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    Dave

    Nov 2007
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    civil war swords

    I went yard sailing this morning and bought 3 swords at a sale for $50. the one is'
    a US Civil War Model 1850 Horstmann Foot Officers
    Sword with Etched Blade a bit on the rusty side tho.
    one is a US calvery 1840 in super shape just a bit rough on the handle;
    and the last one I am stumped on as can not seem to find any like it. so I am asking for help here.
    maybe some one can identify it. Thank you.
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    ole_grisley

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    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....

    Jan 2011
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    From the pics the third sword looks to be a rapier but I can't say more than that. Are there any marks on the blade or handle anywhere?
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    Now in the process of posting my antique photo collection at : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/

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    Dave

    Nov 2007
    Lycomming Co Pa
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    I have not been able to find any marks and I have a guy that wants to buy them and is offering about 300 to 350 for all 3 of them.
    ole_grisley

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    Jun 2011
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    the bottom pic looks like maybe Knights of Pythias or some other organization

  5. #5
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    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....

    Jan 2011
    New Orleans
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    There's a Horstmann on ebay right now with a leather scabbard selling for 360$ with a day left to go. I think I'd hold on to them if I were you and have them checked out
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    Now in the process of posting my antique photo collection at : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/

  6. #6
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    Dave

    Nov 2007
    Lycomming Co Pa
    treasure cove
    141
    5 times
    the only one that has a scabbard is the calvery one the other 2 are a bit on the rusty side but I feel I made a real good buy on them and yes I am wondering if he is making a good offer on them. I might see a guy at the flea mkt in the morning and see what he says they are as he is into civil war stuff. thanks for all the info here.
    ole_grisley

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    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....

    Jan 2011
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    Hang on to them, the model 1840 is worth more than that offer by itself.
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    Now in the process of posting my antique photo collection at : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/

  8. #8
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    Dave

    Nov 2007
    Lycomming Co Pa
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    5 times
    thanks for the info and I am glad to know that people on here have some knowledge on it as I don;t when it comes to swords.
    ole_grisley

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    Melissa

    Aug 2005
    Oak Ridge, TN
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    Wow! Great find!!

  10. #10
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    Dave

    Nov 2007
    Lycomming Co Pa
    treasure cove
    141
    5 times
    Well I leared quite a bit the 1864 I found out is a 1870 the reason for that is they took the 1864's and nickel plated them in 1870 and befor the plating they had a steel look to them
    the odd one I never did find out but they are now in a collection localy here , the guy has well over 70 swords in his collection and is verry knolagable in swords so at least I have a good connection to find out about swords not. Thanks all for the help.
    ole_grisley

 

 

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