U.S. Model 1860 Cavalry Saber, by Ames, 35'' blade, 41'' overall, blade being 1'' wide at crossguard. 1887. This excavated Model 1860 Federal Cavalry saber & scabbard is securely mounted to a 3/4 x 11-1/4 x 44 inch wood plank. Condition The leather grip wrap and wire are very good and all original. a very small amount over time as you would expect. 0 bids. CIVIL WAR AMES M 1850 STAFF& FIELD OFFICER SWORD … 1860 Ames Cavalry Sabre Description: This Ames 1860 model is dated 1865 and was govt. Obviously we will never know. Washington This is a good example of presentation cavalry officer’s sword that was intended for active field service and saw it. Sign up ... Ames 1860 Dated Cavalry Saber W/S . (George G. Saunders) and the date “1860”. “THE FEDERALS FOUGHT LIKE DEVILS:” PRESENTATION CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER OF JAMES B. TALBOT, 1st INDIANA CAVALRY, DEFENSE OF PINE BLUFF. on the basis the earlier into the war they were, the more likely This Cavalry Saber … H.K. $265.00. ", "U.S." and "1865" The saber … Authentic Civil War Cavalry Saber M1860 Ames Sword … For modern day collectors it means that of the 5,000 sabers contracted for in 1859, 1,200 went to be the State of Virginia. We can surmise then that about half of these sabers, or 2500 were dated 1860. Model 1860 Cavalry Sword - Good example here, as they say fresh from the attic and untouched - The 35" blade is maker marked & dated with C. Roby W. Chelmsford Mass & US 1865 A.G.M, … Further pictures The 1859 Contract lasted only two years with the last sabers of the 5000 delivered on January 11, 1861. Model 1850 Foot Officers Presentation Sword. I presume that the commissioner named in said Letter will furnish up with further You will employ the usual sub-inspector on this duty and pay them in the ordinary manner and if no tender of payment be made to you by the commissioners you Will, after the inspection is completed, transmit to this office, an account of the expense incurred in the execution of this duty, including your own transportation if you have to travel in connection with this duty especially. 10 thoughts on “ Ames Enlisted Model 1860 Cavalry Saber ” George on September 16, 2017 at 9:50 pm said: I have am Ames Civil War Cavalry Saber with scabbard for sale. Perhaps it is one of the first ones made for Virginia, before the instructions reached Ames in time for the inspections to take place - we just don't know." Here is a letter sent in 1860 instructing the shipment of those sabers to VA. US Model 1850 Foot Officers Sword – Very Fine Condition . and also in virtually mint condition, but this does not mean the Don't Miss Out on News from Dixie Gun Works! Civil War Era Cavalry Saber Cut Down Trench Knife M1860 Ames Chicopee, Ma 1860. Maker scroll version marked on the ricasso one side, After small orders in 1858, Ames received an order for 5000 sabers in March of 1859. of these, 1200 went to Virginia in 1860. … & valuations. Model 1811 cavalry saber. The 88 cm blade is in The grip leather is a little In 1994, While doing family research in Halifax County, VA I attended an estate sale in the town of South Boston. These are for sale … $999.99 Many thanks! The 1859 Contract lasted only two years with the last sabers of the 5000 delivered on January 11, 1861. Grips wears a thin, double twisted brass wire that is wound around bridal leather on the wooden handle. The hilt and scabbard are set up like an 1850 staff and field sword… M1840 NCO sword: Fair: $200.00: Ames M1840 Musician sword with scabbard, dated 1864: Fine: $450.00: M1850 Foot Officer sword by Roby with matching maker marked scabbard: Very Good: $1050.00: M1850 Foot Officer sword, unmarked, with very fine blade: Fine: $750.00: M1850 Foot Officer sword … Ordnance Office SE0105 1860 Cavalry Saber with Scabbard. Civil war cavalry saber dated 1864. war and their cavalry officers / troopers is that it was considered Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Ames, block style address, 1858. Item Code: 836-39 Here is an original, Civil War Ames Model 1840 light artillery saber. VG. Condition is about fine with minor carbon spotting to … in that British Mercenaries tended to fight for the Confederate Model 1860 Cavalry Saber Scabbard. Craig, Col. of Ordnance' Believed to have been recovered in Tennessee, the saber is complete … very bad form to sharpen the edge of the blade, unlike in Europe All Rights Reserved. worn in places, the ring bindings are complete (maybe replacement). Identification $1,950.00. Even better, when I drew the saber I couldn't believe the date! March 22, 1860 Only the sword knows.. but it's fun to imagine ! $750.00. Roby 1863 Dated Musician Sword … Our Price: $99.95 Compare. Even better, when I drew the saber I couldn’t believe the date! Whenever in the area I visited antique stores, yard sales and estate sales in hopes of finding a family bible, pictures or other evidence of my ancestors who once populated the county. Early American Civil War (1861 - 1865) swords are in huge demand The brass wire is complete and still tight. made 1860 model), dated 1865, with scabbard. Whenever in the area I visited antique stores, yard sales and estate sales in hopes of finding a family bible, pictures or other evidence of my ancestors who once populated the county. reportedly had been in the previous owner's family for some time, Frist mentioned in the Ordnance Manual of 1862, most of the sabers of the Civil … It has areas of discoloration along its length but has an overall attractive bright steel appearance. The brass wire is complete and still tight. With 1200 going to Virgina it is an almost 50% chance that an 1860 dated saber went south. The pommel also is stamped "J.C.W." After small orders in 1858, Ames received an order for 5000 sabers in March of 1859. of these, 1200 went to Virginia in 1860. they are to have seen combat. These early dated examples of the Ames contract are almost impossible to find. inspector "J.C.W. which along with the grip is also firm. Ames model 1860 cavalry saber dated 1864 Here is a nice Ames civil War Model 1860 Cavalry Saber dated 1864, a classic symbol of the War This is a sword by maker Ames Sword Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts. These model 1860 Ames cavalry sabers that went South for eventual use by Jeb Stewart's cavalry would all be inspected, U.S. stamped and dated 1860. Regulation Civil War Model 1860 saber with 34 3/4" curved dual fuller blade, marked "U.S./ J.H./ 1862" on the right ricasso and the Ames scroll on the reverse. Given the age, the leather is in amazing condition with only a few spots of light wear visible. A very good example of this famous American civial This sword had spent a lot of time on the horse! Very pretty untouched Model 1860 AMES Light Cavalry saber and scabbard. Is this sword one of the 1200 shipped to VA in 1860? I presume that the commissioner named in said Letter will furnish up with further You will employ the usual sub-inspector on this duty and pay them in the ordinary manner and if no tender of payment be made to you by the commissioners you Will, after the inspection is completed, transmit to this office, an account of the expense incurred in the execution of this duty, including your own transportation if you have to travel in connection with this duty especially. With 1200 going to Virgina it is an almost 50% chance that an 1860 dated saber went south. US Model 1860 Cavalry Saber (SW1276) Price $1,250.00. Washington Exceptionally good condition US civil war cavalry sword (Ames Both ring mounts show the scalloped wear of being carried on the sword belt. Here we present an antique Civil War Ames 1860 Light Cavalry Saber, manufactured circa 1865 in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Ames 1860 Model Cavalry Sword dated 1865 (US Civil War) Sold Exceptionally good condition US civil war cavalry sword (Ames made 1860 model), dated 1865, with scabbard. Best Civil War 1860 Sword. The brass retains a deep, untouched, dark bronze patina overall. and small dents. in 1865, this 1860 model US cavalry sword is in exceptionally good This example shows use but not abuse. States. Although that raises an even more grisly possibility date marks the other. - Thillmann For modern day collectors it means that of the 5,000 sabers contracted for in 1859, 1,200 went to be the State of Virginia. However, at least one (Jim Dear collection) is known with the date only. There are no dents. These model 1860 Ames cavalry sabers that went South for eventual use by Jeb Stewart’s cavalry would all be inspected, U.S. stamped and dated 1860. © 2021 Absaroka Antique Arms. The steel blade is straight and without nicks or damage. Original leather grip & wire remain in very good condition, leather washer … leather grip has at least 80%. mercenary. This example shows use but not abuse. It has areas of discoloration along its length but has an overall attractive bright steel appearance. Blade is has a military acceptance mark crown over a Gothic W and 83. After small orders in 1858, Ames received an order for 5000 sabers in March of 1859. of these, 1200 went to Virginia in 1860. I first noticed the heavy wear to both ring mounts on the steel  scabbard. Ames is the Colt of Civil War sword makers, the Ames … States. The scabbard is a dark patina with crusted, light pitting over its length. I transmit, hereto appended, a copy of a letter from the Sec. Civil War . Perhaps it is one of the first ones made for Virginia, before the instructions reached Ames in time for the inspections to take place – we just don’t know.” – Thillmann. The scabbard is on overally very good condition with some patina The steel blade is straight and without nicks or damage. These pictures speak for themselves. Please enter your contact information and inquiry in the fields below and we will get back to you shortly regarding this item. Here is a letter sent in 1860 instructing the shipment of those sabers to VA. Army and this is a Union sword. $13.67 shipping. Of War, directing that the inspection of certain sabers which are being made by Ames & Co. for the state of Va. And in accordance with the direction therein you are hereby instructed to take the Necessary measures for making the inspection under the same rules and regulations as for Similar arms made for the U. Ames was a well known manufacturer of edged weapons during that period. H.K. Co./Chicopee''. Instead, I found this pre-war dated Ames saber laying on a table amid tools and fishing tackle. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands ... OLD AMES Model 1860 Cavalry Saber Sword, dated 1865. Ames model 1860 cavalry saber dated 1864 Here is a nice Ames civil War Model 1860 Cavalry Saber dated 1864, a classic symbol of the War This is a sword by maker Ames Sword Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts. I mention this because this blade is unsharpened Obverse ricasso bears the U.S. stamp, inspector initials G.G.S. Ames is the Colt of Civil War sword makers, the Ames … What is interesting about the civil ... Rhode Island Manufactured Cavalry Saber' Made: 1865 / Forestdale,RI Maker: Mansfield & Lamb Model: 1860 Condition: Fine+ Qty: Item On Hold. The 1860 was a lighter and nimbler successor to the 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber. Ending Thursday at 11:36AM PST 1d 8h. Brass hilt with 2-branch guard, … Model 1860 Cavalry Sword - The 35" blade maker marked with Made by Ames Chicopee Mass, dated US JF 1865. condition. Quickview. 1860, one of the first of the Ames contract light sabers. Get the best deals on Ames Sword when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. I first noticed the heavy wear to both ring mounts on the steel  scabbard. available upon request. exceptionally good, almost mint condition and it firm in the hilt, inspected by "GWC". Obviously we will never know. CIVIL WAR SWORDS FOR SALE - Confederate and Union Swords and Sabers ... AMES MODEL 1860 CAVALRY OFFICERS SABRE. Obverse ricasso bears the U.S. stamp, inspector initials G.G.S. This sword had spent a lot of time on the horse! $750.00. U.S. Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber, marked ''US/J.F./1865''; reverse marked ''Made by/Ames Mfg. The newly enlightening information is that Secretary of War John B. Floyd, a Virginian, was able to send 1,200 Ames model 1860 sabers, with the ricasso dated 1860, to the state arsenal for eventual use by Virginia cavalry regiments when just a few months later the Civil War began. Presentable sword with pitting and worn markings leather grips mostly missing or gone. .The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the … where everything went. Both ring mounts show the scalloped wear of being carried on the sword belt. $50.00 shipping. raising the prospect it was brought back to the UK by an English Sir: Is this Model 1860 Cavalry Saber a fake or a heavily cleaned original saber? Alternatively, feel free to give us a call at (406)640-2232. The scabbard's shoe / drag has the remains Our Price: $55.00 Compare. Civil War Era Model 1860 Sandk Heavy Cavalry Dragoon Saber Sword W/scabbard. This sword was purchased in England and Is this sword one of the 1200 shipped to VA in 1860? This saber was purchased many years ago from a Pennsylvania estate sale not too many miles from Gettysburg. The primary manufacture was the Ames Sword … Lot #ameso. Here is a letter sent in 1860 instructing the shipment of those sabers to VA. I believe, based on where it was found in southwest VA and it’s condition of use, that it is likely that it saw service with the Army of North Virginia’s Cavalry Corp, led by Jeb Stuart. Address is worn but clear and legible. Instead, I found this pre-war dated Ames saber laying on a table amid tools and fishing tackle. This is an Ames "replica" it is only a fake because someone is trying to sell it as an original. Right side marked ''U.S./G.W.C./l864''. SE0501 1860 Light Cavalry Saber Blade. Due to the date of the letter by the Ordnance Department to the New York Arsenal in March of 1860 and again in August, the sabers would have been in manufacture during the March to September time frame, therefore, the blades were dated 1860. of a now indistinguishable inspection mark. Buy right now. Hours of 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM EST or 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PST, (406) 640-2232 mark@absarokaantiquearms.com. In 1994, While doing family research in Halifax County, VA I attended an estate sale in the town of South Boston. I transmit, hereto appended, a copy of a letter from the Sec. Ordnance Office $225.00. Due to the date of the letter by the Ordnance Department to the New York Arsenal in March of 1860 and again in August, the sabers would have been in manufacture during the March to September time frame, therefore, the blades were dated 1860. sword never saw action. Made by the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee Massachusetts in 1865, this 1860 model US cavalry sword … Authentic Civil War Cavalry Saber M1860 Ames Sword Chicopee. Address is worn but clear and legible. Ricasso is marked Ames … Marked on the reverse ricasso of the blade is the three-line maker’s address in block style letters that reads “AMES MFG CO / CHICOPEE / MASS”. 12 Jun 2017, 10:00 PDT ... 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