Rich. A. Herder M9805 Knife Bayonet

Rich. A. Herder M98/05 Knife Bayonet

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Object Name
bayonet, knife
Other Terms
Bayonet; Edged Weapons
associated place
overall, bayonet: 1 1/8 in x 3 in x 19 3/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 7.62 cm x 50.165 cm
overall, scabbard: 1 1/4 in x 1 7/8 in x 15 3/8 in; 3.175 cm x 4.7625 cm x 39.0525 cm
ID Number
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Have just found a bayonet that belonged to my father. It is stamped Rich.A.Herder with a number 1069 on the other side with an e just below. Under where the wooden handles go there is a number 178 stamped. Can you tell me what all this means.

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