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Bayonet, Revolutionary War American or Hessian

Bayonet, Revolutionary War American or Hessian
Title
Bayonet, Revolutionary War American or Hessian
Date 
1770-1800
Medium 
Steel
Dimensions 
Overall: 17 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 43.2 x 7 x 2.9 cm )
Description 
Steel angular bayonet with triangular blade; cylindrical socket with zigzag mortise.
Object Number 
INV.7835
Marks 
stamped: on lower face of blade: a crown(?) above a star
Gallery Label 
This bayonet has been linked to the period of the Revolutionary War. It may have been used by either Hessian or U.S. forces.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group