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Early 19th Century British India Pattern Bayonet

17" blade length. 21.5" overall length. 19th century British socket bayonet. This item is most likely a Brown Bess India Pattern bayonet used by British forces during the Napoleonic Wars. The India Pattern bayonet was produced from 1795 to about 1815. Item has a possible proof house mark to wide area of bayonet spike. 

Provenance:Sold to Benefit the Contemporary Long Rifle Association

Condition:

Good condition. Bayonet has moderate levels of mottling and discoloration. There is heavy pitting . The connecting hook between blade and lock has a visible crack from use.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Unsold

 

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