Bayonet, USN 1862, Dahlgren Bowie, Ames Co., Very Good
Very Good Condition of this US Navy "Dahlgren" Bowie Bayonet so-called because it was named after Admiral Dahlgren who designed this weapon. Measurements: weighs almost two pounds. 16.5 inches overall with a very rugged 12 inch, single edge, clip point blade that is 1 5.8 inches wide. Cast brass and wooden grip with a handsome aged patina. The rifle-bayonet locking mechanism is intact and functioning.
Markings include: U.S.N, D.R. and 1862 on the obverse side of the blade. Ames Co, Chicopee, Mass lightly stamped on the reverse side. Inspector initials "DR" in script and stamped onto the rear of the pommel. Blade is slightly pitted with no excessive damage.