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Bayonet, Revolutionary War American or Hessian

Object Number: 
INV.7835
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 )
Marks: 
stamped: on lower face of blade: a crown(?) above a star
Description: 
Steel angular bayonet with triangular blade; cylindrical socket with zigzag mortise.
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