Fine Displaying U.S. Model 1881, Dress Helmet Plate for the 3rd Regiment of Infantry
NEW ! Here is a Fine Displaying U.S. Model 1881, Dress Helmet Plate for the 3rd Regiment of Infantry ! It has excellent detail with crossed rifles behind a shield with the number “3” on it. Those are on an eagle device that measures about 4.5 inches tall by 3.25 inches wide. The eagle has a ribbon in his beak with the motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” and the entire device appears to have been silver plated at one time, with remnants mostly on the shield and number and down in the eagles feathers. The reverse shows two wires in the center of the shield attaching the number 3, and two of the three attachment loops still present in good order. A Fine Displaying Indian Wars Era Large Eagle Hat Plate ! [ L.L. ]
$125 plus shipping
Nice Mid to Late 1800's Portable Surgeon's Kit
NEW ! Here is a Fine 1800’s Portable Surgeon’s Kit, Containing mostly Instruments from the Post Civil War Period to the late 1800s. The dark wood case itself measures approximately 17 inches wide, by 11 inches front to back, and 4.5 inches tall. The two brass closure attachments are missing on the front, but the diamond shape drawer pull is still present. Each end has a brass swiveling carry handle about 3.25 inches long, and still in good working order. There is also an unmarked silver plated, diamond shape adornment on top of the lid. Opening the lid reveals two different bone saws, a tourniquet, and eight other instruments, mostly scalpels, fleams, and a smaller saw. Opening the lower drawer reveals a couple of forceps and two bullet extractors, one with a musket ball in the ends. A few of the instruments may date to just after the Civil War, such as the large bone saw manufactured by Sharp & Smith, while most are 1880s, to the early 1900s. A friend of mine used this set for years at Civil War living history events, to show how limbs were amputated, bullets removed, and other surgical procedures. He found this set for less than half the cost, of an original Civil War Period Kit, and many of the instruments had changed little. A Fine Late 1800s Surgeon’s Kit that costsabout half the price of a similar size Civil War Kit, but still Displays Great !
$1200 plus shipping
Very Fine "Indian Wars" Period Tin Shaving Mug
Here is a Fine ca. 1870s-1880s Tin Shaving Cup ! It shows some soldered construction, but has a machine seamed bottom edge. It has a removable lid with hole in the center, and side partition likely for a shaving brush. All the tin has a nice mellow gray/brown patina with a few minor areas of surface rust. It measures about 4.5 inches tall by 4.25 inches diameter at the base, and 3.5 inches diameter at the top. It very much resembles some of the Civil War period examples. A Fine Old Indian Wars Era Tin Shaving Cup ! [ L.L. ]
$60 plus shipping
Very Fine U.S. M1878 "Indian Wars" Canteen & Sling
Here is an Excellent U.S. M1878 or Indian Wars Canteen, with Original Cloth Cover, Stopper, and Leather Sling ! Sometimes constructed by modifying surplus Civil War canteens, this example would likely not have been one of those, as it was one of the last manufactured at the Rock Island Arsenal, before the new 1903 pattern slings became standardized. The entire rig is in great shape for its age. The cloth cover is nicely intact with no tears or holes, though it does show some typical staining. The stenciled letters “U.S.” still have good color, and on the reverse side, a soldier has written his initials in old ink, “ L. F.” The leather sling is also still in great shape, showing some minor crazing but no tears and all the correct attachment hardware still present. The sling is marked or embossed on one side, “Rock Island Arsenal 03” likely indicating 1903 production, which would make it one of the last, before the new slings were adopted. I think you would look a long time before you found a nicer example of the M1878 U.S. Canteen. A Great Displaying U.S. Indian Wars Canteen & Sling !
$250Reduced $195 plus shipping
Very Nice Original U.S. M1885 Bridle Rosette - Possibly Excavated
Here is a Real Nice Cavalry Rosette for the M1885 Bridle !
Complete with retaining washer, it measures 1.75 inches diameter,
while washer is just .5 inches in diameter. Both pieces have an old
patina that looks excavated, but I'm not positive. It could be lightly
cleaned and used with an M1885 headstall if needed. Nice
Complete Indian War Period, M1885 Bridle Rosette !
$40 plus shipping
Very Nice Original U.S. M1885 Cavalry Linkstrap
Here's a Very Good Condition 127 year old piece of
Cavalry Leather, an M1885 Linkstrap ! Complete and
undamaged, leather still fairly pliable, and hardware present.
Riveted brass adjustment hook still solid, and spring still good
in the double iron snap on opposite end. Leather near the snap
end is marked with a number -5-. A Very Nice Example of
A Working Piece of Historical US Cavalry Leather !
$49 plus shipping
Nice Non Dug Post Civil War Military Style Brass Spur
Here is a Nice Post Civil War Brass “Military Style” Spur ! It’s a non-dug example with a nice patina to the brass, and iron or steel rowel still intact. The points of the rowel are very flat, either from wear or perhaps made that way, but rowel still spins freely. Inside of the strap slots are rounded on the ends, and there is a number “11” stamped on the inside of one. The spur is similar to MS4 in Howard Crouches book, Historic American Spurs. A Nice Post War Military Style Brass Spur !