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    Civil War Ames U.S. Model 1840 Light Artillery Saber. 32-inch bright, curved blade with single wide fuller marked "U.S. / M.M. / 1864" on the obverse ricasso and "AMES MFG. CO. / CHICOPEE / MASS." on the reverse ricasso. Sturdy brass hilt with wire-wrapped leather handle. Iron scabbard inspector marked "O.D.H." on the reverse of the drag.

    Condition: Very good. Excellent. Cutting edge of the blade with three small nicks the remainder of the blade with modest scabbard storage wear. Grip complete with leather and wire wrapping. Brass with scattered scratches and spotting. Scabbard with a few very shallow, small dents and light age spotting. Compete with both mounting rings.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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