Two (2) 19th century weapons, including an Over and Under rifle, and a Bayonet identified to an East Tennessee soldier. 1st item: O/U (Over and Under) rifle with two barrels, top .39 caliber, bottom .42 caliber. Top barrel marked "J.H. Baldwin/Wellsboro PA.", left side of lock plate marked "Joseph Golcher". Walnut stocks, round to octagonal barrels, two hammers, double set triggers, brass furniture including inlaid deer and dog in the left side of the butt stock and patch box inlaid in the right side of the butt stock, scrolling foliate engravings to lock plates and hammers, front and rear sights, two (2) wooden ram rods. Barrel length – 33 1/2". Overall length – 49 1/2". Second half 19th century. Provenance: Kentucky collection, found in Wisconsin. 2nd item: "Brown Bess" style bayonet with East Tennessee history. Ricasso stamped "U/JS", blade engraved "James R. Henderson". Overall length – 19". Note: James R. Henderson, born in Hawkins County, Tennessee, enlisted in the Union Army as a Private in Co. D of the 1st Tennessee Cavalry Regiment on April 15, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on September 4th, 1864. The 1st Tennessee Cavalry played an active role in several major battles of the Civil War including the Battles of Chickamauga, Franklin, and Nashville. CONDITION: 1st item: Converted to percussion. Locks and tang are not flush with stocks. Breaks to stocks, largest approximately 2 1/2". Left hammer is not intact. Right hammer does not hold at full cock. Bores are dirty with no visible rifling. Pitting to barrels. 2nd item: Pitting, areas of rust. Engraving in visible condition.
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