Stones River Trading Company

DUG RELICS  

DR2096.                     HERE IS A RARE FIND, A DUG STARR SINGLE ACTION, MODEL 1863 ARMY REVOLVER BARREL WITH LOADING LEVER,
                                    THE METAL IS STRONG AND STABLE WITH MINIMAL, UNIFORM SURFACE PITTING, ALL THE MOVING PARTS ARE
                                    FROZEN IN POSITION, UNFORTUNATELY THE RECOVERY SITE IS UNKNOWN, COOL RELIC
                                   

                                                                                                $125.00

DR2095.                      BRASS CONFEDERATE SWORD HANGER IN GOOD SHAPE, THIS IS IDENTICAL TO THE LEECH AND RIGDON HANGER
                                     EXCEPT IT DOESN'T HAVE THE CROSS HATCH DECORATIVE DESIGN, THE HOOK HAS BEEN PUSHED INWARD
                                                                                                 $30.00

DR2093.                      SHEARED TOP INK WELL IN GREAT SHAPE, THIS IS AN EIGHT SIDED STYLE, IT WAS DUG IN A HUT SITE OUTSIDE
                                     SHELBYVILLE, TN, THERE WERE A COUPLE OF LOUISIANA BUTTONS AND A FEW C S INFANTRY BUTTONS DUG AT
                                     THE SITE ALSO, LIGHT AQUA IN COLOR
                                             $35.00

DR2092.                      MARTINGALE IN GREAT CONDITION, COOLEST THING IS WHERE IT WAS FOUND, IT WAS RECOVERED IN THE AREA
                                     OF FORT CRAIG LOCATED NEAR TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM, FORT CRAIG WAS BUILT IN 1854 NEAR THE RIO
                                     GRANDE RIVER, BY JULY OF 1861 IT WAS THE LARGEST FORT IN THE SOUTHWEST WITH OVER 2,000 SOLDIERS, ALSO
                                     IN 1861, SEVERAL REGIMENTS OF NEW MEXICO VOLUNTEERS WAS ESTABLISHED TO HANDLE A NEW THREAT, THE
                                    CONFEDERATE ARMY OF NEW MEXICO. IN FEBRUARY OF 1862, ALL 5 REGIMENTS OF NEW MEXICO VOLUNTEERS WERE
                                    SENT TO FORT CRAIG TO WAIT FOR THE CONFEDERATE ADVANCE UP THE RIO GRANDE. ON FEBRUARY 21, 1862, UNION
                                    TROOPS, LED BY COLONEL EDWARD CANBY, BATTLED WITH CONFEDERATE TROOPS LED BY BRIGADIER GENERAL
                                    SIBLEY, AT THE BATTLE OF VALVERDE, A CROSSING OF THE RIO GRANDE. BOTH SIDES SUFFERED HEAVY LOSSES, BUT
                                    IT WAS CONSIDERED A CONFEDERATE VICTORY. THE FACE OF THE MARTINGAL HAS A FEW LITTLE BUMPS AND BRUISES
                                    BUT NO DAMAGE, NOT EVEN TO THE RIM, THE REVERSE HAS SOME LEAD LOSS, THIS IS A GREAT CAVALRY RELIC, MOST
                                    LIKELY CONFEDERATE USED, FROM A BATTLE THAT HISTORY HAS OVERLOOKED
                                                                                                 $395.00

DR2091.                     COLT ARMY REVOLVER CYLINDER, FRAME, AND GRIP, THIS WAS A BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP FROM THE ATLANTA, GA
                                    AREA, THE CYLINDER IS FROZEN IN PLACE BUT THE HAMMER STILL MOVES, THE SERIAL NUMBER IS STILL VISIBLE
                                    LETTING US KNOW THAT IT WAS MANUFACTURED IN 1863, THE IRON IS IN GREAT SHAPE WITH ONLY MINIMAL,
                                    UNIFORM SURFACE PITTING, COOL RELIC
                                      $385.00

DR2085.                     HARDEE OR "JEFF DAVIS" HAT PIN IN GOOD CONDITION, WHEN DUG MANY YEARS AGO IN MURFREESBORO, TN THE
                                    LAUREL BRANCHES WERE MIA, THE ARROWS WERE IN THE HOLE BUT BROKE OFF AND THE DIGGER HAS GLUED THEM
                                    BACK ON, HAS A NICE WOODSY-GREEN PATINA, NOT PERFECT BUT STILL DISPLAYS WELL
                                                                                                            $95.00

DR2083.                   HERE IS A REALLY COOL ARTIFACT, A COMPLETE PAIR OF EYEGLASSES, THE RIGHT LENSE IS BROKEN AND THE LEFT
                                  HAS SOME CHIPS AT THE EDGE, AS SPINDLY AS THESE PERIOD GLASSES ARE, IT'S A WONDER ANY SURVIVED AND
                                  MIRACULOUS THAT A PAIR SURVIVED 140 YEARS IN THE GROUND
                                                                                      $65.00

DR2081.                   CONFEDERATE PIKE HEAD IN GREAT DUG CONDITION, MEASURES 16.8" LONG X 1.8" WIDE, THE BLADE IS 11.4" LONG AND
                                  IT IS STILL SHARP AND THE POINT IS IN PERFECT SHAPE, THIS WAS RECOVERED SEVERAL YEARS AGO IN THE MOBILE, AL
                                  AREA, THESE SHOW HOW DESPERATE THE CONFEDERACY WAS FOR WEAPONS AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE WAR
                                 

                                                                               $345.00

DR2080.                   MODEL 1833 BRASS DRAGOON STIRRUP IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, THESE WERE LARGE, HEAVILY MADE STIRRUPS,
                                  IT MEASURES 5.4" TALL X 4.7" WIDE, IT IS THE STYLE WITH A SOLID TREAD WHICH HAS BEEN PUNCHED TO PROVIDE
                                  BETTER TRACTION
                                                $165.00

DR2078.                    U S CAVALRY BIT BOSS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, THIS IS JUST AS DUG WITH ONLY THE DIRT RINSED OFF, IT IS IN
                                   PERFECT SHAPE EXCEPT THE LOWER EAR IS SLIGHTLY BENT UPWARD, THIS WAS A RECENT FIND IN THE FRANKLIN,
                                   TN AREA
                                                                                                       $45.00

DR2074.                         GORGEOUS LEECH AND RIGDON C S WITH STARS SPUR IN GREAT CONDITION, THIS WAS RECOVERED MANY YEARS
                                        AGO IN THE FARMINGTON, MS AREA, IT HAS AN EVEN, WOODSY-GREEN PATINA, IT HAS A VERY CRISP C CASTING,
                                        THE S IS A LITTLE RAN TOGETHER, PROBABLY FROM WEAR IN THE MOLD, BUT IT IS MORE DISTINCT IN PERSON
                                        THAN THE PICTURES, THE STARS ARE BOTH VERY DISTINCT, WHEN DUG THE ROWEL WAS MIA AND IT HAS HAD A
                                        ROWEL ADDED BACK ON, OTHERWISE IT IS JUST AS DUG WITH NO DAMAGE OR REPAIRS, THIS IS A FANTASTIC
                                        EXAMPLE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER CONFEDERATE SPUR
                                       
                                             $2,185.00

DR2072.                        NICE PAIR OF CONFEDERATE RELICS DUG BY ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF RELIC HUNTING AND AUTHOR MAC MASON,
                                       A BRASS C S SWORD HANGER AND A BRASS SUSPENSION RING MOUNT AND IRON RING, THESE ARE MARKED WITH
                                       HIS DISTINCTIVE DESCRIPTION AND FIND LOCATION, UNFORTUNATELY I CAN'T QUITE MAKE OUT THE LOCATION
                                       NICE PAIR OF CONFEDERATE RELICS FOUND BY A LEGEND IN OUR HOBBY
                                                                       $65.00

DR2067.                      CARBINE SNAP SWIVEL IN GOOD DUG CONDITION, THIS IS THE SNAP AND CENTER LINK, THE IRON IS STRONG AND
                                     STABLE, THESE ARE FAIRLY COMMON NON-DUG, BUT IT IS RARE TO FIND A DUG EXAMPLE
                                                                          $45.00

DR2063.                       VERY SCARCE BREAKAWAY STIRRUP, THESE WERE PATENTED IN THE MID 1840's BUT NEVER CAUGHT ON IN A BIG
                                      WAY, THIS EXAMPLE IS IN GREAT CONDITION, IT HAD TO BE A VERY EARLY FIND AS IT STILL MOVES FREELY,
                                      DESIGNED TO SPRING OPEN IF THE RIDER WAS THROWN AND BEING DRAGGED, MEASURES 6" TALL X 5" WIDE, IT
                                      WAS FOUND IN THE RICHMOND, VA AREA
                                     
                                                                                                      $120.00

DR2058.                         SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MAINSPRING VICE IN VERY GOOD DUG CONDITION, THE IRON IS STRONG AND STABLE
                                                                                 $45.00

DR2051.                          SMOOTH SIDE REGULATION CANTEEN, ORAL HISTORY IS THAT IT WAS PICKED UP SHORTLY AFTER THE BATTLE
                                         OF STONES RIVER, IT IS VERY SOLID WITH ONLY ONE TINY PINHOLE, IT HAS SMALL DENTS ON EACH SIDE, RETAINS
                                         TWO OF THE STRAP BRACKETS, THE SPOUT IS MIA
                                                                                   $95.00

DR2050.                        VERY RARE NUMBER 1 REGULATION U S CAVALRY RING BIT, THIS WAS A VERY AGGRESSIVE BIT THAT WAS USED
                                       PRIMARILY TO BREAK HORSES, IT HAS A HIGH PORT WITH A "TICKLER" IN THE CENTER AND A LARGE RING THAT
                                       WENT AROUND THE HORSE'S JAW, THIS WAS A VERY EARLY FIND OR POSSIBLY A BARN FIND, IT IS IN EXCELLENT
                                       CONDITION, ALL MOVING PARTS STILL MOVE FREELY, IT HAS VERY LIGHT, UNIFORM SURFACE PITTING AND AN
                                       EVEN DARK BROWN PATINA, THIS IS A RELIC THAT EVEN MOST ADVANCED COLLECTIONS ARE LACKING
                                      
                                                                                                                $785.00

DR2049.                        LARGE PLANTATION STYLE IRON STIRRUP IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, THE IRON IS SMOOTH AND HAS A DARK
                                       PATINA, MEASURES 5.8" TALL X 5.2" WIDE WITH A 3.2" WIDE TREAD THAT HAS A GEOMETRIC DESIGN CUT IN IT.
                                       I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS ONE WAS FOUND, BUT THEY ARE OFTEN DUG IN C S CAMPS
                                                                                       $35.00

DR2041.                        MULTI TOOL WRENCH FOR A SPRINGFIELD RIFLE IN VERY GOOD DUG CONDITION, THE IRON IS STRONG AND
                                       STABLE
                                                                                                                    $15.00

DR2024.                        VERY RARE RELIC, AN EARLY MILITIA BRIDLE ROSETTE FEATURING A DROOP WING EAGLE WITH A SHIELD ON IT'S
                                       CHEST AND LAUREL BRANCHES IN IT'S TALONS UNDER AN ARCH OF STARS, THIS PORTION IS RAISED AND HAS AN
                                        ORNATE RIM ENCIRCLING IT, THE REVERSE IS LEAD FILLED AND RETAINS ONE OF THE ATTACHMENT WIRES, THE
                                        FACE HAS A SHALLOW GROOVE RUNNING FROM SIDE TO SIDE WHERE IT WAS STRUCK OR RAN OVER, THIS IS A RARE
                                        RELIC THAT MOST COLLECTIONS ARE LACKING
                                                                                             $385.00

DR2022.                       NICE GROUPING THAT WAS DUG HERE IN MURFREESBORO, A TOMPION, ENFIELD NIPPLE PROTECTOR, AND THE
                                      COOLEST PIECE, A NIPPLE THAT WAS DUG WITH THE CAP ON IT
                                                                                                                           $25.00

DR2021.                        A CARBINE SNAP SWIVEL, THIS WAS ON A SHOULDER BELT WORN BY A CAVALRYMAN, IT HOOKED ONTO THE
                                       CARBINE SO THAT IF DROPPED WHILE ON HORSEBACK, IT WAS NOT LOST BY THE CAVALRY TROOPER, THESE
                                       ARE FAIRLY COMMON TO FIND IN NON-DUG CONDITION BUT RARE TO FIND A DUG EXAMPLE, FOUND IN THE
                                       ATLANTA, GA AREA
                                                                                                                             $90.00

DR2011.                        U S REGULATION SPUR IN GOOD SHAPE, THE LEGS ARE BENT INWARD, THE ROWEL HAS RUSTED AWAY
                                                                                                        $45.00

DR2009.                           DUG REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY, THE METAL HAS A DARK BROWN PATINA WITH ONLY SLIGHT, UNIFORM
                                          SURFACE PITTING, AMAZINGLY THE TRIGGER AND CYLINDER WILL STILL MOVE, IT IS MISSING THE LOADING
                                          LEVER, TRIGGER GUARD, AND HAMMER, STILL A NICE DISPLAYABLE WEAPON THAT NO DOUBT SAW ACTION
                                         
                                                                                                                                     $495.00 

DR1975.                       FOUR PIECES OF DIFFERENT EAGLE BREAST PLATES, THESE WERE ALL DUG FROM A CONFEDERATE CAVALRY
                                      CAMP NEAR WARTRACE, TN WHERE THE C S TROOPS WERE MELTING LEAD FROM FEDERAL PLATES TO FIELD
                                      CAST BULLETS, TWO OF THESE PIECES ARE THE SKIN ONLY AND TWO STILL HAVE THE LEAD
                                                                                                                                          $30.00

DR1950.                         BRASS BUTT PLATE FROM A MISSISSIPPI RIFLE, THIS WAS RECOVERED IN THE FARMINGTON, TN AREA, THERE
                                        WERE SEVERAL CONFEDERATE CAMPS IN THIS AREA IN THE WINTER OF 1863, THE TANG IS BENT OUTWARD, HAS
                                        A DISTINCT NOTCH WHERE THE PATCH BOX COVER RECESSED INTO THE BUTT PLATE, NICE RELIC THAT WAS MOST
                                        LIKELY CONFEDERATE USED
                                                                                                        $65.00

DR1878.                      CONFEDERATE BRASS SWORD HANGER IN GREAT DUG CONDITION, THIS WAS DUG SEVERAL YEARS AGO IN THE FORT
                                     DONELSON AREA NEAR DOVER, TENNESSEE
                                                                                                                                                                 $35.00      

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