Susat Civil War Antiques


    Dug Detatchable Bayonet Lug

    In 1861 with the mobilization going on in the south, many 1841 rifles were in storage.  As origionaly designed the 1841 rifle was not fitted with a bayonet.  This brass ring was designed to fit over the muzzle and slide down and with the tightening of a screw it provided a saber bayonet lug.  This example was made by the Richmond firm Boyle and Gamble, who also made saber bayonets.  Often the lug was numbered to a specific bayonet.  This has the number "8" stamped in the face of the bayonet lug.

    This example has traces of the firm name and remnants of the iron screw.