Brass Handled Saber Bayonet SOLD
This bayonet is an interesting example. I am not sure what it fits. It is similar to a Sharps bayonet but the ring bore diameter is too large. It is too small for a Mississippi Bayonet. The bore diameter was measured as .842 of an inch. It has a a number "254" stamped on the top of the handle and it takes a lug with a guide. Several features on the handle indicate it is an Ames product. However it is not marked. The blade is 20 " long and has a few scattered area of discoloration and pitting. Several arms makers had limited runs of two band rifles early in the war it probably fits one of those.