Susat Civil War Antiques
  • 1873 Trapdoor Trowel Bayonet

    $450.00

    1873 Trapdoor Trowel Bayonet.

    This tool was designed to attach on the end of a Trapdoor like a bayonet and work as a shovel.  It has a locking mechanism to secure it on the end of a rifle.  Also a Wood insert was developed to insert into the bore and allow the trowel to used like a garden shovel without being attached on the rifle.  This example has the the original wood insert.  The bayonet is marked on the socket " Pat Mar 16 72" for the patent information.  The socket has most of the original blue.  The blade is full length and has a little staining.  A very nice example.