RARE SOCKET BAYONET FOR THE MODEL 1860 SPENCER RIFLE

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Made for the Model 1860 Spencer Army rifle, this extremely scarce Federal accoutrement is an original angular socket bayonet in very good condition. Roy Marcot’s excellent book, “Spencer Repeating Firearms”, states that all ten thousand breechloading Spencer rifles contracted by the Ordnance Department were to be fitted with angular bayonets. The term “angular bayonet” refers to the type commonly used by infantry soldiers. The neck of this completely unmarked piece is at a right angle to the socket, setting the blade away from the bore of the muzzle.

Typical triangular-shaped blade with a locking ring on the socket. Produced by the Spencer Repeating Rifle Company, some 11,500 bayonets were made and all of them exhibit NO markings or stampings whatsoever. This specimen is 21” long with a 3” long socket. The blade is smooth and clean overall with scattered darker spotting.

The distinguishing feature is the placement of the small locking ring stud. On M1855 “Springfield” bayonets the stud is at the 9 o’clock position on the socket. On the Spencer bayonet the small stud is located at the 11 o’clock position.

Original socket bayonets for the Spencer Rifles are much sought after and most difficult to find in the collecting community today. This specimen will make an outstanding addition to any US military edged weapon display or accouterment collection.  [jet] [ph:L]

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