English M 1858 Naval sword bayonet / Marine Artillery bayonet with brown leather scabbard with brass fittings (Ian Skennerton B163)(ABCN1905))(K0)(JN0)

€ 525,00
EN228 EXC++ R3-4

Enfield short rifle M 1857 for Naval service./ Snider breech loading system. M 1858 Naval sword bayonet c.q: M 1858 Marine Artillery bayonet. 
No s# Superb bright finished fullered yataghan blade. German makers trade mark Crowned kings head(= Weyersberg - Solingen) on the left ricasso and on the reverse side a Broad arrow over WD (=War Department) and a Birmingham inspection mark: Crown over 34 over B. Blade spine is marked R and CS. Bright finished Pommel is marked with large digits 3 over 487 on the left side. Pommel with screwed on external spring, length 64 mm. and crossguard for Bar on the Barrel carbine, with muzzle ring MRD 21 mm!. and cock comb. Muzzle ring is flush with the blade tang. Quillon with round final at the opposite. T-slot with artillery type mortise slot.
Excellent checkered black leather grips are secured to the blade tang by 4 metal pins. 
Beautiful and experimental London brown leather scabbard with brass fittings. All stitches intact and no dents to the fittings. Leather body is crisp marked with a large letter and CIF /I\ 1907

A  beautiful M 1858 Naval/Marine Artillery bayonet! This model very close resembles the M 1858 artillery bayonet and is extremely rare. 15.000 were made. Only 1.000 were made by Weyersberg Bros. of Solingen. 
It comes in its super rare and experimental London brown leather naval scabbard with brass fittings as found. Brass mounted black leather scabbards were sometimes used, mainly by volunteers in the Navy and the Colonies (Nepal) (See: ABCN 1906 by J-P Vial)( Britisch & Commonwealth Bayonets by Ian Skennerton  B 156, Page 117) , but brown leather and broad arrow marked scabbards are extremely rare.