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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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    F226. SAVAGE NAVY REVOLVER: The Savage “Navy” self-cocking revolver is one of the most uniquely recognizable and possibly most ungainly handguns of the Civil War era. The .36 caliber, 6-shot revolver had a 7” octagon barrel and a distinctive action. The gun featured a ring-shaped cocking lever inside with a heart shaped trigger guard, which is used to advance the cylinder and cock the hammer. The shooter could then fire the gun with the traditional trigger. The gun was the final version of a family of self-cocking revolvers that were built upon the “Figure-8” design of JS North. From the very beginning the revolver had been intended as a martial arm by its inventors and manufacturers, and significant effort was put forth in the years preceding the war to obtain a US military. The state of Massachusetts procured 285 of the Savage revolvers early in the conflict. Additional arms were sold to military outfitters and arms retailers like Schuyler, Hartley & Graham and William Syms & Brothers. Both of these companies sold Savage Navy revolvers to the US government during early 1862. The Savage Revolving Firearms Company secured the first US military contract, directly with the US government on October 16, 1861. This contract called for Savage to deliver 5,000 pistols between October 1861 and March 1862. Another contract was received from the government in November of 1861 to supply an additional 5,000 revolvers, between November 1861 and May of 1862. Savage completed their initial contract in a timely fashion, but had trouble delivering the guns from the second contract on the agreed to schedule. The second contract was temporarily voided by the Ordnance Department, but after negotiating with Savage, an agreement was reached where the 4,500 outstanding guns from that contract would be delivered. The deliveries under the second contract were completed by July of 1862. Of the approximately 20,000 Savage “Navy” models produced during the Civil War the US Ordnance Department took delivery of 11,384 of the guns, and the Navy took delivery of 1,126. The balance of approximately 8,500 guns were offered for civilian sale, although most those revolvers no doubt ended up seeing action during the war. The pistols saw significant field service during the war and were issued to at least 26 US cavalry regiments and were listed among the arms of some half dozen or more Confederate cavalry regiments. US volunteer cavalry regiments that were issued Savage Navy revolvers included the 6th, 10th & 13th Illinois, the 5th & 15th Kansas, 11th Kentucky, the 3rd, 4th & 7th Missouri, 7th New York 3rd Ohio, 7th Pennsylvania, 1st & 2nd Wisconsin, 1st Vermont and the Potomac Brigade. The revolvers were also issued to the 1st through 9th Missouri State Militia Cavalry. The two regiments who carried the most Savages on their ordnance rolls were the 4th Missouri State Militia Cavalry with 714 and the 2nd Wisconsin with 400. Confederate cavalry units that listed the Savage Navy among their arms were the 11th Texas, 7th Virginia, and the 34th & 35th Virginia Cavalry Battalions.

    The serial number onthis gun is 3813 which places it within the range for the first US contract. The gun has great eye appeal with faint traces of original bluing and a nice mellow patina. The action is tight and it correctly cycles. There is no visible cartouche on the grip but being an early gun, it might have worn off. The marks on the top for the gun are very strong. Shipping is included.  $1975.00

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    C307. BRITISH PATTERN 1853 ENFIELD DRAGOON SABER- MINT CONDITION: This is a very nice example of the British Pattern 1853 Enlisted Dragoon Saber, often referred to as an Enfield Cavalry Saber. This saber was the standard one used by British Enlisted cavalrymen and dragoons. Thousands were imported into the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The Confederate Government purchased some; Confederate States purchased some; and some were purchased by arms dealers and blockade runners. The most desirable of the Pattern 1853 Sabers are the ones with the mark by the English supplier to the Confederacy, S Isaac & Campbell. These sabers are simply stamped ISAAC & CO on the spine of the blade. The only marking that is more desirable is the Georgia G mark on the ricasso of the sword, as well as on the scabbard. The British utilized this pattern of saber until well after the Civil War era, and post-Civil War P-1853 sabers are often encountered on the market. While the pattern of the saber is unchanged, the post-war scabbards have shorter, rounder mounts for the hanger suspension rings, while the war time scabbards have taller, more pointed mounts for the rings. The sabers used by the British Military and their various colonial forces are typically well marked with acceptance marks and often unit marked as well. The sabers produced for export to the Confederacy were mostly unmarked (with the exceptions noted above), and never bear British military marks. Some of the sabers do bear a maker mark on the spine of the blade, like Robert Mole of Birmingham, but marked sabers are the exception, not the rule for Civil War imports. According the records maintained by Captain John M Payne of the CS Ordnance Bureau, between July 17, 1863 and January 12, 1865, 34 cases of cavalry swords/sabers were imported into the port of Wilmington, NC. This is just a small snapshot of import sabers that entered the Confederacy through a single port during 18 months of fighting, at a time when fewer and fewer blockade runners were making it to Confederate ports without being captured.

    The British Pattern 1853 Enlisted Dragoon Saber offered here is in about NEAR MINT+ overall condition. The saber is full length and retains its original scabbard. The blade retains about 100% of its original polish. The saber is entirely unmarked and is a classic example of the most often encountered variant of these potentially Confederate used sabers. This saber was discovered in Texas and most likely arrived at Galveston carried by blockade runners. The throat washer at the blade/guard juncture is compete and mint; the iron guard and mounts show a thick brown patina over all of their surfaces; and the pressed leather grip panels are in MINT. These leather grips are typically encountered in much rougher condition. The scabbard is in NEAR-MINT++ condition overall and is complete. It is the correct, Civil War era pattern, with the tall, pointed suspension ring mounts. The original throat is in place as well. The sheet iron scabbard shows an even, smooth brown patina over the entire scabbard. Overall this is one of the beat British Pattern 1853 Enlisted Dragoon Saber I have seen in a while!  $1200.00

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    U651. USS ENTERPRISE - AMES M1860 NAVAL CUTLASS SWORD: This is an Ames M1860 Naval Cutlass complete with its original scabbard. The hilt is tight with 90% original leather and no wire, which is common, and period red paint. It has rack number 9M 799 on the inside of the guard; stamped 2 over 11 on the guard’s front, and a 9 above 11 on the pommel cap. On the bow of the guard is stamped ENTERPRISE.

    The fifth USS Enterprise, a barque-rigged screw sloop, was launched 13 June 1874 at Portsmouth Navy YardKittery, MaineUS, by John W. Griffiths, a private contractor; and commissioned 16 March 1877, Commander George C. Remey in command. She was later commanded by Bowman H. McCalla around 1890, followed by Commander Albert S. Barker from 1892-1896

    Overview

    Enterprise's first duty after fitting out at Norfolk, Virginia, took her to the mouth of the Mississippi River for surveying operations. Returning to Norfolk in April 1878, she remained there only briefly, sailing 27 May for surveying duty up the Amazon and Madeira Rivers. On 1 October 1878 off the coast of ParáBrazil, Seaman Thomas Smith rescued a fellow sailor from drowning, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.[1] This surveying duty completed, she repaired at New York City, then in December 1878 joined the U.S. naval forces in European waters, calling at numerous ports in northern Europe and in the Mediterranean. She returned to the Washington Navy Yard on 9 May 1880 and was placed out of commission.

    Recommissioned on 12 January 1882, she cruised the east coast until 1 January 1883 when she sailed on a three-year hydrographic survey that took her completely around the world. During this time, she was commanded by Albert S. Barker. Her findings on this cruise added materially to the knowledge of the oceans, their currents, and their bottoms. During the journey she was a neutral witness of the Battle of Fuzhou on 23 August 1884 during the Sino-French WarEnterprise was decommissioned at New York on 21 March 1886.

    Placed back in commission on 4 October 1887, Enterprise sailed from Boston in January 1888 for two years in the waters of Europe, the Mediterranean, and the east coast of Africa, where she showed the flag and looked out for United States' interests. She returned to New York in March 1890 and was decommissioned on 20 May.

    Enterprise was again commissioned 8 July 1890, and for the next year operated principally in the Caribbean. From September 1891 until September 1892, she served as training and practice ship at the United States Naval AcademyAnnapolis, Maryland. On 17 October 1892 at Boston, she was lent to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for duty as a school ship at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In that capacity she trained cadets for some 17 years (the current MMA training ship was named USTS Enterprise' in honor of her until the name was changed to USTS Kennedy). Returned to the Navy on 4 May 1909, Enterprise was sold on 1 October 1909. The hulk was burned for salvage near Boston in 1910.

    The blade is Ames marked (faint) and dates 1862, but no inspection.The leather blade washer may be original or a period replacement, and the blade has a pleasing gray patina. The scabbard is original and fits the blade and has all original rivets and the bottom is intact with its large disk-rivet. Naval Cutlasses attributed to the USS Enterprise are extremely rare. This was discovered in an old collection in New Mexico. It has an appraised value of $3000.00 and there is one other for sale at that price. $1700.00

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    SN01. CIVIL WAR SWORD KNOT: This is a Civil War period sword knot. It is complete with no breaks. FREE SHIPPING!  $275.00

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    U797.  M1821 SNCO SWORDS – UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS VARIANT: This sword was recently discovered and is a M1821 sword which may be a private purchased United States Marine Corps SNCO variant. The hilt is the M1821 officer design compete with the original leather grip and wire, and a 30-inch by 1 1/8-inch blade maker marked Clauberg with the standing knight. The blade is etched with an eagle clutching an E Pluribus Unum ribbon and a cannon and shield on the opposite side.  What makes this sword a possible United States Marine Corps variant is the scabbard. It is 30 ½-inches long with a brass drag and frog-carry throat piece. This style scabbard was unique to the Marine Corps and not standard for the Army. $1300.00

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    U564. MODEL 1821 OFFICERS' SWORD: This is a Model 1821 sword, which would be carried by an infantry or artillery officers. It is unmarked but most likely Clauberg made. The original leather grip is 99% complete with original wire, and the blade is mint condition; frosty and deeply etched. The American eagle and U.S. are very bold!  The steel scabbard is dent free and fits tight. This is a lot of sword at this price and will make a great addition to any collection, or a great! Free shipping.  $895.00

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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. $5500.00

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    U790. HIGH-GRADE PRESENTATION SWORD: This is a Staff & Field saber presented to Colonel William H. Allen. It has a very high-grade and ornate hilt with gem stones (rubies) in the pommel cap and the quillon, and a German-Silver grip with a Damascus blade. Much of the original gold wash is present on the hilt and within the Damascus blade etching. The blade shows some sharpening, which is a good indication this sword may have been carried and saw action in the first battle of the Civil War.

    The top mount presentation reads as follows

    From the Soldiers of the

    FIRST REGIMENT OF NEW YORK VOLS.

    TO

    Colonel Wm H. Allen

    AS ATRIBUTE

    of their affection & esteem,

    In Camp before Richmond, Va

    JUNE 1862

    Colonel William H Allen had a short, butcolorful career as a military officer, which began with the 1st New York Infantry Regiment. He organized this unit and took it into the first battle of the Civil War and saw combat at Big Bethel, Virginia. However, General Butler reported that Colonel Allen, with a small detachment of his men, had, without orders, burned a wheat field of some twenty-five acres belonging to a widow, which he had safeguarded, his only excuse being that they were getting the wheat. "For this wanton destruction and waste, he had the privates punished and the colonel arrested and held for trial, as such destruction and waste of the property of our enemies even, will disgrace us." Colonel Allen was shortly thereafter court martialed on six charges and cashiered. Still this did not stop him from serving the Union and he returned to New York and mustered into Field & Staff with the New York 7th Infantry National Guard for a period of 4-months as the units Pay Master and on the rolls with the 2nd Company. In September, 1862 Colonel Allen accepted a commission into Field & Staff NY 145th Infantry; however, he did not muster-in the required number of soldiers to warrant or obtain the commission. In fact, he never received the authority to raise troops. He remained with the unit as it moved south, but charges of drunkenness caused his muster-in to be canceled. Since Colonel Allen did not received a commission and was never completely mustered-in, the charges made in November 1862 for a court martial went nowhere. Yet he still was not done serving the military. It is not known what command or unit he was with in 1863, but he did have some involvement in quelling the Draft Riot in New York City. Records document an order requesting the Seventh Regiment to meet that evening, at their drill-rooms, at eight o'clock, to consult on the measures necessary to be taken in the present unexpected crisis, and another to the late two-years' volunteers then in the city, to report at the same hour in Grand Street, to Colonel William H. Allen, for temporary duty.

     

    Here is a very unique high-grade presentationsword with gem stones and history just as valuable. The large Burmese ruby alone has a value that exceeds $7000.00.  $12,500.00

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    U719. NEW HAMSHIRE GROUPING BELONGING TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL HAWKES FEARING., JR:  This unique Civil War grouping is identified to Lieutenant Colonel Hawkes Fearing., Jr. 8th New Hampshire. It includes a high-quality presentation grade Clauberg saber, and a wooded shield plaque with items belonging to Colonel Fearing., Jr. The Clauberg saber is in near-mint condition retaining much original gold wash, a German Silver grip with all original wire, and a bright frosty blade. The scabbard retains all original mounts and has a deep dark brown patina. From top to bottom, the plaque has a GAR 1891 dated New Hampshire medal; a set of field spurs compete with original leather straps; an 8th New Hampshire officers cap badge with a cavalry button; left & right Civil War colonel shoulder boards; a gold colored cross and chain; an officers belt buckle and a piece of and officers sword hanger. On the back side of the plaque there are several period newspaper articles on Colonel Fearing. On the reverse side of each shoulder board there is a period piece of paper with Fearing’s name. This grouping was in a collection in the Boston area and is believed to have belonged to the descendants of Colonel Fearing.

    Lieutenant Colonel Hawkes Fearing., Jr. Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the three-month enlistment 4th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861 and served until its muster out on July 22, 1861. He was then given command of the newly-raised 8th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, being commissioned its Colonel and commander on September 25, 1861. The regiment participated in operations in Louisiana as part of the XIX Army Corps, with Colonel Fearing directing it in a number of engagements (he received a leg wound at Fort Bisland, Louisiana on April 13, 1863 He then commanded the XIX Corps's 2nd Brigade of the 3rd Division from May to August, 1863. In December 1863 the 8th New Hampshire were assigned horses and were re-designated as the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry. Colonel Fearing continued to lead the regiment in its new duties until January 17, 1865, when his enlistment expired, and he was honorably mustered out. After the end of the conflict he served in the Massachusetts State Legislature, and passed away in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1908 at the age of 81.

    This is a great grouping identified to the commanding officers of a New Hampshire Civil War Infantry/Cavalry unit complete with a binder full of historical information. $7750.00

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    U747.  SAUERBIER M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD:  This M1850 Foot Officers sword made by Sauerbier from New Jersey and though it is unmarked, it has the distinct features associated with Sauerbier: the screw attaching the guard to the pommel cap; the unstopped fuller; the pommel cap nut, the etching style and the scabbard mounts.  The guard is the design with the small US in the center and it is tight with no movement. The pommel cap has additional chase-work; the leather grip has a little wear, but 100% triple-strand wire. The leather blade washer holds the blade tight. Also, it is frosty with outstanding etching to include Lady Justice holding a scale above her head and a large US on one side and military motif to with cross cannons, which could indicate the sword was for an artillery officer. The leather scabbard is compete with all original mounts and screws, which have nice patina, and shows what I believe is period work near the drag. $1275.00

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    U800. SAUERBIER M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a unmarked Sauerbier made Model 1850 Staff & Field Sword with the hilt design void of the US in the guard.  The hilt is tight with generous amount of original gold-wash, a highly chased pommel cap, 100% original shark-skin grip and original wire. The red felt blade washer hold the frosted blade tight. You can see the unique Sauerbier style blade, which is bright and frosty with a little salt & pepper staining. The original leather scabbard is strong with plain mounts with fancy ring mounts.  $1395.00

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    U494. CLAUBERG CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABER with GERMAN SILVER HILT & SCABBARD: This is a high-grade/presentation quality sword, which shows evidence of being carried into battle.  It is a Clauberg product and shows the quality for which they are known.  The brass has taken on a deep rich reddish-brown patina. The German silver grip is 100% original. The guard is missing its two branched, which were either sheared off by being struck by some type of ordinance or a fall by the rider. The original blade washer holds the 35 1/2-inch blade tight. The blade has an even gray patina, which enhances the blades superb etching. The German silver scabbard retains its original wood liners which keeps the blade from rattling.  All the mounts are complete with original screws and have beautiful chase work! The scabbard alone is worth $1500.00 by itself. $1900.00

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