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    US M1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber Ames 1846. Blade with smooth dark patina with just a few very small scattered spots of salt and peppering. Marked "US / NWP" on obverse ricasso and "N. P. Ames / Cabotville / 1846" on reverse. Hilt excellent with nice patina, the face of the guard turned up slightly, else perfect. Grip retains 50% of the original leather and and all of the twisted brass wire wrap. The scabbard is exceptional with smooth dark patina overall with absolutely no rust, dents or pitting and just some minor wear on the bottom of the drag from use. Very nice representative example of this scarce and desirable American saber and especially nice with a Mexican War date.

    From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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