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Title Mexican Remington bayonet, model 1899
Nationality American
Period c 1899
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Of a parcel of 12, 'WASHINGTON / NAVAL YARD' was burnt into the wooden grips of nine in an oval border around 'US ORD. DEPT.' (see photo - but this one is NOT marked). 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 blade of one of this lot of bayonets was marked on one side, 'REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION N.Y.'; and on the other, 'BANNERMAN ISLAND N.Y.'

The condition is consonant with its age and use; typically some blueing remaining to the top mount of the scabbard and the remnants of the belt hook, which, sadly, has been broken off. The grips are nice long-grain American walnut.

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


[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : American : 19th Century]

testimonials

Dear Chris, truncheon arrived safe and sound yesterday... what a beauty! I look forward to our next transaction.

C C, Australia, 18.09.2012

Thank you, Chris. All arrived safely. Very quickly too, much quicker than from the US! Very satisfied. It is a nice sword.

Anyway, thanks again and I have marked your site for future interest.

T P, New Zealand, 04.04.2005

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