US 1873 Socket Bayonet for the Springfield Trapdoor Rifle
Socket bayonet for the Model 1873 .45-70 Springfield Trapdoor rifle, with fullered triangular blade and steel scabbard. Scabbard with drainage hole and frog hanging hook. Ricasso of the blade is stamped ‘US, no other markings.
Both bayonet and scabbard have been deeply blued and retain a great deal of this original finish, especially the blade. The scabbard has some wear to the bluing on prominent surfaces and one very small dent towards the point.