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Imported Socket Bayonet Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle
Item #: AA2577
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This is a Pattern 1853 socket bayonet manufactured for the P1853 Enfield rifled musket used during the Civil War. At the onset of the Civil War both the Union and Confederate governments were importing the P1853 rifled muskets from England. By the end of 1862, early part of 1863 the Springfield Armory was producing enough weapons that the Union no longer needed to import them. The Confederacy, however, did not have that luxury. Throughout the entire war the Confederates imported arms and accoutrements from England and elsewhere. This is one of the socket bayonets that was imported during the course of the war. The bayonet has an overall length of 20 3/4", with a blade length of 17 3/4". The blade still has a bright finish that is slowly aging to a a steel gray patina. There are a couple of small spots of oxidation on the blade. The socket has quite a bit of the bluing left. The locking ring and tension screw are still in place and operate normally. The flat part of the blade near the socket has two stamps. The name of G. ROBINSON is stamped on the flat, along with the initials I.J. I have not been able to find out any information on Robinson or the initials I.J, most likely the inspector of the bayonet. While this bayonet does not have an engraved inventory number on it, it is very possible that this bayonet could have been purchased by the Confederate government. One thing is for certain, this is a nice example of a P1853 Enfield bayonet that was certainly around during the Civil War.
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $185.00 USD