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Common U.S. Armory Inspectors

 

 

R.P.B ~ Robert P. Barry (1851-1865)

R.P.B. ~ Robert P. Beales (1852-1879)

G.K.C. ~ George K. Charter (1861)

R.C. ~ Rufus Chandler (1831-1850)

L.D. ~ L. Dustin (1861-1863)

W.D. ~ William Dickinson (1848-1850)

H.D.H. ~ Henry D. Hastings (1862-1865)

W.E.H. ~ Unknown (1862)

J.H. ~ John Hannis (1862) (I have included all of the J.H. inspectors' marks as there were far more than the commonly assumed "John Hannis")

           Joseph Hannis (1838-1862)

           Joseph Harness (1841-1844)

           James Harris (1837-1851)

           James Hawkins (1837-1851)

           John Hawkins (1841-1852)

A.D.K. ~ Andrew D. King (1840-1865)

W.C.K. ~ Unknown (1848-?)

J.M. ~ John Maggs (1862)

J.M. ~ Justin Murphy (1841)

J.M. ~ Justice Murphy (1813-1840)

            Justin Murphy

J.W.R. ~ James Wolfe Ripley (1843-1855)

G.G.S. ~ George G. Saunders (1856-1865)

W.S. ~ William Smith (1828-1841)

W.A.T. ~ William Anderson Thornton (1840-1866)

R.H.K.W. ~ Robert Henry Kirkwood Whitely (1854-1858)

C.E.W. ~ Charles E. Wilson (1846-1865)

J.C.W. ~ Unknown


Civil War Army Swords, 2008, John Thillman, pp. 576, 577


Examples of Inspectors' & Blade Makers' Marks

Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge the picture.  If known, the inspector's name will appear in the caption box under the picture on the bottom left.