Object Title

Socket bayonet - 2nd Pattern 1843 Sappers & Miners

Socket bayonet - 2nd Pattern 1843 Sappers & Miners

Date

about 1841

Object Number

PR.2501

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005

Physical Description

A long sword type bayonet with a flat blade and double edged for the last 230mm to the spear shaped point. The socket is fitted with a Lovell catch.

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength24.75inches
BladeLength629mm
OverallLength30inches
OverallLength762mm
OverallWeight0.79kg
SocketLength4.5inches
SocketLength114mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none

Inscriptions and Marks

inspectors stamp
Crown over E over 6
left side of blade
stamp
Maker's mark
ENFIELD
back of blade at elbow
stamp

Associations

Notes

In January 1843 this new pattern of Sappers & Miners bayonet was substituted for the one introduced in 1841. It was called the 2nd pattern. It dispenses with the sawback blade and subsitutes a simple socket without bars. It also has a slightly longer blade that is double edged for 9 inches at the tip. The number manufactured is unknown and as of this date no scabbard has yet been noted.