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Thread: US 1860 Cutlass, Markings, some Unknown and Odd Serial Number

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    US 1860 Cutlass, Markings, some Unknown and Odd Serial Number

    Collecting US edged weapons is not my usual but I could not resist this one with a brass hilt, the price helped too!
    Researching these cutlasses I could not find the "GG" and "P" marking.
    The ricasso is marked with an anchor, P, GG, USN, DK, 1864. On reverse is the Ames Chicopee Mass stamp but it is feint as many tend to be.
    The serial numbers typically have a letter number combination over a number but this one only has number 14.
    Any and all help is appreciated.
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    Nice Cutlass. "P GG" means it was inspected by Gert Gansevoort at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I cannot remember if it was during or after the US Civil War. I suspect that all the cutlasses that were turned in after the war were inspected by someone, before reissue.

    Dale

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    Seems a couple posts have disappeared here. Earlier I could not access SFI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Mathieson View Post
    Seems a couple posts have disappeared here. Earlier I could not access SFI.
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