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45-70 bayonet

45-70 bayonet
Title
45-70 bayonet
Date 
1870-1900
Medium 
Steel, leather
Dimensions 
Overall: 20 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 53 x 7 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Steel angular bayonet with triangular blade; cylindrical socket with clasp intact; fragment of leather attached to blade.
Credit Line 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Object Number 
1951.506g
Gallery Label 
This bayonet as been identified as an example of the .45-70 type, which was designed to fit the barrel of .45 caliber arms.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group