Fine Non-dug Civil War Period -Y- Pattern Horse Curry Comb
Here is a Real Nice Civil War Period Horse Curry Comb ! This one is the pattern with a –Y- shaped attachment riveted to the top of the comb, and one that is often excavated in Civil War Campsites. This comb is still tight with good teeth on the operational side and a plain wood handle. Looks like the wood or the peen on the handle may have worn out and someone placed a small piece of brass over the peen and secured it with twisted wire. This is a makeshift repair but one that works well and adds character. The entire piece has the appearance of having been in a barn, and the small brass repair has even turned a nice green patina. It measures about 8.75 inches long by 4.5 inches wide. An Excellent Displaying Civil War Period Horse Curry Comb !
Was $55NOW ! $35plus shipping
Fine Non Dug Civil War Period Civilian or Commercial Spur - Similiar to Some Confederate Patterns - Rowel still spins freely
Here is an Excellent Non-Dug Civil War Period Civilian Spur that’s OftenMistaken as Confederate ! That’s probably because it’s a pattern that’s sometimes recovered in Confederate Camps, it has slightly clipped corners on the strap slots, and a squared off rowel neck. The 16-point iron rowel on this one still spins freely, and the brass body of the spur shows no damage of any sort. Some minor casting imperfections on the inside of one strap slot, and a few noticeable file finishing marks. It is similar but not identical to CS18 in Howard Crouch’s book, Historic American Spurs. A Real Nice Non-Dug Civil War Period Spur !
Was$99NOW ! $75 plus shipping
Fine Excavated US M1859 Cavalry Spur w/Partial Rowel
Here is a Very Nice Dug US M1859 Enlisted Mans Cavalry Spur !It has one tiny little wave on the right side of the heel band that is just barely noticeable, but otherwise no cracks, bends, or breaks of any kind. All the brass wears a nice mostly smooth dark brown patina with very little ground action, and there is maybe a third of the original iron rowel still frozen in the rowel neck. Just a Nice Displaying M1859 Cavalry Spur !
Was $80 NOW ! $65plus shipping
Very Nice Non Dug US M1859 Trooper's Cavalry Spur
Here is another excellent non-dug M1859, Union Cavalry Trooper's spur ! It's the pattern with squared off strapslots, and cast in floral decoration on the back of the heel-band. The iron rowel is missing, but all the brass has a beautiful old brown patina. There are no cracks, breaks, or bends anywhere. A nice displaying example of a Civil War US Spur ! $75plus shipping
Nice Dug US M1859 Cavalry Spur w/Foliate Design
Here is a Good Displaying Excavated US M1859 Cavalry Spur ! It’s the pattern with the foliate design just under the neck of the rowel and squared off strap slots. The whole spur has a wonderful smooth brown/plumb patina with very little ground action. The rowel neck was broken on one side, probably when lost or discarded, and iron rowel is gone but spur still displays beautifully. A Good Dug Example of the US M1859 Spur !
Here's a Super Nice Cast Brass US Rosette ! It's the pattern often seen on M1859 US Bridle Bits, with the swirled sort of stippled pattern in the background. This one has no damage other than a few minor dings, and sports a beautiful dark green patina. Definitely an excavated piece but recovery location unknown. $50plus shipping
Very Nice Dragoon Rosette - Harper's Ferry
Here's an excellent dug condition, Dragoon Bridle Rosette ! It's got a nice smooth brown patina on the front, with one small area of rust-thru from the iron attachment bar. Unlike many dug examples, reverse shows nearly 100% of the lead-solder fill intact, with remnants of the iron attachment bar. Very tight rosette, often recovered in Civil War sites, as was this one. Recovered Maryland Heights, Harper's Ferry. $45plus shipping
Beautiful Dug US M1859 Cavalry Spur w/Most of its Original Iron Rowel Intact - Chancellorsville, Virginia
Here is a Beautiful Dug US M1859 Cavalryman’s Spur Recovered years ago near Chancellorsville, Virginia. It’s another piece I’ve had in my own collection for years but am letting it go to a new home. It was either recovered many years ago, or else came out of some very kind ground, as it amazingly has about 80-90% of its iron rowel still intact and it will actually spin a tiny bit though not completely around ! This is the pattern with a foliate design on the back of the heel band, and all the brass wears a nice brown/green patina with no breaks or damage of any sort. Just a Super Nice US Spur in Outstanding Dug Condition, with most of the rowel still present, and recovered near Chancellorsville!
Nice Non Dug M1859 Variant Cavalry Spur with Intact Spinning Rowel
Here is a Fine Non Dug M1859 US Cavalry Spur ! It’s in wonderful condition still retaining it iron rowel which spins freely around. Possibly a contract variant, this example has mostly flat sides on the rowel neck. There are no bends, breaks, or cracks anywhere. All the brass has a nice golden brown patina with a few splotchy areas and a little bit of dusty build up in the strap slots. Overall, Just a Nice Non Dug Example of the US M1859 Cavalry Spur !
Nice Excavated US M1859 Cavalry Bridle Bit
Here is a Nice Excavated US M1859 Cavalry Trooper’s Bridle Bit ! Although exhibiting the typical rust and pitting of dug iron, it is very stable now and ready for display. Both reins rings are still present along with one link of the curb chain on each side. Somewhere along the line, perhaps when it was lost or discarded, both brass bit bosses have been lost or removed. Still a Nice Dug Example of the Most Used US Cavalry Bridle Bit of the Civil War and Priced at Half what it would bring with the bosses !