A U.S. Model 1833 foot artillery sword
Lot 5080
A U.S. Model 1833 foot artillery sword
Sold for US$ 760 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A U.S. Model 1833 foot artillery sword
Broad, straight 19 inch double edge blade with three fullers and marked on either side US/8. Gilt brass hilt of regulation pattern but without the three iron rivets, the guard marked on either side 8 US A. Gilt brass-mounted black leather scabbard, the throat stamped twice 8 and with inspection mark WAT on the drag finial for William A. Thornton, reverse of finial stamped T (or J) H.
Condition: Blade with some minor pitting. Hilt and scabbard mounts retain much gilt finish. Leather with minor surface cracking.

Footnotes

  • Note: It has been suggested that this variation is a Civil War era import by Horstmann & Sons of Philadelphia.
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