Reilly, only 9,721 bayonets of this type, incorporating an unstopped fuller and without a guide slot, were produced at the Harpers Ferry Armory during 1857–61. The face flute length was also increased to 7.00 in. US 1873 Winchester Musket socket n/s. The entire bayonet measures 22". A total of 29,593 M1819 (flintlock) and M1841 (percussion) Hall’s Patent breech loading rifles were produced between 1823–1842. In 1873, the Board recommended, and Army Command approved, a trial issue to infantry across the Army. The short export bayonet is most often associated with Mexico's purchase of 14,712 rolling block rifles and carbines in 1899–1900. The Army purchased 668 Sharps rifles from the Union Defense Committee of New York one month later, in August 1861. British white leather parade/ ceremonial frog £20.00: American Remington Pattern 1913 bayonet and scabbard, US issue **SOLD** £120.00: American Remington Model 1917 bayonet … Socket bayonet used with the .58 caliber M1855, M1861, and M1863 rifle-muskets. However, 1897–98 production was issued uncovered, because RIA lacked capacity to produce the covers due to demands for leather infantry equipment needed to equip volunteers mobilized for the Spanish-American War. Janzen's book on Remington bayonets shows the straight guard short No. (aka "Conversion" Bayonet) This is a socket bayonet manufactured - or modified - from the period of 1855 to about 1861; it was intended to replace the bayonets lost or required to meet requirements for the US Model 1816 Flintlock Muskets converted to percussion in the early 1850s. Socket bayonet for use with the .546 caliber J. D. Greene bolt-action breech loading rifle. After marching 30 miles in 26 1/2 hours, these soldiers stopped the retreat of Lee's Army at Appomattox Courthouse shortly after 7 a.m. on the morning of April 9, 1865. They also went to Mexico, France, and Turkey. Earlier M1866 Peabody rifles produced for Canada and Cuba used the U.S. M1855 socket bayonet. In November 1862, the Ordnance Department accepted the bayonets that had already been produced, but required that any additional Spencer bayonets be of the standard 18-inch blade pattern as those used with the .58 caliber Springfield rifle-musket. Schmidt identifies this type as the Harper's Ferry Pattern 1801, which was produced from 1801–08. The socket bayonet was the most widely used during the war. Advanced Search. Another minor bayonet was the Colt 1855 naval sword bayonet, imported to the U.S. by the Brazilian government. According to research published in the Society of American Bayonet Collectors (SABC) Journal, Volume 26, Winter 1998, these early Sharps/Spencer bayonets are believed manufactured by W.T. US … Col. $175.00 $148.75 Save: 15% off. Study your bayonet to ascertain that it is indeed from the Civil War era. Scabbard and fittings are black. markings on the blade are on the shank of the bayonet . The M1873 was the first Winchester rifle to use a centerfire cartridge. There are no other identifying markings. It was also used with later M1841 "Mississippi" Rifles that were rebored to .58 caliber and altered with a bayonet lug that did not incorporate a guide. The other ricasso marking may be an incomplete CHAVASSE. The Type III fencing bayonet was made from Civil War era M1855 socket bayonets. For example, Cotgrave's 1611 Dictionarie describes the bayonet as "a kind of small flat pocket dagger, furnished with knives; or a great knife to hang at the girdle". was more typical. Danish M1867 Rolling Block Bayonet & Scabbard, Weyersberg Mfg. 1801–02). for Mexico and 16.00 in. Schmidt identifies this bayonet as the Springfield Pattern 1807, which was produced from 1807–09. US Model 1917 bayonet. This myth still persists in popular culture, despite the Krag-Jorgensen Carbine’s inability to accept a bayonet and the Krag-Jorgensen being out of service nearly a decade before development of the M1912 Cavalry Equipment. Griphas two brass rivets with oil hole. However, the firer received the escaping gas in the face and downward toward their trigger hand, something most could simply not get used to. Socket marked “C & Co.” for Collins and Company located in… (1087-16). Beginning in 1832, inspectors placed their initials on the neck, rather than using a punch mark on the blade (each inspector put the punch mark in a different location). (28 mm.). socket and elbow are finished in a high-polish blue. All patterns of this bayonet will fit all patterns of the M1835-40 and M1842 muskets. BAYO 330 - BAYO 330 This bayonet is virtually the same bayonet as item 126 in the Indian section of British and Commonwealth Bayonets by Ian Skennerton. The socket length on this example is typical of the type, measuring 3.375 in. One of the officers of the Terry Board who voted to approve was Maj. Marcus Reno, who three years later reflected that “my loss [at Little Big Horn] would have been less had I been provided with some instrument similar to the trowel bayonet [bayonets were not issued to cavalry] and I am sure had an opponent of that weapon been present with my command on the night of June 25th, he would have given his right arm for 50 bayonets.” As it was, Reno’s troops franticly dug in under a withering fire using the implements from their mess kits (knives, spoons, tin cups). The blade profile is unique. During this period, 84,555 rifles of all variants were produced. If the above is an indication, fewer than 2,000 of these bayonets may have been produced. All of these bayonets share an unusual blade design, with the back flutes cut all the way through the elbow, that has come to be known as the “Drake Pattern.”. There is an abbreviated face flute, extending about 9 in. Colonial Militias began forming in the 1730s. This example bears the socket marking “w” over “a” and “52.”. US M1841 Bayonet for the Hall Rifle n/s. Longarms Muskets US (8) Longarms Rifles US (12) By Maker. The M1847 Artillery, Cavalry, and Sapper's & Miner's Musketoons were among the last smoothbore long arms produced for the U.S. military. The Pattern 1807 was the first U.S. socket bayonet to have a bridge. The M1819 rifle was beautifully engineered and worked reasonably well. Less than $100 (6) $100-$250 (69) More than $250 (137) Confederate (3) By Category. Approximately 4,000 J. D. Greene rifles were manufactured 1859-63 by the Asa H. Waters Armory in Millbury, Massachusetts, 3,000 of which were shipped to Russia. 10,286 bayonets of this type were produced at the Harpers Ferry Armory during 1855–57. However, the fencing muskets had .58 caliber bayonet mounts and the bayonets had .69 caliber sockets! These represent the first products of the newly-created Ordnance Department, which continues to regulate and standardize U.S. weaponry to the present day. Reference: ABC N 103 Very rare bayonet with SA in the box cartouche on the hilt back strap. Thinking that the charge would still be used effectively in battle, bayonets were installed on many of the rifles used during the war. “Mills belts” received the prairie alteration before issue at Ft. Abraham Lincoln Ordnance Depot, Dakota Territory. Bayonets were featured during the Battle of Gettysburg, when they were ordered to be used during the legendary "Pickett's Charge." British Pattern 1853 Enfield Socket Bayonet … The gentleman insisted it was a US civil war bayo which I am almost certain it is not. However, troops in the field found that wearing two belts was overly cumbersome. blade. US M1905 w/s. (Bvt.) M1835/42 bayonets were shortened to 15-15 1/2 in. They also could be used by hunters to defend themselves against a charging animal if there was not time to reload. (30 mm.) The M1816 introduced the distinctive T-mortise. (32 mm.). The inspector identified by “H.E.K.” was Henry E. Kelsey. A civilian, he inspected leather goods at RIA 1901–20. This example of McClellan's manual was printed in 1862 and used to train African-American soldiers of the 41st USCT. This design was conceived by Ordnance Dept. Approximately 35,000 M1873 infantry muskets were produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. of New Haven, CT, from 1874–1919. Remington No. Tip has been cut down and rounded, and the socket has been shortened considerably, with a hole drilled thru both sides. (37 mm.) Standard pattern socket bayonet for the US model 1861/63 rifle muskets. It could be driven into the ground and used to tether the cavalryman's horse. Bayonets US . Earlier references may refer to this bayonet as the M1808. This example was made prior to 1864, when the locking ring mortise was lengthened by 2/10 in. In 1858-59, an unknown quantity of M1847 Cavalry Musketoons were altered by Springfield Armory for use as Artillery Musketoons. The unique offset bridge is diagnostic of the M1819 bayonet, required due to the rifle’s sights being offset to the left in order to facilitate operation of the breech block. The M1819 was the first breech loading military rifle produced in quantity and was the first rifled U.S. military arm to mount a bayonet. (69 mm.) The leather belt hanger measures 5.625 in. (457 mm.) Field attempts to attach cartridge loops to the leather waist belt led to adoption of the M1876 “prairie” cartridge belt. Socket bayonet for use with the .69 caliber Springfield 1795 "Charleville" muskets manufactured at Springfield Armory 1810–14. $400.00 $340.00 Save: 15% off. The m/1855 bayonet's medial locking ring represents a departure from the use of basal locking rings on Swedish socket bayonets. This example was likely in-process at SA in 1870 and was abandoned due to the agreement to produce fencing bayonets of .58 caliber. Although not for a bayonet, this frog is so closely patterned after European bayonet frogs, it is sometimes mistaken as such. A clone of the French M1763 Charleville musket, the 1795 was the first musket type produced at the U.S. national armories. They are made of a single- or double-edged … Iron/Steel is still in good shape with no active rust or pitting present. It is also unusual for the time period, in having the mortise cut so that the bayonet hangs beneath the rifle barrel. The worldbayonets.com bayonet identification guide features pictures and dimensions of bayonets from around the world; along with history and other information to aid in identification. Likewise, Pierre Borel wrote in 1655 that a kind of long-knife called a bayonette was made in Bayonne but does not give any further description. Less than one percent of all casualties resulted from bayonet wounds, and many soldiers realized their uselessness during the early campaigns. There are replicas and forgeries out there, so be aware of that possibility before you make a purchase. From that point forward, blackened steel scabbards were produced for the M1840 NCO sword. There were approximately 22,000 M1873 Cadet Rifles produced during its 20-year production period. Benton suggested that “a more serviceable fencing bayonet may be made by cutting off the old blade, drawing it to give elasticity and turning over the point for a button.”. This example is identical to the M1835/42 bayonets made from 1839–1855, except for its tapered blade shoulders. (86 mm.) The M1866 infantry musket was used by some State Militias and was produced for foreign sales. wide blade is brightly-polished. In 1878, an alteration was authorized to retrofit three brass rings on the left for suspending equipment using a brass hook. Although crude by European standards, this bayonet is a fairly refined example of the non-regulation bayonets made during the Revolutionary War. Modern and some pre-war bayonets clipped or snapped the knife, sword or dagger into place at the end of the gun. In his book, U.S. Military Flintlock Muskets: The Later Years, Peter Schmidt documented that Watervliet Arsenal in New York produced 1,500 Type I fencing bayonets in 1852 and 1853. The socket portion is 2 5/8" with a serial number 105227 on it. It may either be a plug if it resembles a dagger, which has a round handle that slid directly into the musket barrel. The exact period of manufacture for the rifles and bayonets is not precisely known nor is the actual manufacturer of the bayonets (Requarth was a lumber mill, not a foundry). This example has rounded blade shoulders, rather than the more commonly-encountered scalloped shoulders. US Rev War socket bayonet n/s. That said, troops found firing the M1819 unpleasant due to gas leakage around the breechblock. Price: $54.00. The Winchester-Hotchkiss bayonet is distinguished from the M1873 by its slightly longer blade and smaller socket diameter (smaller than either the M1867 Peabody or M1873). (67 mm.) US M1861 Plymouth Navy Rifle Bayonet n/s. vs. 2.70 in. (83 mm.) US WWI M1910 Bolo Knife Sheath Price: $50.00 Item #48293 . Socket bayonet for use with the Requarth Co. US Civil War Import, Austrian M1849 … Those we see with squared shoulders are the ones made during the 1840s and 1850s. There was no official nomenclature for 19th Century U.S. fencing bayonets. Although detrimental in many respects, gas leakage served to rid the action of powder fouling, enabling 20 or 30 shots before cleaning vs. 3 or 4 shots for a muzzle loading rifle. Peabody rifles made in 1867 for Switzerland were not supplied with a bayonet. The overall length, including the belt hanger is 13.125 in. The prairie alteration was once thought to have been only experimental. However, the prairie alteration could have been done at another arsenal or depot. The 3.50 in. Bayonet Scabbard for 98 Butcher Blade Bayonet. 1730 European production, which points to Colonial American manufacture during the French & Indian War or early Revolution Period (1755–1770). This led to limited production of the M1873 Trowel Bayonet, with 10,000 being produced at Springfield Armory during 1874–75. An Army officer, he served at RIA from 1917–21. US Pre WWI, M1905 Bayonet, SA 1906 Blade, 1st Model Scabbard RIA 1908 Price: $450.00 Item #52743. Original Nepalese Socket Bayonet for Gahendra and Francotte Rifles . Remington produced the No. No other US bayonet type was pointed this way. There were two variants, one with nominal blade length of 18 in. The Requarth mill was inundated by the Great Dayton Flood of 1913 and substantially damaged by fire in 1915. The vast majority were for foreign contracts: Although the Peabody fared exceptionally well in the U.S. Army breechloading rifle trials of 1865, the hoped-for large U.S. Government contract never materialized. (67 mm.). indicates that it is configured for a musket bore smaller than the .69 caliber muskets then in use. … Because early militias focused primarily on defending settlements against Indian attack, the production and procurement of bayonets was spotty, at best. Only a handful of examples are known to exist today. (Bvt.) IN LINE WITH CURRENT LEGISLATION, PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EDGED WEAPONS. In April, the new fencing muskets were shipped, accompanied by fencing bayonets. The number produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. of New Haven, CT is unknown, because M1866 production records are incomplete. ), when 0.460–0.500 in. Socket bayonet for use on Remington No. The socket bayonet was the most widely used during the war. The example below is more typical of bayonets produced during the Revolutionary War, when locally-made bayonets tended to more closely copy official British or French designs. Scabbard (inside throat): "A.R.S." Added this socket bayonet for use with the 15.5 mm. However, the M1880 belt also made no provision for attaching equipment. Get the best deals on martini henry bayonet when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. J. G. Benton (commander of SA) acknowledged Col. Crispin’s request, adding that “I think that it will be best to have clasps on the sockets for the fencing muskets.” Although Crispin referred to the unusable .69 caliber bayonets as the “old model of 1822,” Col. Benton’s reply suggests that these 20 sockets may have included a locking ring. to 0.460–0.500 in. Designed by Maj. Anson Mills, the M1880 cartridge belt incorporated a manufacturing process of his own invention where the entire belt, including cartridge loops, was woven as a single fabric. $9.70 shipping. Socket bayonet for use on the .45–70 Caliber U.S. Cadet Rifle M1873 (Trapdoor Springfield).Â. Product Image Item Name-Price ; Finnish used Italian M1938 Folder w/s. These rifles are believed to have remained in stores, never seeing service. Collectors sell Civil War-era merchandise through online sites and printed publications. Socket length is 2.937 (75 mm. Research published in 2019 by Edward Hull in his book, Peabody Firearms, expanded on his earlier published work regarding bayonets used with the Peabody rifles. The Swiss specified the muzzle diameter be such that existing Swiss M1863 socket bayonets could be used. US Pre Civil War Socket Bayonet, Possible 1816 Pattern Price: $150.00 Item #48633. The socket length is 2.625 in. There was a retailer, Horace Chavasse & Co., at Alma street, Aston Newton (near Birmingham, England) 1860–1868. (11.7-12.7 mm.). One point of identification is the wide mortise. Enfield rifles could be fixed with a variation on the bayonet, a sword with a loop on the handle that slid into place on the rifle. Fuller: "Remington Arms Co. Ilion, NY USA". (92 mm.) Bayonets European all styles (129) Bayonets - German (24) Bayonets, etc. Beginning in 1827, the neck diameter was increased from 0.435–0.460 in. (Of course any socket bayonet must h . $8.75 shipping. or Best Offer. and the shallow face flute extends 7 in. The socket length is 3.00 in. It had some popularity in South America, going to Argentina, Brazil, and Peru. (11.0–11.7 mm.) Unusual characteristics include a lack of markings. The guide is a work in progress. Notice the high bridge required to clear the Winchester's tall front sight. From $29.95 VIEW DETAILS. No scabbard. Jason Tyson has spent the last 13 years working as a writer and editor in various forms of the publishing world, holding positions at major newspapers, magazines and journals. Use of the NCO Sword was curtailed after 1875, being reserved for wear by senior staff NCOs (1st Sgt., Quartermaster Sgt., and Sgt Major) at regimental or general headquarters. Socket bayonet for use with fencing muskets constructed from condemned .58 and .50 caliber rifle parts. to allow the locking ring to travel past center for increased securing force. The name “McAfee” is scratched into the brass chape. Note the high bridge required to clear the Winchester's tall front sight. 5 knife bayonet has a leather body with steel mounts and a swiveling steel belt hook. Antique Civil War Era US Socket Bayonet W/Leather Scabbard. Springfield Armory opted for the locking ring modification instead in November 1863, as the improved locking ring could also be retrofitted to earlier bayonets. These Civil War production examples are by far the rarest pattern. The socket length is 2.625 in. A Union bayonet from the Civil War era will usually have the word "U.S.” on its underside, and might have a serial number engraved in the same location. Essentially, a socket bayonet without a socket, this bayonet mounts to the rifle by means of a dovetailed mortise. Home; Shop . Nice blued finish on the handle with some patina on the trowel blade. 2,986 rifles were manufactured at Springfield Armory: 513 for the Army (designated M1878) and 2,473 for the Navy (designated M1879). Scabbard (belt hanger): feint "Watervleit" over "Arsenal". The first quantity production of the Type III fencing bayonet occurred in 1897–98 (2,008 reported). The U.S. Government purchased an unknown quantity of additional rifles of a third type produced by Winchester (designated M1883). Know the price for buying an original Civil War bayonet. and the muzzle length is 1.25 in. $12.95 VIEW DETAILS. Socket (rear edge): 2 punch marks and 7 notches. I don’t know how long the M1868 Sword Frog remained in service, but have observed one made at RIA that was dated 1907. The bandsman sword was shorter than the M1840 NCO sword and lacked the handguard. socket is the most common pattern of socket bayonet produced for export contracts. (9.1 mm.) This example has no British government markings, indicating that it was likely imported to the USA during the American Civil War. Both Springfield and Harper's Ferry Armories produced the M1816. Regulation U.S. Fencing Bayonets 1852–1915, Society of American Bayonet Collectors (SABC) Journal, Horse Equipments and Equipments for Officers and Enlisted Men. 1855 socket bayonets were actually not too much different from ones later used in the 1870's. Socket bayonet for use with the .44-40 caliber M1873 Winchester lever-action infantry musket. German WWII 98K Bayonet Leather Frog with Securing Loop. Sku:600236. The socket length is 2.625 in. Notice in the second image, how the hilt's upper edge and the blade's upper edge are way out of parallel. US Peabody Rifle Bayonet & Variant M1873 Scabbard, British Proofed Blade Price: $275.00 Item #52744. long, about half the length of a U.S. M1873 Springfield bayonet above. Rarity: R2+ Condition: VG Price: $300. This partially-completed and previously undocumented U.S. Fencing Bayonet is based on the M1835 socket bayonet. This was the most successful of the many approaches attempted to reconcile the incompatibility between existing infantry equipment and the Mills belt. The Massachusetts State Militia is believed to have received a small number of Greene rifles, which they likely employed in September 1862 at Antietam. The unbridged socket has the vestiges of what appears to be a 3–digit serial number (Harper's Ferry serial-numbered socket bayonets until ca. This example still has much of its original browned finish and the original thumbscrew for securing the blade. In addition to being the first regulation bolt-action, it was the only regulation underhammer action, only regulation oval-bore rifle, and only regulation rifle whose cartridge held the bullet behind the powder charge. The socket measures 3.625 in. Price: $195.00 Item #38998. Most No. Fits the 1917 rifles and Trench Guns. to 0.435–0.450 in. The brass wire double hook adapter pictured below is sometimes found with the leather belt hanger. long (143 mm.) The M1873 design incorporated an ingenious contoured, rotating socket/hand grip patented by Springfield Armory pattern maker Ira Merrill and saddler/inspector Felix Chillingworth. 5 bayonet, but doesn't give any info as to who they were made for or why. wide. The company was founded in 1860 and is still in business today in the same downtown Dayton, Ohio, location they have been at since 1895. blade has numbers on socket and is a non equal cruciform style, I know of the location of a scabbard and may put them together . Socket bayonet for use with a .75 caliber flintlock musket. Variations with a wing screw or knurled locking screw are also encountered. The socket bridge is rounded. Results 1 to 5 of 5 Socket bayonet identification. Identify the shape and size of Civil War-era bayonets. 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