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Object ID 1928.001.003
Object Name Bayonet, Socket
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of Mr. John F. Robinson
Date circa 1860
Makers mark The top edge of the blade is stamped with "I.W. / 1 / H.R."
Description Civil War era socket bayonet designed for the Model 1853-59 .577 caliber English Enfield rifle-musket that was used by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. The bayonet has a 17 1/4" long triangular blade and 13/16" diameter socket for attaching it to a rifle. The top edge of the blade is stamped with "I.W. / 1 / H.R."

Dimensions H-2.5 W-0.875 L-20.5 inches
Dimension Details Overall length of bayonet; overall greatest height; width at widest point of the blade.
Subjects Arms & armament
Bayonets
Search Terms Civil War
Socket Bayonets
Weapons
Nineteenth Century
Material Steel
Event Civil War