British Bayonet c.1812-1814


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 is a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. Unique markings include a crown with the inscriptions “40”, “WHEELER”, “O”, and a “V” on the front of the blade. On the socket there are also inscriptions which are “QLI” (underlined) then “H” (underlined) below and “18” (underlined) below that. The tip of the blade is also slightly curved. The bayonet blade is 43 cm in length x 2.5 cm wide and the socket is 10 cm long.
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
966.D.019
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.00012 Longitude: -79.24958
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Falls History Museum
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Please contact the Niagara Falls History Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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British Bayonet c.1812-1814


This is a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. Unique markings include a crown with the inscriptions “40”, “WHEELER”, “O”, and a “V” on the front of the blade. On the socket there are also inscriptions which are “QLI” (underlined) then “H” (underlined) below and “18” (underlined) below that. The tip of the blade is also slightly curved. The bayonet blade is 43 cm in length x 2.5 cm wide and the socket is 10 cm long.