Model 1873 Bayonet and Scabbard for the Trapdoor Rifle
Item #: WR621
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This is a relic condition US Model 1873 Bayonet designed for the Model 1873 Springfield "Trapdoor" rifle. These bayonets were used with the different variants of the Trapdoor rifle from 1873 through 1892 with the US Army. Some state and militia units were still using these rifle and bayonet combinations through the Spanish American and Philippine American wars. This model of bayonet was the last socket type bayonet to be used by the US military. The bayonet has a blade length of 18" and a socket length of 3". The original bluing is no longer visible over the entire length of the bayonet. The entire length of the blade is pitted and has light surface rust. The US stamp is no longer visible. The scabbard has traces of the original bluing, but has moderate pitting along the entire surface. The leather frog is missing, so I'm not sure exactly which model this one is. It was recovered near Boise, Idaho and obviously saw service during the Indian Wars. It's a cool piece that would compliment any Indian Wars collection.
Your Price $85.00 USD
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