Fayetteville Sword Bayonet


Fayetteville sabre bayonet as found with original scabbard. After the Harpers Ferry Arsenal was seized in 1861 the machinery for making rifle muskets went to Richmond and that for the 1855 rifle went to Fayetteville. For the first two years the rifles produced there were fitted with bayonet lugs for sabre bayonets that followed the pattern of the US 1855 sabre bayonet but with a feathered grip.



Robert W Simmons

1524 Dalton Place

Winchester, VA 22601