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This is a good example of the 1856/58 sword bayonet. From 1858 the use of more machinery enabled closer tolerances to make bayonets and in doing so made the bayonets interchangeable instead of bayonets being individually fitted to a particular rifle. This bayonet has a slightly longer leaf spring for the locking bolt and was secured by a screw and not as previously with a rivet on the P 1856 bayonet. The bayonet is 71 ½ cm long with a blade length of 58 ¼ cm. The blade has minor signs of age related wear. The grips are made of chequered black leather held by steel pins. The scabbard is made of black double stitched leather with steel top mount and chape *minor damage to the lower part of the scabbard near chape*. (See Skennerton page 114-115- B151) The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 357.