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Title Enfield bayonet pattern 56/58 for artillery carbine, Luneschloss
Nationality British
Period c 1856-58
Price £250.00
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The real interest of this bayonet is the metal scabbard. Most of these bayonets have leather and iron ones, but for some reason the artillery were issued with polished iron examples. The rarity ratio of iron scabbards is 1:10 against leather examples. The maker's mark at the forte of the blade is 'P.D.L.' for Luneschloss of Solingen.

This is probably a volunteer example, there being no other marks except for a weapon number 49 on the pommel.

The grips are pressed chequered leather and, apart from some age related shrinkage, are still in quite crisp shape. The scabbard has been nickel plated at some point, which has largely been removed, leaving traces of the underlying copper finish in patches, especially near the mouth of the scabbard. The muzzle ring diameter is 21 mm and the fitting is of the bar on barrel variety. The blade (58 cm long) has some patches of pitting on both sides of the last six inches to the point. The rest of the weapon is in reasonable condition with a hand-polished metal finish.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


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

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I'd just like to thank you for the SS Buckle, this has to be one of the best items I have yet and am very happy with it.

L H, UK, 09.10.2012

Chris, got the buckle thanks and what a beauty, posted it on the forum already (war relics forum) I mod the buckle forum I have put a thanks to you on there with your site title so might drum up a bit of business for you :)

B E, UK, 13.12.2011

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