Sgt Riker's Civil War Trading Post
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Display Cases
   Riker Cases
   Aluminum Cases
   Flock Cases
   Bullet Cases
   Button Cases
Acrylic Stands
Accoutrement Plates
Artillery Related
Corps Badges
Pins and Insignia
  CS State
    Non Dug
  CS Regulation
    Non Dug
  Union State
    Non Dug
  Union Regulation
    Non Dug
  School Buttons
  Misc. Buttons
  Bullets in Wood
  Carved Bullets
Camp Items
Civil War Items (Misc.)
Civil War Documents
Coins & Tokens
Colonial Period
Gun Related
Swords & Blades
Contemporary rings
Native American
Indian Wars
Leather Items
United States
Marine Corps Items

Medical Items
Military Collectibles
Mourning Jewelry
Novelty Items
Paper Money
Reproduction Items
Revolutionary Items
Spanish American
WWI Collectibles
WWII Collectibles
Writing Instruments
Reference Books
Published Articles

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Sgt. Riker's...A Site for the novice and serious collector

Site updated 08/29/2022

Sgt. Riker offers NEW Listings daily on ebay.
Big hunt in eastern North Carolina March 20-25, 2022. 3000 plus acres that have natural Civil War and Colonial historical artifacts.

Come visit Sgt. Riker's Trading Post
in Ashland, Virginia
305 S.Washington Hwy. Suite 2B (Zip 23005)
Respectfully call during store hours
Store Hours
Our hours are irregular at this time. Please call first.
We are pleased to have your business!

Ran's hard cover novel is in hand at Sgt. Riker's just in time for your Christmas purchase. Yours for $22.95 with author's autograph and/or personalized inscription. You will enjoy hours of history, humor and wartime excitement.   Still available as a digital download on
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When we started our business many years ago we wanted to create a Civil War store that a customer could visit and purchase items with complete confidence, which explains our motto "Authenticity Never Expires".
    We offer Civil War Period artifacts, as well as Sgt. Riker's line of collectors' cases. We are stocking a good supply of reference books. (Call 804-798-6848 for more information.) or email me at

History and Resume---Ransom Hundley
I began metal detecting in 1972 using a Metrotech. Remember that one? I've been rewarded by finding relics of every description. Through the osmosis of "feel and touch", I've developed a good baseline of experience coupled with a significant amount of knowledge regarding the authenticity of artifacts. Are there people out there who know more than I do? Absolutely! And their number is many. Do I consider myself an expert in judging Civil War artifacts? Nope! I do not. And I do not hesitate to defer to those specialists who have assimilated knowledge beyond my limits.

Having said that and two amens, please allow me to mention what I bring to the table.

1 Guarantee of authenticity.
Buy with absolute confidence! The buck stops here. There is no time limit on authenticity. It is a principle that has no expiration date. (Well, not quite true. When I die, the guarantee stops.) Until that time, you may return any item for a refund if you are not happy with it for any reason. Buyer will pay return shipping and insurance. I will lose listing fees/any profit made on the item. Refund will be in full (less a 10% restocking fee) if the item is returned in the same condition in which it was purchased. If cleaned, altered or damaged in any way, it will be returned to you and our guarantee will not apply.

2 Customer oriented attitude.
I once managed a jewelry store whose motto was the customer is always right. I still retain that mentality and will bend to the wishes and needs of the customer more than most. Simply stated, I go that extra mile in order to facilitate a customer’s specific needs. It’s not just my promise; it’s my way of doing business.

3 Prompt shipping and reliable tracking data.
Unlike some you may have dealt with, I will do everything possible to ship promptly---and without tacking on heavy handling charges. I will never tell you an item " has already been shipped" unless it has. If I run into situations of supply that are beyond my control, you will be alerted and offered an immediate refund, so you may purchase elsewhere. Please view our detailed ordering information.

4 Source of information.
You may contact me either by email ( or telephone (804-798-6848) to discuss the particulars of an artifact, metal detector, or anything that I sell.


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