This style of bayonet scabbard made its first appearance in 1859, having two copper rivets as well as stitching to secure the scabbard to the frog. This example is constructed of bridle leather with a rough-out leather frog. These scabbards remained in service until they began being replaced with the seven and eight rivet designs after the pattern change was issued on February 25, 1863. The brass tip is secured to the scabbard via two brass pins and is slightly loose but well secured. A nice example.
Inventory Number: BAY 221