English M 1858 sword bayonet by CHAVASSE.. (ABCN1901)(K 478) (JN50-3)

€ 375,00
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Enfield short rifle M 1858, S# 27 on pommel. Very good- bright finished fullered yataghan blade with small stains all over but no pitting. Ricasso is marked in an arched line CHAVASSE (faint) and an Enfield inspectors mark E over 78, S (= Solingen made blade) and date 2/'74 on the reverse side of the ricasso. Blade spine is marked E 44. Length fuller ca. 395 mm. Bright pommel with serial number 27. Crossguard with muzzle ring MRD 20 mm and a cock comb. Bar on the barrel type. Forward swept quillon with round ferrule. Excellent black leather grips with checkering and inspection markings on both sides. Blade tang is marked H M , J BAR and A A . Four metal pins to the blade tang. Short mortise slot. External spring is 64 mm long and is secured with a screw.
Very good black leather scabbard with metal fittings and all stitches intact.

The British maker Horace Chavasse of Alma street, Aston near Birmingham-England ( 1860-1868) is known for exportation of M 1858 sword bayonets to the Confederation during The US civil war!
Quite a scarce maker, hard to find!