US Navy Model 1862 Merrill saber bayonet

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Titles US Navy Model 1862 Merrill saber bayonet
Description Saber bayonet for the United States Navy Model 1862 Merrill rifle, used during the Civil War. The bayonet has a a cast brass hilt and a recurved, single-edged blade in the Yataghan style.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 30 1/2 inches length
1 1/8 inches width
Nomenclature bayonet
Materials steel (alloy)
brass (alloy)
Creation Designed by: Merrill, James H.
Issued by: United States, Navy
Made in: Baltimore, Independent City, Maryland, United States
Subjects Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: 1861 (Date stamped)
Content: 1861 - 1865 (Civil War)
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Transfer from Minnesota Adjutant General's Office
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 67.74.4 (Accession Number)

User Comments

  • Phillip E. Faller on March 26, 2018 08:03:03 PM
    FYI: This appears to be a bayonet manufactured for the Colt's conversion of the Model 1841 rifle aka the "Mississippi Rifle." Colt added a special bayonet lug to the Model 1841 rifle so the long sabre bayonet would fit on them. These bayonets were miss-named many years ago due to one being on display at a U.S. Naval museum. I queried the museum about it and the alleged "Merrill Navy Rifle." The museum told me they had no such rifle. The bayonet fit another type of rifle. I later learned of the Colt conversion, bought one and a "Merrill navy bayonet.I the bayonet fit the rifle perfectly. I later sold them including the bayonet scabbard to another party.

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