Nice Group of Seven Civil War Period Clay Smoking Pipes, Dug out of a Union Army Trash Pit at Vicksburg, Mississippi
Here is a Nice Group of Seven Civil War Period Clay Smoking Pipes, Dug out of a Union Army Trash Pit at Vicksburg, Mississippi ! All have some sort of embossing or designs on them, and all show varying degrees of the stem still intact, but are otherwise in good excavated condition. Also included is a brown ceramic or baked pipe with a claw design, but it was not recovered in the Vicksburg Trash pit, rather another but unknown location. It shows quite a bit of lip damage to the bowl, but still displays its claw design pretty well. A Nice Group of Civil War Smoking Pipes that will make a great 8 x 12 inch riker box display !
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Nice Display of 1847 Mexican War Relics & Earlier Buttons
Here are Two Nice Groups of Pre-Civil War Relics ! First is a group of ten large one-piece flat buttons. Most have floral or other designs on the front, a couple have some gold gilt remaining, and four still have their shanks on the reverse. Five are almost as large as a half dollar, while the remainder are a bit smaller. Two are pewter and the rest brass or copper. They could date from the late 1700s to the 1840s, and were all recovered in Virginia. Second is a nice display in a 8” x 6” riker box, with an insert that briefly describes the Mexican War, 1846-1847, and three items recovered near the Buena Vista, Mexico, Battlefield. The items are from left to right, one .69 caliber musket ball, one U.S. eagle I Infantry cuff button, and one .72 caliber musket ball, likely from a Prussian Musket. Two Nice Displays, Mexican War, and Pre-Civil War !
Nice Small Group of Dug Relics Including - Eagle Buttons, a Friction Primer, a Thimble, and a Civilian Button
Here is a Nice Little Group of Relics that Includes a Friction Primer, Brass Thimble, and Four Buttons ! The buttons include a coat size eagle -I Federal Infantry button, two cuff size with one retaining a good amount of gold gilt, and the other with a big push at center, and civilian button with a geometric design. The little thimble is in good dug condition, and the friction primer is longer than usual, at about 2.5 inches, likely for a larger artillery piece. Recovery location unknown, but A Neat Little Group that came together and Likely from the same Site ![ L.L. ]
Nice Relic Condition Excavated Single Shot Under Hammer Pistol - 6.5 Inch Barrel
Here is a Neat Pre-Civil War to Civil War Period Dug Under Hammer Single Shot Pistol ! Judging by the muzzle, it would have been .50 to .54 caliber. It has an approximately 6.5 inch long barrel, with an overall length of about 10.5 to 11 inches. All the iron shows the heavy pitting typical of dug firearms, though it appears someone attached a well matching bag grip, after it was excavated. The hammer and mechanism is completely frozen. Evidently made to clip on a belt or pants, the belt clip is still present as well. A Neat Relic Condition Civil War or Before Dug Pistol that Displays Great ! [ L.L. ]
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Nice Dug Enfield Nipple Protector
Here is a Cool Dug Iron Enfield Nipple Protector with about 3-4 Inches of its Original Brass Chain Still Intact ! The entire piece is now stable and won’t break down in the future. It displays great and the little nipple protectors are not often excavated with pieces of the chain still intact. A Fine Displaying Dug Enfield Nipple Protector with a good piece of the brass chain still intact. Recovery location unknown, but likely here in NW Arkansas. [ D.K. ]
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Dug Modified Socket Bayonet - New Point on About 8 Inches of Blade
Here is a Nice Excavated Socket Bayonet ! It is only about 8-9 inches from the shank that went to the socket, out to the end that appears to have been broken and resharpened for the shorter length. The iron is in good relic condition with no flaking or active rusting. A Nice Field Modified Excavated Socket Bayonet ! [ D.K. ]
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Rare Dug Wiper/Ball-Screw ComboTool
This little item is a rare combination of a ball-screw or bullet worm, and wiper for cleaning, all in one tool. Pictured in the book, Gun Tools: Their History and Identification, by Shaffer, Rutledge, & Dorsey, Volume I, p. 131, it is noted as a French/Belgian pattern. It has a brass base with nice patina and stamped- S1520. Iron ball screw and wiper arms are still present and have been cleaned and coated. This is one you won't see too often. $30 plus shipping
Nice Dug Quarter-Plate Tintype Frame/Mat
Here is a Wonderful Excavated Brass Tintype Frame !
It's for the big Quarter plate size image, and much less common to
dig than a Ninth or Sixth plate frame. Frame has a nice dark green
patina overall, with gilt highlites still visible down in the engraved
oval border. Measures approximately 4.25 inches tall by 3.25
inches wide. A Nice Personal Item Dug in a US Camp,
near Rhea's Mills, Arkansas.
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Excavated US Musket Main-Spring Vice
Here is a nice excavated US musket main-spring vice. Iron has been cleaned and coated and it is ready to display with your dug gun tools. Recovered years ago in North Georgia. $25 plus shipping
Nice Dug Bowie or Saber Bayonet Scabbard Throat
Here's a good excavated brass scabbard throat for Bowie knife or saber bayonet ! The belt stud is still intact, and holes present where leather scabbard fit in. The whole thing has a nice mostly plumb patina, with a few hints of green. $10 plus shipping
Nice ca. 1900 Union Metallic Cartriddge Co. "Hicks" Percussion Cap Tin w/Good Label and Partial Pistol Percussion Cap Contents
Here is a Nice Old Partial Tin of “Hicks” Percussion Caps by The Union Metallic Cartridge Co., or UMC ! This one is not excavated, but in relic condition. The green label on top of the can is dark but still entirely legible. Lid still removes easily, and interior of the tin shows considerable plating remaining. Interior also shows about 30 + pistol caps still present. This tin likely dates to about 1900. In 1912, Remington bought out UMC, and the name became Remington-UMC. This Old Tin though will still present well open or closed, with a Civil War Revolver !
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Yankee Camp Dug 1863 Indian Head Penny with Good Detail
Here is an Excellent Campsite Dug, 1863, Indian Head Penny ! It has a mostly brown patina with a few areas of green, and mild enough ground action that nearly all of the details are visible and the 1863 date stands out very well. The old diggers’ tag that was in the coin sleeve with it says that is was dug in a Union Camp at Halltown, West Virginia, in August of 1984. A Great Civil War Soldier’s Coin with its recovery location intact, that Displays Very Well !
Nice Old Unknown "1842" Lapel Pin or Badge
Here is a Neat Little Civil War Period Unknown Pin or Badge ! It is just a little bit bigger than a modern penny and appears to be made of copper. On the front is a spread winged eagle with shield, surrounded by the words, “United States of America” around the top and sides, and the date, “1842”, at the bottom. It shows quite a bit of wear, but all the details still show nicely with a plumb patina. The reverse shows two solder spots, likely where a T-Bar, or clasp type pin once was. I cannot figure out exactly what it was meant to commemorate. There were two major events in the United States in 1842. First was the end of 2nd Seminole War in August, and Second was the firm establishment of the northern border between Canada and the United States, settling an old dispute with Great Britain.Whatever it was meant to commemorate, this is a Neat Displaying 1842, United States Eagle Pre-War Pin or Badge !
Nice Complete Set of Brass Isaac Campbell & Co. Confederate Knapsack Hooks
Here is a Nice Dug Set of Confederate Knapsack Hooks ! These were manufactured by S. Isaacs Campbell & Co., and many came into the Confederacy on British Knapsacks. Excavated in most theaters of the war, there were even iron Confederate manufactured copies. This set is brass with a brown/green patina, showing some ground action, and the tongue on one half is still present but frozen in place. Could probably get it moving again with a soak in light oil, but I’ll leave that to the new owner. Recovered in one of General Longstreet’s camps near Knoxville, Tennessee. A Fine Displaying set of Confederate Knapsack Hooks !