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Old 05-12-2019, 01:12 PM
roysclockgun roysclockgun is offline
 
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https://imgur.com/gEftEnb
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https//imgur.com/4Se6NPl

I've had these two short swords for a long time. Anyone had any idea from where they come? What era?
Thank you,
Steven
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:34 PM
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Default Artillery Swords?

They appear to be short swords of the type issued to artillery men around the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865)

These, however, appear to be of British design and make. The stamping of numbers and line outs of earlier ones appear to be various British ordnance accounting or inspection marks, as does the 6 point star on the blade.

They look very similar to the US model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword.

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Old 05-12-2019, 03:10 PM
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Thank you for that information. It will be helpful to me
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Steven
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:28 PM
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this looks very close

http://www.jcmilitaria.com/display_image.asp?ID=14178
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:18 PM
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As previously stated, these are similar to the Civil War Foot Artillery Sword but are NOT. I think they may be French ..... at least European for sure. American CW would be Ames marked....with an eagle at pommel.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:24 PM
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As previously stated, these are similar to the Civil War Foot Artillery Sword but are NOT. I think they may be French ..... at least European for sure. American CW would be Ames marked....with an eagle at pommel.
They are French artillery swords.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:23 AM
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Thanks to all who helped me find out what era etc. the swords came from. A friend from another List sent me this link, which does cinch what others have said here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mode...ry_short_sword
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:13 PM
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They are French but they could have very well been U.S. Civil War swords.
Many of these French swords were used in that war. If they are U.S. made they would bear the AMES foundry mark. If they have a capital "C" at the end of the quillions they are Confederate made and worth substantially more. These are not.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:54 AM
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Thanks to all. My not knowing what I had, has been solved.
Steven
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