CIVIL WAR Dated Antique U.S. AMES Model 1860 Pattern Light CAVALRY Saber
American Civil War Cavalry Blade Dated 1864
Here we present an antique U.S. Model 1860 Pattern Light Cavalry Saber, made by the Ames Mfg. Co. for the American Civil War. The 1860 was a lighter and nimbler successor to the 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber. The M1860 went on to be used by cavalry during the Indian Wars and even in the Spanish-American War. The Ames Mfg. Company alone produced 200,000 of these swords, with other contractors fulfilling several tens of thousands each. The overall length is 40-1/2 inches with the blade measuring 34-1/2 inches. It sports a brass hilt, wire wrapped leather grip, and an iron scabbard.
The right side of the ricasso bears “U.S.”, the inspector mark “M.M.” for Sub-Ordnance Inspector M. Moulton, and the year “1864”. The left side of the ricasso bears the maker’s mark “Ames Mfg. Co/Chicopee/Mass.”
The overall condition is very good.
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Overall condition as seen in photos.
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