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Swords Used by Various Branches of Service
Edged Weapons
Beautiful Original 1864 Dated Musician's Sword by Ames of Chicopee, Mass.
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This is a nice original musician's pattern sword from the Civil War. On the base of the front of the blade is the date of "1864" as well as the "US" mark and the inspector initials of "C.S.L.". These are the initials of Chester S. Leonard, who approved the sword for military use by the Ordnance Department. There was no other reason one of these swords would have been made in 1864 except to go straight to the Civil War. The correct inspector initials of "J.H." are still present on the bow portion of the guard for Joseph Hannis. On the back of the blade is the scroll style maker's mark of the famous "AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE, MASS". Ames was the premiere maker of edged weapons for the Union army during the Civil War. The blade has a fine looking untouched color with a pretty look. The guard, grip and pommel cap are present with an attractive copper tone to the brass. The sword is missing the scabbard as is so often the case. This is your chance at a great looking Civil War musician's sword with a Civil War production date.

Item #: B882
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Your Price:$350.00 USD
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