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    Need some help to identify the following bayonet, it looks like a British 1856 sword bayonet but quillion is wrong, all help gratefully accepted. Thanks in advance for all input.
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    For some reason text above photos not showing, should read as follows.

    Need some help to identify the following bayonet, it looks like a British 1856 sword bayonet but quillion is wrong, all help gratefully accepted. Thanks in advance for all input

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    Looks similar to the Swiss M1867 'Sharpshooters' pattern bayo but not identical-has the backswept cross guard though.

    PS Also resembles the Norwegian M1855 but again some differences.

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    Its an 1856/58 bayonet, a variation of the 1856 bayonet. Differences are the leaf spring being secured by a screw not a rivet. After 1873 many were converted for use on the Martini Henry. Information from "Bayonets" by Martin Brayley.

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    Yes, but my 1856/58 pattern bayonet is secured by a screw not a rivet, and it dosnt have the bent back quillon (indeed Brayley shows one of these in the book). Brayley also shows a near matching bayonet to the one in this thread, with a bent back quillon but with a brass pommel, which he describes as an 1856/58 volunteer bayonet.

    Edit; no thats wrong, the caption is contradictory. It says the top bayonet is a standard 1856/58 bayonet (which it isnt) and that the middle one has a brass pommel (which it dosnt), so we have to guess what Brayley means. However, I think he almost certainly means what I said first, and therefore this could be a volunteer variation.

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    Its an 1856/58 bayonet, a variation of the 1856 bayonet. Differences are the leaf spring being secured by a screw not a rivet. After 1873 many were converted for use on the Martini Henry. Information from "Bayonets" by Martin Brayley.

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    Seems like its a scarce bayonet then. Maybe volunteer bayonet of some form similar to 1856 any value?

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    Are there any markings?

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    Quote by Spitace41 View Post
    Are there any markings?
    Not that am aware, I am looking to buy it, seller would have mentioned am sure.

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    Maybe it is Spanish I have seen similar grips on Spanish blades

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