Original US M1873 Trapdoor Socket Bayonet
This is an outstanding US M1873 Trapdoor Socket Bayonet with original scabbard and frog. The 18" blade retains 95-97% of the original bluing with US on the ricasso and blade is nearly free of any imperfections, only light marks from age with only a hint of oxidation at the point. The neck shows almost no wear on both sides which continues into the sides of the socket. The 3" socket is in excellent condition with light marks from use and very light oxidation. The excellent scabbard retains most of the original bluing with light oxidation, tiny scratches on a dent free surface. This comes with a third pattern, Hoffman device, leather and brass frog in excellent condition with the US on a stippled brass casting hook/hanger with some scattered verdigris, tight stitching and a fine original patina. This is one for the collection or a step up to a new standard.
- Item #: 46371
- Availability: In Stock