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U.S. Sappers & Miners Bayonet With Scabbard with Buff Leather Frog

22" unfullered wasp-waisted blade, 5" cast brass hilt with fish-scale grip and 4.25" cross guard with gently forward-swept quillons. Obverse ricasso marked in three lines: AMES MFG. CO. / CHICOPEE / MASS, reverse ricasso marked US / ADK / 1855. Obverse flat on pommel cap with A.D.K. and R.H.K.W. inspections, top side of pommel cap with alphanumeric mating mark P6. With original brass-mounted leather scabbard and period blackened buff leather saber bayonet belt frog. A scarce US military bayonet for the M1847 sappers & miners musketoon. Only 1,033 of these bayonets were manufactured, 500 in 1847 and the balance in 1855. A really fine example.

Condition:

Fine. Blade retains most of the bright polish, markings crisp and clear, hit with nicely aged ocher patina. Scabbard about fine as well with minor crazing and some finish cracks, showing a couple of minor bends on the rear. Buff frog faded with most of the blackening worn away. A really fine set overall.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,468
09/12/2018

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