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U.S. Rifleman’s knife marked Ames and dated 1849 with U.S.M R on the reverse and S. Carolina stamp

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U.S. Rifleman’s knife marked Ames and dated  1849 with U.S.M R on the reverse and S.  Carolina stamp
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U.S. Rifleman’s knife marked Ames and dated 1849 with U.S.M R on the reverse and S. Carolina stamped on the left side. The knife has “W.D.” and “J.W.R.” on the guard. The blade is pitted and worn with muchsharpening. The grip is good, the scabbard and fittings are good with natural age and wear. A desirable, considered and issued Bowie and the pre-war South Carolina markings is interesting possibly re-tasked during the Civil War a decade later. Est.: $2,000-$4,000.