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280 Dyer Zouaves 1861 Presentation Badge





 
280 Dyer Zouaves 1861 Presentation Badge
One-of-a-kind piece, high quality, elaborately engraved silver shield “PRESENTED to the Dyer Zouaves by the YOUNG LADIES of Roxbury 1861”. The Dyer Zouaves were accepted into the 1st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as Company D on 27 April 1861. Company D Roxbury City Guards, 1st Massachusetts (Volunteer) Militia was accepted in state service at Roxbury District Boston, Suffolk County under the command of Captain J. J. Dyer. The 1st Mass was an early War and battle hardened unit including engagement at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863 during Sickles' push forward. Presented by the Ladies of Roxbury during the turbulent weeks surrounding the outbreak of the War. Shield finely engraved, approximately 2 x 1 ½ inches.
$595 includes shipping/insurance
 
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279 Virginia Button Coat, Early I piece, nondug


 
279 Virginia Button Coat, Early I piece, nondug
 
Pre-Civil War Virginia State Seal button in nice condition.
 
$185 includes shipping/insurance
 
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278 Frame Buckle – Heavy Thick Type






 
278  Frame Buckle – Heavy Thick Type
War period frame buckle in exceptional condition. Overall smooth and pleasant glassy patina; file marks; 60mm x 74mm.
$695 shipping included
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277 Frame Buckle – Gutter Back






 
277  Frame Buckle – Gutter Back
War period frame buckle in exceptional condition. Overall smooth and pleasant glassy patina; file marks; 60mm x 68mm.
$695 shipping included
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276 SCARCE “Medium” US Box Plate, ca. 1861, Nondug.




 
276  SCARCE “Medium” US Box Plate, ca. 1861, Nondug. Non-regulation odd size falling between the large and “baby” size 1839 pattern plates. Very difficult size to find, particularly the box plate vs. buckle; 46mm x 78mm. Face blemishes and two areas on rim that are flatten some. See American Military Belt Plates by O’Donnell & Campbell, Plate 517.
$695 shipping included
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275 SCARCE Ohio Militia Breast Plate, ca. 1861







 
275 SCARCE Ohio Militia Breast Plate, ca. 1861. Scarce and very desirable plate. Die-stuck rolled brass face; lead filled, with one loop and brass as correct. No repairs.
$1595 including shipping/insurance
 
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274 Officers Grade Sword Plate Belt, nondug



274 Officers Grade Sword Plate Belt, nondug. Gilted high relief plate.

 $295 including shipping/insurance

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273 Pennyslvannia Button, Albert''s PA18



273 Pennyslvannia Button, Albert''s PA18 coat button non-dug with the hard to find b/m of: Horstmann Bro & Allien / NY rmdc.
$195 including shipping/insurance

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272 “I” Cast Button – coat. Tice CSI 275A1; Albert CS184




272  “I” Cast Button – coat. Tice CSI 275A1; Albert CS184
$135 including shipping/insurance
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271 Artillery Insignia, ca. 1835 – 1845, nondug


 
271 Artillery Insignia, ca. 1835 – 1845, nondug
 
Artillery cap Insignia, 1834 pattern volunteer militia; measures 2 ½  inches; die-struck brass. See American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell and O’Donnell, Figure 261.
 
$150 including shipping/insurance
 
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#270 COLT Martial Navy-Navy Revolver








#270 COLT Martial Navy-Navy Revolver

Pre-Civil War martial marked Colt Early Navy (model) – Navy (USN inspected). Marked ‘COLTS PATENT US’ on the left side of the frame denoting United States Government acceptance and ownership, and the ‘USN’ and ‘JLH’ inspector mark for Cdr. James L. Henderson, USN; years he inspected 1858 to 1861. All matching serial numbers ‘63392’; wedge is not numbered. I’ve seen another of the same marked Navy-Navy in the 61000s serial number; thinking this one is to the end of Henderson’s inspection period. Barrel mark weak, reads ‘ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY’. Expected ‘black hardware’: large iron trigger guard and iron back strap. Wood grips dark as usual with led to the nickname ‘black navies’: lack of varnish on wood grips; possibly the amount of oil or type of oil used over a period of time darkened the grips.

See photo from magazine ‘The GUN REPORT’ September 1973 ‘U.S. Naval Sidearms, 1775-1875’ shows the Henderson inspection mark ‘J.L.H’ and states ‘One distinctive ‘USN’ marking found on many iron-strapped Navy pistols inspected by Cdr. James L. Henderson. This stamp might be characterized by the crude forms of the ‘S’ and the ‘N’ Figure No. 1 illustrates the atypical letter configuration. Cdr. Henderson had a US and CS service record. Midshipman 1828-1834. Commander 1855 stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, Navy Yard; resigned April 18, 1861.

Overall smoke gray finish; saw service; trigger cocks in half position; will not hold cock in full position. Came out of an old Eastern Shore Maryland collection. Solid, representative Early Navy-Navy with martial markings, at an attractive price.

$1695 including shipping/insurance

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#269 1839 Pattern Enlisted “Artillery Plate”, ca. 1839-1851, Nondug





#269 1839 Pattern Enlisted “Artillery Plate”, ca. 1839-1851, Nondug

1839 Pattern Enlisted “Artillery Plate”, ca. 1839-1851, Nondug Sturdy cast brass plate worn by both foot and mounted artillery; use continued through the Civil War. Together since the beginning, nice patina.

$525 including shipping

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