Z1680 Excavated M1855 Bayonet
Description: Here is a nice excavated bayonet. This one still has the locking ring although it's frozen in place. This bayonet was manufactured for the M1855, M1861, and M1863 muskets. This one was recovered from Fussell's Mill by the pioneer relic hunter Bill Gavin. The metal is pitted but quite solid. This piece was originally purchased from the Horsesoldier when they had Bill's entire collection. It comes with the original tag written on by Bill Gavin as well as the Horsesoldier's tag.
Recovered: Fussell's Mill Va. by Bill Gavin