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    Very Fine US M1860 Light Cavalry Saber With Inscription. As noted in the introduction, while this is a very fine, completely original US M1860 light cavalry saber, we are of the opinion the inscription was added post period.
    Blade about perfect with some original luster, absolutely no rust, pitting or nicks. Marked on the obverse ricasso "US / 1863 / A. G. M." and on the reverse "C. Roby / W. Chelmsford / Mass." Retains the original buff leather washer. Hilt also about perfect with nice patina. Leather wrap with just a few flakes else about perfect with tight wire wrap. The scabbard generally smooth and gray with just one dent. Inscribed in script and block letters on the obverse between the ring mounts "SERGT. / J. Fisher / 1st MS. CAV. / 1864". While very nicely done with matching patina we are of the opinion this inscription was added post period.
    Fisher enlisted in the 1st Mass. on 12/25/63, was promoted to sergeant in January of 1864 and was mustered out June 26, 1865. Accompanied by records.

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    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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