CIVIL WAR US NAVY 1861 DAHLGREN BAYONET AMES 1862
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Lot 0252 Details
Rare pattern model 1861 Dahlgren Bowie knife bayonet. Stamped on the center obverse ricasso "U.S.N. D.R. 1862" while the reverse ricasso bears the maker's three line mark of "AMES MFG & CO / CHICOPEE / MASS". Butt of the brass pommel is stamped with the government armory sub-inspector's initials "DR" (David Rice - ASI), in script within a small oval. Blade is untouched with no pitting. No scabbard. Very good .