The large forward projection on the stamped spring steel catch serves as a fingerguard, so the bayonet can also be used as a hand weapon. The L2A1 scabbard has a plastic body that incorporates a wire-cutter, fold-out saw blade, and sharpening stone. They were in service - in some form or fashion - until about 1875. The socket length is 2.9375 in. These were made outside of the British Ordnance System for private sale. However, the markings are not typical of British military plug bayonets, so it is unclear who made and used this particular bayonet. Too dangerous to be a toy. I did not observe the fourth example’s ricasso. The socket is blackened and the blade is in the white. REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLED MUSKET. The snap fastener on the belt frog is marked "Eberle." Socket bayonet for use with the .303 caliber Lee-Enfield No. Socket Bayonet (aka Pattern 1853 Enfield Infantry "Long-Rifle" Bayonet) This is a socket bayonet manufactured from the period of 1853 to about 1870. Plug bayonet styled closely after the British military plug bayonet of the late 17th Century, used for "Other Ranks" (i.e., enlisted men). Represents the mark of a factory inspector at critical points during the production process. This design was not widely used, so these don't turn up all that often. These bayonets are scarce and little is known of their origin. I had a bayonet arrive today for my P1853 1863 Snider-Enfield. wide. The 4.00 in. The blade width is 1.125 in. wide. The frog is constructed of brown leather, with a brass buckle and copper rivets. Crosspiece (front): cross and "3" (period marks), Crosspiece (back): cross or sword and "V" (period marks). II* its characteristic stepped join between blade and socket. I Mk. These were made outside of the British Ordnance System for private sale. This example has a two-step I–mortise, indicating that it is among the earlier of its type. Surviving military plug bayonets for use by ordinary soldiers are very scarce. Alterations include compressing the socket to the smaller diameter, filling the original mortise, and cutting a new mortise 90 degrees from the original to allow the bayonet to hang underneath the barrel when fixed. These bayonets are scarce and little is known of their origin. The Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle-musket (also known as the Pattern 1853 Enfield, P53 Enfield, and Enfield rifle-musket) was a .577 calibre Minié-type muzzle-loading rifled musket, used by the British Empire from 1853 to 1867; after which many were replaced in service by the cartridge-loaded Snider–Enfield rifle. An authentic, India pattern, 1853 Enfield socket bayonet. This one with its cruder markings I assume is a Jaipur manufactured one (it bears the markings of the Jaipur Arsenal that it was stamped with when being sold out if service). This design was not widely used, so these don't turn up all that often. socket is cut for a top stud. The blade is single edged with a shallow fuller on both sides. There was a retailer, Horace Chavasse & Co., at Alma street, Aston Newton (near Birmingham, England) 1860–1868. Sort by: 104 Item(s) of 7. In Britain, the No. One influence in the selection of Singer was that Scotland was felt to be safer from German bombers, than England. Socket bayonet for use with an unknown rifle, most likely Afghan-made “Khyber Pass” Martini-Henry pattern rifles. 4 Mk. enfield artillery carbine 1853? (29 mm.). This pattern remained in use until 1969, when it was replaced by a white plastic frog. A filled portion of the original P1876 mortise is visible under bright light. (57 mm.). The Pattern 1854 Austrian Lorenz is the second most imported rifle after the British Pattern 1853 Enfield. Chavasse has been documented as also having marked and exported P1856 sword bayonets. "B" marks originate at RSAF Birmingham, "E" from Enfield "S" from Solingen (pre 1885) or Sheffield (Post 1885), "L" from Liege etc. wide. The No. Socket bayonet for use with a .65 caliber flintlock musket. I and some Prince-Smith examples exhibiting rough tool marks. The Union imported over 225,000 and the Confederacy perhaps as many as 100,000, making the Lorenz second only to the .577 caliber Enfield rifle-musket, as the most common imported firearm. Ricasso (R. Side): broad arrow proofmark over "EFD" Enfield inspector's mark (crown over 58 over E) and "X" bending test mark. (235 mm.) Learn More » The original bayonet is in nice matured condition, with some regimental markings stamped onto the socket. more info Quick view Add to Cart. 4 Mk. The bayonet is probably made of iron, which may account for its acquiring a slight bend near the point. A rare British 1856 Pattern Unmarked Yataghan Sword Bayonet. This example has no British government markings, indicating that it was likely imported to the USA during the American Civil War. Brown leather belt frog for use with the Pattern 1907 bayonet. This one has an iron washer. This example is an approximately half-scale copy of the British Pattern 1853 socket bayonet. This lowered costs and allowed manufacture by subcontractors. (76 mm.). The bridge has a cutout shaped to go over a front sight. The Pattern 1903 design combined the Pattern 1888 blade and crosspiece, with a new pommel design. The scabbard has a plastic body, with an integral nylon web belt frog. —The throatpiece is oriented so that the socket faces inwards when carried. Other than these slight differences, this example is very similar to the short blade Board of Ordnance bayonet used with a dragoon (short musket). Russia did not supply a scabbard, preferring that soldiers keep the bayonet fixed all of the time. Production occurred during the latter half of 1941 and into the early months of 1942. These bayonets also saw service in North America during the Revolutionary War, supplied to Hessian mercenaries hired by the British to fight the Continental Army. This example is identical to bayonet B58 documented in Skennerton's book. Strip blue and polish to Armory Bright. Click here to read my article on Bayonets for the Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield Rifles. The M1799 socket bayonet was the first to feature the flattened cruciform blade profile that was characteristic of 19th Century Austrian infantry socket bayonets. The only maker was the Singer Manufacturing Co. (the famous sewing machine people), at their Clydebank, Scotland plant. 5 Mk. Millions of P1907 bayonets were produced in Britain, Australia, India, and the USA. B-14 P. 1853/72 SOCKET BAYONET FOR THE MARTINI-HENRY MK 1: The socket has been bushed to accommodate the .450 Cal. Socket bayonet introduced in the 1960s for the FN–FAL assault rifles that incorporated the 22 mm. A frog is required to affix the Enfield bayonet scabbard to your belt. This auction is for a British Pattern 1853 bayonet that I am selling out of my personal collection.This is a beautiful bayonet in great condition. I bayonet was fabricated out of sheet steel and utilized a rod-style blade copied from the No. An All British P-1853 Converted Snider Rifle made at ENFIELD in splendid condition and ready to display! The bayonet is probably made of iron, which may account for its acquiring a slight bend near the point. As a consequence, the India Pattern bayonet was manufactured in huge numbers, some 3 million having been produced by 1815. It is great that you have a bayonet to go with it. There was a retailer, Horace Chavasse & Co., at Alma street, Aston Newton (near Birmingham, England) 1860–1868. The bridge has a cutout shaped to go over a front sight. 1854 SOLDIER'S MANUAL of RIFLE FIRING for the Enfield Rifle $8.95 Item #2336 BUY NOW! The long shank Dutch/Liege socket bayonet was among the earliest socket bayonet patterns, dating from ca. The scabbard is plastic, with an integral cotton web belt hanger. NATO caliber FN–FAL assault rifle. 1977–88), as FN sought to reduce cost of the FAL product. III bayonet, the STEN Mk. These scabbards were also also used with export production by the Liege firms, such as the Uruguayan M1871 Mauser socket bayonet. The plastic scabbard has a flattened round metal frog stud. III was declared obsolete in 1946. Link to the original post on the rifle from a few years back. Hot metal was poured in between the halves, to make the complete blank, which was machined to create the tubular socket. The India Pattern musket and bayonet were introduced in 1795, making the India Pattern Brown Bess Britain's primary infantry arm during the Napoleonic Wars. The grip is either walnut or blackened oak. The Albini-Braendlin rifle was a breechloading conversion of earlier M1841 and M1853 muskets. (92 mm.) This example and one other have absolutely identical ricasso markings (same combination of letters/numbers, same placement, same font), suggesting that the marking may be spurious. 30,000 rod forgings. The bayonet is a one-piece forging. Three firms produced the No. The short shank Dutch/Liege socket bayonet was developed ca. 7 Mk. II was, by far, the most numerous variant, with over 3.3 million units produced. This is typical of most FAL Type C scabbards. Bayonet is stamped with E/British crown/25 on the throat. The socket length measures 3.187 in. socket is cut for a top stud. NATO caliber SA80 family of assault rifles. The bayonet is unmarked, with a black paint finish overall. All bear the Russian serial number on the blade and three of the four bear the Ishevsk trademark. The history of the British bayonet goes back to the 17th century, and because of this the British bayonet is one of the more interesting types of militaria to collect. This example has the M1965 spring catch and a black paint finish. The earlier FAL Type C bayonets had a one-piece drawn socket. This example has a two-step I–mortise, indicating that it is among the earlier of its type. The sight is the only difference. A filled portion of the original P1876 mortise is visible under bright light. The firm of B. Britain purchased 36,000 stands of Dutch arms in 1740-41 and a further 10,000 in 1745 to supply colonial forces. Two models of spring catch were used on the FAL Type C bayonet. This scabbard was issued into Belgian Army service in 1884, as indicated by the markings. (81 mm.). I makers and history. Mass production was carried out by four manufacturers from 1945–1948: BSA, Elkington & Co., ROF Poole, and ROF Newport. This example was made in October 1903 by the Wilkinson Sword Co. of London and appears to have underwent repair at the RSAF Enfield in 1916. Socket bayonet without scabbard. Socket bayonet for use with the 9 mm. However, the latter part of the 17th Century is the most likely period of manufacture, circa 1688–1700. I Mk. This is a 1853 pattern bayonet used from 1853 with the pattern 1853 three band Enfield rifle until 1878, long after the introduction of the Snider breech loading system in 1866 to this rifle. The other ricasso marking may be an incomplete CHAVASSE. No. $450. The Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket (P’53) was then the standard arm of the British Army and was a percussion ignition, .577-cal. II* bayonets were produced, over a million of which were produced by Prince-Smith. Socket bayonet for use with the 5.56 mm. The SAR–48 rifles were semi-auto FAL rifles produced by IMBEL in Brazil for commercial sale in the USA by Springfield Armory Inc. Socket bayonet for use with an .80 caliber flintlock musket. A crude copy of the British Pattern 1853 bayonet . A listing of British and Commonwealth bayonet markings is available on Bryan Brown’s Old Military Markings Web site. Ricasso: "0" over "Osborn" over "X" and Crown-24. The blade is 1.2 in. 4 rifle. The Pattern 1895 bayonets were altered Pattern 1876 bayonets, originally made for the caliber .577–450 Martini-Henry rifle. Values for A British Pattern 1853 Enfield socket bayonet The 22 inch blade of hollow triangular section showing War Department issue and acceptance markings. Double-edged blade. (.54 caliber) M1854 Lorenz rifle. Although the Austrian M1798 musket was closely patterned after the French M1777 Charleville musket, the M1799 bayonet is uniquely Austrian. II: Singer in Scotland, the Savage Stevens Co. in the USA, and Long Branch in Canada. The scabbard body is made of wood with a black leather cover. II* (pronounced: number four, mark two, star) was a further simplified version, with the socket and blade two separate forgings. This modification did not alter the bayonet's original mortise, so the bayonet continued to fix at the right side of the barrel. This example has an odd shape to the inside of the bridge, as if the rifle's front sight was off-center, while the outside of the bridge is symmetrical (so is not merely damaged or bent). The first number on the scabbard body is a regimental roll number and the second the year of issue. During the course of the American Civil War, the Confederacy imported hundreds of thousands of British Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets, with some estimates placing the total Confederate purchases between 300,000 and 400,000 guns.Each of these rifle muskets was ordered as a “stand of arms” and as such a socket bayonet was included with each musket. This example was made by Henry Osborn, who produced India Pattern bayonets from 1796–1808, when he entered into partnership with John Gunby. Ricasso (L. Side): Crown over 2 99". Alterations include compressing the socket to the smaller diameter, filling the original mortise, and cutting a new mortise 90 degrees from the original to allow the bayonet to hang underneath the barrel when fixed. Lots of nice markings (see photo). Crosspiece (side): "F" and "4" (modern marks). II submachine gun. The belt frog has the U.S. M1910-style wire belt hanger. The 3.625 in. This was the first bayonet issued for the Martini Henry and used exclusively on the MK I. A commercial bayonet shipped with the Springfield Armory Inc. SAR–48 rifle. According to British socket bayonet authority Graham Priest, the “J•R” marking indicates that the bayonet was likely made in Liege, Belgium. The following pages barely scratch the surface, but provide a type-specific approach to the socket bayonets included on this site. The other ricasso marking may be an incomplete CHAVASSE. The short shank Dutch/Liege socket bayonet was developed ca. According to British socket bayonet authority Graham Priest, the “J•R” marking indicates that the bayonet was likely made in Liege, Belgium. The wood grips are secured by two large brass rivets. Only 75,000 of this type were made. 1730 as an improvement on the long shank socket bayonet. 4 Mk. III (SMLE) rifle, Return to Bayonet Identification Guide Index, Bryan Brown’s Old Military Markings Web site. II*, all in the UK: Prince-Smith & Stells, Howard & Bullough, Lewisham Engineering, and the Baird Manufacturing Co. 1.4 million No. Auto Engineering produced approx. British bayonets had a brass finial on the end of the pommel. It is stamped ”30” on the mortise side of the socket, and ”G6” on the underside of the socket. II was a simplified version, eliminating the milling cuts required to create the cruciform blade flutes. I bayonet to use the existing No. As a consequence, the India Pattern bayonet was manufactured in huge numbers, some 3 million having been produced by 1815. The Lorenz was imported in quantity by both sides during the U.S. Civil War. I have two originals. The blade is offset to allow the hilt to encircle the rifle's muzzle. Bore looks Good, everything on it is pretty tight. Note that the throatpiece is oriented so that the socket faces outward when carried. Overall … This bayonet was also used with the M1854/67 Wanzl breech loading conversions. In his book, The Socket Bayonet in the British Army 1687–1783, author-researcher Erik Goldstein, illustrates a nearly identical bayonet, marked in the same way as this example, as the type believed purchased by Britain in 1715. wide. The No. 196,200 were produced, all by Joseph Lucas Ltd., Chester Street, Birmingham. The hilt is painted black, while the blade is in the white. The… (172-5491). The No. This bayonet fits the Enfield muzzle loader, some Snyder rifles and some Martini-Henry rifles. However for the 1858 pattern Naval Muzzle Loading Enfield Rifle and it’s Snider conversion a special bayonet was designed and manufactured based on the 1845 Naval Cutlass. 9 socket bayonets. The finish varies considerably between manufacturers, with Baird bayonets approaching the excellent finish of the No. 75,280 bayonets were believed produced during 1943–1944, 55,800 by Grundy Ltd. and 19,480 by N.J. Edmonds Ltd. Nearly all of the bayonets were believed scrapped, making period examples, such as this one, quite rare today. Blade (Left):  "184" in Arabic lined through and British inspector mark. British 1876 Pattern Martini Henry Rifle Socket Bayonet and Scabbard. The socket length is 2.25 in. The socket bears a rack number, commonly seen on bayonets of this period. Lucas marked the bayonets with M158 on the top pf the socket. The blade was originally, perhaps, an inch or two longer than it is today. 4 Mk. 9 Mk. The socket length is 2.9375 in. Too dangerous to be a toy. The firearm action was invented by the American Jacob Snider, and the Snider-Enfield was one of the most widely used of the Snider varieties. This. Various reissue dates "02, 03, and 03" and inspector's stamps. This example is a conversion of the earlier M1841 socket bayonet, as is evidenced by the off-center bridge and brazing lines on the socket. I was adopted in 1947 and used until the Lee-Enfield was superseded by the 7.62 mm. Some scabbard producers adopted a round frog stud, which was approved in 1915. Four firms produced the No. I/L would mount to the Lee Enfield No. —It has a U.S. M1910-style wire belt hanger affixed to the scabbard throat piece. A few examples have been excavated at North American sites associated with the French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War) of 1754–63. (30 mm.) Socket: "B & J. S. Ltd" and "S41" and partial Broad Arrow, The No. I have seen an unfinished casting that has a FN mold mark, so know that FN used this construction method. According to British socket bayonet authority Graham Priest, the “J•R” marking indicates that the bayonet was likely made in Liege, Belgium. socket is cut for a top stud. Blade is 1.25 in (32 mm.) The blade is of a flattened hexagonal cross-section. It blade is stamped is stamped with a feint Broad Arrow over WD and Enfield inspection mark over 27. However, Finland, Germany, and Austria manufactured scabbards for use with bayonets captured from the Russians. The rifle is an Afghanistan being back, but it isn't a Khyber Pass copy. Ricasso: broad arrow proofmark and "1 00" and Enfield inspector and bending test proof marks. The cut from severing the M1891 bayonet elbow results in a distinctive shield-like ricasso when the M1891 blade is welded to the new socket. (92 mm.) This example is identical to bayonet B58 documented in Skennerton's book, British and Commonwealth Bayonets. Blade is 1.25 in (32 mm.) Socket bayonet for use with the .75 caliber India Pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket. This example saw service in the Middle East, probably Egypt. This example would have been produced in the 1980s. 1853 Enfield pattern socket bayonet without scabbard £75 cruciform blade. In Pakistan, Metal Industries Ltd. produced a small run in 1951 and the Pakistan Ordnance Factory produced much larger quantities during the 1950s and 1960s. This. 4 scabbard. This orientation is generally associated with South African scabbards, however, this scabbard is not South African. This modification did not alter the bayonet's original mortise, so the bayonet continued to fix at the right side of the barrel. The RSAF Enfield modification is a more sohisticated approach vs. the Pattern 1876 bayonets modified at the Citadel Arsenal in Cairo for use with the Martini-Enfield. 4 rifle. The scabbard pictured is a No. 7 Mk. The Pattern 1888 sword bayonet, or "Sword Bayonet, Pattern 1888, Mark I" was adopted on 1 DEC 1899 after the advent of the Lee-Metford Magazine Rifle.This pattern was designed for use primarily with the Lee-Metford Magazine Rifle, but was also used on Martini-Metford and Martini-Enfield Artillery Carbines, as well as other Martinis with the "Rigby" type nosecap. The socket length is 2.25 in. The M1854 bayonet is easily identified by the helical mortise and flattened cruciform blade profile. The throatpiece is positioned so the socket faces outward. The STEN Mk. In 1715, at the end of the War of Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War), Britain purchased 20,000 Dutch muskets and flat-bladed bayonets to replenish depleted Army stores until British production could make up for wartime losses. The No. 4 Mk. Collar: "2" "X" and two sets of two parallel hash marks. The blade has a serrated edge and wire-cutter feature. These bayonets also saw service in North America during the Revolutionary War, supplied to Hessian mercenaries hired by the British to fight the Continental Army. Three private makers also produced small quantities. This example was made in February 1899 at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield Lock (RSAF Enfield). This construction method was subsequently used by the German firm, A. Eickhorn GmbH of Solingen (AES). This example was converted at RSAF Enfield in January 1900. 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