This British Pattern 1895 socket bayonet has the MkII scabbard and is for the Martini-Enfield .303 rifle. This bayonet as with many others is a conversion of the P1876 Martini-Henry by cutting and re bushing of the socket This bayonet shows the re-slotting so that when fixed the blade is below the barrel. The blade ricasso has the ordnance marking of the broad arrow over WD and several Enfield inspection stamps and at least one clear date of 1886. The bayonet is in very good condition with good bluing to the socket and elbow but shows some very light hammer markings to the socket. There is one very small area on the bottom of the blade near the tip that has pitting and is shown in one of the photographs.
Scabbard is in very good condition but with a small part of the stitching seam being open. Ordnance marking of the broad arrow over WD to both locket and chape. There is a rack/serial number “470” stamped to the frog stud. (Reference BCB B223 and WW 810).