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    Mystery Socket Bayonet

    Been a while since I managed two blades/bayonets in such a short time period. Found this at one of the local antique shops today. No idea what it is, no markings I can find, it's fairly clean so I don't think it ever had any.

    Maybe a US 1816 bayonet?

    Socket is 3 1/8th inches long

    Socket diameter is 7/8 inches

    Overall length is 19 3/8 inches

    Blade at widest is 13/16 inches

    There is a blood groove in the top of the blade that is 9 1/8 inches long starting at the tip

    I checked the length in Kiesling and didn't come up with a match. I haven't gone through all the photos yet. That takes a while.







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    Those are so hard to tell apart, without clear markings, and even then they are so close you usually can't tell which one it is.
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    1816 bayonets are not in Kiesling for some reason, but he does have a fencing bayonet in there made from one so that's what gave me the idea that's what it is and after further research, the dimensions all seem to fit, the 9-inch blood groove, socket length and overall length are correct. Visually it looks the same and the T groove is only on them and a Belgian bayonet that otherwise isn't close. I only paid $45 for it so I got a decent deal if that's what it is.

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