December 06, 2018 03:00 PM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Field Glasses, Bayonets, and Assorted Militaria

American/French for American market/Indian for British market, 19th/20th century, lot of 13 objects, comprising one Civil War era ebonised brass bodied pair marked "Marchand/Paris" at eyepieces, "Day & Night/U.S. Signal" at tubes, with adjustable screw extension, leather-gripped blinders, removable lenses, [good optics, lacking leather grip surfaces, remaining grip with crazing, shrinkage, dent at one eyepiece, finish loss, other typical wear and distress]; two unknown socket bayonets (possibly British), one with scabbard, 17 in. (blade), [both with light wear, corrosion, some rust]; three Civil War era bullet molds, one marked "Colts Patent/44R/4", one marked "Manhattan Firearms/manufg./NY", one unmarked, [all with typical rust and corrosion, surface dirt, second missing locking screw, third with tape residue]; one deeply patinated brass dispenser powder flask, with flint compartment and slide at base, unmarked, 4 in. (flask only), [typical surface wear, abrasions, dents, all parts intact and functioning]; modern reproduction part, one brass knob with leather seal on a cross-hewn tapered wood plug, 2 in. (plug only), [good condition with minimal wear]; together with five antique metal ramrods, one probably US 1863 "tulip" straight form, one probably Enfield "slotted jag" form, longest 37 in., [all with patinated surfaces with typical corrosion, rust, no bends]

Provenance:From the Estate of Judge David Creekmore, Knoxville, Tennessee

Estimate: $100 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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