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  1. #1
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    Default 1862 AMES SWORD

    I HAVE A 1862 AMES SWORD MARKED AMES MFGC CHICOPEE MASS ON ONE SIDE OF BLADE AND U.S ADK 1862 ON OTHER SIDE.
    SCABBARD IS ALSO MARKED ADK . HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCH AND UNDERSTAND THESE MARKINGS , HOWEVER , THERE IS A
    NUMBER 13696 MARKED ON THE KNUCKLE BOW. WHAT DOES THE NUMBER MEAN ? I HAVE NOT COME ACROSS ANY INFO ON THIS
    NUMBER MARKING . THE SWORD AND SCABBARD ARE IN WONDERFUL CONDITION . HAVE HAD THIS FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS , I
    PURCHASED AT A GUN AND MILITARY COLLECTOR SHOW . HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP ANSWER MY QUESTION REGARDING THE
    NUMBER.

    THANKS, TOM

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    Default #

    I think the number is the serial #
    Raymond

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    Default Re: 1862 AMES SWORD

    Raymond's probably right on this one.
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    Default Re: 1862 AMES SWORD

    Hi Tom
    This may well be some sort of serial. I'm a bit puzzled by it and am going to do a little research on it as I'd like to know as well what the number means. I have an Ames 1840 (Wristbreaker) in my collection with numbers and letters stamped all over the the pommel, hilt and blade but none that look like a serial #.
    I have read reports that weapons captured or recovered by the confederate army were sometimes "Re-issued" which involved stamping a new marking, perhaps (and this is just speculation) this may be one such weapon.
    If you do find out please post what you find, I'd like to know
    Thanks

    Claude
    Bayonets!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Found this old forum, was wondering if you found what the number means?

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