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An original Austrian socket bayonet for the 1854 Lorenz rifle 1854-1867. The bayonet is a cruciform socket bayonet (no. 17) which is distinquished by the helical locking slot as can be seen in one of the photographs. many of the bayonets were exported to the United States during the American Civil War. The blade measures 18" and the bayonet measures 22" overall. The socket measures 80mm and has an inside diameter of 22mm. The socket has a rotating locking ring which has a screw adjuster. The cruciform blade is in very good condition. On the ricasso there is a small manufacturers proof mark. On the elbow it is stamped with "26 490" and what looks to be "J5" The socket has helical slot. The bayonet has no scabbard. The price includes Uk delivery.