USA


DHALGHREN
COPY
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

US dalgren.jpg (57803 bytes)

Dahlgren bayonet for Naval M1861 rifle

HOFFMAN 1st Pattern Scabbard   
1st pattern of the Hoffman swivel made at Waterville Arsenal this gave a  full 360 degree rotation to the scabbard and attachment which was found to be unacceptable it allowed. This uses twin tongues to hold the steel scabbard to the leather frog. Neither of the tongues has a rivet as used in the 1873 pattern scabbards. there is no brass rosette
HOFFMAN 2nd Pattern Scabbard   
2nd pattern of the Hoffman swivel made at Waterville Arsenal this was a modification of the 1st pattern to prevent the full 360 degree rotation it allowed. This uses twin tongues to hold the steel scabbard to the leather frog. Neither of the tongues has a rivet as used in the 1873 pattern scabbards. there is no brass rosette


1855 2 Rivet frog
   
Original worn scabbard 
Modern reproduction

1855 3 Rivet scabbard 
Modern reproduction

1855 8 Rivet scabbard   
Eight rivet frog version of the 1855 leather scabbards 

1873 Trowel
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
 A multi use tool bayonet has been a long time wish  for bayonet makers and routinely attempted. This trowel bayonet reproduction is one of three types, which have 3 different scabbard types.

 

CADET
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Purpose made cadet bayonet, possibly a Bannerman

 

SNELL
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Reproduction snell rifle bayonet, the steel second ring actually is an adaptor to fit the rifle to allow the bayonet to be mounted

 

1816
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
marked TA

 

1873 Winchester
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
For the 1873 Winchester lever action rifle. the slot is on top of the socket mounting the bayonet below the barrel instead of alongside as is usually the case.

1873 MASS Button
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm
  Early version does not have the metal throat of the version below
1873 MASS Button
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm
Massachusetts button on 1873 scabbard
1873 NJ Button
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm

New Jersey button on 1873 scabbard
top NJ is 31/32" in diameter as opposed to 63/64" for the lower, but has obvious differences in the font that are easier to  differentiate the two variations
1873 USN
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm
USN button on 1873 scabbard, t
1873 US Button
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm
US button on 1873 scabbard, his scabbard has been fitted with hooks to go on a later web belt
1873 Large Plain rosette
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
1873 bayonet missing it's locking ring stud. Has added wire hooks to allow the bayonet to be fitted to later web belts 
1873 NGP Marked
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
NGP, National Guard Pennsylvania, uses a central rivet to attach to the scabbard 
Central Rivet Scabbard
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Scabbard missing the hanger with central location for rivet 
No Rivet Scabbard
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Scabbard has a friction hold, this was to allow repairs to be more easily made than the riveted ones
1873
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
US S marked1873 in need of a good clean
1873
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Unmarked 1873
1873 NY militia
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Reputedly a New York Militia issue dress bayonet with white buff frog, chromed scabbard and stud and polished bayonet marked only with an H. Made after 1886 as it uses the McKeeny pat throat from Jan 1886
1873 brass hanger
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Brass hanger version of 1873 scabbard, these were made later than the more normally found leather hanger versions. Made after 1880 they were issued when a unit had the correct belts etc. for them, they did nor replace the leather.
1873 Prairie Mount
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Made for use by Cavalry units, one the last issue scabbards.
1873 MASS CADET
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Cadet version of the 1873 marked for Massachusetts Militia. Comparison shots show difference in total blade length.

1884 Ramrod Trapdoor Bayonet
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Original 1884 ramrod bayonet for the 47/50 trap door rifle 

MARX M1
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Marx M1 bayonet for their M1 rifle

Remington export
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
  the wide slot indicates that this is a Remington export bayonet
Comparison of 1855 to 1873, the 1855 is slightly larger but otherwise identical. the first 50,000 1873's were new made, all after that were made by compressing the original 1855 socket, to the smaller 1873 size. There was a line of flash along the compression line that was removed.


MACO M1 Toy
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Unfortunately the tip is chewed but the scabbard is very hard to come by, so not a bad pair

 
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
  Plumb Philadelphia 1918 showing commercial contract construction with integrated pommel

 
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
  Plumb Philadelphia 1918 showing military contract construction with pinned not integrated pommel

 
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
  ACCO Chicago a commercial quality Bolo

Pilots Knife
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Ontario Pilots knife 1969 model

1798?
Total length =  mm                  Blade length = mm              Blade width =  mm              MRD =  mm                           
A Flobert Bayonet


REMINGTON
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
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Replica of Remington Socket

NAVY 1870 YATAGHAN
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

Navy 1870 Yataghan, this is the scarcer variation of the1870, the more common being a straight bladed version, Only 10,000 of the1870 were made, with most being sent to Mexico, and Mexican marked examples can be found. In the 1970's it is reported that the blades of examples that had had their hilts melted down for the brass were re-hilted, either with "new" hilts or with Hilts from the straight bladed 1870, it is possible that this is one of these bayonets, is this a fake or a restoration?

Several American bayonets of this period had very ornate fish scale decorated grips

 

 

Crossed cannons and and anchor decorate the pommel

 


REMINGTON No5
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
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Remington No 5 bayonet

 

 

Fuller markings on No5

 

Remington No5 export blade, used by Russia and several South American and Caribbean countries, non of which marked their blades. Mexican used blades are typically marked to show their Mexican origin

 

Period repair to frog, throat of scabbard  is missing, Remington made scabbards are screwed, Winchester made scabbards are riveted.


PICKET PIN ACABBARD
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Picket pin and carrier. The scabbard is often found on Krag bayonets and sold as a Cavalry carbine version, however the cavalry carbine has no attachment point for a bayonet.

1855 & Rivet scabbard   
Eight rivet scabbbrd version of the 1855 leather scabbards 

1855 Missing locking ring
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
  looks like there has been some alteration to the slot 

COMPARISON 1855 VS 1873
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Comparison of 1855 to 1873, the 1855 is slightly larger but otherwise identical. the first 50,000 1873's were new made, all after that were made by compressing the original 1855 socket, to the smaller 1873 size. There was a line of flash along the compression line that was removed.

1873 Scabbard Rosettes

Blank - Sold to be marked by purchasing unit, comes in large and small sizes.

GCC Geogetown College Cadets (MD or KY)
IND Indiana
KSG for Kentucky (formerly thought to be Kansas) State Guard
MASS Massachusetts (I forgot that one)
MG Morris Guards (NJ)
NC North Carolina NG National Guard (location unknown)

NGP for National Guard Pennsylvania
NJ for New Jersey
OHIO Ohio (state troops)
RIM for Rhode Island Militia

US US Army with and without a dotbetween the U and the S

USMC Marine Corps
USN for the US Navy

 Red shows rossettes owned

1873 NJ Button
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm

New Jersey button on 1873 scabbard

1873 U.S Button
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm
US button on 1873 scabbard, this scabbard has been fitted with hooks to go on a leter web belt

1873 Large Plain rossette
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
1873 bayonet missing it's locking ring stud. Has added wire hooks to allow the bayoent to be fitted to later web belts 

1873 NGP Marked
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
NGP, National Guard Pennsylvania, uses a central rivet to attach to the scababrd 

Central Rivet Scababrd
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Scabbard missing the hanger with cental location for rivet 

1873
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
US S marked1873 in need of a good clean

1873
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Unmarked 1873

1873 brass hanger
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Brass hanger version of 1873 scabbard, these were made later than the more normally found leather hanger versions. Made after 1880 they were issued when a unit had the correct belts etc for them, they did nor replace the leather.

1884 Ramrod Trapdoor Bayonet
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Original 1884 ramrod bayonet for the 47/50 trap door rifle 

MODIFIED 1899
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
 

Modified and chromed US 1899

1908 TRAINING BAYONET
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Training bayonet for the 1903 rifle, uses two muzzle rings with grub screws to lock the piece to the barrel, this is a bit tired but fit my budget.
Made in 1908

1905
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
1905 bayonet in 1910 scabbard

 

19l0 scabbard has metal throat in canvas scabbard cover

 

Scabbard has wood base, covered in hide with canvas outer cover

 

1911 manufacture date

 

serial on opposite ricasso

1910 ROSS
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
US issue MkI Canadian ROSS bayonet Both scabbard and hilt are marked with US flaming bomb mark

 

Early Canadian Pattern marks on pommel

 

Slightly distorted muzzle ring still contains original anti-rattle spring, later dropped from the type

 

 

Scabbard shows Canadian acceptance marks and 1916 makers dates

 

1914
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Remington made 1913 with UK marks removed and US markings over struck as the items were taken from production for the UK and taken for use by the US troops on entering WWI

 

Over struck UK markings and added US ones

 

1917
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

US P17 made using a P13 marked blade, unlike the commandeered P13's accepted by the UK and then cancelled and remarked with US markings this blade shows no evidence of UK acceptance. It would seem that this is a transitional period bayonet using old P13 blades. Scabbard is UK but painted green as US scabbards were.

NY MILITIA KRAG SCABBARD
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

Unknown brass and leather scabbard, came on a German Ersatz bayonet but this does not necessarily mean it is originally for that as the blade was in relic condition

Bill Porter has informed me that this is possibly a scabbard for the Krag bayonet used by the New York Militia or reserve unit, it fits my Krag perfectly. There is also a longer version for the 1905 - many thanks Bill, I had come to the US conclusion after discussion with several collectors here but could not find any reference to it

1917
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
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M1917 with 1918 date stamp

 

1917 marked Springfield made 1905 bayonet

 

 

Original grips are ribbed for grip, ricasso marks are clearly visible

 

serial on opposite ricasso

1917 REMINGTON
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

1917 Remington

1918 dated Remington, this is a manufacturing error, whereby the Remington factory continued the US practice of stamping on the date, rather than the model number

 

REPRODUCTION
Total length = mm    Blade length = mmBlade width = MRD =  mm                           
  Older reproduction as it ahs the India mark on the ricasso, newer ones do not have this, the better to be passed off as originals. the natrual ageing of this bayoen tover the last 40ish years makes the patina believable, and harder to differentiate from the real thing. 

Parris Centennial
Total length = 337mm   Blade length = 317mmBlade width = 15.45MRD =  mm                           

Made for the Centennial, a toy hammerloack with a socket bayonet

MACO M1
Total length = 337mm   Blade length = 317mmBlade width = 15.45MRD =  mm                           
 Toy rifle 

PARRIS REPLICA
Total length = mm                  Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Toy rifle

PARRIS late model
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
The trigger and front site identify this as a late model of the toy

BANNERMAN
Cadet
Total length = mm                  Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Cast Cadet rifle bayonet


1855 Scabbard
Total length = mm    Blade length = mmBlade width = MRD =  mm                           
With added belt hanger

Cadet
Total length = 337mm   Blade length = 317mmBlade width = 15.45MRD =  mm                           

1131
Cast socket for a Cadet rifle, MRD 19.9mm

Kadet Socket
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Rare kids socket bayonet for Parris made Kadet musket

MACO M1 Toy
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Unfortunately the tip is chewed but the scabbard is very hard to come by, so not a bad pair

PAINT BALL M9
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
A replacement front end for a paint ball M16 look alike includes a bayonet mount and plastic bayonet. barrel diameter for the paint ball is the same as muzzle ring of M9 so once muzzle brake is screwed on the bayonet is permanently fixed 

LANCAY M9
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Originally marketed as the USAF M9 another of the commercial Lancays, later versions of the blue had black webbing not the blue of this early version 

M9
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
noonegi EBAY seller with his own etched and scribed M9 copy 

M9 TRAINER
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Marine rubber trainer made from a Buck marked M9 with the stock number on the blade

MARX M1
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Marx M1 bayonet for their M1 rifle

M1917 BOLO KNIFE CT
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Plumb Philadelphia 1918 showing commercial contract construction with integrated pommel

M1917 BOLO KNIFE
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Plumb Philadelphia 1918 showing military contract construction with pinned not integrated pommel

M1917 BOLO KNIFE
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
ACCO Chicago a commercial quality Bolo

P13 Commercial
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
After WWI Winchester sold excess stock to  Police uinits without acceptance marks or date. Only a few thousand were sold

P13
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Interesting in that it has acceptance marks and unit marks but no makers marks

Pilots Knife
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Ontario Pilots knife 1969 model

1905 WITH KRAG HANGER
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Early 1905 bayonet with Krag style hanger

NY MILITIA KRAG SCABBARD
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

Unknown brass and leather scabbard, came on a German Ersatz bayonet but this does not necessarily mean it is originally for that as the blade was in relic condition

Bill Porter has informed me that this is possibly a scabbard for the Krag bayonet used by the New York Militia or reserve unit, it fits my Krag perfectly. There is also a longer version for the 1905 - many thanks Bill, I had come to the US conclusion after discussion with several collectors here but could not find any reference to it

REMINGTON 1891
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Incomplete Remington made 1891

M4 RUBBER HILT
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Rubber hilted M4

M9 PHROBIS III
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
PHROBIS III three line issue blade 1992

M9 PHROBIS III 4 LINE
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
PHROBIS III four line issue blade

M9 BUCK USMC
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Buck made USMC M9, one of the 5000 made for this contract. This one has had camouflage applied at unit level by spraying with a sand colored pattern.

PARIS TRAINER
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Marked up as a Paris Trainer this is a very small lever action rifle

KADET TRAINER
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Another training rifle this one much larger than the lever action

M4 WITH USN MkII BLADE
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
M4 handle, USN MkII blade this is one of the commercial copies 

M6
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Beautifully made leather scabbard for an M6 bayonet, reportedly from the far east

USN MkI TRAINING BAYONET
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

USN Mk1 training bayonet, utilizes a hard plastic for all parts, this was in service for only a short time as it was found to still be dangerous due to the hardness of the plastic used. Normally all black this one has an unusual silvered blade

 

Ricasso markings

 

USN MARK 1 marked on blade

 

and on scabbard

 

M1 CUT DOWN
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
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M1 1943, also known as 1905E1 for Garand with central grind

 

M1 1943, also known as 1905E1 for Garand with offset grinding to blade

M1
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
US garand.jpg (102474 bytes)

M1 for Garand

M4
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
US M4.jpg (60329 bytes)

M4

M5
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
US M5.jpg (60816 bytes)

M5

M7 SAND COLORED
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

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M7 Desert storm issue

M7 TRAINING BAYONET
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

Rubber copy of the US M7 bayonet made for knife training at Fort Brag, unfortunately the muzzle ring has broken off due to use

PARRIS TRAINER
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Parris trainer rubber bayonet

 

Hilt markings on PARRIS trainer blade

M7 COMMERCIAL
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

After the bankruptcy of the MILPAR company the remaining parts from the manufacture of the US M7 bayonet were finished and sold onto the commercial market as knives with various pommel plates and crossguard. These are often (as in this case) sold as rare experimental knife bayonets for use in Viet Nam

EARLY LANCAY M9
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

 

Early production LanCay M9

 

LanCay mark, other variations of the marking exist LANCAY, LAN-CAY etc. these help identify period of manufacture

 

 

Later serrations have rounded base to serration

 

Early scabbards had built in sharpening stone

 

Scabbard shows large differences from later ones, with a double set of tie down areas, and the lack of a textured grip area when using as wire cutter

 

 

This blade came with original 1994 issue storage bag.

 

 

 

 

OK3SC
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

Ontario made bayonet for the US marines, having a composite scabbard.

 

USMC moulded into the hilt

 

 

other side has USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor

 

unlike the M9 this blade has no wire cutter or sawback, rather it has a serrated area immediately in front of the crossguard. the blade is very sharp from the factory on both edges

 

makers mark

 

CAMILLUS
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

Camillus made bayonet for the XM8 rifle that won the contract to supply the new military rifle to replace the M16 rifle.

The wire cutter found on modern bayonets has been replaced by a separate cutter with a holder in the scabbard. There are two cutters for ribbon and round wire, but no insulation for electrified fences. It can however be used for one of the cutting edges whilst still in the scabbard.

Scabbard has lock for the cutters and a built in sharpening stone.

M9 COLLECTORS
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

M9 collectors model with etchings showing the 4 units attached to SOCOM in Iraq.

REMINGTON BS
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

Remington BS2 bayonet, made from a one piece casting with a spring catch in the pommel

BANNERMAN CADET
Total length =  mm                  Blade length = mm              Blade width =  mm              MRD =  mm                           
A Bannerman Cadet socket bayonet

MARINE TRAINING BAYONET
Total length =  mm                  Blade length = mm              Blade width =  mm              MRD =  mm                           
Training bayonet based on Marine OKC3S bayonet, uses the standard hilt with a new thick rubber blue blade. Does not fit the standard scabbard

PRESENTATION OKC3S
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
A standard issue OKC3S with additional inscription, but not the normal commerative. The 3-10 refers to the 3rd battalion 10th Marines, an artillery batallion with a headquarters battery. based in North Carolina. I am assuming that this is a presentation blade for the school but whether to a marine or an instructor is not known ( would assume a marine but woudl have thought either would hav ekept the piece).

The Black Flag reference may be a reference to the black flag flown when it is too hot for training, the inscription menaing that when in battle the black flag dosn't fly???

Any infomation would be appreciated.

ONTARIO TRIALS 
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

Trials blade for US army, has distinctive Tanto style blade and and aside from the M9 style hilt is completely different to the M9 and M11 types

 

Reproduction Johnson Bayonet
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Made for the Johnson Rifle, the design is made to minimize weight as the bayonet attached to the moving barrel of the automatic. Used  only in limited numbers by the USA and Chile

 

1851 Cadet Scabbard  
Interesting bayonet this a split ring in which a stud fits to lock the socket to the rifle
Militia Scabbard  
Basically similar to the 1851 above, this one has standard eagle headed buttons to hold the cross belt.

 

BROWN BESS SCABBARD
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
UK Brown Bess scabbard modified by using an US chape

MASSACHUSETTS 1861 SCABBARD
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Specifically made for the Massachusetts Militia in 1861


Rear locket
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
 

 

1816 early
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Early version with no fullers, or bridge over slot

1812
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
modified 1816 with forged blad into a flat end, socket has been crimped
1812
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
1812 bayonet, normally found with an L slot rather then the T slot seen here, this version is described in Hardin's book but the picture shows the T slot on the other side of the socket, Reily des not appear to show this version at all, at least with the JA US stamped on the ricasso as seen on this example.
1816
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
1816 stamped US and 19(?)


Shortened 1842
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Shortened 1842 with reshaped poin


CADET
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Purpose made cadet bayonet, possibly a Bannerman

 

Peabody
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Peabody bayonet 1842 with reshaped point


1873 With broken socket
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Broken along the seam of the compression used to shrink th esocket, you see many of these with cracks here due to defects caused by the forging

unknown socket  
 


HOFFMAN 1st Pattern Scabbard   
1st pattern of the Hoffman swivel made at Waterville Arsenal this gave a  full 360 degree rotation to the scabbard and attachment which was found to be unacceptable it allowed. This uses twin tongues to hold the steel scabbard to the leather frog. Neither of the tongues has a rivet as used in the 1873 pattern scabbards. there is no brass rosette
HOFFMAN 2nd Pattern Scabbard   
2nd pattern of the Hoffman swivel made at Waterville Arsenal this was a modification of the 1st pattern to prevent the full 360 degree rotation it allowed. This uses twin tongues to hold the steel scabbard to the leather frog. Neither of the tongues has a rivet as used in the 1873 pattern scabbards. there is no brass rosette


1855 2 Rivet frog
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Original worn scabbard 
Modern reproduction

1855 3 Rivet scabbard 
Modern reproduction


1855 7 Rivet scabbard   
Seven rivet frog version of the 1855 leather scabbards 

 

1855 8 Rivet scabbard   
Eight rivet frog version of the 1855 leather scabbards 


1873 Scabbard Rosettes

Blank - Sold to be marked by purchasing unit, comes in large and small sizes.

A = Unknown
GCC
Georgetown College Cadets (MD or KY)
IND Indiana
KSG for Kentucky (formerly thought to be Kansas) State Guard
MASS Massachusetts
MG Morris Guards (NJ) (two versions)

NC North Carolina
NG National Guard (location unknown)

NGP for National Guard Pennsylvania
NJ for New Jersey two versions
OHIO Ohio (state troops)
RIM for Rhode Island Militia

US US Army with and without a do between the U and the S

USMC Marine Corps
USN for the US Navy

 Red shows rosettes owned

1873 MASS Button
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm
Early version does not have the metal throat of the version below
1873 MASS Button
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm
Massachusetts button on 1873 scabbard
1873 NJ Button
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm

New Jersey button on 1873 scabbard
top NJ is 31/32" in diameter as opposed to 63/64" for the lower, but has obvious differences in the font that are easier to  differentiate the two variations
1873 USN
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm
USN button on 1873 scabbard, t
1873 US Button
Total length =  mm   Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = mm
US button on 1873 scabbard, his scabbard has been fitted with hooks to go on a later web belt
1873 Large Plain rosette
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
1873 bayonet missing it's locking ring stud. Has added wire hooks to allow the bayonet to be fitted to later web belts 
1873 NGP Marked
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
NGP, National Guard Pennsylvania, uses a central rivet to attach to the scabbard 
Central Rivet Scabbard
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Scabbard missing the hanger with central location for rivet 
No Rivet Scabbard
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Scabbard has a friction hold, this was to allow repairs to be more easily made than the riveted ones
 
1873 scabbard made in 1904
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Brass hanger version of 1873 scabbard, these were made later than the more normally found leather hanger versions. Made after 1880 they were issued when a unit had the correct belts etc. for them, they did nor replace the leather.


 

1855 shortened split socket
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Probably a Film or theatre modification

 

Major 1873 Scabbard mount types
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
left to right, late militia, hoffman 1, hoffman 2, long strap, normal strap, falrred, prairie brass hooked


1873
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
US S marked1873 in need of a good clean
1873
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Unmarked 1873
1816
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
marked TA
1873 NY militia
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Reputedly a New York Militia issue dress bayonet with white buff frog, chromed scabbard and stud and polished bayonet marked only with an H. Made after 1886 as it uses the McKeeny pat throat from Jan 1886
1873 brass hanger
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Brass hanger version of 1873 scabbard, these were made later than the more normally found leather hanger versions. Made after 1880 they were issued when a unit had the correct belts etc. for them, they did nor replace the leather.
1873 Flared
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
 
1873 Long strap
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Identical to the normal scabbrd mounts but with a longer hanger strap and smaller lower sewn area to fit a thicker/wider belt.
1873 Prairie Mount
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Made for use by Cavalry units, one the last issue scabbards.

BANNERMAN Cadet
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Bannerman cadet bayonet 16" scabbard
SNELL
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Reproduction snell rifle bayonet, the steel second ring actually is an adaptor to fit the rifle to allow the bayonet to be mounted
1873 Ramrod
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
1873 ramrod bayonet another of several varaitons fitted on eapons up to the early 1900's but never favoured