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Title Salter socket bayonet and scabbard, 1838 pattern
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1838-40
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I believe this is the bayonet for an East India Company musket, the crown stamp on the forte possibly indicating government issue post-Mutiny. It is maker marked GS for George Salter.

It weighs 13 3/8 ozs without scabbard, and the blade length is 15.5", with the socket length of just under 3". However, the distance from the front site slot to the muzzle ring on the socket is only 1.5". The muzzle ring diameter is 23.5mm.

The scabbard is made of brown pigskin with brass mounts. The throat fits the forte of the blade very neatly. There is a small patch of about 4" of the scabbard seam on the reverse where the stitching has come loose. Otherwise, the whole piece is in excellent shape for its age, with a little bit of old residual surface rust on the socket and some minor discolouration to the blade in patches.

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

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


The parcel has arrived - at the time you indicated.

The sword lives up to expectations and looks even better than on the website. The detail and etching is superb.

Thanks so much for your help and the extra information.

R P, UK, 27.02.2016

The bayonet has safely arrived this this morning. Thank you very much for professional and highest quality service. Looking forward to do the business again.

S F, UK, 21.04.2012