U.S. Model 1855 Bayonet with bridle leather scabbard and buff leather frog. Maker’s marked S.H. Young & Co., Newark, N.J.
The bayonet is in nice condition overall, with some light blemishing, light scuffing and very light pitting throughout. The bayonet is marked “US” on the Ricasso and the locking ring does twist in place. The bayonet comes with an attached bridle leather scabbard with a buff leather frog. The scabbard has some wear, rubbing to the finish of the leather and some scuffing and toning to the brass tip, and in the center area there is a stress line, but the scabbard is firm. On the frog the maker’s mark is faint, but can be made out for “S.H. Young & Co. Newark, N.J.”
The bayonet measures approx. 21″ with a 17″ blade; scabbard measures approx. 19 5/8″.
|Dimensions||26 × 22 × 8 in|