English M1878 Garrison Artillery bayonet (ABCN 1899-1907)(K0)(BCB185)(JN51-2

€ 595,00
EN168 EXC R4
England
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Martini-Henry Artillery carbine MkI. No s# Superb bright fullered yataghan blade. German makers logo crowned kings head(=Weyersberg Kirshbaum- Solingen) on ricasso on the reverse side Broad arrow WD and Solingen inspection mark crown over S over 12. Blade spine is marked R Crown over BR over 8 (= Birmingham Repair mark) and Solingen inspection mark S over 8. Bright Pommel with obsolete mark and T slot with S over 8 on the mortise slot and two Birmingham repair marks BR over 13 and BR over 14. Excellent pommel with external spring , length 64 mm. and crossguard for Band on the Barrel carbine, with muzzel ring bushed from 20 mm to MRD 18 mm. and cock comb. Quillon with round final at the opposite. Checkered black leather grips are secured to the blade tang by 4 metal pins. Very good steel scabbard with Enfield inspection marking over WD. A few minor dents towards the scabbard tip.

The rare M 1878 Garrison bayonet is a M 1858 artillery bayonet, modified for the Martini Henry carbine MkI by bushing the muzzle ring from 20 to 18 mm.
Rare bayonet!