Austrian made Lorenz M1854 US Civil War Socket Bayonet
Designed for the Austrian Model 1854 Lorenz Infantry rifle. The rifle was used extensively by US Confederate troops during the American Civil War and, to a lesser degree by the Union Army. The Lorenz bayonet is easily recognized by the diagonal mortise slot in the socket and its cruciform blade.
This bayonet has unit markings “76 5” over “130” stamped on the shoulder and manufacturing/inspection markings on the obverse. The blade also bears a manufacture/inspection stamp. The 48 cm cruciform blade, socket and retaining ring are in very good condition with a pleasing age patina.
This is an increasingly hard to find bayonet in far better than average condition.