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Sword; US Model 1850, Foot Officer's, Civil War Use, 39 inch.

A Civil War U.S. Model 1850 foot officer's sword and leather scabbard of unknown manufacturer, inscribed "Presented to/ Maj. J.C. Lane. 102 Inf. N.Y.S.V./ May 5,1862" (on the obverse top mount of the scabbard).

Lane's sword is of the standard Foot Officer's pattern. The blade is etched with a small floral scroll and "U.S." on the reverse, and an etched pattern with an eagle and riband, "Pluribus-Unum" on the obverse. The grips are of fish skin, wire wrapped, while the scabbard is of leather with wide brass mounts. They are decorated on the obverse with floral leaf patterns (both top mounts), and a Union shield motif and five-pointed star (on the drag mount). The inscription is slanted diagonally inside the blank area on the top mount, and "Iron proof" is etched on back of the blade.

Also part of this lot is a three-quarter view carte de viste of Maj. Lane, circa 1862. ...[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item A009404
Category:  firearms & edged weapons    Origin:  America
Type:  swords    Year:  1860 - 1862

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