SABER BAYONET FOR ALTERED MODEL 1841 RIFLE OR SHARPS RIFLE WITH SCABBARD

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Item Code: 779-02

This brass handled saber bayonet measures approximately 25” long with a 20” long blade. Marked “1861” on the right side of the ricasso and Collins & Co / Hartford . Conn” on the left side. Fuller is nearly 13” long. Blade is clean and bright with just scattered dark speckling. There are no nicks on the blade. The hilt is cast brass. The patina is a nice mellow yellow. Marked in the flat of the handle top is a letter a production number “43531”, followed by some random overstampings, and by the number “61”. The cross guard, ribbed grip, and locking spring in the handle are all in excellent condition.

The accompanying black leather scabbard is also in good condition. Bridle leather shows some crazing and one heavily wrinkled spot where it was probably folded at one time. Stitching is complete and tight although there are two small spots where the thread is exposed. The brass throat and tip are in fine condition (perhaps overcleaned at one time). Each piece being held firmly in place with but one of their original four tacks apiece.  [jet]

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