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Ames M1840 Heavy Calvary Saber,

36" blade, ricasso marked Ames Mfg. Co. and dated 1850. Reverse marked U.S. A.D.K. Leather and brass wire wrapped handle with brass knuckle bow and pommel. MS marked on the knuckle bow and the tip of the drag. MS stands for "Massachusetts Militia" as sometimes seen on the Colt Dragoons. Metal scabbard with military subinspector's initials on the drag.

Provenance:Ex. Robert R. Routhier

Condition:Blade has been lightly cleaned with some staining. Markings are very sharp and legible. Brass is nicely aged with a mustard look. Metal scabbard has been lightly cleaned with some staining.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,495
05/02/2008

 

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