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    Model 1860 Cavalry Sword, Sword Belt, Cavalry Carbine Cartridge Box, and Pistol Cap Box Consignor Identifies to Ezra Getchell, Company K, 2nd Maine Cavalry.
    Comprising: 1.) U.S. Model 1860 cavalry saber manufactured by C. Roby. A beautiful example with a 34 ¾-inch slightly curved blade marked "C. Roby / W. Chelmsford / Mass." on the reverse ricasso and "U.S. / 1864 / A.G.M." on the obverse ricasso. Brass hilt retaining much of the original gilding. Leather grip and wire wrap are sound. Retains leather throat washer. Complete with iron scabbard. 2.) Brown leather sword belt, 1 ¾-inches wide and approximately 36-inches long. On the leather, near the brass keeper is stamped several "Ks", (presumable for Company K) and the faint initials "E.G". The belt is also stamped with a small "U.S.". Mounted to the belt is a regulation 1851 pattern enlisted belt plate, cast brass with applied nickel-silver wreath. The buckle has no visible maker's marks. Two 1-inch wide sword hanger straps are suspended from brass loops on the belt. 3.) Calvary carbine cartridge box, measuring approximately 8 x 4 ¾ x 1 ¾-inches. The inner flap is marked "MANUFACTURED / BY / J. E. CONDICT / 57. WHITE. ST. / NEW YORK." The cartridge box is fitted with a wooden block drilled to hold 20 cartridges. The two belt loops are attached via rivets and the latch tab is sewn. The box has a round brass finial. 4.) Brown leather pistol cap box, inner flap faintly contract marked. Pear shaped finial. Retains the fleece lining.

    Ezra Getchell (1843-1938) was a resident of New Portland, Maine. He enlisted on December 31, 1863 as a private, mustering into Company K, of the 2nd Maine Cavalry.

    Condition: 1.) Excellent. Blade exhibiting only scabbard wear with three shallow dents in the false edge. Scabbard with a few shallow dents. 2.) Very good. Showing honest signs of wear with some flaking and crazing to the surface of the leather. 3.) Very good. Some surface scuffing and crazing to the leather surface. Lacking one ear on the inner box. 4.) Very good. Outer flap with significant crazing, both belt loops present but broken.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    12th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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