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U.S. Civil War Type II bayonet for Colt Model 1855 revolving rifle circa 1855
brass hilt, bright blade, marked "S&K" [Schnitzler & Kirschbaum] on left ricasso, anchor mark on ricasso, with leather scabbard with brass mounts.
overall L28 3/4" blade L24"

Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #56.21.3 inked on crossguard, N1286 inked on scabbard). State of Texas paper label glued to blade.

Literature: Harden, Albert Nolan. THE AMERICAN BAYONET, 1776-1964. Pennsauken, NJ: 1964. pp.106-07, #81 Type II.

Hardin indicates this is a variation of the bayonet for the Model 1855 Colt revolving rifle. It is based on an English Short Sea Service Enfield bayonet. This bayonet martches his illustration and description exactly.

  • Good condition.

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

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