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- This is a portion of a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. The socket is complete and the blade has been bent. A bayonet would have been on arguably every soldier’s firearm during the War of 1812-1814.
Further research in 2010 suggests it is a U.S. bayonet.
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- Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
- Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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