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Title India pattern Brown Bess bayonet
Nationality British
Period c 1810
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This example has Makin stamped on the forte as the maker, together with the government inspection stamp in the form of a crown with the number underneath. These were carried by the British army throughout the Napoleonic Wars and, on account of the inspection stamp, is either for British regulars, volunteers or militia, not an EIC example.

The condition is reasonably clean, having been carefully hand cleaned. There is a little thinness of the metal at the base of the socket, where the site notch would engage it. Otherwise, it is a nice clean piece with a few bruises and some old surface pitting here and there.

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

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


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

Hi Chris, just to let you know my sword knot arrived first thing this morning and I am very happy with it and the fast service.

P C, UK, 22.12.2006