Confederate Civil War Soldier Tintype Armed w Bowie Knife & Colt Revolving Rifle For Sale
Confederate Civil War Soldier Tintype Armed w Bowie Knife & Colt Revolving Rifle:
Amazing tintype of a Confederate soldier holding a rifle and Bowie knife. I believe the rifle was the famous model 1859 Colt revolving rifle, but I'm not 100% on the model... I do know that Civil War images with revolving rifles are hard to find.3" x 1 3/4" tintype comes with, but not affixed to, a 4" x 2.5" paper sleeve. The sleeve seems later so I highly doubt it's original to the image, which has mat abrasions (see below).I have provided scans and cell phone pics of the image. Note that in my scan, a mat is partially visible, so this tintype is a period, c.1865 photographer's copy tintype of what I believe was most likely a c.1861-62 ambrotype.Notice the two abrasions near the bottom of the tintype... clearly mat abrasions, so Ibelieve that this tintype was originally cased, and considering its size, waslikely housed in one of those "CDV-sized / 8th plate" cases that were pretty common during Civil War... now it's in this sleeve.Condition of the tintype is very good antique, or better. Light surface wear and/or grime, one little flaw down by the stock of the rifle, plus the mat
abrasions mentioned above. NO BENDS. This is guaranteed to be an original circa 1865 tintype, NOT a modern reprint of any kind.INCLUDED: Boxed & insured PRIORITY MAIL. Discounted Express is also available.