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A Civil War James Conning Confederate staff and field officer's Model of 1850 sword with scabbard; image credit on full record.
The maker's Mobile blade mark on the James Conning Confederate staff and field officer's Model of 1850 sword; image credit on full record.
The CS hilt on the James Conning Confederate staff and field officer's Model of 1850 sword; image credit on full record.
The scabbard maker's mark on the James Conning staff and field officer's Model 1850 sword; image credit on full record.

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Sword; Conning (James), Confederate Staff & Field Officer, Model 1850, Scabbard.

A James Conning (Civil War Confederate) staff and field officer's sword, rare Model of 1850 sword. Retains most of original gilt on hilt and traces on pommel cap. Grip is very nice and the blade has a very rare straight line marking "J. Conning / Mobile". The die used to mark "Conning" appears identical to "Conning" silver stamp and has not been seen on a sword by us before.

Accompanying this sword is a partial Conning scabbard with the top mount marked "Made by / James Conning / Mobile / Ala". Mr. Osborn, in his notes, states this is not the original scabbard to this sword but indeed the scabbard is an original Conning and makes a nice companion piece.

James Conning staffs are very rare, especially marked and especially in such nice condition and with so much original gilt....[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9737787
Category:  firearms & edged weapons    Origin:  Alabama
Type:  swords    Year:  1861 - 1865

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