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|W1449...Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864.
The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the end of the war. Standard features include wooden handle with a swell covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings. Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island. Marks on ricasso, "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE RI", and "US / (inspector) / 1864", additional inspector stamping on pommel and scabbard drag. Blade length 35 inches.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 272.
Mansfield & Lamb, 1864, inspected by JM, additional inspector marks JM on pommel. The grip has leather wrap intact, wire has been correctly re-wired, , leather washer is missing, handle is tight and secure, blade appearance is pleasing with smooth grey patina, maker marks are strong, scabbard intact with smooth brown patina.