$125.00

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SWORD – SHORT: THIS HAS BEEN REHILTED WITH A BRASS SCALED “SHORT SWORD” HILT USING AN 1870 REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK NAVY SWORD BAYONET. THE LEATHER & BRASS SCABBARD IS STANDARD ISSUE FOR USE WITH THAT BAYONET. THE NAVY AND
MARINES CARRIED NO “SHORT SWORDS” IN THEIR INVENTORIES.  BLADE STAMPED “USN/ C/ 1870”. VG-EXC, AGING/GRAYING TO A SCALED DOWN ARMY ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD, SO IT WAS PROBABLY MODIFIED  FOR A STATE MILITIA ARTILLERY UNIT. THIS WAS COMMON PRACTICE AT THAT TIME IN HISTORY WHEN OBSOLETE ARMS WERE GIVEN TO STATE MILITIAS AS PART OF THEIR ARMS ALLOTMENTS, OR THEY WERE PURCHASED BY THE STATES FROM ARMS SURPLUS STORES (SUCH AS BANNERMAN) AND MODIFIED.