P-1887 Mk.-III Military Surplus Bayonet with Brass Mount Scabbard for Long Lever Rifle. "Lost Brigade" found! Claim your piece of a rare, one-time offer on genuine military relics of the 19th Century!
Rare British Military Surplus Empire originals! Imagine, if the day after the Battle of Gettysburg, all the discarded rifles and bayonets were piled in an old farm building and ignored for 130 years. That's the situation here. These Nepalese treasures were mostly supplied by the British who ruled the Indian subcontinent. These have been used, stored and basically forgotten in excess of 100 years.
Like an uncovered time capsule! Generations of dust and dirt have insulated the Bayonets in a thick, protective cocoon. Cool, dry temperatures of the Indian region preserved the antiques and basically eliminated corrosion-causing moisture.
Condition: used, in fair to good condition.
These limited few Bayonets have received a heavy-duty professional cleaning to remove the worst of the dust and dirt and have been packaged in protective plastic. Many have blemishes and will not look new. But talk about character!
And consider the age of these history-soaked antiques from the 19th century. In 1888, the Mk. III was approved with an unfullered blade and a coil spring on the locking mechanism. Includes a brass-mounted leather scabbard.