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Title Martini-Henry sword bayonet, 1886 pattern
Nationality British
Period 1891
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This was designed for the last pattern Martini-Henry rifle, mark 4, with a long lever action in .45 calibre, used by the British Indian army from the late 1880s to mid 1890s. They were then sold off to the Nepalese government, when the long Lee Enfield in .303 replaced it.

This (with an issue date for 1891) is one of the Nepal armoury pieces, with lightly scratched details on the crossguard and a light punch on both scabbard mounts. It would have been worn by Indian troops in the fighting in Burma and on the North West Frontier.

Both grips have considerable wear from service and storage, but are essentially intact. The scabbard leather is in excellent shape and the seam is also intact.

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


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