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    This I have taken from an article by Matt Easton....

    This I have taken from an article by Matt Easton. He has some very good information on his website.
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    Yes a 36 calibre blackpowder 1851 Colt Navy...

    Yes a 36 calibre blackpowder 1851 Colt Navy revolver does not deliver much stopping power. A thick overcoat with a cartridge belt could stop a 36 cal ball. Many recorded instances of shot being...
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    I have an 1860 Colt 44 and percussion caps can...

    I have an 1860 Colt 44 and percussion caps can fail or fall off. Caps also can jam the cylinder from rotating as can buildup of powder residue. Reloading is relatively slow, the Remington 1858...
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    When your pistol fails you don't want your sword...

    When your pistol fails you don't want your sword to fail due to it being of poor quality.
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    The British Navy did many land actions with their...

    The British Navy did many land actions with their Marines. Their enemy was not always onboard ship.
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    Pictures were on my old computer that crashed....

    Pictures were on my old computer that crashed. The date was scratched in the blade ricasso right next to the guard. All the gold gilt was reapplied.
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    The sword looks great, the Toledo blade is always...

    The sword looks great, the Toledo blade is always desirable. I only have had two naval swords, one Wilkinson to Dalrymple Hay but I traded it. It had been refurbished by Wilkinsons and dated on the...
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    James it is a Wilkinson and I have yet to find a...

    James it is a Wilkinson and I have yet to find a mouthpiece for it which I believe would be made with German silver.
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    My Wilkinsons Coldstream Guard 1854p sword dating...

    My Wilkinsons Coldstream Guard 1854p sword dating to 1855 has the same Toledo blade and this was most likely due to the Crimean War where Russian overcoats were difficult to penetrate with the...
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    Those last photos do show an excellent blade. I...

    Those last photos do show an excellent blade. I agree it would be worthwhile repairing the folding guard.
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    James this is the first Toledo bladed naval sword...

    James this is the first Toledo bladed naval sword I've seen, very nice! The patent hilt just adds to its rarity.
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