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U.S. Civil War Production D.J. Millard 1860 L

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Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800
U.S. Civil War Production D.J. Millard 1860 Light Cavalry Saber with Scabbard and U.S. Ames Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber with Sheath
Serial # ManufacturerNone ModelNone
TypeOther Gauge Catalog Page185
Barrel Length Finish Grip
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Description1) The saber has a curved double fuller blade, 34 3/4" long with "US/ C.E.W/ 1862" on the obverse ricasso and "D J MILLARD/ CLAYVILLE, NY" on the reverse. Brass two branch handguard, with a helmet pommel and wire wrapped leather grip. With a regulation iron scabbard. 2) Curved double fuller blade, measuring 35 3/4 inches long, with a flat spine, the three-line Ames address on the left ricasso and "US/ J.H/ 1857" on the right. Brass hilt, with a two branch guard, helmet style pommel and wire and leather wrapped wood grip. Iron sheath, with hanging rings and drag.

Condition1) Very good. The blade shows minor spotting and light handling marks, the brass hilt has been polished but is developing an attractive patina. The leather grip cover and twisted wire wrap are in excellent condition. The iron scabbard is free from dents and has an even brown patina. 2) Excellent, with some mild spotting and polishing marks on the blade, a mixed aged patina on the brass, mild cracking of the leather, and some traces of a nickel finish on the sheath, which shows spotting and material loss at the seam.
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