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). 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.
Notice the two abrasions near the bottom of the tintype... Clearly mat abrasions, so I believe that this tintype was originally cased, and considering its size, was likely 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. This is guaranteed to be an original circa 1865 tintype, NOT a modern reprint of any kind.
Discounted Express is also available. The item "Confederate Civil War Soldier Tintype Armed w Bowie Knife & Colt Revolving Rifle" is in sale since Thursday, September 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Tintypes". The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.