Bayonet Carbine 1869/1899 RIC pattern

Bayonet Carbine 1869/1899 RIC pattern

Weapon Specification
Weapon Overview
In 1903, a large quantity of Royal Irish Constabulary Snider bayonets had been supplied from Enfield, listed as “sword bayonets, Snider, converted for use with the MH carbine R.I.C”. The pattern of the bayonet remained identical from the original 1868 RIC Snider bayonet, except the muzzle ring was bushed and the diameter reduced to .709” (18mm). The weapon itself had a chequer leather handgrip, containing a right sided leaf spring and three retaining rivets, a streamlined steel “Dixon Hilt” hand guard and carried a fullered 18.1” long blade containing 29 saw teeth on its spine and was designed to fit on the Martini Henry MkII Artillery Carbine.