The Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway
.

Winchester, Virginia, USA.
Civil War (pre 1898) weapons.

relicman.com.


Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War weapons.
Socket bayonet, Enfield.

This is the "Ridgeway Reference Archive", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader.   Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author.  None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale.  This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items.  I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me.  All  items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.   Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.    This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

All weapons listed on this webpage are strictly manufactured before 1898, and are considered unsafe for actual use.  These are antique collectible weapons of the Civil War (most are pre 1865, unless I state otherwise) and actual firing of these weapons is not recommended for any purpose whatsoever!  Because these are all "pre 1898" weapons, no licenses are required for ownership, but common sense and good judgment should be applied.



Bayonet, socket, model 1853 Enfield, .577 or .58 cal.

Socket bayonet was produced for use with the Enfield series of  muskets.  The bayonet is distinguished by use of a strong neck finished with a flange at the blade, tightening band, triangle blade has three flutes.  Bayonet is marked: with various English marks or barrack marks, these were exported to the US and purchased by either side.  Bayonet measures: length overall 20.5in. approx., socket 3in., blade length from flange 17in. approx, bore diameter .8in. 
Ref: Reilly Socket Bayonets, Fig. B110 or B111.



W0649     Bayonet, socket, model 1853 Enfield, .577 or .58 cal.

W0694     Bayonet, socket, model 1853 Enfield, .577 or .58 cal.

W1119     Bayonet, socket, model 1853 Enfield, .577 or .58 cal.
 Recovered: Chancellorsville, Virginia. 

W1140      Enfield bayonet, Marked: "F PRESTON MANCNESTER.
Bayonet fits .577 and .58 cal Enfield.  Marked:  "F PRESTON / MANCHESTER".  Bayonet is lightly rusted, band could be limbered and with rust removal this bayonet could be used.

W1185     Bayonet, socket, Enfield, .577 or .58 cal. Socket bayonet was produced for use with the Enfield series of  muskets.
The bayonet is distinguished by use of a strong neck finished with a flange at the blade, tightening band, triangle blade has three flutes.  Bayonet is marked: with various English marks or barrack marks, these were exported to the US and purchased by either side.  Bayonet measures: length overall 25in. approx., socket 3in., blade length from flange 21in. approx, bore diameter .8in.  Not sure which model this applied to, it fits .577 cal Enfield but is 4 inches longer than most.


W1189    Bayonet, socket, model 1853 Enfield, .577 or .58 cal.
Socket bayonet was produced for use with the Enfield series of  muskets.  The bayonet is distinguished by use of a strong neck finished with a flange at the blade, tightening band, triangle blade has three flutes.  Bayonet is marked: with various English marks or barrack marks, these were exported to the US and purchased by either side.  Bayonet measures: length overall 20.5in. approx., socket 3in., blade length from flange 17in. approx, bore diameter .8in.  Ref: Reilly Socket Bayonets, Fig. B110 or B111.  Relic bayonet, rust is relatively light, band is frozen but could be limbered.  Recovered: Resaca Georgia.


Bayonet, socket, model 1853 Enfield, with scabbard, .577 or .58 cal.
Socket bayonet was produced for use with the Enfield series of  muskets.  The bayonet is distinguished by use of a strong neck finished with a flange at the blade, tightening band, triangle blade has three flutes.  Bayonet is marked: with various English marks or barrack marks, these were exported to the US and purchased by either side.  Scabbard is leather with brass throat and drag.  Bayonet measures: length overall 20.5in. approx., socket 3in., blade length from flange 17in. approx, bore diameter .8in. 
Ref: Reilly Socket Bayonets, Fig. B110 or B111, and scabbard.

W0684     Bayonet, socket, model 1853 Enfield, with scabbard, .577 or .58 cal.

W1001     Bayonet, socket, model 1853 Enfield, with scabbard, .577 or .58 cal.

W1216     Bayonet, socket, model 1853 Enfield, with scabbard, .577 or .58 cal.