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    Guy I found Shaw family crests with...

    Guy I found Shaw family crests with griffins/eagle on the shield with a quick google. http://www.irishsurnames.com/cgi-bin/gallery.pl?name=shaw&capname=Shaw&letter=s
    I don't see any opposing marks...
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    James your efforts resulted in a very presentable...

    James your efforts resulted in a very presentable sword!
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    I had a Blucher that was massive and heavy and...

    I had a Blucher that was massive and heavy and was dated 1831. Also had an early one that was much lighter and unmarked
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    Charlie can you post a link to your post? I do...

    Charlie can you post a link to your post? I do not find the search on this forum the best.
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    Charlie that sword is worthy of its own post. I'm...

    Charlie that sword is worthy of its own post. I'm sure many would like to see all of this sword.
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    Looks like Weyersberg which fits a German hunting...

    Looks like Weyersberg which fits a German hunting sword
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    Not too many and you only have one Col for a...

    Not too many and you only have one Col for a regiment. Most likely at strength so the regiment would not grow. Find any regimental photos of officers?
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    Can't be that many officers being Maj and above....

    Can't be that many officers being Maj and above. Many had long military careers.
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    Most I've seen tend to date mid 1880's. Possibly...

    Most I've seen tend to date mid 1880's. Possibly they became popular at that time? Having more hand protection at a time small wars were happening may have something to do with it?
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    Looking good. Somewhat difficult to decide how...

    Looking good. Somewhat difficult to decide how far to go with worn etching because some will come out well like this one and others it makes the etching difficult to see.
    On very worn etching to...
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    As far as I'm aware the German LC sword is the...

    As far as I'm aware the German LC sword is the 1811 Blucher. The British LC sword is the 1796 pattern. I find earlier German 1811's unmarked though I've seen 1831 as the earliest i've seen that is...
  12. If the black paint was removed with modern paint...

    If the black paint was removed with modern paint stripper then the paint is modern. I have found original black paints untouched by modern strippers. Brass hilts are not painted unless someone...
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    Here is the firearm (expired listing)...

    Here is the firearm (expired listing) https://www.ima-usa.com/products/original-british-lovells-pattern-of-1842-percussion-musket-by-enfield-dated-1845?variant=31458360524869
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    It's the British 1842p bayonet. Used in India...

    It's the British 1842p bayonet. Used in India I've owned one with an N over 4 which is a EIC dating system. Musket uses the Lovell bayonet catch.
    Edited to correct that inspectors marks can be used...
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    I agree condition not as important as the...

    I agree condition not as important as the provenance. Taking a gamble has paid off for me more than a few times. If the scabbard is incorrect for the blade then you have a good scabbard for the next...
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    James that is a great find. I have a Blackwatch...

    James that is a great find. I have a Blackwatch (5th Royal Scots Canada) sword with the regulation claymore blade circ 1885.
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    The hilt of the 1769/75 is almost identical to the 1796 HC sword.
    http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?119546-Austrian-pallasch-p-1769-1775-versus-British-HC-p-1796
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    The hilt is also used on British Indian cavalry...

    The hilt is also used on British Indian cavalry swords. Robsons only lists a handful of Scottish regiments to use the broadsword blade but no mention of other regiments and other blades. Of course...
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    Appears to be a good modern copy. Really need...

    Appears to be a good modern copy. Really need closeup photos. Would be really rare to find an original in such pristine condition.
  20. Matt I tend to view American swords differently...

    Matt I tend to view American swords differently since until the 1st quarter of the 1800's they didn't have the capability to produce sword blade steel (my dating may be off somewhat), at least not...
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    It looks French or possibly Belgian. I can't...

    It looks French or possibly Belgian. I can't recall seeing one like this though.
    https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-belgian-civic-guard-of-mons-sword-and-184-c-9f62f06062
  22. This may be just conjecture, Woolley & Co made...

    This may be just conjecture, Woolley & Co made 1788p cavalry swords with a pommel plate that formed a downward point. It is interesting that Woolley and Deakin merged and i've owned 1821p swords...
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    Two Mole swords, one an infantry officers 1895p...

    Two Mole swords, one an infantry officers 1895p of Maj. General Sir Edward Richie Coryton Graham. Secondly is a engineers sergeants sword dated 16 March 1872 and does not have a proof disc.
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    The fact that manufacturers used very similar...

    The fact that manufacturers used very similar markings of well known names to boost sales can be a reason there are similar proof discs. I have not seen an identical Mole sunray pattern on any sword...
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    I have one Mole 1897p with the star burst proved...

    I have one Mole 1897p with the star burst proved disc. I have an earlier sergeants engineers sword by Mole without a proved disc and etched series of straight lines forming a star shape.
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