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Title Enfield bayonet pattern 56/58 for artillery carbine, Luneschloss
Nationality British
Period c 1856-58
Price £250.00

The real interest of this bayonet is the metal scabbard. Most of these bayonets have leather and iron ones, but for some reason the artillery were issued with polished iron examples. The rarity ratio of iron scabbards is 1:10 against leather examples. The maker's mark at the forte of the blade is 'P.D.L.' for Luneschloss of Solingen.

This is probably a volunteer example, there being no other marks except for a weapon number 49 on the pommel.

The grips are pressed chequered leather and, apart from some age related shrinkage, are still in quite crisp shape. The scabbard has been nickel plated at some point, which has largely been removed, leaving traces of the underlying copper finish in patches, especially near the mouth of the scabbard. The muzzle ring diameter is 21 mm and the fitting is of the bar on barrel variety. The blade (58 cm long) has some patches of pitting on both sides of the last six inches to the point. The rest of the weapon is in reasonable condition with a hand-polished metal finish.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.

I very much look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.

Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013

Everything AOK. Excellent stuff on your part. I would not hesitate to buy like objects off you again. My sincere thanks!

D S, Australia, 31.12.2007

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