All of these bayonets fit the Model 1816 Springfield 69 cal. Musket. The close up picture shows the large US stamped in it. But not all of the Model 1816 bayonets were stamped like this one. Most were plain. A nice piece of American history that is almost 200 years old.
I found this bayonet at a local gun show. It fits a 69 cal. French manufactured musket. There were a lot of French muskets imported before and during the Civil War. They were used a lot both both Union and Confederate soldiers. Hopefully I will be able to find the musket that goes with this bayonet one of these days.
This bayonet fits the Model 1854 Austrian Lorenz 58 cal. musket. They are very unique and easy to spot by the way the socket is made to slide over the muzzle and lock. It is more of a twist on design, as shown in the close up picture. All of the other bayonets that I have posted are more like a T design. This one came out of a collection in Virginia.
These bayonets fits on the Model 1853 British Enfield 58 cal. musket. They resemble the 1855 Springfield bayonets, but they are more squared off next to the socket, where as the Springfield is more rounded and tapered. Also the Enfield’s have different Hallmarks on them as shown in the close up picture. The Springfield just has US stamped in it. One has to be careful, because a lot of people try to pass post war Enfield bayonets off as actual war time period ones. Learn your Hallmark stamps. As with the Springfield bayonets, I find these at various Civil War shows.
These are the Model 1855-1861 Springfield bayonets. The 1855 Springfield Musket was the first 58 cal. musket used by the US Military. It used Maynard priming system. Something like what cap guns shoot today. The Model 1861 Springfield used the percussion cap to ignite the gun powder. Both used the same bayonet. This bayonet was used up through 1865 until the end of the war, and black powder muskets were starting to be fazed out and replaced by the cartridge rifle.
I picked up this Model 1853 British Enfield sword bayonet, and scabbard, from a friend of mine, who had it in his collection for several years. This fits the 2 band, 58 cal. Enfield musket. Like the Remington bayonet I posted, this one can be used as a short sword also.by Mark P with
To start my bayonet category, I want to post this one first. This 1863 Remington Bayonet is very special to me. It was a gift to me from my cousin Robert. He built this web sight for me, and I am forever grateful. This is a very hard bayonet to find, and it is the pride of my bayonet collection. This bayonet fits the Model 1863 Remington Zouave, 58 cal. Civil War Musket. Not only is it a bayonet, but it can also
be used as a short sword, for hand to hand combat. That is why it has a brass handle to hold like a sword. Thank you Robert for all of the time you put into building this sight for me!!