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1899 British WD 1876 Pattern Martini Henry Rifle Socket Bayonet & 1888 Dated WD MK II Scabbard. Bayonets
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1899 British WD 1876 Pattern Martini Henry Rifle Socket Bayonet & 1888 Dated WD MK II Scabbard. Bayonets
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Cheshire, North WestPublished 10 Months ago
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CategoryBlades
SubcategoryBayonets
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
Make1899 British WD 1876 Pattern
Antiqueyes
Your reference18889
Description

1899 British WD 1876 Pattern Martini Henry Rifle Socket Bayonet & 1888 Dated WD MK II Scabbard. Sn 18889 - 18889

This is an excellent original 1876 pattern Martini Henry rifle socket bayonet (see item B187 on Pages 145 and 147 of Skennerton’s book British & Commonwealth Bayonets). The 21 ¾” long triangular section blade is clean and straight. The blade is stamped with WD broad arrow mark, ordnance inspection mark and’10 ’99 date (October 1899). The blued steel 3” long socket has the correct locking ring. Overall length is 25 ¼”. The scabbard is the mark II variant with 2 brass rivets in the leather to hold the internal spring (see page 146 of Skennerton’s book). The scabbard has the correct brass throat mount with frog stud marked with War Dept ‘WD with broad arrow’ & inspection mark and it has a brass chape which is also marked with WD and broad arrow. The leather is impressed with WD inspection marks and ’12 ’88 date (December 1888). All leather & stitching are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18889

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