An American Model 1840 Dragoon Heavy Cavalry Sabre. 41” overall, 35” slightly curved blade with single wide fuller, marked ‘C Roby W. Chelmsford, Mass’ & ‘U.S. 1865 A.G.M’ on the ricasso. The brass three bar hilt with domed pommel and wooden brown leather covered grip with twisted brass wire. In its original iron scabbard with two rings and large drag.
In good condition. A.G.M. inspectors mark of Alfred G. Manning
Christopher Roby scythe mill established 1853 made swords from 1861 making a total of 32,000 Cavalry troopers swords in the Civil War, factory closed in 1875. See Man at Arms Jan/Feb 1980