1812 History
Bayonet
Description
Sponsors
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type
Object
Description
This triangular bayonet is dated circa 1812 and has the distinctive markings “S. Chambers” and “46 (Crown)” on the blade. A bayonet was designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. This would have been on arguably every soldier’s firearm during the War of 1812-1814. Further research in 2010 suggests it is a British Bayonet.
Date of Original
c. 1812
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2004.001.010
Geographic Coverage
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
Terms of Use
Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
Contact
Niagara Historical Society Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

43 Castlereagh Street

P.O. Box 208

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

L0S 1J0

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Bayonet


This triangular bayonet is dated circa 1812 and has the distinctive markings “S. Chambers” and “46 (Crown)” on the blade. A bayonet was designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. This would have been on arguably every soldier’s firearm during the War of 1812-1814. Further research in 2010 suggests it is a British Bayonet.