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Article about: Any thoughts on thise one. It looks pretty odd to me.... Marked; "usn dr 1862" on one side, "amesmfgco chicopee mass " on the other side.

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    Default American bajonet bowie knife similarity's

    Any thoughts on thise one.
    It looks pretty odd to me....
    Marked;
    "usn dr 1862" on one side, "amesmfgco chicopee mass "
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    US 1861 Dahlgren Navy Bayonet

    Comments: These bayonets were made from 1861 until 1864 and are typically marked USN/DR/date on one side of blade and Ames Mfg Co/Chicopee/Mass on the other side. Overall length is 424mm with a blade length of 305mm. The muzzle ring diameter is 23.4mm. About 1,800 were made during the entire 4 years (all by Ames). Fakes have been found with little value and can be typically determined by the crude construction and extreme high polish (some marked Japan in the mortise slot).

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    I suspect yours is a reproduction - if it isn't, it is worth a lot of money !

    Regards

    Richie

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    Thanks!
    It isn't mine yet, but I was also thinking it would be a repro!
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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