AMES MFG.CO. and C.ROBY A PAIR of SWORDS
Guns International #: 100469718 Seller's Inventory #: 226 & 227
Category: Edged Weapons Pre 1900 - Collectibles - Civil War
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Member Since: 6/14/13
First Name: warren
Last Name: ralph
Country: United States
Phone: (619) 291-1707
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Seller: Private Seller
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A nice pair of U.S. Military Model 1840 Swords. These are called Musicians' swords as they were issued during the Civil War to the musicians who accompanied the troops so they could defend themselves if necessary. Both blades are 28" long with an overall sword length of 34 1/2" for each sword. The Ames sword is marked: "U.S.", "C.S.L." on the blade and "J.H." on the hand guard, and "1864". Overall condition is very good. Some staining and pitting on the blade. The brass handguard has a wire wrapped grip and a nice old patina. The blade is straight (no curves) and was blued.
The C.Roby sword blade is marked "U.S."," 1863," "F.S.S.". The blade was blued, shows some stains .. The grip is similar to the grip on the Ames sword. There are no scabbards for either sword. The overall condition is very good. They could probably be polished and made bright and shiney but some collectors say that reduces their value.
These would make a nice addition to any collection or would look great crossed on the wall of your den.
I am selling a large collection. See all under "Romsey".
Price: $475-- + shipping OBO