Very Nice US Model 1835 .69 Caliber Socket Bayonet
- Product Code: EWB-B159B
- Availability: Out Of Stock
This is a VERY GOOD+ to NEAR FINE condition example of the US Model 1835 Socket Bayonet, sometimes referred to as the 1835/40 bayonet. The US Model 1835 socket bayonet was the first US socket bayonet to incorporate a locking ring to ensure that it remained firmly attached to the gun it was fixed upon. The bayonet was an almost direct copy of the French Model 1822 socket bayonet. The bayonet was designed for what would be the last of the US flintlock muskets, the Model 1840 which sometimes referred to as the Model 1835/40 for although it was first proposed in 1835 through a series of minor developmental changes it was not officially adopted until 1840. These bayonets continued in use through the production run of the first US percussion musket and first interchangeable parts musket, the Model 1842. The Model 1835 bayonet remained in production until the end of Model 1842 musket production in 1855. The bayonet featured an 18” triangular blade with a nearly full-length face flute, with the scalloped shoulders that were typical of the earlier 1816/22/27 series of socket bayonets. The socket was mortised for a bottom stud and was sized for US .69 musket barrels.
This bayonet is in VERY GOOD+ to NEAR FINE condition and has a very clear, and deep US stamp on the face. The blade is full length and the original locking ring in place, complete, and fully functional. The blade has a smooth, steel gray patina with some areas that retain the original arsenal bright polish. The metal shows some scattered oxidized freckling and minor age discoloration along the entire blade, giving it a slightly mottled appearance. The blade is almost entirely smooth with only a few small areas showing extremely minor pinpricking. The socket has nearly the same coloration and patina as the blade. The socket shows some lightly scattered surface oxidation and very minor pinpricking as well, matching the blade perfectly. The entire bayonet is in very nice, crisp condition and with a little light cleaning would probably brighten up to a fine or better condition example. As it sits, the overall condition is very nice, and it would be a great addition to your very nice condition US Model 1835/40 or US Model 1842 musket. For the re-enactor or living historian, these Model 1835 bayonets almost always fit on the reproduction Armi-Sport Model 1842 muskets, as well as the original muskets.