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Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee, Mass etched into ricasso. Blade is beautifully etched with USN anchors, eagles, halberds and flora on both sides. Leather scabbard with brass fittings ingraved J.B. Breck USN (also marked Ames) Note: Joseph Berry Breck (1828-1865) was commissioned as an Acting Ensign on February 27, 1863.From April 24, 1863 he commanded the screw steamer Niphon, taking a prominent part in the destruction of the saltworks at Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, on August 27, 1864, and on many other expeditions ashore. He received rapid promotion; to Acting Master on August 8, 1863, to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant on November 16, 1863, and to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Commander on November 25, 1864.

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Very good, several breaks to grip wire, minor corrosion near point

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$500.00

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  • 23%

AMES US NAVY MODEL 1852 SWORD WITH SCABBORD

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Nov 11, 2016
76 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
United States
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