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trying to ID this button but reference books have me confused. McGuinn & Bazelon have mention of button b/m's that are close but no cigar. button is 7/8" 23 mm Dia.

 

marks are (star) SCOVILL MFG. (not sure of the F has ' or just a mistake with strike) CO. divider looks like star WATERBURY. star divider

 

see attached

 

any help will be greatly appreciated!

 

David

 

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Without the circle of dots below the writing I believe this to be Indian Wars period or later reproduction and not Civil War.

 

See reference photo below.

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Without the circle of dots below the writing I believe this to be Indian Wars period or later reproduction and not Civil War.

 

See reference photo below.

I was thinking the same thing based on what appears to be a post-Civil War Scovill bm. But both Tice's Uniform Button book and Dan Binder's notes on Albert's book states that all Rifleman's buttons are Civil War period or earlier.

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Except reproductions. On the front of the button the R is stamped very lightly and not sharp and crisp like a real Civil War button would be expected to have.

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thanks all the help. I would rule out repo as this came from very high rep auction house Cowen's in a lot of very good buttons from a long time collector. all have proven authentic.

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