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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 and yet inexpensive. One pair free with a sword purchase, or for sale. $27.00


    U728.  SAUERBIER RISING PHOENIX STAFF & FIELD OFFICER SWORD: This is a very rare hilt for a staff & field officers sword, and a design only used by Sauerbier and Emerson & Silver of New Jersey. Of the few known examples, it is common to find features unique to either maker, leading many to think the design was a joint venture. The etching style is light and most likely done by Emerson & Silver for Sauerbier. The rising phoenix hilt has the black leather grip and triple stand. The blade is lightly etched, Sauerbier marked, and has several areas of dark spotting, but major pitting. The skull & cross bone style scabbard is in great shape with all original mounts.  $2850.00


    U737.  SAUERBIER M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This M1850 Foot Officers sword is a product of Sauerbier from New Jersey, and is marked as such on the blade. The hilt has a US in the basket; the grip is black leather with triple-strand wire; the pommel-cap has a distinct Sauerbier shape with a screw attachment with the guard. Finally, the blade has the large block US and an unstopped fuller. The steel scabbard has a deep brown finish with all original mounts. $1900.00  


    C220. CONFEDERATE IMPORTED P-1859 CUTLASS BAYONET, NUMBER 213: This is an extremely scarce example of a Confederate imported British P-1859 Naval Rifle Cutlass Bayonet, for use on the Pattern 1858 “Enfield” Naval Rifle. These rifles had thicker barrels than the standard Pattern 1856 rifle and were rifled with 5 grooves instead of the normal 3 grooves. The British military wanted to create a dual-purpose bayonet for the rifle (much like Admiral Dahlgren did with his Bowie Knife/Bayonet for the US M-1861 Naval Rifle), and settled on a combination naval cutlass & bayonet as the most practical design.

    Just under 10,000 Enfield “Short Rifles” of all patterns were purchased by theConfederacy in 1861 and early 1862. These guns were marked with the JS-Anchormark and had engraved inventory numbers on the butt plates of the brass mounted guns and stamped numbers in the belly of the stock of the iron mounted guns. During the summer of 1861, Commander James D Bulloch of the Confederate Navy placed a separate order for 1,000 Pattern 1858 Naval Rifles, complete with Cutlass Bayonets. These short rifles with their cutlass bayonets were noted to have arrived in the Confederate port city of Savannah, GA on November 14, 1861, aboard the blockade runner Fingal (some sources note the arrival as 17th, but Bullock himself notes the 14th). Researchers believe that these Confederate purchased Naval Rifles and their accompanying bayonets were numbered in their own series from 1-1000. To date a total of 19 examples of Confederate marked and numbered P-1858 Naval Rifles are known, along with a total of around 35 Confederate numbered cutlass bayonets. The highest known number for either the rifles or bayonets is 999, which is found on a cutlass bayonet. This provides relatively concrete proof that only 1,000 of the numbered naval rifles and bayonets were purchased and imported into the Confederacy, making them incredibly scarce today. All known examples of the Confederate purchased cutlass bayonets have blades that are either unmarked, or marked with Solingen maker names or logos.

    This Naval Cutlass Bayonet is in GOOD+ condition. All of the metal surfaces have a rich brown patina. The blade also has a deep brown patina with surface oxidation towards the last 8 inches of the blade, but no nicks to the cutting edge. The blade is unmarked. The metal basket guard shows no dents or dings with little wear to the pressed leather grip, but some shrinkage. The left pommel cap of the bayonet is clearly engraved with the Confederate inventory number 213. The original locking latch, spring and stud are present on the pommel cap of the bayonet and still function correctly.

    Over all this is a good+, solid example of one of the scarcest of all Confederateimported British bayonets. The bayonet is 100% complete, correct and original.It is one of only 35+ Confederate numbered P-1859 Cutlass Bayonets known to have survived the 150 years since their original arrival in the Confederacy. While CS imported and numbered bayonets do appear for sale on the market from time to time, these cutlass bayonets are a true rarity. While this is hardly a minty example, it is a wonderful original Confederate cutlass. It is a must have for any Confederate naval collector, any collector of CS edged weapons, or any collector of CS purchased, inventory numbered rifles and muskets. $1800.00


    U736. IDENTIFIED - 176TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER MILITIA M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This Model 1850 Foot Officer Sword is identified to Lieutenant Phillip W. Flores of the 176th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia. The complete grouping was discovered in an estate in Reading, PA.  Phillip W. Flores was born August 9, 1832 in Dillingersville, PA and died February 24, 1908. He enlisted in the 176th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia in October of 1862 and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company K on December 6, 1862. He was honorably discharged August 18, 1863 as a 1st Lieutenant. After his service, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service and also spent much time studying and writing about local history. He had an active part in the formation of the Lehigh County Historical Society. The sword is complete with its original leather scabbard and all mounts; however, the drag is loose because it’s missing a screw. The sword is marked "Iron Proof" and the number 88 on the spine and has frosty etching and no rust. The scabbard drag is also marked number "88”. Sword is in excellent condition and very tight. When discovered, it was found with a nicely framed original lithograph Honorable Discharge for Phillip W. Flores. It was dated 1883 at bottom right and is a piece of art by itself.  It is in an old frame which measures 35" x 29." Also, there is a tin-type (Sixth Plate: 2.75 x 3.25 inches (7 x 8 cm) image and a framed image presumed to be Phillip W. Flores. Included is an original marriage certificate for Emma Flores: Certificate is dated 1898. I would presume this is a daughter or granddaughter. Note that Emma Flores was from Dillingersville, PA., which is where Phillip Flores was born and died. The 176th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia militia regiment, composed of seven companies from Lehigh county and three from Monroe, was mustered in at Philadelphia in Nov., 1862, for nine months, and left for Suffolk, Va., the same month. It joined the force which moved under Gen. Foster, from New Berne to Charleston and was employed in guard, picket and other duties in this vicinity during its entire term of service. At Harrisburg Aug. 18, 1863, it was mustered out.

    The grouping includes the sword, the framed discharge document, the tin-type, framed image, and the daughters marriage certificate, which helps tie the entire group together. Shipping will require addition packing at $100.00 and is figured into the price. If you are able to pick it up in Phoenix, I will deduct the $100.00 from the price. $2200.00



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