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 1815 Baker Socket Bayonet


OA 526mm Bl 435mm Sl 73.5mm Mrd 22.5mm  Sm 56mm Bw 28mm

Production figures appear to be 5,000[1] newly made bayonets,  with a further 565 being converted from obsolete Duke of Richmond bayonets.





These two pictures illustrate the small degree of  travel (about 15o) of the basil locking ring.



Blade marked with maker 'WHEELER' [2],  Robert Wheeler,  Snow Hill, Birmingham,  noted between 1804 and 1830.

Follow this link to see the associated scabbard.

(1) British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard L Blackmore,  page 120,  ISBN 1-85367-172-X

(2) British & Commonwealth bayonets by Ian D Skennerton and Robert Richardson,  page 398,  ISBN 0 949749 04 4