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US Model 1840 Saber by Ames, Dated 1858

A very nice Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee Mass. US Model of 1840 Cavalry Saber and scabbard with the scarce date of 1858. The ricasso is stamped US over JH over 1858. Ames only produced 500 1840 Sabers that year. This one is in very good condition, having deep, clear stamps, a very nice grip with full wire wrap, and a very nice scabbard with JH stamped on the drag. This was one of the very last of the famous Ames “Wristbreaker” saber. Dimensions: The blade is 36.25 inches long, and the sword in the scabbard is 43.5 inches long overall. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

 

 

Condition:

Very good condition overall. The grip is about excellent, with a few tiny flakes missing from the surface of the leather grip, and perfect wire. The hilt is excellent. The blade is very good, with minor rust stains, but no pitting at all. The scabbard has a mottled finish, but has no dents, and is very good overall. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please note we do not accept credit cards.  

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$998
01/14/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.