1815 Baker Socket Bayonet
Production figures appear to be 5,000 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' , Robert Wheeler, Snow Hill, Birmingham, noted between 1804 and 1830.
(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