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U.S. Ames Naval bayonet circa 1870
brass hilt, straight double-edged blade; marked "USN G.G.S. 1871" on left ricasso, [Ames Mf]g Co., CHICOPEE, MASS." on right ricasso, "G.G.S." on top hilt flat.
overall L24 1/2" blade 19 7/8"

Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #51.63.1 inked on crossguard)

Literature: Kiesling, Paul. BAYONETS OF THE WORLD, THE COMPLETE EDITION. Oosterbeek, Netherlands, 2009. p.565, #680.

Other Notes: This style of bayonet was used on Model 1870 Navy rifles.

  • Blade polished bright.

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December 4, 2009 2:00 PM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

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