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    Civil War Period Leg Irons and Ball and Chain Set. Leg irons with 4 5/8" outside diameter, lined with thick leather, which is riveted in place, with 3 3/4" inside diameter. Show evidence of hand forging with provisions for locking each leg iron. 20 1/2" long chain with hand forged 1 3/4" links. Remains of an old coat of black paint and some scattered surface with some small areas of pitting on the chain. Ball and chain set with 4" diameter solid iron ball to which is attached a 31" chain with clearly hand forged links of slightly varying size, 2" to 2 1/2". Hinged, hand forged leg iron, flat on the outside and convex on the inside, with provision for locking. A 5/16" cotter pin with spring is currently in place, but doubtless meant for a lock. As with the leg irons excellent untouched condition with just a few areas of light scattered surface rust. Both pieces absolutely authentic and of the period, and quite scarce.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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