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US M1855 Bayonet with P1864 Scabbard
Item #: AA1875
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This is a US Model 1855 socket bayonet manufactured for the .58 caliber rifled muskets used during the Civil War. This model of bayonet was in production from 1855 until 1870, resulting in the largest number of bayonets of a specific type to ever be produced. They were manufactured at both National Armories as well as by contractors such as the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, the Norwich Arms Company, the Providence Tool Company and Remington to name a few. There were even more bayonets produced under sub contract to other vendors, in total nearly 1.5 million! This bayonet has an overall length of 21", with a blade length of 18". The socket still shows a bright finish, with the blade beginning to turn a steel gray color. Some of the verdegris from the scabbard rivets has found it's way onto the blade as well. The locking ring and tension screw are still in place and operate normally. The flat part of the blade near the socket is stamped with US, with the U being faint. There is a small R stamped into the socket just forward of the bayonet lug mortise. An 8 rivet Pattern 1864 scabbard accompanies this bayonet. The leather is good condition, with the normal amount of crazing for a piece of 155 year old leather. The scabbard tip and frog are securely attached. There is an oval cartouche stamped on the frog, but I can't make out the letters. This is a good example of a Model 1855 bayonet and late war scabbard that was used on the .58 caliber rifled muskets used during the Civil War.
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Your Price $250.00 USD