What You Need to Know: West Mercia Q&A on Firearms Licensing
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The Austrian Lorenz rifle and carbines were used in the mid 19th century. They were used in the Second Italian War of Independence in 1859 and the Austro-Prussian War in 1866, and also featured prominently in the American Civil War. The Lorenz rifle was designed by Austrian lieutenant Joseph Lorenz. It was first approved for manufacture in 1854, and was Austria's first all-new infantry firearm since 1842. Replacing the earlier Augustin musket, the Lorenz was first distributed to Austrian soldiers in 1855. In 1866 some of the rifles and carbines were converted to Werndl breech loading weapons. The Austrian Model 1854/66 Lorenz Jagerstutzen (Sharpshooter’s) Carbine were designed to take a specific sword bayonet only designed for these weapons, the Lorenz Jager carbine Bayonet with Helical Slot (see page 13 item 19 and page 8 of The Bayonet book by Watts & White). These bayonets are extremely rare and our original example is in excellent condition. It has a 23 ¼” long sword blade with deep fullers. The blade has no damage and just light staining consistent with age. The 4 ¼” socket with correct helical slot is clean. The blade arm is numbered X8411 and the socket ring 16. The bayonet measures 28” overall length and is complete with original leather covered wood scabbard which has a steel throat mount with belt bar and steel chape. The price for this extremely rare bayonet includes UK delivery. Sn 20733 (NB We have one of the original rare Lorenz Jagerstutzen Model 1854/56 carbines for this bayonet available separately on our website stock number Sn 20731).