Nice Original Condition Ames M1860 Light Cavalry Saber & Scabbard with 1864 Date
Here is a Very Good US M1860 Light Cavalry Saber Made
By Ames ! Blade is a smooth dark gray color, little pitting
and original point. There are a couple of edge nicks, and
three or four little fleabites. Grip and guard are tight with
no play, and grip retains its original leather & wire wrap,
leather being about 60% or so. Wire is tight. The brass has
a wonderful dark reddish patina. The leather washer is a
replacement. Left ricasso is marked, “Ames Mfg. Co
Chicopee, Mass.”, worn but legible, and right ricasso is
marked “U.S. MM 1864.”Original scabbard fits well,
and in good shape, except for the missing throat. Just
a Good American Manufactured US M1860 Cavalry
Saber Ready To Display !
$725 plus shipping
Very Fine Non-Regulation 1850 US Field & Staff Officer's Sword w/1902 Knot
Here is a Fine Condition Non Regulation US M1850 Field
& Staff Officer’s Sword ! Both Sword and scabbard are in
outstanding condition, and there is also a very nice gold and
black sword knot tied on the sword guard. The knot is NOT
period, but a 1902 pattern, that looks good with the sword,
and is often sold for $125 to $150 by itself. Sword grip retains
95% or more of it’s original fishskin grip with all wire wrap
intact and tight. Grip and guard are tight to the blade with
virtually no play. Device on guard is “E Pluribus Unum”
over an Eagle, over the cut-out letters US, with all the
brass having a wonderful mellow patina. Engraved blade
has floral sprays with US upside down on the left side,
and floral sprays, with a spread wing eagle over a banner
with E Pluribus Unum, on the right side. Blade measures
30.5 inches in length. Top of blade spine shows “ Iron
Proof” mark, likely indicating this sword is an import.
Knot is about 13.5 inches long. Scabbard appears to
be a blue that is mostly gone to a smooth brown patina,
with brass mounts, throat, and drag. A Fine US Civil
War Field & Staff Officer’s Sword, that Displays
$1250Reduced $1100 plus shipping
Very Fine Condition Import US M1850 Foot Officers Sword & Scabbard
Here is an Excellent US M1850 Foot Officers Sword !
It’s an import, marked Iron Proof on the spine of the
blade, but a very well made example, with excellent
blade engraving and above standard scabbard. Left side
of the blade is engraved with panoply of arms and the
letters –US-, and right side is engraved with floral, and
eagle with “E Pluribus Unum” motto. All the brass
fittings on the scabbard are engraved as well. Throat
has a shield with sunburst pattern, middle has the same
sunburst pattern, and the brass drag has a very ornate
eagle/shield with stars around the edge. The scabbard
leather is in good shape with no breaks or repairs. The
fish skin grip is 98% with twisted wire wrap complete
and tight. All the brass has a wonderful mellow patina,
and the blade retains most its finish, with only two
small areas of pitting, one on each side near the point.
Pommel cap is engraved with a shield, and even the
original washer is present. Just not one thing really to
complain about with this one. Comes with a six inch
long, silver plated hanger or chain, that may or may
not be original to the sword. Outstanding example
of the US M1850 Foot Officers Sword !
$1195 plus shipping
Fine M1831 French Artillery Sword - Roman Pattern that the US and CS Copied for their Short Artillery Swords
Here is an Excellent Example of the M1831 French
Artillery Sword ! It’s the short Roman style that the
US M1832 Artillery sword, and the Short Confederate
Artillery swords were patterned after. Regardless of
the lack of a scabbard, this one has been very well
taken care of. It has the heavy ribbed brass handle
and guard, with a 19.125 inch long double edged
diamond cross section blade. Total length is about
25 inches. Blade shows a relief maker’s mark of
“ Talabot Fs Paris” and a proof mark of an –R-
and two stars inside a circle. Front of the brass
guard has a relief mark of two Script letter inside
a shield, and there are no other marks. The brass
has a pleasing mellow patina, and blade is a very
smooth gray with no pitting noticeable to the
naked eye. A Very Nice Pre-Civil French
Artillery Sword !
$365 plus shipping
Nice ca. 1810-1840 Militia Light Artillery Saber - F.W. Widmann Philadelphia
Here is a Very Good ca.1810-1840 Militia Light Artillery
Saber ! Unlike many of this pattern, this one is American
maker marked too ! Though it probably missed action in
the War of 1812, many of these sabers saw service in the
Mexican War, & even early in the Civil War. Saber has a
33.5 inch long single edge blade with 8 or 9 minor flea bites,
and a tiny bit of pitting on the last 1.5 inches at the tip. Rest
of the blade has a salt & pepper look. Blade, grip, and guard
are tight with very little if any play. Grip still retains 80-90%
of its original leather wrap worn only on the high points, and
all of its original double twist copper wire. Makers’ mark of
“F.W. WidmannPhilad.” stamped in relief on front of cross
guard. Widmann is better known for his Marine Swords, and
presentation swords, but apparently also produced “working
man” sabers. Original leather scabbard is present with no
breaks and brass mounts. Some stitching loss on the back
but scabbard hasn’t opened up like you sometimes see.
Brass drag is very secure, but middle and upper mounts
are loose and will slide some. Ring on upper mount is an
old brass washer replacement. These Early Sabers are
not uncommon, but to see them US Maker marked is !
A Nice Early 1800s Artillery Saber that Displays
$875 plus shipping
Nice M1840 Ames Artillery Saber - 1863 Date
Here is a Real Nice -1863- Dated Ames Light Artillery
Saber & Scabbard ! It's the Type II pattern, with the correct
scabbard, in good shape with no dents. Scabbard is unmarked
with nice tight throat. Saber itself in very good condition with the
right side of the blade being a smooth gray color, and the left
side having some minor salt & pepper along the lower half and
right at the original point. I see no nicks at all along the length of
the unsharpened edge. Original washer present in fair condition.
Maker's and Inspector's marks all easily legible, and include
on the left ricasson, "Made by Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee
Mass", on a scroll, on right ricasso, US, Inpector's initials
ADK, and the date 1863. Inspector's ADK mark is also on
the brass handguard. Grip and blade are tight with no play.
Grip shows the leather mostly worn away, with remnants
visible here and there, mostly on top. All in all, a very
nice unmessed with example of the M1840 Light
Artillery Saber, made by Ames and Dated 1863 !
$875 plus shipping
Fine M1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber by Horstmann Philadelpia - Silver Painted Scabbard likely from GAR Hall Display
Here is a VeryNice Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber, a.k.a.
The Wrist breaker ! An American made version, manufactured
by Horstmann of Philadelphia, it is completely original and in
it's original scabbard ! Scabbard has an old coat of silver paint,
which likely indicates it hung in a G.A.R. Hall, or saw use during
parades. Scabbard fine though, with throat & carry rings intact,
& no major dents, just one tiny rust thru spot at the very bottom
near the drag. Saber also in fine shape, with full length blade
having 7-8 small nicks on the edge, showing honest use.
Maker's mark of “ HORSTMANN PHILAD'A” easily legible
on left ricasso. Grip still retains it's original leather and wire
wrap. Leather is worn some as usually seen on originals, and
wire has one or two strands loose near the pommel, but still
intact. Brass guard has a tiny bit of play, but not bad at all.
Most of the sabers sitting in southern state arsenals at the
beginning of the war, were American manufactured Model
1840's, so you know a good number of these were carried
by Confederate Cavalry. A Nice Original M1840 Heavy
Cavalry Saber !
$795 plus shipping
Nice M1895 Austrian Mannlicher Bayonet & Scabbard
Here is a Very Good Bayonet & Scabbard for the M1895
Austrian Mannlicher Carbine ! This one is the pattern with
the leather and steel or iron scabbard, and wood handle on the
bayonet itself. The Blade is in good condition with small areas
of pitting or surface rust, but nothing major. It's the pattern with
the front sight blade on top of the muzzle ring. Only markings I
see on the entire piece is a sort of beehive proof mark on one
side of the blade, and the letters F G over G Y on the other.
I’m sure some of you guys will know the exact pattern. A
Nice Span-Am era Bayonet with Scabbard !
$100 plus shipping
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Nicely Preserved Excavated Enfield Bayonet
Here is an Excellent Condition Excavated Enfield Bayonet !
Lock ring is still present and the iron is strong with no active
rusting or flaking. It’s in such wonderfully preserved condition,
I think it has been out of the ground for a long time. Superb
Example of a Dug Enfield Bayonet ! Recovery location
$125 plus shipping
Excavated M1842 Bayonet w/Super Nice Iron
Here is a Real Nice Excavated US M1842 Rifle Bayonet !
It came out of the ground with the iron in very nice condition, and
I would bet it came off a slope, or dry sandy ground. Some minor
roughness around the edges of the socket opening, and a little
more on the body of the socket, but blade itself is in great shape.
Total length of about 20.5 inches, with blade length of 17.5.
Lock ring was missing in action. A Nice Excavated Example
of the M1842 Rifle Bayonet !
$100 plus shipping
Nice Relic Condition M1855 Springfield Rifle Bayonet
Here's a Real Nice Relic/Pickup Condition M1855 Bayonet! All the metal has a wonderful deep brown patina, with only a few areas of very minor pitting. No major bends or damage, and the US marking on top of the blade is still visible. Blade measures 18" long, with the socket measuring 3", making total length about 21". Socket diameter is .780 to .785. Lock ring is missing. Just a Nice "Relic" Example of the M1855 Springfield Bayonet ! $95plus shipping
Nice Modified Austrian Yager Saber Bayonet
Here's a good non dug example of the M1849 Austrian Yager Carbine sword-socket bayonet ! Iron/Steel is still in good shape with no active rust or pitting present. Tip has been cut down and rounded, and the socket has been shortened considerably, with a hole drilled thru both sides. You can just see where the slot used to be on the right side. I have seen examples like this, with rounded points, and a hole thru a modified socket, described as a make-do CS Militia Sword, but haven't seen any documentation to that effect. Could very likely have been done post-war, to insert a wooden handle, and use as a corn knife. There are many examples of all types of bayonets, converted post-war to use as hoes, scythes, or farm knives. Just don't know. However, there were many of these imported at the beginning of the Civil War, and used by both sides. An unusual bayonet, that displays nicely, and may have more history than I know ! $145 plus shipping
Super Nice Relic or Pickup Condition Enfield Bayonet - Recovered Fayetteville, Arkansas
Here is a Wonderful Relic Condition Enfield Rifle Bayonet !
I say relic “condition” because it's not actually dug, but rather
pulled from an old outbuilding, near Fayetteville, Arkansas.
It's evenly pitted and rusted the full length, and missing the
lock ring screw, but actually in good condition. Lock ring is
still present, and tip still sharp, just rusty. Fayetteville was
used as a Confederate Supply Depot until early in 1862, and
there were literally thousands of CS Troops in and around
town. Whether you're looking for a Relic Example of an
Enfield Bayonet, or a Confederate Artifact from Arkansas,
this will make a first rate display !
Nicely Preserved US M1860 Navy Cutlass
Here is a Very Good Condition US M1860 Navy Cutlass !
Though there is no scabbard, it’s been taken care of and the 26
inch long blade is in good shape. It has several small areas of
dark discoloration, but they are just stain of some sort and not
pitting. Majority of the blade has a nice original shine, and
there are just a couple small fleabites on the edge. Overall
length is about 31.5 inches. Grip leather is still in good tight
condition, but like often seen on Navy Cutlasses the wire has
been purposely removed. I have read that this was done by
order due to the brass wire corroding in sea air. Right ricasso
shows date 1862, and left ricasso just a ghost of the Ames Mfg.
mark. Inside top of basket guard are several stamped numbers
including, 18M, 484, 2, and a couple partial numbers. Outside
of hand guard has a stamped 2/10. All the brass has a pleasing
mellow patina, and the entire weapon is nice and tight.
A Nice Representative Example of the Civil War Navy
Very Nicely Preserved Confederate Bridle Cutter Pike - Recovered Charleston, South Carolina
Here is a Beautifully Preserved Confederate Bridle Cutter
Pike ! This one was recovered years ago near Charleston,
South Carolina, and still retains its tin sleeve over the tang
of the blade, and a portion of the straps that went down the
side of the pole. All the iron is in wonderful condition with
an old preservative or coating, and no active rust or flaking.
Double edge blade measures about 12 inches long, with
sleeve or collar about 6 inches, making total length with
the strap remnants 23 inches. Bridle cutter extends 4.25
inches to the side. A Superb Excavated Example of the