Item #35078

U.S. Model 1855 Socket Bayonet

  • Price: $250.00
  • Maker: US
  • Model: Bayonet
  • Caliber:

  • Description: This bayonet measures 21” overall with an 18” angular blade having hollow-ground back flutes and single fuller with “U.S.” marked ricasso. The steel has a mostly bright gray patina with even, mild brown freckling along the blade, shank, and socket. The locking ring matches the condition of the rest of the metal, and is tightly fit without any play or looseness. The bayonet is housed in an original, Watervliet Arsenal-made leather scabbard that has some original blue still remaining on the otherwise darkly patinated metal body, and heavy flaking and crackling on the intact belt loop and tab.