Susat Civil War Antiques


    1841 Mississippi - Colt Conversion Bayonet

    In 1861 Samual Colt purchased 10,000 1841 rifles and added saber bayonets. The rifle barrels, split rings and bayonets were marked with a serial number.  Most were sold to the Federal Government though Connecticut purchased a number of these altered 1841s.   Deliveries were completed by June 1862.  A split metal ring clamped on the barrel to provide a bayonet lug for this saber bayonet.  The bayonet has a 25 inch long blade. 

    This blade is marked 1861.  On the top of the grip is the serial number 1508 and an inspector's initial "G". The blade is a grey color with scattered areas of light pitting.  The leather scabbard is full length and has a brass button on the throat.  The leather is stable with some finish loss.  The seam has some areas of weakness.  Still it displays well.