The Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway
.

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

relicman.com.


Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War weapons.
Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861 & 1863.

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 1855, 1861, 1863, with scabbard with two rivets,  58 cal.
Socket bayonet was produced for use with the Model 1855, 1861 and 1863 muskets.  Bayonet is marked: "US", additional inspector marks are sometimes found.   Leather scabbard is pattern of 1861, type II and contains two rivets to hold the frog, brass drag.  Bayonet measures: length overall 21in., socket 3in., bore diameter .786in.  
Ref: Reilly Socket Bayonets, Fig. B90 to B92, scabbard Fig. S51.

W0929     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, with scabbard with two rivets,  58 cal.


Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, with scabbard with seven rivets,  58 cal.
Socket
bayonet was produced for use with the Model 1855, 1861 and 1863 muskets.  Bayonet is marked: "US", additional inspector marks are sometimes found.   Leather scabbard is pattern of 1861, type III, introduced 1862, and contains seven rivets to hold the frog, brass drag.  Bayonet measures: length overall 21in., socket 3in., bore diameter .786in.  
Ref: Reilly Socket Bayonets, Fig. B90 to B92, scabbard Fig. S54.

W0940     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, with scabbard with seven rivets,  58 cal.

W1240     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, with scabbard with seven rivets,  58 cal.

W1272     Bayonet, scabbard only with seven rivets, model 1855, 1861, 1863,  58 cal.


Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, .58cal.
Socket bayonet was produced for use with the Model 1855, 1861 and 1863 muskets.  Bayonet is marked: "US", additional inspector marks are sometimes found.  Bayonet measures: length overall 21in., socket 3in., bore diameter .786in.  
Ref: Reilly Socket Bayonets, Fig. B90 to B92.


W0675     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, .58cal.

W0941     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, .58cal.

W0962     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, .58cal.

W0963     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, .58cal.

W0964     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, .58cal.

W0965     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, .58cal.

W1000     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, .58cal.

W1227     Bayonet, socket, model 1855, 1861, 1863, .58cal.