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    Civil war Sword found

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ID:	1780102I found this sword yesterday and was hoping to confirm it being a U.S cavalry .
    I found it on a rock outcrop overlooking the river on my property . it was only in the ground 2'' deep and overloaded my machine with an iron tone.
    I took these pic with my phone as soon as I figured out what it was.
    I 'm seeking advice on how to clean or preserve it.
    keep in mind it is stuck in the scabbard and soaking may not work because it can't be rinsed properly I have it setting in the area of the woodstove in an effort to remove all the moisture.
    dig those large iron signals guys , the next one may be something good..Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by ticndig; Dec 16, 2019 at 10:36 AM.

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    Incredible find. I'm sure you'll get an ID soon. Gary
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    Super stellar !

    BANNER.

    Ps... might be IMO... but ? - American Roby & Co. M1860 US Civil War Cavalry Sabre.

    PSS - KEEP DIGGING !

    IF you want an I.D.... get / post the marking info.
    Last edited by AARC; Dec 16, 2019 at 06:29 AM.
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    thanks for the replies guys and the banner vote AARC . Any advice on preservation ? I'm afraid to soak it in anything and can't rinse because its in the scabbard
    Last edited by ticndig; Dec 16, 2019 at 06:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticndig View Post
    thanks for the replies guys and the banner vote AARC . Any advice on preservation ? I'm afraid to soak it in anything and can't rinse because its in the scabbard
    Its been in the elements this long... IF it were me... I would rinse well with hose... especially down INTO scabbard... trying to remove as much sand / dirt as possible...

    Then squirt WD or PB down in it... remove sword... then rinse thoroughly and let dry in sun... scabbard upside down.
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    Wow
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Its been in the elements this long... IF it were me... I would rinse well with hose... especially down INTO scabbard... trying to remove as much sand / dirt as possible...

    Then squirt WD or PB down in it... remove sword... then rinse thoroughly and let dry in sun... scabbard upside down.
    thanks for the reply I may try that . it is very solid for it's age

    I think you nailed it after looking at the American Roby & Co. M1860 US Civil War Cavalry Sabre.
    Last edited by ticndig; Dec 16, 2019 at 06:40 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Its been in the elements this long... IF it were me... I would rinse well with hose... especially down INTO scabbard... trying to remove as much sand / dirt as possible...

    Then squirt WD or PB down in it... remove sword... then rinse thoroughly and let dry in sun... scabbard upside down.
    Gotta free that sword...

    Its in worst situation inside that scabbard... moisture is in there for sure... I know what I stated sounds extreme ... but it is what it is...

    Get sword out. Rinse and wash thoroughly... let dry in sun thoroughly... then with clean rag wipe clean... oil it.

    That will stop any further corrosion... FOR NOW.

    Someone else will pipe in on "long term" control.

    The reason I say spray DOWN IN scabbard IS...

    Try and flush out any sand particles... keep doing it until only clean water is coming out.

    This will HELP prevent any sand particles scratching blade when its being removed.

    AFTER you get sword out...

    POST PICS !
    Last edited by AARC; Dec 16, 2019 at 07:17 AM.
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    I think you're right , it needs to come out and dry if possible . I hope the blade is as solid as the scabbard .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticndig View Post
    I think you're right , it needs to come out and dry if possible . I hope the blade is as solid as the scabbard .
    I admit... I am VERY curious to see that blade as well.

    Its finds like these that "float my boat". heh
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    Daaamn what a hell of a score, what else did you find in that area?
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    Auto zone sells WD-40 by the gallon, I would submerse it in a tub of some sort for a day or 2...
    Last edited by Toecutter; Dec 16, 2019 at 07:08 AM.
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  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    Daaamn what a hell of a score, what else did you find in that area?
    also found a minie ball a flat button . I've found 13 arrowheads in the area but not on this hunt.
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    Banner for sure. Killer find! And on your property to boot!
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    thanks for the vote banner NZ49er I'll post more pics as i try to free it from the scabbard
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