SABER BAYONET AND SCABBARD FOR THE 1855 HARPERS FERRY RIFLE

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The 1855 series of arms distinguished between “rifles of musket length” for line infantry and “rifles” for light infantry and Harpers Ferry was designated as the sole manufacturing point for these “two-band” rifles. To compensate for the shorter length of the rifles in close combat, longer bayonets were designed that mounted brass hilts and exotic “yataghan” style curved blades. These were to be carried on the 1855 pattern riflemen’s belts.

The bayonet measures 26.5” overall with a 21.75” blade. The blade shows light gray overall with some slightly darker mottling. The edge is good with no nicks or chips. The blade is unmarked. The brass hilt has nice mellow patina. The retaining spring and button are in place and work. There is a “o” stamped on the top flat. There are a few dings and dents on the brass hilt.

The scabbard is complete, full-length and without bends or breaks, showing just the slightest bit of finish crackling in a few spots. The stitched seam remains strong and unbroken. The brass throat and tip remain securely attached with two pins each and have a dark brass patina.

This bayonet with its proper scabbard would look well displayed with an 1855 rifle or in an 1855 pattern belt rig.  [jet] [ph:L]

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