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
    Latitude: 43.1552304567254 Longitude: -79.1939163208008
Donor
Joe Otonicar
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
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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.