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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]


Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009

I am just dropping your company a line to say thank you for the 2nd WW Iron Cross, that my brother has purchased off your site Thursday evening. We received it 1st class today and it is in excellent condition. Many thanks again.

J B, UK, 15.10.2005