Rare Straight Bladed Variant Bayonet for Navy .50-70 Rolling Block rifle

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Rare straight bladed variant bayonet for Navy .50-70 Rolling Block rifle. 20 inch straight blade, 24 3/4 inches overall. .

"Ames Mfg Co, Chicopee" marked to ricasso. "USN G.G.S. 1871" on reverse. Solid brass hilt with "fish-scale" texture. Naval Board of Ordnance anchor and crossed cannon to pommel. Steel spring and button. "G.G.S." inspector marked hilt.

Only 10,000 of these bayonets ever made, most in 1870.