online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title Mexican Remington bayonet, model 1899
Nationality American
Period c 1899
Price £60.00
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)
 ADD TO CART

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. The scabbard is missing and there is a patch of medium corrosion, which could be carefully polished off, to the quillon. 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

The tipstaff arrived today and it's beautiful. I couldn't be more pleased. You're a pleasure to deal with.

D B, USA, 08.01.2007

Just a short note to let you know that I have collected the Police fur cap this morning from the Post Office. I am really happy with it, and for sure I will give a thumbs-up to your service. This was the first item I ever bought from you, and I hope it will not be the last.

I G, Malta, 03.10.2005

more...