HC Deb 25 August 1887 vol 319 c1818
MR. HANBURY (Preston)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is the fact that the bayonets belonging to a battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment, and which were supposed to be serviceable weapons, have recently been examined at Grantham, and found in many cases defective; what was the number so examined; and, what were the results?


(who replied) said: The 4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment is a Militia battalion, whose bayonets, as stated by the Secretary of State for War on the 18th of April, are in process of re-testing. At Grantham, of 800 triangular bayonets examined 512 were found serviceable, and 18 out of 31 sword-bayonets.