER FLASK - (R-777 in Riling's
Powder Flask Book). Rarely seen these eagle flasks were produced
in Birmingham and made of light weight white metal (zinc ?) to
keep costs down for competitive sales in the US. Due to the cheap
construction few have survived in good condition and as Riling put
it back in the 1950's "in fine condition have now become good
collector property". This flask shows some wear on high relief
areas such as the eagle's shield. There are no breaks in the seam
and the charger lever functions.
FULL PACK OF 10 ENFIELD CARTRIDGES - Very
nice full pack of Enfield cartridges. Paper wrap
correctly marked and dated 1860. Inside are 10
complete Enfield cartridges in very good condition and
still retains the paper that separates the cartridges.
One cartridge is leaking black powder granuals but
not much. Cartridges alone are worth the price.