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    Very Nice Civil War Regulation M1840 Medical Staff Officer's Sword. 30" double edged blade, elliptical in cross section, 1 3/8" wide at the ricasso, with single narrow fuller. Etched for 3/4 of its length with acorns and oak leaves with "Medical Department" central panel on the obverse and a "great seal" American eagle on the reverse. Regulation form in every detail with the "MS" on the counterguard integrally cast. The blade is clean and gray with nice etching and absolutely no rust or pitting. Classic brass scabbard with oak leaves and eight pointed stars on the brass mounts. Two brass carrying rings at the throat and one on the middle mount. The bottom mount has a number of small shallow dents, really very minor. All brass with an old laquer finish that would clean nicely. The blade does not bear a maker's mark. Very nice representative example of this scarce regulation Civil war Civil War sword carried by all medical/surgical officers.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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