Updated On 04/25/2015  @     11:06  a.m.
TENNESSEE RIFLE    ~   This is one scarce Confederate Rifle .... made
from the captured Harpers Ferry machinery in Nashville Tennessee.  These
Overton Confederate Rifles are rare and I have been fortunate enough to have
taken apart and examine 4 of the handful known.  There is a few more parts
rifles out there but the four I have examined I have all been extremely close in
construction and markings.  This example is lock plate numbered 37 .... I have
examined 57 and 59 also.  I have taken some pictures side by side with number
57 for comparison.  If you look in Murphy & Madaus Book on Confederate Rifles
you will be able to see the characteristics of most of the known examples.  This
weekend I examined #59 with similar markings and traits.  I originally pulled this
rifle out of the woods and can share more pictures and story with serious buyer.  

TIME CAPSULE   ~    Richmond three band musket with 1862 dated lock
plate and very nice maker strike.  If you have ever wanted an unmolested
Confederate long arm that has had no restoration or molestation .... your there.  
This example has not even had the dust and rust wiped.  The stock and barrel
are Richmond products and no doubt this smoke pole made bad Yankees good
Yankees ..... The ram rod is an awesome Rebel Relic on it's own ..... It don't get
more Johnny than that ..... action still works and I love the undisturbed patina.  
Hang this CS long arm on the wall and sleep well at night with your
treasure ........

SCARCE CONFEDERATE WEAPON   ~     This example was found
in a home with another pike in Macon, Georgia.  First time on the market and
one of only four known.  I tried to take some full length pictures but they did not
look good.  I will try some outside later this week.  The "CSA" strike is strong and
displays with awesome eye appeal.  The wood shaft is full length and the
grounding iron is missing but not sure if was ever even put on the shaft.  The
blade is in fabulous condition and solid.  If you have ever wanted a Confederate
Pike this is the end of the street and no upgrade possible.  

FARM FRESH   ~    You can't have a serious Civil War Collection without an
example of the this workhorse long arm.  This was the staple musket of the Civil
War and here is a very nice attic example fresh out of the woods.  The Model
1855 Rifle-Musket was the first U.S. Military arm firing the .58 minie bullet we all
love to dig.  This example has nice visible lock plate markings and crisp action.  
The stock has some honest service wear .... the kind I like to see.  Survived the
War in good shape but no doubt fired in anger and was there.  The Maynard
System is still intact and has long range site.  The best part is the

$2,450.00    ON HOLD
TENNESSEE REBEL    ~     Nashville made Confederate Cavalry Sword
with period razor sharp blade ..... We all know who the Tennessee Cavalry
General was that loved razor sharp blades.  It truly is not a big Rebel Stretch for
a Tennessee made cavalry sword with a razor sharp blade to have been one of
General Forrest's Trooper's sword.  Nashville made swords are scarce as Yanks
invaded so early in the War of Northern Aggression.  Nashville leather was thin
and very few Plows or Hills have original leather and this one is worn to the
original wood grip.  Looks to have been carried long after the leather worn out
as the handle is smooth and dark patina.  Solid example of a cool and scarce
Confederate Tennessee made sword .......  

ALABAMA NATIONAL TREASURE    ~   Gorgeous Alabama half stock
rifle produced by well known Confederate gun maker and repairer Christian
Kreutner of Mobile, Alabama.  Pre War Mr. Kreutner was one of only two Mobile
Alabama Gun Makers and produced a limited amount of rifles for the
Confederacy.  Receipts show he also repaired rifles and shotguns for the
Confederate Army. Alabama was short on arms for it's soldiers and government
agents went door to door to find serviceable arms.  This half stock would have
been a prize position for any Alabama Sharp Shooter ..... I love this rifle and the
condition is gorgeous with strong maker name on barrel.  This is a rifle that any
Confederate Collector, Antique Arms, Southern Antique Arms, or Alabama
Collector will cherish.  

FRANKLIN TENNESSEE RIFLE    ~    Walked in to our Tennessee
Military Collector Show this weekend ..... Confederate brass mounted Rifle made
at the Fayetteville Confederate Armory in North Carolina.  These rifles were
made from the captured machinery from Harpers Ferry.  Nice attic CS Rifle with
beautiful deep Rebel Brass patina on the hardware.  Working action and nice
overall eye appeal.  The sling swivels are "MIA" but that is common on CS used
weapons .... maybe they wore out but I think they made noise and Rebs took
them off.  The butt plate has beautiful "CSA" mark and no doubt this rifle was on
the hunt for Yankees.  

OLE G.W.   ~     1st Model Maynard Carbine serial number #2717 with
carved "GW" and "1920" in the stock.  I just received this carbine in on
consignment and has history and research already done.  The research and
oral history point this carbine to have been used by one of two soldiers in
Cobb's Legion.  The probable soldiers are 5th Ga. Cav. George Winship or
George Watts.  This carbine comes with signed letter from owner and dealer he
received it from.  Feel free to REBEL YELL for more details.   

SHOOT ALL WEEK   ~     Model 1860 Spencer Carbine with working
mechanics and good action.  This carbine still has a good bore and visible serial
number "45705" and maker strike.  The metal has some honest wear from
service and the stock has some initials and maybe a name.  The loading tube is
original and the correct style.  Pretty good example that no doubt saw some
saddle time and the best part is the

SOUTHERN PLOW BOY   ~    Probably the most iconic of Confederate
Swords ...... I could be biased but it's my site so it's alright.  Gorgeous Nashville
Plow Works Cavalry Sword with beautiful brass mounted Confederate
scabbard.  The blade is free from battle scars with a hint of period sharp.  The
Confederate scabbard has beautiful brass hardware with picture perfect casting
flaws.  The lead seam is solid and the throat has shadow from the leather throat
washer on the sword.  No doubt these two fellows road together.  The hilt and
blade connection are solid and this one is ready for display.  The leather grip is
salty but plenty of original leather still reporting for duty.  The original wire is still
tight and the casting on hilt is strong.  This is an early Plow .... notice the hilt
and  back strap have matching bench numbers.  If you have ever wanted an
untouched attic Plow Sword
REBEL PRICED ...... Give me a Rebel Yell .......

STEP CHILD REBEL RELICS    ~    I love Confederate Pikes, Short
Artillery Swords, and Shotguns ...... they are truly the Orphan Brigade of
Southern Weapons ...... I buy all three every time I see them.  Here is a full
length Georgia Pike with beautiful blade and shaft.  The blade is tight to the
shaft with tight collar and straps.  The wood shaft between the iron straps is
lightly carved "4 TEXAS" ...... it is light and the pictures were taken with macro
lens inches from the shaft.  The shaft has gorgeous wood grain .... I slightly
wiped it with an oil cloth and the grain just popped out.  Nice Confederate Pike
from the Texas UCV Collection and
REBEL PRICED ........ Price includes
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REBEL FLAT BASTARD   ~    Blacksmith crafted Confederate Bowie with
solid original wood handle.  The blade is nicely peened and feels great when
held.  The blade was crafted from a file and the tool lines can still be seen in the
blade.  The over all length is just shy of 18" inches with 12" inch blade and
displays Southern Style.  

LONE STAR REBEL   ~     Stunning Mid 1800s Texas State Flag with gold
bullion trim.  The owner sent me the flag along with a conservation and analysis
report from Heritage Conservation.  The flag has been professionally framed
and is ready for display.   Click on the pictures to read about the materials used
to make the flag and the conservation.  The size of the flag is perfect for home
or office display.  This would have been in my opinion, a local made flag like
many Confederate uniforms for a special unit.  The owner is a collector and
partial trades will be considered.  Rebel Yell if you have any questions or need
more information.   

CLASSIC REBEL    ~     Southern Gladiator Sword patterned from the
Ancient Roman Short Sword ..... Notice the design of the blade and the casting
of the brass handle.  Another picture perfect Confederate sand casting and I
love the crisp detail of the flaws.  These CS swords were copied from the
Federal Md. 1832 short artillery sword and you can see the crude eagle on the
pommel.  If you have ever wanted an example here is one you will love and

ACROSS THE POND TO TEXAS    ~     Import Revolver with working
action and original wood grips.  This is an attractive revolver with "MIA" loading
lever .... this is common with Import Revolvers ..... I have had many Tranter,
Kerr, and LeMat revolvers missing their levers.  Another item from the Texas

$300.00     ON HOLD
I'M LOVING IT   ~     Civil War Blacksmith crafted Confederate Bowie Knife
with strong condition and rebel eye appeal.  Solid example with great feel and
21" inch overall length with 15 1/2" blade.  The original turned wood handle is
solid and nicely peened.  The iron "S" guard gives it the butt kicking look and
adds some real world protection to the hand.  Way to big a knife for tater
peeling .... this toothpick is anti- personal "yankees that is" all the way.  Rebs
and Yanks this Bowie is nice enough to be that one knife in a collection.

Howdy .....  I added another picture of the Texas
Flag Report.  I have had some questions about
Flags and the process of narrowing the age and
authenticity.  There are numerous methods guys and
dye testing is just one part.  There are Confederate
Flags out there made from old material after the Civil
War.  Civil War and Pre Civil War material was
around after the War.   Don't be fooled by "dye
analysis"  it is just one of the steps to finding the
answer.  Josh has studied and examined the flag and
I have great confidence in his ability and opinion.  
Remember this guys ... If they made it in 1861 it can
be made in 1961 ... Hope to see everyone in
Mansfield Ohio and please visit  .................. for more

~  Rebel