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Military and Wartime3611 of 6065Captian James Lawrence 1812A French bayonet 19th
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Posted 5 years ago


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My father found this when he as a kid back on Long Island in the woods. Wish I could find items like this. I have it in the house and wonder if I should clean it or put a protectent on it. Are thre any case yo can buy for somehing like this and hang it up? Do any of you guys or girls know exacty what type of sord this is rom the Civil War?

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    M1840 NCO (non comissioned officer-- Sergeants) Sword.

    These are fairly common, but Roby is a desirable maker and the 1862 date is good.

    This originally came with a scabbord.

  2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago

    Made of leather, so many didn't survive. These are more commonly found w/o the scabbard than say a cavalry saber which has a metal scabbard.

  3. dempseycollector dempseycollector, 5 years ago
    Yeah if you look at th end of it you can see I leave it on. I'm guessing it is only part of it.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    OK-- didn't see that. It is the scabbard tip.

    Just checked my sources and Roby contracted for 12,500 of these. "F.S.S." is the US inspectors mark and stands for Frederic S. Strong.

  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Sure am glad you came up with that scott. At first glance, I was thinking musicians sword but then noticed the "butterfly" on the guard.
  6. dempseycollector dempseycollector, 5 years ago
    I was actually told it was a Musicians sword a while ago I think. I looked one up and it does look like it. What Butterfly?
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Today has been F.U. because of painting where modem is. This is the last time I'm going to type this out! Scott has it right I'm sure. The "butterfly" I refer to is the flattish overlapping ovals in the hand guard next to the blade. I had forgotten totally about there being an NCO dress sword but after his post, a cloudy memory was telling me scott was right. Just don't remember them going back that far. I have a lot of cloudy memory & friends have pointed it out to me. Of course I don't remember who they are so maybe they were strangers who don't know what they are talking about.

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