ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR MODEL 1855 “COLLINS & CO’ SOCKET BAYONET WITH ITS LEATHER SCABBARD

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Item Code: 172-1980

This accouterment is an original Civil War saber bayonet made by the Collins & Company of Collinsville, CT. The total length of the bayonet is 21” long while the blade itself is 17½” long.  This M1855 saber bayo was issued to fit the US Percussion Model 1855 Rifle. Bayonet’s lines are simple and direct as the bayonet was primarily intended for issue to the Federal infantryman.  Maker’s mark “C&Co” is visible on the socket. Blade surfaces exhibit areas of dark oxidation and pitting.  Leather scabbard is constructed of black bridle leather that shows moderate cracking and crazing overall. Body and frog appears to have been blackened, including the brass tip point.  Brass tip is loose to the scabbard body and is missing the two brads. An original Collins & Company Civil War socket bayonet with its leather scabbard.

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