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Civil war bayonet, confederate?

Article about: Here is another of my recent flea market finds for you consideration. I believe that is likely from the US civil war. My research indicates that it is likely a German copy of the French 1842

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    Here is another of my recent flea market finds for you consideration. I believe that is likely from the US civil war. My research indicates that it is likely a German copy of the French 1842 bayonet. The PDL marking indicates that it was a German import made by Paul D Luneschloss of Solingen. I know that some of these were imported by the union in 1862 from the reference "European Bayonets of the American Civil War", by Noe and Serbaroli. Nice book btw.

    What I am curious about is the other markings. Anyone have any knowledge about the crowned R? Or maybe the "AL" next to the four digit number? I would just love to be able to prove that stands for Alabama!

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Had some trouble but here are the pics.
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    The last picture shows an "AL" over the crowned R with 4 digits to the right of that.

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    It is a German made yatagan style sword bayonet for Belgian rifles imported to both sides during the American civil war. The al on the grip is not for Alabama as far as I know.

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    It is a German made yatagan style sword bayonet for Belgian rifles imported to both sides during the American civil war...
    I would add that this example should be a French model 1842 bayo produced by germans for export.

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