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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.
About This Item
- 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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22 State House Station, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME 04333-0022
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