1855 1861 Springfield Civil War Bayonet and Scabbard
1855 1861 Springfield Civil War Bayonet and
Scabbard is an 1855/1861 Model Springfield Rifle Bayonet and scabbard.
This beautiful carbon steel antique reproduction is made to fit various
US manufactured .58 muskets and the 50-70 Springfield Trapdoor Rifles
prior to 1873. This particular type of socket bayonet was originally
manufactured or modified from the period of 1855 to about 1872 and was
the forerunner to the US Model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield 45-70 series
bayonets. The Springfield Rifled Musket is generally associated with the
Union Army. The matching bayonet scabbard features authentic
hand-hammered copper rivets, brass frog, heavy stitched black leather
and measures 18 inches long, while the Springfield Bayonet itself
measures 21 inches long overall with 18 inch blade, 3 inch socket
length, and ~.79 inch internal muzzle ring diameter. Civil war bayonet
and scabbard weigh just over 1lb. The model 1855/1861 Springfield
bayonet was arguably the most commonly used bayonet during the Civil War
and a must have for Civil War Reenactors and collectors.
Antique U.S. Civil War Union & Confederate Bayonet Sheath Tips in Riker Display Case
Antique U.S. Civil War Union & Confederate Bayonet Sheath Tips in Riker
Glass front riker display case measures 6.25" x 5.25"
Set includes 3 gilt tips, 1 brass tip, and 1 finial
Typical Civil War Bayonet.
Typically, Civil War Bayonets were used
on most infantry rifles from both armies. The bayonet would attach to the
muzzle end of a rifle or musket. During the Civil War, hospitals were full
of wounded soldiers but records show that very few men were treated from
wounds they received from the Civil War bayonet. The conclusion was that
Civil War bayonets were not considered a lethal weapon. The explanation
probably lay in the fact that opposing soldiers did not often actually
come to grips and, when they did, were more likely to use their rifles as