A lot of three U.S. Model 1860 staff and field officer's swords
Comprising: 1) Presentation example by The M.C. Lilley & Company, 30 1/2 inch blade with 18 inch panel etched with conventional motifs; ricasso with maker's markings, the reverse simply engraved Presented/by Co. D 5/To/Lt. M.W. Richards; gilt brass hilt of standard pattern; nickeled scabbard with gilt mounts. 2) Unusual example by Lilley & Co., 30 inch blade with 18 inch etched panel; gilt brass hilt of standard pattern except that the quillon is a bosun's whistle, white shagreen and copper wire-wrapped grip; nickeled scabbard. 3) Example by Frank S. Armstrong & Company, 30 inch blade etched with conventional motifs; ricasso marked F.S. Armstrong/Chicago/Ill; gilt brass hilt of standard pattern; nickeled scabbard with gilt mounts.
Condition: 1) Excellent. Hilt with minor wear to finish. 2) Blade with grey metal showing minor wear; hilt retains traces of gilt finish, missing the counterguard button; scabbard finish frosted and showing some bubbling. 3) Blade showing some scattered scratches and marks; hilt retains most gilt finish, missing the counterguard button; scabbard with dark patina retaining traces of finish.