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DAHLGREN BOWIE BAYONET
Item #: fd102
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The Dahlgren knife bayonet... (named after Captain John A. Dahlgren, U.S. Navy)... one of two bayonets associated with the Whitney Model 1861 Percussion Navy ("Plymouth") .69 caliber Rifle.
The Whitney "Plymouth" rifle, named after the U.S.S. PLYMOUTH, a naval ordnance testing ship which had been built under Dahlgren's supervision, has the distinction of being the only U.S. contract arm to be originally rifled in .69 caliber.

Blade is bright but does have some rust pitting in some areas. Blade marked U.S.N. over D.R with 1862 below that. Ames markings visible on the opposite side. Brass is a mixed mustard/brown patina. Wooden grips in nice untouched condition, missing the locking stud otherwise overall fine condition. Leather scabbard is dry and has shrunk with some cracking. Nice dark patina on the brass parts. The knife will not fit completely in the scabbard without being forced in. According to the previous owner it was found many years ago in a Tampa, Florida antique shop.

Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Your Price $1,100.00 USD

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