Our reproduction, made by Windlass Steelcraft, comes only with the historic markings of the period, one one side, near the hilt, is “USN DR 1862” and on the other, “AMESMFGCO CHICOPEE MASS”. Measures 17″ in full length.
This bayonet was one of the two bayonets used with the Whitney M1861 Percussion Navy (Plymouth) .69cal rifle. The Whitney “Plymouth” rifle, named after the U.S.S. PLYMOUTH, a naval ordnance testing ship built under Captain John A. Dahlgren’s (U.S. Navy) supervision, has the distinction of being the only U.S. contract arm to be originally rifled in .69 caliber.
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