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M 1840 Artillery Officer Saber
M 1840 Artillery Officer Saber. Nice condition and a carrier Artillery Officer Saber. Scarce model especially since the regulations of 1851 called for artillery offciers to carry the M 1850 Staff and Field. These were still made in small supply into the CW. Brass guard still has traces of gilt. Leather grip and wire are very good as well. Blade etch is ligh Read More »
Added: 04/19/21 Price: $6,750
M 1860 Staff Officer Sword
M 1860 Staff Officer Sword. Higher grade than normally seen. This would appear to be late war based on construction. Brass guard has a nice reddich brown patina. Rear counter guard button is present but does not fully lock in the up position. Counter guard is also stamped EL with stars. Sharkskin grip and wire are in good condition. Blade obverse and reverse Read More »
Added: 06/11/18 Price: $1,650
Bailey, Banks and Biddle USMC Mameluke, 1 known
Bailey (Bailey, Banks and Biddle) Philadelphia was not known to produce Marine Officer Swords. This is the first example known of a Mameluke by Bailey. Most contracts and orders went to Horstmann and some to Bush and a very few to Ames. These 1872 Model swords have ivory grips with circular fasteners with raised stars. The blade is 7/8 th of Read More »
Added: 12/10/17 Price: $1,100
Commemorative Petersburg Medal
Commemorative Petersburg Medal. I think this is for the dediction of the National Battlefield in 1926. Leather case lined with black velvet. Coin or medal is nickle and has the Dictator cannon on one side and the depiction of the "crater" on the other. Read More »
Added: 07/25/17 Price: $250
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