This is an original Civil War Model 1842 socket bayonet for use with the M1842 .69cal Muskets. Surfaces exhibit an attractive steel grey patina. Blade is marked with a deep clear “U.S.” . It has an intact and functional locking ring. The overall length is 20 5/8″, Blade Length 18-1/8″ and a socket length of 2 5/8″. This is in Excellent condition and would be great for a display or reacting.