Make18th Century 3 ¼” Socket Bayonet for the Brown Bess Muzzle Loading Flintlock Muskets. BAYO 361.
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These Brown Bess socket bayonets named after the weapon they were made for, were the standard bayonet of the 18th century for the British army and continued in use until C1842 (see item 656 of the bayonet book by Watts & White where a Brown Bess socket bayonet with 4” long socket similar to our 3” example is illustrated and page 286 of the same book). The typical triangular blade is 425mm length and it measures 525mm overall length. The 3 ¼ ” long socket’s muzzle diameter is 24mm. The face of the blade is marked ‘H over 6 over crown 3 WIR over WHEELER and ‘38’ to another face. The left hand side of the socket has two 6mm holes present, possibly for museum display? The bayonets blade is straight and the metal work of the bayonet has just light staining consistent with age and no rust. The scabbard is leather with brass chape and locket *slight play* with a tear shaped frog *slight play* *the leather is aged and the stitching is loose in parts to the rear. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 361.