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I am trying to identify a bayonet which recently came into my possession, I am struggling as this is not my field of expertise.

From online research I believe that the handle resembles a

British P1856 Artillery bayonet in brass.

The blade lacks the blood groove and appears to have a double sided blade on the end which has left me floundered. The serial markings are as follows (included in pictures);

On the butt of the handle: 1182

On the side of the brass butt: 13C-o35

On the other side of the brass butt: small British royal stamp underlined by 18

Where the blade meets the handle: Royal British stamp underlined with a backwards R and O

Sorry for any incorrect terms, as previously stated bayonets aren't my expertise

Pics:

http://s205.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/Saltynay/sword/

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Hello Saltynay,

Welcome to the forum.

I think the bayonet you have is a Pattern 1855 for the Lancaster carbine.

The dimensions for the Pattern 1855 are as follows,

Overall length: 738 mm

Blade length: 612 mm

Blade width: 31 mm at the crossguard

Blade width: 29.5 mm at the point

Blade thickness: 7.6 mm at the crossguard

Muzzel ring diameter: 20 mm

If this is the Pattern 1855 then it was issued to the Royal Sappers and Miners and to Sergeants of the Medical Staff Corps.

Information source: Bayonets of the World by Paul Kiesling, Volume Two, page 127.

Very nice bayonet.

Cheers :cheers:

Brian

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Hello Saltynay,

Welcome to the forum.

I think the bayonet you have is a Pattern 1855 for the Lancaster carbine.

The dimensions for the Pattern 1855 are as follows,

Overall length: 738 mm

Blade length: 612 mm

Blade width: 31 mm at the crossguard

Blade width: 29.5 mm at the point

Blade thickness: 7.6 mm at the crossguard

Muzzel ring diameter: 20 mm

If this is the Pattern 1855 then it was issued to the Royal Sappers and Miners and to Sergeants of the Medical Staff Corps.

Information source: Bayonets of the World by Paul Kiesling, Volume Two, page 127.

Very nice bayonet.

Cheers :cheers:

Brian

You sir are a genius :D that is it exactly the bayonet on my lap!!!!

How would I go about cleaning this blade I want to get it up to polished dress standard. I actually found this sword in my garden so it was in quite bad condition at first, I have what you guys might think is a traversty and wet sanded the worst of the rust and grime off but now stuck with a dull metallic finish and the brass handle still needs cleaning.

Where would I find a scabbard and what kind of details should I look for to ensure its real?

What sort of price would this sword fetch?? (I have no plans to sell just a rough estimate would be good)

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