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Old 8th July 2009, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default Antique breastplate/cuirass for sale

Here is a Napoleonic-era breastplate in "used" condition. This one is one of the rarer versions, being made of iron with copper jacketing. Likewise, it has an unidentified badge for some particular branch of Cuirassier. I have been unable to specifically identify if this is French, Austrian, Spanish, etc, as they all used breastplates in this period (1810-30). Has the two studs for securing the back plate (missing). The interior marked with an arsenal number 551. The upper right hand corner of the armor has pitting, but intact. Left side has a blemish which I think might be from an armorer's proof test (it was common to shoot the armor breastplates with a musket to prove its worth). Copper has pickled to a dull brown with some blemishing. A rare piece for sale for those who are interested. I'm asking $425 (I feel this is still a good price for one with the front badge).
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Old 10th July 2009, 03:41 AM   #2
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Opps. Meant to say upper left hand corner has some pitting if you are looking at the armor. Tried to show it in picture. I'll try to add bigger pics soon...
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...I'll try to add bigger pics soon...

That would be nice.
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Old 12th July 2009, 04:24 AM   #4
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Try this again...Pics still small.
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More... I am a computer Neanderthal
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Old 13th July 2009, 03:59 AM   #6
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$400+ shipping is the best I can do. Bought it for that back in 1996. Last offer before off to the ol' eBay...
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$375-final. Going once...going twice...
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Old 17th July 2009, 10:05 AM   #8
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Sale pending. Thanks, everyone.
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Old 24th July 2009, 04:29 AM   #9
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Sold! Thanks, Dmitry!
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