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.
$35 plus shipping
Officer's or Paymaster's Small Brass Padlock
Here is a Really Neat Little Brass Padlock Dug in a Union
Camp ! This little beauty measures just 1.675 inches tall, by 1.25
inches wide. Entire body is a brass/copper though the neck that
locks, appears to be iron. It is in the locked position, and the key
was not recovered so it will probably be locked forever. However,
the little door still slides freely to either side to allow for the key
to enter. This lock was more than likely on an officer's small
military or personal trunk, or perhaps even a small paymaster's
trunk. Neat Little Brass Padlock Lost in a Federal Army
Camp! Recovered Rhea's Mills, Arkansas.
$39 plus shipping
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
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