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#1 bigkahunasix

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:20 PM

Found this piece last week during an appraisal. 

 

Inscription on the scabbard to Capt. H.W. Lauer of the 1st NM Volunteers formed in 1861. Doing the research on the good Captain now.

 

Take a look and let me know our thoughts. And no, I didn't pt that it needed cleaned...that was in the auctioneers notes and I've asked it be removed.

 

https://www.proxibid...sp?lid=39511071


Edited by bigkahunasix, 02 December 2017 - 10:24 PM.


#2 sundance

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:29 PM

Nice sword. European made I believe. Known as an 1850 foot officers sword. I don't believe the word "light" was used.



#3 SARGE

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:14 AM

Yes, a US Model 1850 Foot Officer sword for lower ranking officers.  It appears to be German made, possibly by Clauberg as this is his general style of blade etching. Rough condition but a very interesting New Mexico association.   



#4 bigkahunasix

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:46 PM

Lol.... That's what I get for using the ancient copy of some sword book that the customer included with the sword. Lord knows how old it was. Should have been like Reagan, "trust but verify".

#5 bigkahunasix

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:46 PM

Thank you gentlemen.

#6 sundance

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:43 PM

You have a nice piece of history there, I like the Federal shield on the pommel. I also like the "been there, done that" look - possibly  because my finances limit me to that type.



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:43 AM

Sorry, wrong post.



#8 SARGE

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:45 AM

Sorry, wrong post.

 

Don't worry, I removed it and it is now in the proper place.




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