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  1. For Sale: British 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer's sword

    This is one of the nicest blades of this type that I've ever seen. It's the early 1822 pattern pipe-back quill point blade in excellent condition. The sword is made by Reeves of Birmingham and it...
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    Thanks all but another guy nailed it (I think). ...

    Thanks all but another guy nailed it (I think). It is indeed the DC stamp but it was double struck! Given the fading and age, it was hard to make out, as you see in the pics. When a tracing was...
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    It's not a DC stamp. I've seen lots of them and...

    It's not a DC stamp. I've seen lots of them and this isn't it. It could be an EE or a 33, I'm just not sure. If you look at the pic, poor as it is, there's almost a double lozenge.
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    Snider Enfields and U.S. service

    Good day all. I've picked up an early Snider Enfield conversion that has me a little puzzled. It has no unit or Canadian markings but it has what appears to be a U.S. style inspector's stamp in the...
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    I've been looking at other examples of EIC blades...

    I've been looking at other examples of EIC blades and I'm pretty certain, now that I was on the right research track, that this is indeed one of those. Any idea about rarity and/or value? I'm not...
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    I've had to do a lot of work to correct the guard...

    I've had to do a lot of work to correct the guard damage, but I'm near to done. My arthritis tells me I've pushed the envelope a little too hard. Here's what the guard looks like now. Though far...
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    I met an extremely knowledgable gentleman at the...

    I met an extremely knowledgable gentleman at the last local militaria show. It was he who pointed me in the right direction and a search for East India Company sword showed almost exactly my sword,...
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    Well! I don't know if this makes it more...

    Well! I don't know if this makes it more valuable or not, I have some feelers out to those who know more than I, but it would seem that the sword was most likely an East India Company officer's...
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    For Sale: Pattern 1882 White Buff Leather belt

    For your consideration, a rather scarce Pat.1882 Victorian era infantry soldier's belt. As you see, it has the bayonet frog and the buckle. Of interest is the cross strap rings on the back. They...
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    According the old guy from whom I bought it, the...

    According the old guy from whom I bought it, the sword was found along with some other items in the rafters of an old barn in Oakville (On.) when it was still largely rural. To my eye, the damage...
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    In some cases, I'd agree with you but with this...

    In some cases, I'd agree with you but with this guard specifically, the issues had to be addressed. I was, and am, very conscious of the quality of the brass and I was quite pleased that it proved...
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    It is indeed a pipe back with what was referred...

    It is indeed a pipe back with what was referred to as a "quill" point. These swords are around, but uncommon and especially in this condition. The scabbard would have been black leather with brass...
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    Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer's sword

    Picked up a bit of a project sword. It's an 1822 pattern Infantry Officer's sword in very nice shape. The blade has no nicks or rust blossoms and remnants of the blue still remain. The grip has no...
  14. Thank you! I seriously doubt that I'll be able...

    Thank you! I seriously doubt that I'll be able to definitively nail down the canteen's provenance. I felt around under the cloth to see if I could feel how the spout was attached to the body and I...
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    That question would need someone much more...

    That question would need someone much more knowledgeable than I to be correctly answered. I'm not too bad when it comes to mid 19th-20th century commonwealth stuff, but I'm totally out of my depth...
  16. Update: I took it to a local gun show, not one of...

    Update: I took it to a local gun show, not one of the best, but I knew a very knowledgeable individual would be there. He was very impressed with the items I'd acquired but specifically regarding...
  17. Certainly! Given all the assistance you all have...

    Certainly! Given all the assistance you all have provided, I owe you at least that.
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    Well, some research, both on my part and...

    Well, some research, both on my part and particularly from a good friend, yielded some interesting results. The Canadian helmet is sold and very quickly. It turned out that it was worth much more...
  19. Now that is some very interesting information. ...

    Now that is some very interesting information. Thank you. I did know that some Canadians were involved in the war between the states, but I hadn't known the extent. It's very possible that I...
  20. Anything is possible. What kind of leads me away...

    Anything is possible. What kind of leads me away from the "re-enactor" idea is the patina. This thing is OLD. There are no marks or stamps of any kind, but the construction and the material just...
  21. My apologies, I misunderstood. My friend, in the...

    My apologies, I misunderstood. My friend, in the original post I noted that there is no way the strap is or was originally mated to the canteen. Not only the plating, be it chrome or nickel, but...
  22. Thank you. I don't think the book would be worth...

    Thank you. I don't think the book would be worth the money laid out for a "one time" deal on something I intend to flog at the next gun show. I'll describe it fairly and allow any prospective...
  23. Okay gentlemen, this thread is getting...

    Okay gentlemen, this thread is getting frustrating on both sides I think. Please try to understand that though I'm pretty knowledgeable on a wide range of things, civil war stuff is totally outside...
  24. [QUOTE=Flying10uk;457014]Lawrence, the chrome...

    [QUOTE=Flying10uk;457014]Lawrence, the chrome plating process is less than 100 years old, so anything that has chrome plating on it is likely to be less than 100 years old.
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    Thank you all. With your input and that of some...

    Thank you all. With your input and that of some other forums, I've come to the conclusion that it's a run-of-the-mill Chassepot bayonet. So, nothing out of the ordinary. I'll put it up on the...
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