Super rare and collectable US Model 1847 Musketoon Sword Bayonet
According to Hardin in The American Bayonet (page 68), only 250 of these bayonets were made in 1847 by N P Ames of Cabotville, Massachusetts. This bayonet is highly unusual in design, with a heavy brass, scaled grip and innovative attachment to the musketoon rifle. Is maker marked and dated (1847) to the blade forte. This is the first version, with unfullered blade. Is complete with its original part scabbard.
Condition of the Bayonet
In very good condition for its age with light staining to the blade. Hilt in terrific shape.
Specifications of the Bayonet
Blade length is 22 inches (27 inches overall).
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