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    Question Prussian Garde Artillerie FM 54

    Found this today, Weyersburg & Co FM 54, marked for the Prussian 3rd Garde Artillery Regt. There is an apparent date on the blade, but it is Crown/W/11, which is unusual..

    In any case the scabbard matches, which is nice...

    I do not think W&Co existed after 1883 when it became WK&C.

    An existing blade would have been proofed before assembly anyhow. So the dated 11 cypher is a certified mystery.

    Dale
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    Congratulations on a nice Prussian Artillery short sword Dale.

    Do you think this could be an instance of using a NOS older blade with older maker markings? It was inspected and accepted in 1911 but could be an older un-assembled blade don't you think?
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    George: The fellows at the German forums seem to think it was an error, and they said it is model 1865. The German did use earlier blades as you stated, but this one is Weyersberg & Co. so it was made after 1860, but before 1884, when they merged with Kirschbaum.

    In 1811, it would have been "FW" not "W", and the modern stampings are after 1860, especially the blade markings, so I agree with the Germans, factory or inspectors' error. I think there is not much chance that it was actually dated or used in 1911..or 1811...

    What do you think would account for this otherwise?? The Germans think it is OK like this.

    Dale

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    Is it marked "SOLINGEN" or "SOLHIGEN"? Hard to see on this picture

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    I read 'SOLHIGEN' too, which is a misspelling of old form 'Solhingen'... how curious...
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    How interesting, I did not notice that...
    ¡Qué misterioso!


    Dale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Martin View Post
    How interesting, I did not notice that...
    ¡Qué misterioso!


    Dale
    Beautiful non the less

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