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Object Name Bayonet, Socket
Object Number 1879.1.18
Collection Stafford
Description silver metal bayonet (silver but tarnished black); narrows to a point at end; triangle shaped blade that is slightly concave on topside when attached to rifle; slight looping metal piece connects blade to barrel sleeve; barrel sleeve is cylindrical with several pieces cut away to allow the bayonet to be inserted on the barrel and then twisted into a more secure attachment; sticker on topside of blade near base reads "R 148"; on bottom side of base is another sticker reading "Battlefield of Trenton, N. J."; sleeve contains small parcel of flimsy, brittle paper;
Date 1776
Dimensions L-17.795 inches
Material metal
Event Revolutionary War
Provenance socket bayonet from the site of the Battle of Trenton, New Jersey, on December 26, 1776.
People Stafford, Sarah
Search Terms Revolutionary War
Battlefield of Trenton, New Jersey
silver metal bayonet
military equipment