A lot of three Civil War period cavalry sabers -Select US Arms Type-

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Lot 3144
A lot of three Civil War period cavalry sabers
-Select US Arms Type-

Sold for US$ 936 inc. premium
A lot of three Civil War period cavalry sabers
Comprising: 1) Model 1860 cavalry saber with curved 35 inch blade with single fuller and marked U.S./G.W.C./1864 and on the opposite side Ames Mfg. Co./Chicopee/Mass.. Standard brass hilt stamped 19 and G.W.C. on pommel; black leather-wrapped grip with brass roped wire. Associated steel two-ring scabbard. 2) German imported Ames style cavalry saber with 35 inch curved steel blade with large single fuller, marked on one side with a knight's helmet stamp and the opposite with traces of company name and Solingen. Brass hilt with black leather-wrapped grip with brass roped wire. Associated steel two-ring scabbard. 3) Model 1860 cavalry saber with 35 inch curved single fuller blade; marked U.S./186-/A.G.M. and Groby/W. Chelmsford/Mass. on the opposite side. Brass hilt with black leather grip and twisted wire wrap. Associated reproduction scabbard.
Condition: 1) Good; Blade with scattered areas of dark spots and minor pitting, some markings very light, minor nicks on edge. Polished brass hilt bent slightly with dents, scratches, and marks from use. Grip good with some leather missing. Scabbard opening too large, fits too tightly; grey patina with scattered brown spots. 2) Good; blade cleaned with two inches after hilt filed; markings faint, some minor pitting. Hilt and grip very good. Scabbard too short, large dent and with a two inch crack in seam. 3) Poor; Blade edge obliterated with nicks and dents, grey pitted patina with spots of rust; some markings light; tip bent. Hilt with numerous dents and marks from use, missing one branch of guard; leather worn and flaking, wire unwrapped. Scabbard bright with large areas of surface rust, does not fit sword.
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