The snap fastener on the belt frog is marked "Eberle." Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifles for Sale. The blade was originally, perhaps, an inch or two longer than it is today. This example has no British government markings, indicating that it was likely imported to the USA during the American Civil War. A frog is required to affix the Enfield bayonet scabbard to your belt. "B" marks originate at RSAF Birmingham, "E" from Enfield "S" from Solingen (pre 1885) or Sheffield (Post 1885), "L" from Liege etc. This scabbard was issued into Belgian Army service in 1884, as indicated by the markings. .303 caliber Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield No. Because of this, I will probably never be able to precisely identify or date this piece. Condition: to appraise similar items instantly without sending photos or descriptions. The bayonet is marked with an inspection stamp, a sold out of service mark and is engraved on the socket S.V.C. The socket is fabricated by welding together seven sheet steel stampings, eliminating the socket forging process altogether. New member from italy ... A number of these went to Portugal either directly or after leaving British service. (102 mm.) 7 Mk. The 4.00 in. A few examples have been excavated at North American sites associated with the French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War) of 1754â63. This auction is for a British Pattern 1853 bayonet that I am selling out of my personal collection.This is a beautiful bayonet in great condition. New member from italy enfield artillery carbine 1853? Knife bayonet for use with the .303 caliber M1888 Lee-Metford and Long Lee-Enfield rifles. 9 Mk. These images of the FN (top) and AES (bottom) show differences that distinguish the two makers' production. In Britain, the No. Three firms produced the No. The most iconic of the imported arms to see service with the Confederacy during the American Civil War is the British P-1853 Enfield Rifle Musket, marked with the Confederate JS / (ANCHOR) viewer’s mark of John Southgate, combined with an engraved Confederate inventory control number on the tang of the brass buttplate. According to British socket bayonet authority Graham Priest, the âJâ¢Râ marking indicates that the bayonet was likely made in Liege, Belgium. Collar: "2" "X" and two sets of two parallel hash marks. The socket bayonet first appeared in the 1690s and continues in use today. 9 socket bayonets. socket is cut for a top stud. Part Number: 1365. III was the final, and crudest, form of the No. The socket is blackened and the blade is in the white. Chavasse has been documented as also having marked and exported P1856 sword bayonets. The P1903 was produced for British use from 1903–1907, at which time the P1907 was adopted. Original P1853 Enfield 3-Band Bayonet P1853 Original Enfield 3-Band Bayonet in good condition, fits Original 3-Band Enfield Muskets. The finish varies considerably between manufacturers, with Baird bayonets approaching the excellent finish of the No. Commercial production for colonial use may have continued beyond this period (see the commercial example shown on the Afghanistan page). Britain purchased 36,000 stands of Dutch arms in 1740-41 and a further 10,000 in 1745 to supply colonial forces. Socket bayonet for use with the Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle-Musket. £80 3 inch socket and 12 inch blade. II* its characteristic stepped join between blade and socket. The frog measures 9.25 in. Socket (rear edge): 2 punch marks and 7 notches. Chavasse has been documented as also having marked and exported P1856 sword bayonets. The socket bears Grundy’s dispersal code, “S41”. I and some Prince-Smith examples exhibiting rough tool marks. This example is parkerized, with black paint over the parkerizing on the socket only. (.54Â caliber) M1854 Lorenz rifle. Ricasso (L. Side): Crown over 2 99". The 3.625 in. 411. This Enfield is a beauty I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 4 Mk. Four firms produced the No. The scabbard pictured is a No. I scabbard was also used with the No. It has the original Enfield marking on the ricasso facing the socket. With a triangular blade and complete with the early scabbard that features a separate locket and belt hook. The following pages barely scratch the surface, but provide a type-specific approach to the socket bayonets included on this site. An authentic, India pattern, 1853 Enfield socket bayonet. Socket bayonet for use with the .303 caliber Lee-Enfield No. The bayonet is a one-piece forging. Lots of nice markings (see photo). Some scabbard producers adopted a round frog stud, which was approved in 1915. Click here to read my article on Bayonets for the Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield Rifles. Other than these slight differences, this example is very similar to the short blade Board of Ordnance bayonet used with a dragoon (short musket). The bayonet's serial number is in a larger font than is typically observed. The earlier FAL TypeÂ C bayonets had a one-piece drawn socket. These will have earlier dates. This example would have been produced in the 1980s. 4 rifle. Two models of spring catch were used on the FAL Type C bayonet. 30,000 rod forgings. This example was made in February 1899 at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield Lock (RSAF Enfield). Even more crude than the later No. These were made outside of the British Ordnance System for private sale. Link to the original post on the rifle from a few years back. 4 Mk. The 4.00 in. The socket also bears a partial Broad Arrow acceptance mark. It also has the characteristic screwdriver point. These bayonets are scarce and little is known of their origin. Anchor S Marked Confederate P 1853 Enfield Untouched. Socket bayonet introduced in the 1960s for the FN–FAL assault rifles that incorporated the 22 mm. This example saw service in the Middle East, probably Egypt. However, the markings are not typical of British military plug bayonets, so it is unclear who made and used this particular bayonet. (57 mm.). The Citadel modifications include bushing the socket to reduce diameter and cutting away the bridge to clear the Martini-Enfield’s tall front sight. The identification of this bayonet as having been made by IMBEL is based on the identification of the belt hanger's fasteners. The M1963 with serrations and the M1965 with 'wings.". Collar: "2" "X" and two sets of two parallel hash marks. I purchased this as an accessory to my 1853 Enfield rifle musket, because my musket was Indian manufactured and this bayonet had been marked with Hindi script at the base of the blade along the side. This. Two-piece construction gives the No. The firearm action was invented by the American Jacob Snider, and the Snider-Enfield was one of the most widely used of the Snider varieties. socket is cut for a top stud. The blade has its original shiny finish and has never been sharpened. The Albini-Braendlin rifle was a breechloading conversion of earlier M1841 and M1853 muskets. I makers and history. The firm of B. A rare British 1856 Pattern Unmarked Yataghan Sword Bayonet. This was later copied by Prussia, who used it on their M1809 socket bayonet. The Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle-musket (also known as the Pattern 1853 Enfield, P53 Enfield, and Enfield rifle-musket) was a .577 calibre Minié-type muzzle-loading rifled musket, used by the British Empire from 1853 to 1867; after which many were replaced in service by the cartridge-loaded Snider–Enfield rifle. The scabbard is unusual in a couple of respects: This is believed to be the final FN production type (ca. These scabbards were also also used with export production by the Liege firms, such as the Uruguayan M1871 Mauser socket bayonet. Socket bayonet for use with the 13.9Â mm. These were made outside of the British Ordnance System for private sale. B-14 P. 1853/72 SOCKET BAYONET FOR THE MARTINI-HENRY MK 1: The socket has been bushed to accommodate the .450 Cal. $450. A filled portion of the original P1876 mortise is visible under bright light. The markings on this example are on the crosspiece, rather than the blade, as is typically encountered on regulation British military plug bayonets. 196,200 were produced, all by Joseph Lucas Ltd., Chester Street, Birmingham. This lowered costs and allowed manufacture by subcontractors. 4 Mk. The socket length is 2.25 in. Brown leather belt frog for use with the Pattern 1907 bayonet. (30 mm.) 4 Mk. The scabbard slips into an over-scabbard (full-length belt frog) and is secured to the frog by a Fastex connector. Russia did not supply a scabbard, preferring that soldiers keep the bayonet fixed all of the time. Hot metal was poured in between the halves, to make the complete blank, which was machined to create the tubular socket. 7 Mk. The first number on the scabbard body is a regimental roll number and the second the year of issue. The Pattern 1888 sword bayonet, or "Sword Bayonet, Pattern 1888, Mark I" was adopted on 1 DEC 1899 after the advent of the Lee-Metford Magazine Rifle.This pattern was designed for use primarily with the Lee-Metford Magazine Rifle, but was also used on Martini-Metford and Martini-Enfield Artillery Carbines, as well as other Martinis with the "Rigby" type nosecap. Both the copper-plated glove fastener and rivets used on the belt hanger are marked "Eberle.". caliber STEN Mk. This example is identical to bayonet B58 documented in Skennerton's book, British and Commonwealth Bayonets. The P1903 had a short service life, as the blade length was determined insufficient when combined with the shorter rifle. New-made M1867 bayonets were also produced. Socket bayonet for use with the 9 mm. I Mk. The socket length is 2.9375 in. 350,000 were produced by the time production ceased in 1994. Socket bayonet for use on the .303 caliber M1895 Martini-Enfield rifle.Â The Pattern 1895 bayonets were altered Pattern 1876 bayonets, originally made for the caliber .577–450 Martini-Henry rifle. This example has no British government markings, indicating that it was likely imported to the USA during the American Civil War. The socket bears a rack number, commonly seen on bayonets of this period. British bayonets had a brass finial on the end of the pommel. The bridge has a cutout shaped to go over a front sight. 1730 as an improvement on the long shank socket bayonet. 1853 ARMI ENFIELD BAYONET & SCABBARD #060-A $49.95 BUY NOW! Blade is 1.25 in (32 mm.) The STEN Mk. Scabbard has a black leather covered wood body made to fit the quadrangle socket bayonet. Most had a third step added during their service life to create a Lâmortise, however, this example remains unmodified. The No. Even the spring plunger is a stamping. wide. The wood grips are secured by two large brass rivets. 4 Mk. FN constructed the socket by forging upper and lower halves using a drop hammer. This pattern remained in use until 1969, when it was replaced by a white plastic frog. long by 3.00 in. At 18.2 mm., the socket bore is too large for a Berdan II Dragoon rifle. REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLED MUSKET. One influence in the selection of Singer was that Scotland was felt to be safer from German bombers, than England. The throatpiece is positioned so the socket faces outward. Osborn's name was stamped in a distinctive copperplate script. Of the other two examples, one had no ricasso markings, but had been heavily polished, so the ricasso markings could have been obliterated. The belt frog has the U.S. M1910-style wire belt hanger. Socket bayonet for use with a .65 caliber flintlock musket. The scabbard body is made of wood with a black leather cover. Osborn's name was stamped in a distinctive copperplate script. The blade bears the Ishevsk Arsenal bow-and-arrow trademark, indicating that it was manufactured prior to 1928. PATTERN 1854 AUSTRIAN LORENZ BAYONET WITH SCABBARD. The sight is the only difference. Sort by: 104 Item(s) of 7. The horizontal blade orientation positions the blade edge down when fixed. (235 mm.) 1977–88), as FN sought to reduce cost of the FAL product. M1798 flintlock musket. It features a shorter, stronger shank and conspicuous oval guard at the blade shoulder. Auto Engineering produced approx. I bayonet was fabricated out of sheet steel and utilized a rod-style blade copied from the No. The only maker was the Singer Manufacturing Co. (the famous sewing machine people), at their Clydebank, Scotland plant. This scabbard is an uncommon Fabrique Nationale (FN) steel-bodied scabbard. During the course of the American Civil War, the Confederacy imported hundreds of thousands of British Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets, with some estimates placing the total Confederate purchases between 300,000 and 400,000 guns.Each of these rifle muskets was ordered as a “stand of arms” and as such a socket bayonet was included with each musket. According to British socket bayonet authority Graham Priest, the “J•R” marking indicates that the bayonet was likely made in Liege, Belgium. The socket length is 2.25 in. The refined socket lacks the crude lap weld of the long shank bayonet pictured above. The long shank Dutch/Liege socket bayonet was among the earliest socket bayonet patterns, dating from ca. The blade is single edged with a shallow fuller on both sides. All bear the Russian serial number on the blade and three of the four bear the Ishevsk trademark. wide. The other ricasso marking may be an incomplete CHAVASSE. 1853 ENFIELD BAYONET FROG # 39 $11.95 BUY NOW! This one with its cruder markings I assume is a Jaipur manufactured one (it bears the markings of the Jaipur Arsenal that it was stamped with when being sold out if service). This example and one other have absolutely identical ricasso markings (same combination of letters/numbers, same placement, same font), suggesting that the marking may be spurious. This modification did not alter the bayonet's original mortise, so the bayonet continued to fix at the right side of the barrel. 7 Mk. NATO-spec flash hider. I markings were reminiscent of how Pattern 1907 bayonets were marked, with the royal cypher, type, and maker. II* socket bayonet. The Lorenz was imported in quantity by both sides during the U.S. Civil War. Eberle S.A. is a Brazilian firm that manufactures, among other things, textile fasteners. The No. 4 Mk. Learn More » Ricasso: Crown over "GR" over "1907" over "12 18" over "Sanderson" and broad arrow proofmark, Society of American Bayonet Collectors (SABC), Pattern 1876 bayonets modified at the Citadel Arsenal in Cairo. 1715 to the present day. The blade has a serrated edge and wire-cutter feature. 4 Mk. The bridge has a cutout shaped to go over a front sight. Last updated: 11/15/2003. This example was converted at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield Lock (RSAF Enfield) in January 1900.Â This example saw service in the Middle East, probably Egypt. This example was made by Henry Osborn, who produced India Pattern bayonets from 1796â1808, when he entered into partnership with John Gunby. The L2A1 scabbard has a plastic body that incorporates a wire-cutter, fold-out saw blade, and sharpening stone. Dated October 1873. This example was made in December 1918 by Sanderson Bros. & Newbould Ltd. of Sheffield. However, the latter part of the 17th Century is the most likely period of manufacture, circa 1688–1700. The socket length measures 3.187Â in. The blade is that of a Russian M1891, mated to a socket that is dimensionally identical to those used with the British Martini-Henry rifle. The blade width is 1.125 in. This bayonet fits the Enfield muzzle loader, some Snyder rifles and some Martini-Henry rifles. The markings indicate it was made in 1966 by R.F.I. 7 Mk. The socket length is 2.9375 in. The other makers were much less prolific. Socket bayonet without scabbard. The 3.625 in. —The throatpiece is oriented so that the socket faces inwards when carried. New production will carry dates in the aforementioned period. I/L was designed by the Wilkinson Sword Co., who produced 1,000 bayonets in 1944. I wonder if the butt tang markings might be from there? This example has an odd shape to the inside of the bridge, as if the rifle's front sight was off-center, while the outside of the bridge is symmetrical (so is not merely damaged or bent). Socket bayonet for use with a .75â.80 caliber flintlock musket. The socket is blackened and the blade is in the white. —It has a U.S. M1910-style wire belt hanger affixed to the scabbard throat piece. II* bayonets were produced, over a million of which were produced by Prince-Smith. £75 The 1853 Sepoy is a three band Enfield much the same as the British but they are often slightly differently marked. M1867 Albini-Braendlin rifle. Note that the throatpiece is oriented so that the socket faces outward when carried. Blade (Left): "184" in Arabic lined through and British inspector mark. The original bayonet is in nice matured condition, with some regimental markings stamped onto the socket. This example is an approximately half-scale copy of the British Pattern 1853 socket bayonet. V.G. The scabbard has a plastic body, with an integral nylon web belt frog. Various reissue dates "02, 03, and 03" and inspector's stamps. enfield artillery carbine 1853? The bayonet and socket were one solid forging. This design was not widely used, so these don't turn up all that often. 1853 Enfield - Markings. Although the Austrian M1798 musket was closely patterned after the French M1777 Charleville musket, the M1799 bayonet is uniquely Austrian. This example has a two-step Iâmortise, indicating that it is among the earlier of its type. Examples have been excavated at many North American sites associated with these two conflicts. Too dangerous to be a toy. As a consequence, the India Pattern bayonet was manufactured in huge numbers, some 3 million having been produced by 1815. According to Skennerton, these date from 1775–1800. This was the first bayonet issued for the Martini Henry and used exclusively on the MK I. Scabbard: British inspector's mark on chape. Many earlier P1888 bayonets were also rehilted with the P1903 pommel. Most had a third step added during their service life to create a Lâmortise, however, this example remains unmodified. THE BRITISH NAVAL CUTLASS BAYONET By John Carter Bayonets for sea service muskets differed in no way from those used by the Army during the 18th century. (102 mm.) It seems to also have some sort of marking at the base of the blade where I’d expect to find British markings, but they are too faint to be certain. The Union imported over 225,000 and the Confederacy perhaps as many as 100,000, making the Lorenz second only to the .577 caliber Enfield rifle-musket, as the most common imported firearm. This also disbursed production, mitigating the risk of production being interrupted by bombing. A few examples have been excavated at North American sites associated with the French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War) of 1754–63. Comes with Enfield sword bayonet. This example is painted black overall and has an unusual scabbard. The grip is either walnut or blackened oak. NATO caliber FN–FAL assault rifle. I/L makers, markings, and history. 4 Mk. The short shank Dutch/Liege socket bayonet was developed ca. It is stamped ”30” on the mortise side of the socket, and ”G6” on the underside of the socket. This example has a two-step Iâmortise, indicating that it is the earliest of its type. It features a shorter, stronger shank and conspicuous oval guard at the blade shoulder. In his book, The Socket Bayonet in the British Army 1687â1783, author-researcher Erik Goldstein, illustrates a nearly identical bayonet, marked in the same way as this example, as the type believed purchased by Britain in 1715. The Pattern 1854 Austrian Lorenz is the second most imported rifle after the British Pattern 1853 Enfield. wide. (29 mm.). 4 Mk. Too dangerous to be a toy. (81Â mm.). These British and German made sword bayonets were made for the British Model 1853 Enfield Rifle and were carried by British volunteer units and also exported in quantities to both sides in the American Civil War. Although the STEN rod was of a larger diameter, this enabled the STEN Mk. The refined socket lacks the crude lap weld of the long shank bayonet pictured above. (75 mm.). The RSAF Enfield modification is a more sohisticated approach vs. theÂ Pattern 1876 bayonets modified at the Citadel Arsenal in CairoÂ for use with the Martini-Enfield. Armisport, Euroarms, Pedersoli Enfield Remove visible Italian Markings and relocate the Serial number to the bottom of the barrel. The SAR–48 rifles were semi-auto FAL rifles produced by IMBEL in Brazil for commercial sale in the USA by Springfield Armory Inc. Socket bayonet for use with an .80 caliber flintlock musket. II: Singer in Scotland, the Savage Stevens Co. in the USA, and Long Branch in Canada. Designated the Brown Leather Sword Bayonet Frog Mark II, this frog was adopted in 1912 for use at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and the Royal Military Academy at Woolrich. A scarce and original British 1853 Pattern Socket Bayonet This is a 1st model British 1853 Pattern Socket Bayonet manufactured to fit the Enfield Rifle Musket later Snider breech loading conversion. The bayonet is probably made of iron, which may account for its acquiring a slight bend near the point. Socket: "B & J. S. Ltd" and "S41" and partial Broad Arrow, The No. Alterations include compressing the socket to the smaller diameter, filling the original mortise, and cutting a new mortise 90 degrees from the original to allow the bayonet to hang underneath the barrel when fixed. I love it when the markings on the weapon tell the story. However, this could have been a repair, after the finial was broken or damaged. 1710. II*, all in the UK: Prince-Smith & Stells, Howard & Bullough, Lewisham Engineering, and the Baird Manufacturing Co. 1.4 million No. The variations in inspection stamps contains enough material for a book in itself. 4 Mk. This example has a two-step Iâmortise, indicating that it is among the earlier of its type. Socket bayonet for use with a .65 caliber flintlock musket. The horizontal blade orientation positions the blade edge down when fixed. Socket (rear edge): 2 punch marks and 7 notches. 1730 as an improvement on the long shank socket bayonet. The No. This design was not widely used, so these don't turn up all that often. The blade is of a flattened hexagonal cross-section, with long shank and a square shoulder with no guard. These blades were all UK manufactured by Enfield : 1853 Artillery, later models had the pressed leather grips more typical of … These bayonets are scarce and little is known of their origin. 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