Learning more about my M1860 Cavalry saber


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Welcome to the forums from the host of the Stonewall Jackson Forum and another blade enthusiast! Here's my example of a M.1860 made by the N.P. Ames Co. at top along with another Ames 1840 and a Confederate copy:
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From the grip its a model 1860. The 1840 was known as the "Wrist Breaker" due to its weight 2.5 lbs and had a 36 inch blade where the 1860 had a 35 inch blade. With all the pitting a makers mark on the blade will be out of the question. Are there any initials stamped in the pommel cap as the one below?
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Hello my friend, as far as i can see i can't make it out but here are a couple pictures of the pommel.

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I live in NJ so I might try to find an expert of restoring or professional antique sword specialist to see if I can have it cleaned.
Is there any suggestions about going that avenue or just leave it as is and alone?
 

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I live in NJ so I might try to find an expert of restoring or professional antique sword specialist to see if I can have it cleaned.
Is there any suggestions about going that avenue or just leave it as is and alone?
Its not worth the cost as the pitting on the blade can NOT be restored. The brass on the guard is all gouged up. About the only they could do is a new leather and wire grip and them it will really look odd and cost you $175 plus shipping both way. LEAVE IT AS FOUND
 


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