Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Fine Colt M1860 Fluted Cylinder Army #5343 Matching Inscribed to Captain Price C. Newman, Co. C, 9th Kentucky Infantry CSA. A wonderful gun with a great history. The gun is completely untouched and consigned by direct lineal descendants. The gun overall retains traces of the original blue and case colors as well as traces of silver on the trigger guard. The gun is very sharp and crisp with tight crisp action and fine bore. The balance of the metal generally smooth and gray with some scattered areas of very light dry surface rust that would easily hand clean if so desired. Grips retains most of the original varnish with just some wear along the bottom edges. All markings crisp and deep. The gun is inscribed on the inner brass grip strap in block letters "Capt. P. C. Newman C. S. A. " Absolutely authentic and of the period with the strap showing very nice untouched patina. The Colt factory letter which accompanies the gun identifies it as having been shipped July 9, 1861 to W. J. Syms and Bro. New York, New York. Likely captured by Price shortly after his promotion to Captain on June 14, 1862 and appropriately inscribed. The gun is accompanied by the original quintessentially Confederate brown leather loop and tab closed end holster also in excellent condition. Loop the full width of the holster and large long tab. Belt loop on the reverse affixed by brass rivets. The tab/flap of the holster shows considerable finish crackling but no flaking, with the balance of the holster being about perfect. Very supple and fits every contour of the gun like a glove, and obviously the holster that always accompanied it. The 9th Kentucky was heavily engaged throughout the war in the deep south, suffering heavy casualties at Jonesboro, Ga. and Stone's River. A wonderful Confederate set, of unquestioned authenticity, and never before offered for sale.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,267

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Dec 7, 2013 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 19 days left to consign to the 2021 December 12 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search