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U.S.N. Dahlgren Bayonet Cut into a Bowie Knife

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:NA
U.S.N. Dahlgren Bayonet Cut into a Bowie Knife
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Original Civil War U.S.N. Dahlgren Bayonet Cut into a Bowie Knife, with old painted museum number at ricasso area of brass handle, 11.5'' blade with Ames maker markings, 16.25'' overall, stamped U.S.N., and dated 1862. Brass handle is marked at the top with fancy ''D.R.'' mark and anchor stamp. Handle is missing the bayonet locking pin and spring. Top of the original ''S'' guard has been removed. Wood hand grip with grooves and hole cut into rear, probably for a wrist thong, appears to be original. Knife is in very good condition overall, with blade showing age graying and some sharpening, but no appreciable pitting. Brass handle has a nice aged patina, with numerous dings and dents from use. No sheath. Est.: $800-$1,200.