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Title Enfield artillery bayonet, model 1858
Nationality British
Period c 1860
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This is the second pattern Enfield sword bayonet, which initially was issued to artillery units for the small carbine, but could also be mounted on the short two-band rifle. This particular model is a volunteer example with no markings whatsoever, other than a very faint maker's mark on the back of the blade at the forte.

The scabbard has suffered some damage at the base and has been repaired quite competently. However, there is still a one-and-a-half inch split on the brazing seam of the bottom mount. There is some old pitting to both surfaces of the blade at the point, largely polished off now. The chequered leather grips are superb, quite the nicest I have seen on one of these for some time. Approximately three-quarters of the scabbard seam has opened up, due to the stitching rotting over time or whatever.

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[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : British : 19th Century]

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