It functions flawlessly after 150 years, approximately 100 years in storage.
From a musket with real Battle damage.This is the bayonet from a smoothbore 1841 New Brunswick musket. It was placed in military storage for 100 years. We have cleaned the crude from it, but left the patina in place from this fine old warrior. What remains deserves to be hung on a wall in someone’s trophy room and considered at length.
People pay thousands to stuff an animal head and hang it in their man cave. Consider what you have here. Approximately 150 years ago, some human being used this bayonet in a fight for his life. What do you suppose happened to him? Or them? Where has this bayonet been and what has it seen, or been a part of? It was there, when Britain was building it’s empire… somewhere. This is even before there where serial numbers so there is no way to track it’s movements. We’ll never know. This is part of the mystique of battle damaged antiques.
> “On Dec. 1 1862, Confederate purchasing agent, Caleb Huse purchased 2,020 Brunswicks which is later confirmed in a letter by Confederate Ordnance Chief Colonel Josiah Gorgas on Febuary 3, 1863. (Firepower From Abroad, Wiley Sword, Appendix II, Page 67) The Confederates adapted a .70 Caliber Minie Ball round which was found to be more accurate than the original "belted ball" ammunition. It is believed that most of these Brunswicks were of the older first pattern with the back action lock and issued to the Trans-Mississippi Command (Firearms of Europe, 2nd Ed., Whisker, Hartzler, Yantz. P. 22-23). A Confederate Brunswick is also photographed in the latest edition of Flayderman's and in "The Fighting Men of the Civil War" by William Davis on Pgs 52-53.”
There is no known connection between these rifle parts and the Confederacy! There were no Serial numbers…. therefore, no one knows.Will ship to the lower 48 states only. No exporting. No returns, you can pretty much see what I can see on this. Will ship to the lower 48 states only. No exporting.
I will take Paypal on this...
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