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    LOT 3300
Civil War Confederate L. Haiman & Bro. Cavalry Saber with Scabbard - These U.S. Model 1840 style sabers were produced in Columbus, GA, c. 1861-1862 by German immigrant manufacturers Louis and Elias Haiman, who were the largest manufacturers of Confederate swords early in the war and were producing up to 80 sabers a day, and delivered 3,000 sabers in 1862 alone. They also produced other military goods, including copies of Colt revolvers starting in 1862
as the “Confederate Firearms Manufacturing Company.”“16” is stamped on top of the cast guard, and the drag has a “6” or “9”; there are otherwise no visible markings. The blade has a single unstopped fuller which is typical for these sabers and measures around 36 inches in length.
CONDITION: Very good plus, well above average condition for a Confederate sword, with mostly gray patina along the fine blade along with minor edge wear, deep attractively aged patina on the brass hilt and scabbard fittings, nice leather and wire wrap on the grip, dark brown patina on the scabbard and mild oxidation/pitting, slight separation at the top of the soldered seam on the scabbard, and some scratches and dings.
Provenance: The George S. Lewis Jr. Collection.
Estimate: 4,500 - 7,000
LOT 3301
Highly Desirable Civil War Confederate Contract Mole Model 1853 Cavalry Saber with Scabbard - These British Model 1853 pattern cavalry sabers with brass guards were imported by Courtney & Tenant of Charleston, S.C., from Robert Mole & Sons of Birmingham, England, during the Civil War. The 35 1/4 inch blade has a single wide fuller extending around 70% of the blade. “MOLE” is marked on the spine near the buff leather washer at the hilt. This example does not have the Courtney & Tennant stamp. The brass hilt has a branched guard and pinned checkered grip scales.
CONDITION: Fine with an excellent bright blade showing only light patina and marks, aged patina on the hilt, moderate wear on the grip scales, brown patina and mild oxidation/pitting on the scabbard, and fairly light overall wear mainly from age and storage. The consignor states this sword is “considered among the finest, if not the finest, condition example of this type.”
Provenance: The George S. Lewis Jr. Collection.
Estimate: 7,500 - 11,000

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