RARE SOCKET BAYONET FOR THE MODEL 1860 SPENCER RIFLE

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Item Code: 490-6791

Made for the Model 1860 Spencer Army rifle, this extremely scarce Federal accoutrement is an original angular socket bayonet in fair 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 approximately 21” long with a 3” long socket. The blade is pewter colored with scattered darker spotting. There is light surface pitting overall; more moderate pitting near the tip and is a few scattered areas.

Original socket bayonets for the Spencer Rifles are most difficult to find and acquire.  [jet][ph:L]

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