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British P1858 Naval Sword Bayonet.  ref.BY257
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British P1858 Naval Sword Bayonet. ref.BY257

Product Code: BY257
£165.00
British P1858 Naval Sword Bayonet
A Scarce British P1858 Naval/Marine Artillery yataghan sword bayonet, for the Naval Short Rifle, the  blade is 573mm(22 1/2"), with Crown and VR at the forte, Enfield inspection mark on the other side and on the spine, the bayonets were classed as non-interchangeable and each one had a rifle number, this one is numbered on the cross piece, the MRD is 21mm for the heavier barrel, the bayonet is bar on barrel fixing, only 11,000 produced by Reeves in 1858, total production was 15,000, Reeves defaulted on the contract and the remaining were produced by German makers in Solingen, this one has no makers mark so it is probably German made, in 1859 these were re-issued to the Marine Artillery, the spring catch is working, chequered leather grips, the grips have some surface wear, and the steelwork has some wear and light speckling, the general condition is good. No Scabbard.

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