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Title Mexican Remington bayonet, model 1899
Nationality American
Period c 1899
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'WASHINGTON / NAVAL YARD' is burnt into the wooden grip in an oval border around 'US ORD. DEPT.' (rather worn and not all visible). The Washington Naval Yard was the largest US Navy ordnance store department in the US and was located in Virginia.

These bayonets were probably either captured Mexican pieces from the border wars in the early 20th century or were custom built by Remington for the US Navy Lee bolt action rifle. This is a modified form of the Mexican issue, inasmuch as it has a US-style steel belt hook where the Mexican originals had a leather one. I have never seen examples of this bayonet (in the US issue format) before in 40 years of collecting and dealing.

The condition is consonant with its age and use; typically some blueing remaining to the top mount of the scabbard and the belt hook.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : American : 20th Century]

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Cane arrived this morning, well packaged, and I am delighted with it.

P L, Northern Ireland, 22.02.2011

Bayonet arrived safe + sound this AM Sat. Special delivery excellent again. Worth the few extra bob. To be honest it was better than I dared hope. I usually avoid polished bits like the plague!! Your price was a bit fierce!! - but a great marking I lacked... Please email me anytime you have anything that might be of interest.

C W, UK, 09.09.2006

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