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Bob H.
1860 Cavalry Saber
Thu Mar 28, 2013 09:14

I recently bought a Prov Tool 1860 Cavalry saber. It appears all correct, however there are no inspectors stamps on the pommel or on the blade. Blade is marked PROV TOOL CO on one side and US 1862 only without space for inspectors initials on the other. The blade is excellent with only a few faint discolorations to grey. Otherwise it appears to be all correct.

Were there early production or private sales not marked, not accepted???

    • Prov. Tool 1860 SaberRic, Thu Mar 28 22:45
      Providence Tool accepted government contracts for both sabers and muskets early in the war, despite being completely unprepared to manufacture them. They had problems fulfilling their contracts on... more
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