Cross Guard For a Plug Bayonet, ca. 1690

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Metal piece of a plug bayonet that separated the blade from the handle excavated at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. Very rare in the U.S., plug bayonets were inserted directly into the barrel of a firelock or flintlock musket rather than attached to the outside of the barrel.

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  • Title: Cross Guard For a Plug Bayonet, ca. 1690
  • Creation Date: circa 1690
  • Subject Date: circa 1690
  • Location: Bristol, Lincoln County, ME
  • Media: Metal
  • Collection: Pemaquid
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME 04333-0022
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