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    M1840/60 CIVIL WAR CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABER. A very nice, completely untouched, federal Civil War cavalry officer's saber.

    Condition: 35" blade with nice floral/scroll etch and panoplies of arms and flags. Maker's name is incorporated into the etch just above the ricasso, but difficult to discern. Blade generally gray with touches of luster and a couple of small patches of very light pitting near the tip which has a tiny chip. Hilt with cast decoration at pommel, quillon, and base of guard branches retains most of the original gilt. Sharkskin grip with twisted brass wire wrap near perfect. Steel scabbard with some light surface rust and much of the original acid brown finish underneath, quite nice. Very fancy brass mounts with substantial deeply engraved decoration. Each ring mount decorated with stars, brass carrying rings. Brass throat loose, missing screw. All brass mounts retain much of the original gilt, the balance with nice patina.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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