Posted 8 years ago
I purchased this as an accessory to my 1853 Enfield rifle musket, because my musket was Indian manufactured and this bayonet had been marked with Hindi script at the base of the blade along the side. It seems to also have some sort of marking at the base of the blade where I’d expect to find British markings, but they are too faint to be certain.
The bayonet blade is 17 ½ inch (44.45 cm) and is about ¾ inch wide at the base. The Scabbard was purchased at a different auction, and has the “broad arrow” British War Department stamp on the leather beneath the frog stud.