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#243945 04/28/2011 01:04 AM
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I picked up this sword today at a garage sale.It did not cost much and I decided to roll the dice on it.I liked it because it was in such bad shape and did not have a mark of anykind on it.Is it confederate or just a reproduction in bad shape.Hilt is cast brass with all kinds of flaws.Throat is brass scabbard ring mounts are brass has been painted black and gold.Scabbard is steel.Thanks for all answers [email protected]

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zorro #243946 04/28/2011 01:09 AM
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Complete hilt

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Can you post pics of the scabbrd on both sides?
Thanks!
Bob

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Scabbard,I have been told this sword is a reproduction ? Thanks for the info to all.

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From the pictures it appears to be a "Dog River" confederate sword.
Best Wishes,
Bob

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Can you tell about the Dog River sounds interesting.

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Short answer.

As I understand.

"Dog river sword" is applied to period swords which have the characteristics of Confederate swords but are unmarked, makers unknown.

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Question . does the brass seem to have an odd mix of colors. looks like the brass had other metals added & not mixed well??
many (not all) south swords have this look ; sort of a mix color of brass / copper. looks like it could be an original south sword. jeff

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Originally Posted By: jeff
Question . does the brass seem to have an odd mix of colors. looks like the brass had other metals added & not mixed well??
many (not all) south swords have this look ; sort of a mix color of brass / copper. looks like it could be an original south sword. jeff
Jeff All of the fittings have been post war painted gold,the scabbard black.( I think it was post war)It will remain as found.I have been told that this was sometimes done too hang it in a G.A.R hall.Thanks for the info.

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yes very possible. I'm not by any stretch of the imagination an expert. My sword was repainted totally in gold . big pain in the butt to remove but, I got it done. plus I've had several cannon balls also painted gold. jeff


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