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Civil War Dahlgren Bowie Knife Bayonet SOLD!!!!!
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Civil War Dahlgren Bowie Knife Bayonet SOLD!!!!!

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An all original Civil War Dahlgren Bowie Knife Bayonet for use with the M1861 Plymouth Naval Percussion Rifle used in the Civil war. Admiral John A.B. Dahlgren designed this knife bayonet & it is considered to be one the best designed during the nineteenth century.  The knives were contracted & mfrd by Ames Mfr. Co.  Chicopee, Mass. The bowie is unfullered with spear point blade & is 12 1/8" long. The pommel, guard & backstrap are brass & the grip is made of walnut & has four finger grooves on the bottom for a better grasp. This Dalgren Bowie Knife bayonet has "Ames Mfr Co. Chicopee"  Still intact on one side of the ricasso, the Mass. has worn Off & on the other side is "U.S.N  DR 1863 & also GG  P  Navy Anchor" still intact. The blade is smooth with nice patina & a very small amount of staining. The brass pommel, guard & backstrap have a great mellow patina. On the pommel is stamped in an oval, in script, "DR" who is the Navy Ordnance inspector Daniel Reynolds. The GG initials on the ricasso of the blade was Commander Guert Gansevoort, also an inspector. It is not often that both the inspectors are on the same knife.  This Dahlgren Bowie, according to Ames Mfr. records was ordered in August of 1863 & was delivered to the US Navy in Dec. of 1863.  Admiral Dahlgren stated on this knive that he designed, the principal use of which I designed to be used in the hand in close conflict as in boarding....In charging artillery the sole arm will be the Bowie knife.  In 1864 Dahlgren issued the order that all boat crews must have small arms loaded with buckshot & have their Bowie knives, & that all watches on deck to have Bowie Knives in their belts These bowie knives made & used in the Civil War were meant for close combat action. This is a really nice example. Sorry, no scabbard. 









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