The Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway
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Winchester, Virginia, USA.
Civil War (pre 1898) weapons.

relicman.com.


Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War weapons.
Model 1860 cavalry saber, Mansfield & Lamb.

This is the "Ridgeway Reference Archive", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader.   Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author.  None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale.  This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items.  I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me.  All  items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.   Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.    This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

All weapons listed on this webpage are strictly manufactured before 1898, and are considered unsafe for actual use.  These are antique collectible weapons of the Civil War (most are pre 1865, unless I state otherwise) and actual firing of these weapons is not recommended for any purpose whatsoever!  Because these are all "pre 1898" weapons, no licenses are required for ownership, but common sense and good judgment should be applied.



Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1862 (LD)
The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the end of the war.  Standard features include wooden handle with a swell covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings.  Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island.  Marks on ricasso, "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE  RI", and "US / LD / 1862", additional inspector stampings on pommel and scabbard drag.  Blade length 35 inches.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 272.

W0648     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1862 (LD)

W0960     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1862 (LD)


Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1862 (GGS)
The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the end of the war.  Standard features include wooden handle with a swell covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings.  Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island.  Marks on ricasso, "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE  RI", and "US / GGS / 1862", additional inspector stamping on pommel and scabbard drag.  Blade length 35 inches.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 272.

W0748     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1862 (GGS)


Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1862 (JH).
The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the end of the war.  Standard features include wooden handle with a swell covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings.  Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island.  Marks on ricasso, "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE  RI", and "US / JH / 1862", additional inspector stampings on pommel, "GGS".  Blade length 35 inches.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 272.

W1326.     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1862 (JH).


Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1863 (CEW)
The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the end of the war.  Standard features include wooden handle with a swell covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings.  Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island.  Marks on ricasso, "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE  RI", and "US / CEW / 1863", additional inspector stamping on pommel and scabbard drag.  Blade length 35 inches.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 272.

W0580     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1863 (CEW)
 

W0755     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1863 (CEW)
 

W1158     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1863 (CEW)


Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (CEW)
The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the end of the war.  Standard features include wooden handle with a swell covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings.  Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island.  Marks on ricasso, "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE  RI", and "US / CEW / 1864", additional inspector stamping on pommel and scabbard drag.  Blade length 35 inches.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 272.

W0499     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (CEW)

W0718     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (CEW)

W0789     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (CEW)
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W0969     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (CEW)

W0980     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (CEW)

W1002     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (CEW)

W1031     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (CEW)

W1035     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (CEW)


Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (JM)
The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the end of the war.  Standard features include wooden handle with a swell covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings.  Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island.  Marks on ricasso, "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE  RI", and "US / JM / 1864", additional inspector stamping on pommel and scabbard drag.  Blade length 35 inches.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 272.

W0930     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (JM)

W1078     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (JM)


Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (LW)
The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the end of the war.  Standard features include wooden handle with a swell covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings.  Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island.  Marks on ricasso, "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE  RI", and "US / LW / 1864", additional inspector stamping on pommel and scabbard drag.  Blade length 35 inches.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 272.

W1225     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1864 (LW)


Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1865 (CEW)
The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the end of the war.  Standard features include wooden handle with a swell covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings.  Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island.  Marks on ricasso, "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE  RI", and "US /CEW / 1865", additional inspector stamping on pommel and scabbard drag.  Blade length 35 inches.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 272.

W0736     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1865 (CEW)
 


Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1865 (GWC)
The model 1860 saber was made slightly lighter than the model 1840 and was the primary saber of the Federal cavalry by the end of the war.  Standard features include wooden handle with a swell covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings.  Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island.  Marks on ricasso, "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE  RI", and "US / GWC / 1865", additional inspector stamping on pommel and scabbard drag.
  Blade length 35 inches.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 272.

W0568     Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb, 1865 (GWC)