SOLD PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE NOW £45NICE ORIGINAL BRITISH BROWN BESS SOCKET BAYONET MODIFIED SPLIT SOCKET 1760-1820
Overall old age staining patina and nice solid okay condition.
Has an interesting "mark of history" in that it has an original contemporary split socket modification. Was informed by the gentleman who purchased our East India Socket Bayonet that, unlike more modern bayonets these 18th century bayonets were not always a perfect fit on the musket, and the socket bayonets issued to a soldier often had to be modified to some degree or another to fit their particular issue musket.So we assume that this is the reason for this modification.
Has a heart shaped armourers mark on the blade, and a number “85” hand stamped on the socket. Actual Blade length not including round shaped section about 26.7 cm, socket length about 8.3 cm, with an internal socket diameter of about 2.3 cm.
. Total length measured in a straight line about 36.5 cm,
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