Object Title

Bayonet

Bayonet

Date

1840

Object Number

XXII.98

Provenance

Returned loan L89/18.

Physical Description

A short bladed socket with a rectangular depression on the rear top flat of the blade into which was screwed a small spring catch. [Missing on this example] This was to lock the bayonet into the scabbard and prevent its removal during a public disturbance. The socket has provision for a Lovells catch.

Dimensions

BladeLength13in
OverallLength17in

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade: MARTIN ROE Crown over B5. Socket: C6975.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

J.L.Hayden. The socket bayonet.