CIVIL WAR Dated Antique US MANSFIELD & LAMB Model 1860 Light CAVALRY Saber
American Civil War Cavalry Blade Dated 1865 w/SCABBARD
Here we present an antique U.S. Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber, made by Mansfield & Lamb for the American Civil War in Forest Dale, Rhode Island in 1865. Mansfield and Lamb was a textile and tool company before the Civil War. With seven contracts totaling 37,458 Model 1860 sabers issued to Federal Horsemen under the U.S. Government Ordnance Department contract of February 1862, the company made swords throughout the entire war. Unlike Ames, this company only had one style of mark, as well as making only one style of sword, the Model 1860 Cavalry Saber. 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 overall condition is good. Nice and bright blade. Solid hilt all around with tight twisted brass wire. Markings are sharp and legible. The scabbard is in very good shape. Marked “U.S./C.E.W./1865” (for sub-ordnance inspector Charles E. Wilson) is marked on the right ricasso and “MANSFIELD & LAMB/FORESTDALE R.I.” is on the left.
Overall Length is 41 inches.
Blade Length is 34-3/4 inches.
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Overall condition as seen in photos.
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