U.S. M-1855 SPRINGFIELD SOCKET BAYONET WITH SCABBARD

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Item Code: 286-323

This is the Model 1855 socket bayonet for Springfield rifle muskets.  Measures approximately 21” overall.  This specimen is clean and mostly bright overall with scattered patches of darker “spotting” and light surface rust, mostly on the socket. Complete with locking ring and screw.  Large “U.S” clearly stamped on blade flat. A very nice Civil War bayonet.

Accompanied by its original black bridle leather scabbard. The leather body is in nice condition with a good tight seam running up the back with minor finish loss on raised edges. Brass scabbard tip attached with four tacks (one missing) and is loose. Arched leather frog is in very good condition. The frog has seven rivets and is attached to the scabbard by stitching and an additional rivet. All leather is in very good condition. Frog is clearly stamped with a “P. Metzger / Phila.” maker’s mark as well as an oval sub-inspector’s stamp.   [jet]

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