civil war bayonet?

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by reinhard, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Hi ,I want to show you this bayonet,a buddy of mine purchased this knife/bayonet on a flea market in Belgium. It was on sale for 250€ (310$)
    can you tell me what kind of bayonet this is? on what kind of rifle it was used,and if original what would be the value?
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  2. BillM

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  3. reinhard

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  4. stede

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    Yes, unfortunately a fake of the rare Dahlgren bayonet...
  5. RJay

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    Whoa! 310 dollars for a reproduction, If I was your friend I would fly back to Belgium and get a refund:).
  6. reinhard

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    RJay he is a Belgian ,so am I,
    I told him to present the bayonet on this forum,more knowledgeable people here !
    it's Not even a good copy of a Dahlgren bayonet , probably made in India or Pakistan;,the type of lettering oozes fake.
  7. stede

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    There were some repros out of Japan in the mid 60s that were superbly done; properly aged they could (and probably do) pass for originals now.
  8. reinhard

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    a lot of fake objects are made in Japan ,I saw an antique sharps 4 barrel derringer,small stamp in the frame "made in japan" almost undetectable by the naked eye,
    thanks again for all your opinions
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    Sometimes you need to remove the grip/hilt to find out if a blade is original or not. Especially true with Samurai, such as this one I have. The markings on the tang identify who made it, but you'll need to have someone translate for you.

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