An outstanding example of the 19th century design curry comb so well documented by Civil War site diggers who's study and excavation efforts have served the collector community so well. This same design was well utilized in the military through the Indian Wars era. Acquired while poking through likely antiquing sites and collections in Montana and the Dakotas (we were supposed to be on vacation) we have left this Wheeler Pat. 1861 curry comb as found and as is simply to preserve its excellent natural age condition. That untouched and as found quality is of particular value here not only as presentation of honest condition with traces of original lacquer finish on the metal but as presentation and preservation of the U S 7 marked in the turned maple grip. Picked out of an accumulation of antique harness, grooming and other period horse barn gear, the piece was offered with no price consideration or notation of the marking but only as a nice example of a Civil War era design. Alignment of the characters are clearly indicative of a single stamp as opposed to individual character stamps. This and other considerations offered here offer good evidence of the originality of an exceptional relic of the Indian Wars era. Buy with confidence! As with all of our items, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :COLOR=#0000FF>

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