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Title Whitworth bayonet, 1863 model
Nationality British
Period c 1863
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VR and crown at one side of the forte of the blade and government inspector's marks on the other. A rare bayonet, some 9,000 Whitworth rifles were issued to the British Army in the 1860s, principally to the Rifle Brigade and Foot Guards, along with a few other line regiments.

The black leather frog would indicate that this was issued to a Rifle regiment, either the 60th or the 95th. Line regiments would have worn a white buff frog at this period. There is a small dent to the face of the top mount on the scabbard. Other than this, it is in excellent shape, with the seam intact and the bulk of the nap (finished surface of the leather) in good shape.

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

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...the sword arrived safely today... My son, who shares my interest in antique edged weapons and for whom I bought the sword, is delighted.

G A, France, 24.01.2007

Excellent information, Chris, you've been making a big effort! I will spell it out more closely (I'm a historian!) and don't think Bezdek can add much more.

A C, Belgium, 26.06.2005

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