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    Austrian Hussar Saber Named to Wallace W. Austin 1st New York Veteran Cavalry and Used During the Civil War Model 1780 Austrian Hussar Saber 34 3/8" single fuller curved blade smooth and gray with small areas of dark staining. Triple branch iron guard / backstrap excellent, leather facing on wood grip 25% loss. Guard stamped with single die stamp "W.W. Austin", unquestionable original. Double ring mounted steel scabbard smooth and gray with small areas of very minor pitting and a few shallow dents, reinforced from the first ring to the throat. Wallace William Austin enlisted on July 11 1863 as a private in the First New York Veteran Cavalry attached to the Army of West Virginia and was continuously engaged in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland until mustering out August 1 1865. Included are copies of the National Archives records for Austin. Very fine saber with an interesting history and worthy of more research.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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