1812 History
Socket 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 Land/India Pattern bayonet was produced by the British Government ca. 1730-1815. This type of bayonet was used during the War of 1812.

With a 17 inch blade and flat top, the bayonet gradually narrows to a point to form a triangular shape. The socket of the bayonet is a 3 inch hollow cylinder and has a rectangular, zig-zag cut out on the side.

The entire bayonet is painted silver and has the number 57 stamped on the top of the socket. On one side the letter V is stamped and underneath are the numbers and letter 1 K 52. Below the 1 K 52 the number 23 is also stamped. On top of the blade a small image is stamped with the number 2 above it.

Date of Original:
circa 1730-1815
Dimensions:
Width: 2.2 cm
Length: 51.4 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1977.3.1
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.1552304567254
    Latitude: 43.1552304567254 Longitude: -79.1939163208008
Donor:
Joe Otonicar
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
2010
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
Contact
St. Catharines Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880

Socket Bayonet
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Socket Bayonet


This Land/India Pattern bayonet was produced by the British Government ca. 1730-1815. This type of bayonet was used during the War of 1812.

With a 17 inch blade and flat top, the bayonet gradually narrows to a point to form a triangular shape. The socket of the bayonet is a 3 inch hollow cylinder and has a rectangular, zig-zag cut out on the side.

The entire bayonet is painted silver and has the number 57 stamped on the top of the socket. On one side the letter V is stamped and underneath are the numbers and letter 1 K 52. Below the 1 K 52 the number 23 is also stamped. On top of the blade a small image is stamped with the number 2 above it.