April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Rare and desirable example of the Model 1900 bowie bayonet for the Model 1898 Krag rifle. All of these bayonets were produced in the year 1900 and sources dispute whether 2000 or 2800 total examples were produced. However it is documented that 1500 units were sent to the Philippines and 500 were sent to Cuba for field testing. The bayonet was officially designated as a combination entrenching knife and bayonet but field testing proved them to be inadequate for entrenching. The bayonet has a 9" clip point blade with a nice bright finish. The blade is stamped "US" on the obverse ricasso and dated "1900" on the reverse ricasso. The bayonet has a 2-piece riveted walnut grip. The steel scabbard is blued with functioning swivel hanger and ball tip. CONDITION: The blade retains most of the original bright finish with slight pitting throughout. Markings remain crisp. The pommel and guard remain bright with a slight patina. Grips show light wear. The scabbard retains most of its original blue finish with blemishes throughout and a small dent. This is a very clean example of a rare Spanish American War bayonet. Overall very good. JLD

Item Dimensions: 15 x 4 x 2"
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Value
Blade Length
9"
Overall Length
14"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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