This accouterment is an original Civil War saber bayonet made by the Collins & Company of Collinsville, CT. The total length of the bayonet is 21” long while the blade itself is 17½” long. This M1855 saber bayo was issued to fit the US Percussion Model 1855 Rifle. Bayonet’s lines are simple and direct as the bayonet was primarily intended for issue to the Federal infantryman. Maker’s mark “C&Co” is visible on the socket. Blade surfaces exhibit areas of dark oxidation and pitting.

Original M1855 "Collins & Co’ Springfield Bayonet

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