Civil War Relicman
Harry Ridgeway
Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!)
authentic Civil War relics, bought and sold.
http://relicman.com/
June 26, 2018.


Civil War weapons, Relicman sales catalog.

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All items listed are guaranteed authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.
Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.
Any artillery or ordnance relics have been disarmed and rendered safe.
All weapons are pre 1898 antique weapons, and are exempt from Federal regulation, no licenses or permits are required.


W1527...Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, Model 1853, "slanting breech", .52cal., (#9954)
For Sale.....$6,500.

Sales listing and pictures click: http://relicman.com/weapons/RelicmanSalesWeaponW1527.html

W1539...Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, New Model 1863, with patchbox, cavalry model fitted with saddle riding bar, .52cal., , (#77739)
For Sale.....$2,700.

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W1233...Navy officer sword, Model 1852, Clauberg.
For sale.........$1,000.

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W1374...Breechloader, Burnside single shot percussion carbine, 1856 patent date, lever is hinged with guide screw, "5th model", .54cal., (#23701)
For Sale ...........$1,300.

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W1390...Breechloader, Burnside single shot percussion carbine, "Model of 1864", lever is hinged with guide screw, .54cal., (#3547)
For Sale .........$1,300.

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W1394...Breechloader, Merrill single shot percussion carbine, "First Type", brass patchbox and breech lever secured with rounded latch, .54cal., (#6231)
For Sale......$2,000.

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W1416...Rifle percussion musket, Model 1855 Springfield, with three iron bands, iron buttplate, long range sight, iron trigger guard, iron forenend cap, fitted for socket bayonet, 1858, .58cal.
For Sale......$4,500.

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W1438...Breechloader, Spencer seven shot rimfire carbine, Model 1865, "56/52" cartridge, cavalry model fitted with saddle riding bar, .5 cal., (#16738)
For Sale......$2,000.

Sales listing and pictures click: http://relicman.com/weapons/RelicmanSalesWeaponW1438.html

W1444...Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, New Model 1863, no patchbox, cavalry model fitted with saddle riding bar, .52cal., (#93546)
For Sale...... $3,000.

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W1445...Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, New Model 1863, no patchbox, cavalry model fitted with saddle riding bar, .52cal., (#96677)
For Sale...... $3,000.

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W1450...Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Ames, block style address, 1859.
For Sale......$800.

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W1452...Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, New Model 1863, no patchbox, cavalry model fitted with saddle riding bar, .52cal., (#C23531)
For Sale...... $3,000.

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W1453...Rifled percussion musket, Remington 1863 Contract Rifle, "Zouave", 1863, .58cal., with bayonet and scabbard.
For Sale......$3,800.

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W1454...Rifled percussion musket, Remington 1863 Contract Rifle, "Zouave", 1863, .58cal., with bayonet.
For Sale......$2,500. .

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W1474...Breechloader, Spencer seven shot rimfire carbine Model 1860, "56/56" cartridge, cavalry model fitted with saddle riding bar, .52cal., (#48901)
For Sale......$2,900.

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W1482...Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, New Model 1863, no patchbox, cavalry model fitted with saddle riding bar, .52cal., (#92073)
For Sale...... $2,700.

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W1483...Breechloader, Spencer seven shot rimfire carbine Model 1860, "56/56" cartridge, cavalry model fitted with saddle riding bar, .52cal., (#66719)
For Sale...... $1,900.

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W1491...Rifled percussion musket, Model 1861, Springfield, 1862, .58cal.
For Sale......$2,100.

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W1492...Rifle percussion musket, Model 1855 Springfield, with three iron bands, iron buttplate, three leaf sight, iron trigger guard, iron forenend cap, fitted for socket bayonet, 1858, .58cal.
For Sale......$2,500.

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W1513...Breechloader, Spencer seven shot rimfire carbine, Model 1860, with 1865 modifications, Stabler cutoff using "56/52" cartridge, cavalry model fitted with saddle riding bar, .52cal., (#45246)
For Sale.....$2,000.

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W1514...Breechloader, Merrill single shot percussion carbine, "First Type", brass patchbox and breech lever secured with rounded latch, .54cal., (#5778)
For Sale.....$2,400.

Sales listing and pictures click: http://relicman.com/weapons/RelicmanSalesWeaponW1514.html

W1517...Breechloader, Smith single shot percussion carbine, cavalry model with saddle bar, "MANUFACTURED BY / AM' N M'CH'N WKS / SPRINGFIELD MASS", address is under the saddle bar, .50cal., (#6596)
For Sale.....$2,500.

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W1527...Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, Model 1853, "slanting breech", .52cal., (#9954)
For Sale.....$6,500.

Sales listing and pictures click: http://relicman.com/weapons/RelicmanSalesWeaponW1527.html



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Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War
Weapons, all are pre 1898

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All weapons I sell are "pre 1898 weapons". This exempts antique firearms from regulation, which means that they can be owned, or shipped through the mail, no permitting or licensing is required.
The complete text of the law can be found in the Cornell online law library:
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000921----000-.html
The following relevant excerpt is taken from the law:
(3) The term (firearm) means
(A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive;
(B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon;
(C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or
(D) any destructive device.

Such term does not include an antique firearm.

(16) The term (antique firearm) means:
(A) any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in or before 1898; or.....

This means that pre 1898 weapons are excluded from the law by definition, therefore none of the rest of the law applies to antique weapons made before 1898.

One caution though, the weapons can be dangerous if not properly handled or used maliciously, so please be careful with them.

A note about safety of antique weapons: Pre 1898 weapons are not regulated because the law exempts them as weapons. They are old, they are antique, and some are compromised and altered well beyond their original design. Any of them can be fired, but safety is always a concern with antique weapons. Safety is also a concern if you drive an antique car on the road. With any antique, special care needs to be exercised, you do not want to simply take the thing off the shelf and shoot it. It should be carefully inspected, cleaned, serviced, and tested before firing. Most of these weapons have not been fired in at least 100 years, and the better ones have probably not been fired since the Civil War itself. There is risk of blockage, stressed metal, improper loading, and other problems that might not be imagined. In addition many collectors would consider any cleaning or use of a historic piece to be a compromise. A premium is paid for originality and condition of a historic piece, sometimes this premium is very significant for an unfired piece, a weapon never gets in better condition as it gets handled. However if you choose to fire an antique weapon versus displaying it, you will want to take it apart, thoroughly clean and inspect it before you fire it, or at least you ought to do that. These antique weapons require an entirely different approach versus the licensed modern weapons that are readily available and more easily and safely used for sport firing and hunting. As a dealer selling strictly antique weapons, I do not warrant any use.

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