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Z2025     Excavated Model 1863 Combination Musket Tool

Description: This tool has one swiveling arm compared to the M1855 tool which has two arms. This one has been partially cleaned and coated.

Measures: 3.5"

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $12.00

Z2023     Excavated Ball Wiper

Description: Dug condition. Appears to be for a .58 musket.

Measures: 1.75"

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $8.00

Z2022     Excavated Ball Wiper

Description: Dug musket wiper. This one has been coated.

Measures: 1.75"

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $12.00

Z2021     Excavated Model 1842 Combination Musket Tool

Description: Excavated gun tool for the .69 M1842 musket. This one was lightly cleaned and coated many years ago.

Measures: 3.5"

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $12.00

Z2027     Excavated Civil War Tourniquet with Iron Teeth Marked Tiemann

Description: Here is a very nice excavated tourniquet with iron teeth. The middle bar and teeth have rusted away leaving only the frame. This particular example is marked Tiemann on one side. On the other side there is an old accession number. This is one of many items from a small Fredericksburg collection that were liquidated at the Fredericksburg show this year.

Measures: 1.162" x 1.428"

Recovered: Virginia

Price: $95.00

Z2024      Excavated Nippers

Description: Nice excavated example of period nippers. The handles still move. I am assuming these could be used for just about anything like trimming a sprue off of a bullet.

Measures: 3.75"

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $12.00 Sale Pending!

Z2020     Excavated M1855 Combination Tool

Description: Excavated Tool

Measures: 3.5"

Recovered: Gettysburg, 2nd Corps Hospital Site

Price: $10.00 SOLD

Z1483     Two Civil War Bullets in Wood

Description: Here is a nice piece of wood measuring approximately 23" in length by 5" in width. This one has two Civil War bullets sticking out of the wood. One of them appears to be a .69 three ringer.

Measures: 23" x 5"

Recovered: Dinwiddie, Virginia.

Price: $250.00

Z1967     Excavated Rifle/Musket Nipple

Description: Excavated nipple for a rifle or a musket. One end would screw into the barrel and a percussion cap would sit on the other side.

Measures: .741" in length

Recovered: Gettysburg, Along Sickles Ave.

Price: $10.00 SOLD

Z1966     Excavated .69 Ball Screw

Description: Excavated ball screw. This would have attached to the end of a ramrod. The end was threaded and used to remove a .69 roundball from the barrel.

Measures: 1.076" in length

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $10.00

Z1965     Excavated Colt L-Tool for Revolver

Description: Nice excavated revolver tool that is shorter than normal.

Measures: 1.5" x 2.75"

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $15.00

Z1964     Civil War Nipple Pick and Three Percussion Caps

Description: Here is a lot that contains and original Civil War nipple pick and three excavated percussion caps.

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $15.00 SOLD

Z1963     Excavated Burnside Carbine Tool

Description: Excavated tool that has been coated. The lower portion of the main arm is missing on this example.

Measures: 3.75" in length

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $10.00

Z1962     Excavated Carbine Cleaning Brush

Description: Excavated carbine cleaning brush. This is the non detachable type. This excavated example is missing all remnants of the bristles. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas. Approximately .50" are missing from the tip.

Measures: 5"

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $10.00 Sale Pending!

Z1957     Excavated Colt L-Tool for Revolver

Description: Excavated Colt revolver tool.

Measures: 3" in length

Recovered: Unknown, Ex. Dean Thomas Collection

Price: $15.00 SOLD

Z1948     Excavated Carbine Cleaning Brush

Description: Nice excavated carbine cleaning brush. This is the non detachable type. This excavated example still has remnants of bristles. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas.

Measures: 5.5" in length

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $15.00 SOLD

Z1945     Excavated J-Tool for Early Flintlock Muskets/Pistols

Description: Nice excavated piece that has been cleaned and coated. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas.

Measures: 3.75"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Z1943     Excavated M1855 Band Spring and Tumbler Punch

Description: Excavated band spring and tumbler punch. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas.

Measures: 3.5" in length

Recovered: Along Orange Turnpike, Wilderness, Va.

Price: $15.00

Z1937     Excavated Ball Wiper

Description: Nice condition ball wiper. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas.

Measures: 1.5" in length

Recovered: Culp's Hill, Gettysburg, Pa.

Price: $25.00 SOLD

Z1936     Excavated .58 Musket Wiper

Description: Excavated .58 musket wiper. This would attach to the end of a ramrod. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas.

Measures: 1" in length

Recovered: 2nd Corps Hospital Site, Gettysburg, Pa.

Price: $15.00 SOLD

Z1935     Excavated Model 1855 Mainspring Vise

Description: Excavated mainspring vise that is intact. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas.

Measures: 2.5"

Recovered: Retreat Route of XI Corps Chancellorsville, Va.

Price: $25.00 SOLD

Z1934     Excavated Iron Knapsack Hook with Lead Cover

Description: Nice example of an excavated knapsack hook. This one is iron with a lead top and is generally associated with Confederate troops. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas.

Measures: 1.75"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $10.00

Z1931     Excavated Model 1854 Austrian Lorenz Combination Tool

Description: Decent tool with stable iron. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas.

Measures: 5" in length

Recovered: Near Banks Ford, Virginia

Price: $25.00 Sale Pending!

Z1929     Excavated British Musket Tompion

Description: Excavated tompion. This one still has some of the cork remains attached to the brass rod. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas.

Measures: 2" in length

Recovered: 2nd Corps Hospital Site, Gettysburg, Pa.

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Z1925     Excavated Enfield Rifle Nipple Protector

Description: Here is a nice excavated Enfield nipple protector missing the ring on the end. The leather pad has disintegrated over time. This comes from the collection of author and historian Dean Thomas.

Measures: 4.5" in length

Recovered: Culp's Hill, Gettysburg

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Z1922     Excavated Model 1863 Combination Musket Tool

Description: Excavated combination tool with two screwdrivers and a nipple wrench. This one has been coated.

Measures: 3.5" in length

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $10.00 SOLD

Z1914     Model 1855 Bayonet Scabbard Tip and Finial

Description: Here is an intact scabbard tip recovered from Champion Hill, Mississippi. This one has the usual service dents and dings but it intact.

Measures: 3" in length

Recovered: Champion Hill

Price: $10.00

Z1674     Excavated Gun Lock

Description: Nice excavated gun lock that has been cleaned and coated. This piece appears to be a shotgun lock by the looks of it. The internal mechanism is still attached to the back.

Measures: 2.5" x 5"

Recovered: Sailor's Creek Battlefield

Price: $35.00

Z1428     Excavated .69 Ball Wiper

Description: Very nice excavated variant of a .69 ball wiper. This one has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 1.449"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $25.00

Z1427     Excavated .69 Ball Wiper

Description: Nice excavated .69 wiper for a musket. This one has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: .966"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $20.00

Z1421     Excavated Colt Revolver Combination "L" Tool

Description: Nice excavated tool that has been cleaned and coated. This one employed a screwdriver on one end and a cone wrench on the other.

Measures: 1.5" x 3"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $25.00

Z1419     Excavated Combination Wiper and Ball Screw for a .69 Musket

Description: Here is a nice excavated combination screw and worm. This one has a large brass base without any markings. This variant has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: .676" x 1.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $35.00

Z1216     Excavated Model 1816 Friction Bayonet

Description: Here is a very well preserved Model 1816 friction bayonet. This one has your typical T mortis where the front sight would lock into. There is a flute on the bottom of the blade that measures almost 9" in length. The blade is slightly wavy towards the end and it's been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 18.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $95.00

Z1079     Excavated Model 1833 Brass Stirrup for the Grimsley Artillery Driver's Saddle

Description: Here is a very nice brass stirrup for the Grimsley artillery saddle. This one has the opening of 1.5" which is thought to be for the artillery saddle rather than the Dragoon saddle with a 1.35" opening. This one is in very nice condition! The tread is stippled and unbent. Most excavated examples I have seen have bent treads from heavy use. This particular stirrup was in use as you can clearly see wear on certain parts if you look closely. This would make a great addition to any Cavalry or Artillery collection!

Measures: 5" x 6.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $175.00 SOLD

Z960     Excavated Iron Buttplate for Musket

Description: Here is a very nice excavated iron buttplate for a musket. This one is missing the screws as it typical for excavated examples. The iron is really strong on this example and it would clean up nicely.

Measures: 2.5" x 4.5"

Recovered:  Vicksburg, Mississippi

Price: $40.00 Sale $32.00 Sale $25.00

Z821     Civil War Era Sheared Lip Octagonal Inkwell

Description: Here is a nice sheared lip inkwell. These were typical of the 1860-1870 period. These small ink bottles were blown by the lip and the glass was snapped. This method makes this style appear to be broken around the lip. This one is in great condition and there are plenty of air bubbles in the glass.

Measures: 2 1/8" tall 1 5/8" wide

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $30.00 Sale $24.00 Sale $19.00

M5     Excavated Cartridge Box Tin

Description: Here is an interesting relic that you don't dig anymore. This is a complete cartridge box tin for the .58 cartridge box. This one is a little rusty but still intact. These are the types of items the old diggers used to throw away and they are almost impossible to dig intact today.

Measures: 5" x 5.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $30.00 Sale $21.00 SOLD

Z502     Spent Artillery Friction Primers

Description: These friction primers were placed in the touch hole of a field gun. They had a stem sticking out that would have attached to a lanyard. When pulled, the friction would cause the primer to ignite the powder charge in the breech of the cannon. These are commonly dug in cannon emplacements up and down the east coast.

Recovered: Central Mississippi

Price: $15.00 Each (Qty. Available: 2)

 

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