RARE CIVIL WAR ZOUAVE SABRE BAYONET COLLINS & CO 1861

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 05, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

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RARE CIVIL WAR ZOUAVE SWORD BAYONET ~COLLINS & CO~1861

This rare Civil War Zouave Bayonet made by Collins & Co. in Hartford , CT in 1861 has a beautiful blue-brown patina and is in excellent, solid condition. Both the handle and cross-bar are solid aged brass,. The large rifle ring is approx. 20 mm inside diameter) The 19.5 inch blade is straight and smooth in a dark blue-brown color. There is no active rust, but there is some very shallow minor pitting on one side near the tip and several small nicks in the blade (see photos). The Collins maker’s mark is stamped on one side of the blade and the date 1861 on the other side.

The 4.75 inch brass handle is in good solid shape, exhibiting an attractive combination of dark patina and yellow brass. The serial number 1925 is stamped both on the top of the handle and back of the pommel. The latch needs to be loosened with oil or solvent before being attached to a rifle. There is no scabbard.

A fantastic addition to any Civil War Edged Weapon Collection!!!

During the US Civil War, the 72nd Pennsylvania wore a modified Zouave uniform, with Chausseur pants and jackets with little fancy trim. Their trademark was their vest and leggings. By the end of the Civil War most Zouave uniforms had disappeared due to the Army not wanting
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