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1) Fine Model 1832 Ames U.S. short sword dated 1843 in orig scabbard with accompanying Civil War sword belt with eagle buckle with 3-pc silver wreath. 2) Model 1873 Winchester musket saber bayonet in orig scabbard with frog. 3) Unique, possibly Confederate made Bowie bayonet similar in blade style, if not same manufacturer, as Bowie bayonets thought to made by Cook & Bros. of New Orleans for sporting rifles. This could be the same, but these are unique in that they fit over the muzzle of the gun such that guns could no longer be fired once attached. There are only a handful of these examples known. Norm Flayderman in his text The Bowie Knife on pg. 216 shows two identical examples with same scabbards. There is a large “8” found on one quillon on either side which would have probably matched bayonet stud. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: 1) Very good to fine. 19″ blade retains much of its orig polish. Good markings including inspector’s though eagle proof on blade is partially polished out. Scabbard is sound & solid with several scuffs & cracks. Drag is dented. Accompanying belt not attached to frog and is very good overall, being sound & supple with buff dyed brown. Belt plate & keeper are matching and unnumbered. 2) Very good to fine. 20″ blade is gray/bright with scattered areas of staining and European proofs on ricasso. Scabbard is sound & solid, small dings in brass drag. Frog is supple with crazing & wear around hole for stud. 3) Good to very good. 9-1/4″ clip point blade shows old sharpening & grinder marks. Blade overall is gray with staining & pitting. Brass grip has tool marks & dents and is a bit out of round and bent where it may not fit on rifle. Scabbard is crazed, missing frog button, has 3″ cut in leather on top near drag. Frog appears original, is fair to good though missing one belt loop. 49059-224 JS (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1161

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Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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