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45-70 bayonet

Object Number: 
Steel, leather
Overall: 20 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 53 x 7 x 3.8 cm )
Steel angular bayonet with triangular blade; cylindrical socket with clasp intact; fragment of leather attached to blade.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group