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    ACRYLIC SWORD & SCABBARD STAND: This pair of acrylic sword & scabbard stands was designed to hold one sword and its scabbard. Each is 5 inches tall and designed with square edge groves to prevent the sword or scabbard from flipping over as often happens with similar stands with a rounded cut. They will accommodate swords of all sized from small bowie knives to cavalry sabers.  This design presents a very clean and crisp display that is attractive. $27.00

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    U752. EMERSON & SILVER, RISING PHOENIX - SILVER HILT S&F SWORD, STEEL SCABBARDThis Emerson & Silver, rising Phoenix hilt with a silver hilt is a difficult sword to find, and is often missing from many collections. This example has a heavier guard then those with a leather scabbard. The sword shows evidence ofbeing carried with light wear on the scabbard and a small nick on the period sharpened blade. The rising Phoenix hilt was produced by two New Jersey sword makers: Emerson & Silver and Sauerbier. Of the two, Emerson & Silver had a heavier brass guard. The hilt is tight, the German silver grip retains the original wire, and the leather blade washer keeps the etched blade tight. The blade is maker marked Emerson & Silver Trenton NJ with the trade mark Keystone stamp, and etched with a slanted US. The scabbard is 100% complete with original finish and mounts. The mounts have outstanding chase work to include US on the throat piece. $2200.00

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    U758. SAUERBIER M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Staff & Field sword. It shows evidence of being carried, but not abused. The hilt it tight with 100% original leather with triple-strand wire and traced of gold wash. The blade is Sauerbier maker marked with very nice etching and some original frosting, and no nicks or rust. The original scabbard has a gray to light brown patina, and all original mounts. $2100.00

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    U770.  AMES M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD. This is an early Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword complete with its original scabbard. The hilt and pommel cap are tight and the grip is 100% original sharkskin and double twisted wire. Traces of original gold wash is present. The blade washer is complete and holds the blade tight. The blade has much original frosting with some area of surface pitting and wear along the blades high points. The US is the early block-letter design and is strong as is the Ames maker marks. The scabbard is the blue steel version complete with all original mounts. Overall, a great sword. $2495.00

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    U771. AMES M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, HIGH-GRADE: This is one of the rarest Ames M1850 Staff & Field Officer's sword, of which only a few are known to exist. The hilt is very ornate with much chase work on the guard, as well as the scabbard mounts. The blade is bright and frosty with no blemishes. Several years ago this sword would sell for near $15,000, but it is available at a reduced price. $9500.00

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    U779. PRESENTATION GRADE – M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD with GERMAN SILVER SCABBARD WITH FANCY MOUNTS. This presentation grade M1850 Staff & Field sword is a high-quality sword with a fancy German-Silver scabbard. It has an upgraded hilt and pommel cap with ornate chase work. The grip is 100% original shark skin with triple wire. There is a little movement in the hilt. The original blade washer holds the 30 1/4-inch blade tight. It is doubled Clauberg marked with both the knights stamp and the fully spelled name. Also, it is retailer marked Evans & Hassell Phila. This mark is very rare to find because they were only in business during the war 1859-1866 and made presentation swords. The blade has an even gray patina with standard etching. The scabbard is so unique that I have yet to find another example like it, thought there must be others. It is German Silver with brass mounts with the rings held by hands. There a small dent below the middle mount with a half-inch stress crack on the other side. Overall, very unique! $2300.00

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    F240.  TEXAS - SAVAGE NAVY REVOLVER, CONFEDERATE CAPTURE WITH CONFEDERATE HOLSTER: This Savage Navy Revolver is serial numbered 12972 and has a faint government inspection cartouche on the left grip. Most likely this revolver was part of the second US government contract filled by July 1862, and was Confederate captured. The gun was discovered with a Confederate holster fashioned specifically for this Savage Revolver, and is made from brown leather with a flap, strap and buckle, and brass rivets. It has some minor glue repairs to reinforce the leather, but overall is all original. On the left grip is carved the initial P. F. Mc A. A search of the Civil War data base for Confederate soldiers found only one match: Private P. F. McAnally, 11th Texas Infantry. That match is based on the fact the gun was not in service until July 1862, the Confederate holster, and the initials. The gun has an overall gray patina and properly functions. The grips are original and fit tight, and the left panel has a faint cartouche and the carved initials. Included is a binder complete with historical information on Private McAnally and the 11th Texas Infantry. $3950.00

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    U744. HIGH-GRADE PRESENTATION NON-REGULATION STAFF & FIELD SWORD - COL.WILLIAM W. MCKIM - ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER U.S.A.: William W. McKim was commissioned by President Lincoln, assistant quartermaster, United States Volunteers, with rank of captain, Aug. 3, 1861, and was transferred to the regular army, same rank and corps, July 6, 1864. He was on duty at Boston as chief quartermaster, U.S.A., for the New England States, except Vermont and Connecticut, from August, 1861, to August, 1864, equipping United States troops, providing quarters and all supplies pertaining to the quartermaster's department, transporting troops and supplies, constructing barracks and hospitals, and in charge of all details not especially assigned to any other corps of the army..........He was brevetted major, lieutenant-colonel, and colonel, U.S.A., March 13, 1865, " for faithful and meritorious services during the war," having been constantly employed, without a leave of absence, charged with important and arduous duties, including financial disbursements of many millions of dollars. He resigned March 8, 1866.

    The sword has a 31-inch slightly curved blade marked IRON PROOF on the back ofthe blade; an etched ornate spread-wing eagle with shield; and US and foliatescroll. The hilt is a Non-Regulation design with an eagle perched on a shield.

    PRESENTED TO

     

    CAPT. WM W. MCKIM

     

    ASSISTANT/ QUARTERMASTER U.S.A. BY

     

    NATHL MCKAY

     

    OF BOSTON

     

    MAY 10TH AD 1862

     

    The swords condition is excellent! The blade and etching are bright with minorspotting near tip and etching area. The hilt retains 98% of the gilt and thegrip and wrapping are excellent. The silver scabbard is dent free; has a rainbow patina that is amazing and is etched with an eagle and a foliate scroll. I have seen similar scabbard etching on Sauerbier and Tiffany scabbards; however, the blade is unmarked and the maker and retailer is unknow. The sword comes a 30 page binder completed with McKim’s muster sheets and other historical records. $4900.00

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    U760. PRESENTATION – M1852 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD: This is a presentation M1852 Naval Officer's sword to Acting 3rd Asst. Engineer Paul H. Kendricken. The hilt is unique with a thin metal mash grip and triple wire. The blade is bright and frosty with great etching, and the original blade washer. The leather scabbard has light crazing; all original fancy mounts, and the presentation on the reverse side of the top mount with USN on the drag:

    "Presented to / Paul H. Kendricken / by the / Teachers of the /St. James Sunday School / Sept. 19th 1862".

    On the back side of the hand guard is the jeweler quality engraved name Paul H. Kendricken. Included is a binder of historical information and a copy of Kendricken’s published history. $3900.00

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    U791. UNITED STATE MARINE CORPS – CIVIL WAR M1850 SNCO SWORD: This sword came out to the Kevin Hoffmann collection. Kevin was a good friend and had an amazing wealth of knowledge about swords. He will be missed! This is a rare Civil War period United States Marine Corps SNCO sword. The originalMarine Corp contract called for the sword to be void of etching, but there are a few know examples that were etched. The etching should be very plain and void of any US or USMC. If it has these lettered it is a post-war sword. The grip is 100% complete with all original wire. The blade is bright and free of any problems. The scabbard is complete with all mounts and has a frog, which I believed of from the post war period.  Overall, a rare and hard to find sword.  $2250.00

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    F241. SHARPS AND HANKINS MODEL 1862 ARMY INSPECTED CARBINE: This is an Army Sharps & Hankins Carbine. It is a bare-barreled, 52 caliber breechloader gun produced by the Sharps and Hankins Company, Philadelphia. The carbines (all variants) were made between 1862-1865 with an approximate total of 8,000 produced in 4 variants:-

    19" barrel Army cavalry carbine
    24" barrel Army cavalry carbine (500)
    24" leather covered barrel Navy carbine
    32 3/4" barrel Army rifle

    By official records, the Army purchased approximately 200 “Army Model” carbines from the estimated 500 produced. The 52 caliber rimfire carbine employed a metal cartridge which was loaded by sliding the barrel forward using a loading lever on the underside, secured by a small latch inside the lever which can be awkward to operate. Standard features include a brass butt-plate; iron loading lever; unique hinged sight; a metal forearm, which is an extension of the block; a single strap hook on the butt, and a rifled bore with 12 lands & grooves.

    The 9th New York Cavalry rearmed in September 1862 and most of the soldiers carried a Sharps & Hankins at Gettysburg and other engagements until the end of the war.

    This carbine markings include matching serial number 6312 with "SHARPS / & / HANKINS / PHILADA" on the right side and "SHARPS / PATENT / 1859" on the left side with a rarely seen Government inspection mark P over G G. The lower receiver retains a good amount of original case-coloring blue, with brown undertones, which match the brown patina barrel. The walnut stock shows some expected wear, but looks great! Also, the gun retains the original rear adjustable site and the safety lever. Considering only 500 of these carbines were made and 200 were purchased by the government, of which most if not all went to the 9th New York Cavalry, this is a rare gun! $1750.00

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      F244. COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER – 1862 SERIAL NUMBER & MISSOURI ISSUED: This is an early Civil War Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver. It has a nice even brown patina, is all original, retains great cylinder scene, and functions properly. Its serial number is 70350 and is a complete matched gun to include the wedge. Its production year is 1862. Inspector initial "D" is found on the left side of the barrel just to the right of the wedge screw, "K" on the right side, "P" on the rebated portion behind the cylinder, and an "H" behind the trigger guard bow and "K" on top of the steel back strap. There is no visible cartouche on the grip, but that is not unusual for early guns since they were being shipped quickly for the war. The Colt Model 1860 Army revolver was the primary handgun issued to the Federal cavalry during the Civil War. This revolver is 1 of a shipment of 1,000 shipped to the Commanding Officer, Major F.D. Callender, St. Louis Arsenal, St. Louis, Mo. on November 7, 1862, and most likely issued to a Missouri cavalry unit. Missouri issued guns are rare to find! $2650.00

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    CONFEDERATE CLIP-POINT BOWIE SIDE-KNIFE WITH TIN SHEATH

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    U652. HORSTMANN – M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This Horstmann Staff & Field is in near-mint condition with much original gold wash, a bright blade and brown finished scabbard. The blade has some light spotting, but very frosty. The hilt is tight with 100% original grip and wire. $2900.00

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    U806. AMES M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This Ames M1850 Foot Officers sword is in near-mint condition with 98% original gold was on the guard, pommel cap and scabbard mounts. The original sharkskin grip and wire is 100% complete and tight. The original buff-leather blade washer holds the mint blade tight. The etching is very strong and great original frosting. The American eagle and the script US are crisp. The scabbard is in great condition with no breaks and one crazing blemish on the reserve side. Simply a fine example from a highly desired maker. $2000.00

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    U636. SAUERBIER M1850 MOUNTED OFFICER’S SWORD:  Sauerbier made some of the most beautiful sword during the Civil War with fancy etching and unique scabbard. This sword is a Mounted Infantry Officer’s, which is different for the Foot Officer’s sword because of the metal scabbard. This sword is 100% original and complete with its black leather grip; triple-strand wire; leather blade washer, and complete metal scabbard with fancy mounts. The blade is Sauerbier maker marked with outstanding etching. You can collect only Sauerbier sword and not find two that are identical. This is a lot of sword at this price. $1700.00

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