Nice Little Civil War or Pre-Civil War Period Boot Pistol Bullet Mold
Here is a Nice Little Civil War or Pre-Civil War Period Boot Pistol Bullet Mold ! It measures right at 3.5 inches long, has a little hammer or tap on the end of one handle, and a sprue cutter. It makes one round ball about .44 caliber. The mold still opens and closes freely and I suspect you could still cast a ball with it. Nice Civil War Period Boot or Single Shot Pistol Mold ! [ D.K. ]
$50 plus shipping
Very Nice Iron .36 Caliber Bullet Mold for Screw Barrel Pistol
Here is a Nice Little Civil War Period or Earlier, Bullet Mold for Screw Barrel Pistol ! It measures about 3.75 inches long and makes two round balls of about .36 caliber. The end of one handle has an octagonal wrench built in, for removing the barrel of the pistol it belonged to. There are no markings that I can see, but the mold still opens and closes freely, and would cast a pair of pistol balls if desired. A Nice Early Iron Bullet Mold for Screw Barrel Pistol ! [ D.K. ]
$75 plus shipping
Nice Double Cavity Brass - One Conical & One Roundball - .44 Cal Bullet Mold
Here is another Excellent Civil War Period Brass Bullet Mold ! It measures about 5.25 inches long, and is still in good operational condition. It has one conical cavity and one round ball cavity making an approximately .44 caliber projectile. This would have been appropriate for any of the “Army” caliber revolvers of the period including the Colt, Remington, Starr, and several others. A Fine Civil War Period Brass Bullet Mold that Displays Great ! [ D.K.]
$100 plus shipping
Nice Brass Bullet Mold Makes One .36 Caliber Round Ball for Navy Revolver
Here is an Excellent Civil War Period Brass Bullet Mold ! It measures about 5.25 inches long and is still in good enough condition that I have no doubt you could cast a ball with it today. It makes one approximately .36 caliber round ball, appropriate for most “Navy” revolvers of the period, such as the Colts, Remington, or Manhattan. A Fine Brass Bullet Mold that Displays Great ! [ D.K. ]
$85 plus shipping
Fiine Original Blued M1855 Springfield Mainspring Vise - Also worked on the M1861 & M1863 Springfields.
Here is an Excellent Original Civil War Period Mainspring Vise for the U.S. Model 1855 Rifle Musket ! It still retains at least 90% of its original blue, and shows its US mark clearly. It is also still operational moving exactly as it should. A Fine Displaying M1855 U.S. Mainspring Vise ! [ D.K. ]
$75 plus shipping
Very Fine Original Burnside Carbine Combination Tool w/Considerable Blue Finish Remaing
Here is a Superb Condition Combination Tool for Burnside Carbine ! Measuring almost 4 inches long, it has a raised cone wrench at one end, with two different size screwdrivers at the other, and the blades still swivel as they are supposed to. It also still retains about 65-70% of its original blue finish.It will display beautifully with a Burnside Carbine, or in a collection of period gun tools. These Burnside tools are uncommon and this one is an Excellent Example ! [ D.K. ]
$250 plus shipping
Nice Original & Early 1855 Pattern Enfield Rifle Private's Combination Tool
Here is a Fine Condition Private’s Tool for the British Enfield Rifle ! It is the earliest known, or first pattern of 1855, a variant that includes the mainspring clamp, same as the sergeant’s tool, but never had a threaded bottom for ball screw. This one is in excellent condition, with cone pick, wiper, and oiler all present and working correctly. It measures about 5 inches long from top to bottom. An Excellent, Early 1855 Enfield Private’s Tool ! [ D.K. ]
$250 plus shipping
Rough Copy of a British Brunswick Musket Y Tool
Here is a Fine Musket Tool, similar to those used with the British Brunswick Muskets ! This one however is not as well made or versatile, and is probably an Indian or Pakistan example like those pictured in the book, Gun Tools: Their History and Identification, by Shaffer, Rutledge, & Dorsey. Identical examples have been excavated at Civil War sites though, so they must have seen at least some issue during the war. It has a cone wrench at one end, a pick at the other, and three different size screwdrivers at the other. It measures about 5.5 inches tall from the end of the pick to the top of the other two arms. A Fine Condition Civil War Period Musket Tool ! [ D.K. ]
$75 plus shipping
Fine & Well Finished Brass Bullet Mold For .31 Caliber Revolver
Here is an Unusual Civil War Period Brass Bullet Mold for .31 Caliber Pistol !It is still in excellent working order, opening and closing freely. The brass has acquired a wonderful golden brown patinawith one area of discoloration on the pour side. The mold is completely unmarked, but the conical and ball cavity both measure right at .315, or .31 caliber. Measures about 4.5 inches long when closed, and approximately .625 of an inch across the flat sides. This is a finely finished mold, with beveled edges on the inside of the handles, and beveled channel between the pour holes. I don’t have a book or reference for bullet molds, so I don’t know exactly which pistol this mold was for, but as unusual as it is, with the channel between the pour holes, and beveled edges, I bet someone will recognize it. A Fine & Unique Civil War Period Brass Bullet Mold for .31 Caliber or Pocket Type Revolver !
Fine .28 Caliber Brass Bullet Mold w/Sprue Cutter
Here is a Nice Civil War Period Brass Bullet Mold for .28 Caliber Revolver ! This could have been for use with the Allen & Wheelock Belt Revolver, the Colt Root Revolver, or the Warner Pocket Model. The brass shows lots of use dings, along with a nice mellow patina, while the iron sprue cutter shows surface rust and a modified stop screw slot. The mold still opens and closes freely, as does the sprue cutter and I believe you could still cast bullets with it. A Fine Displaying Civil War Period Bullet Mold for .28 Caliber Revolver !
$75 plus shipping
Fine Brass "Hanovarian" Style Bullet Mold - Approximately .40 Caliber
Here is an Excellent Non-Dug Confederate Brass Bullet Mold that makes a Hanoverian Pattern Bullet ! The mold is right at 7 inches long and makes both the conical Hanoverian Pattern bullet, and a round ball of the same size, approximately .40 caliber. That may have been pistol size and is very similar to the MM102 bullet, in Mason & McKee’s book, Civil War Projectiles II. The mold still opens and closes freely, though the block pin that would have kept the two halves aligned, is gone. There are no markings anywhere on the entire mold. Though just about everybody calls these, “Confederate” they are actually European in origin, and may have been imported in some quantity. I have seen the larger .65 caliber iron versions of these molds selling for as much as $8-$900, but this smaller caliber version is priced much nicer. A Fine Brass “Hanoverian” Bullet Mold !
$175 plus shipping
Fine Civil War Period R&H Boker Wire or Drill Gauge used by Gunsmiths, Sword Makers, Jewelers, & Others.
Here is an Excellent Pre-Civil War R&H Boker Marked Wire or Drill Gauge ! R&H Boker, noted for its fine steel products, including swords, knives, and tools, started business in Remscheid, Germany, in 1829, operating until 1869, when it relocated and changed the name to Heinrich Boker & Co. This little wire gauge is in great condition, still legibly showing its maker mark and looking like it could still be used. It measures about 3.5 inches long by just over an inch wide at the widest point. A Neat Little Mid-1800s Tool that could have been used by Gunsmiths, Sword Makers, Jewelers, and Others ! [ D.K. ]
Nice Iron or Steel Bullet Mold for .36 Caliber Colt Navy Revolver
Here is a Nice Non-Dug .36 Caliber Bullet Mold for the Colt Navy Revolver ! It measures about 5 inches long, and is still completely operational though the screw for the sprue cutter is missing. It’s also a little rusty inside and out and needs a good cleaning and oiling. The “Colt’s Patent” is also on the top of the sprue cutter, a little hard to see but it is there. A Nice Original Colt Navy Bullet Mold that just needs a little TLC ![ D.K. ]
Three Civil War Period Or Earlier Round Ball Bullet Molds
Here is a Group of Three Nice Civil War or Pre-Civil War Iron Bullet Molds ! The longest one, at the bottom of the first picture, is about 7 inches long and makes a small round ball of about .32 caliber. It shows moderate surface rusting, and has no markings, but still opens and closes freely and would likely still cast a ball. The medium size one in the middle of the first picture, is about 5.25 inches long and makes a round ball of about .54 caliber. It is marked on one handle with the number 26, and shows the remnants of an old japanning. Opening and closing freely it would still cast a ball. The smallest mold, at the top of the first picture, is about 4.75 inches long, and makes one round ball of about .41 or .42 caliber. It is marked on one handle with the number 80, and will still cast a ball. Three Nice Civil War Period or Earlier Iron Round Ball Molds ! [ D.K. ]