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M1853/72 Martini Henry Socket Bayonet - AH3564

M1853/72 Martini Henry Socket Bayonet

Overall Length: 21 3/16'' Blade: 17 3/4''
Retail Price:$90.00

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Blade: EN45 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 14.5 oz
Edge:  N/A
P.O.B.: N/A
Thickness: 13.2 mm - 5.9 mm
Width: 20.9 mm
Grip Length: N/A
Pommel: N/A

This replica of the M1853/72 Socket Bayonet for the British Martini Henry rifle is made from high carbon steel and comes with a leather bayonet sheath brass fittings. Socket Diameter is 18.5 mm.

The M1853/72 bayonet is actually a modified M1853 Enfield bayonet which was ‘’bushed’’ to give the socket a slightly smaller diameter to make it compatible with the newer Martini Henry rifle. The bayonet would eventually be replaced by the 1887 Mk.1 bayonet, in large part due to a ‘’bayonet scandal’’ concerning a number of soft and ill-tempered bayonets from the Indian Army which under-performed notably for British troops in Sudan.

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