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ID help Socket Bayonet, Brown Bess?

Article about: Hi there, I bought I mixed lot at auction that contained this old socket bayonet. I hope someone will be able to help me ID it, it looks a lot like a Brown Bess bayonet to my untrained eye.

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    Default ID help Socket Bayonet, Brown Bess?

    Hi there,

    I bought I mixed lot at auction that contained this old socket bayonet. I hope someone will be able to help me ID it, it looks a lot like a Brown Bess bayonet to my untrained eye.

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    What looks like a 4 in a circle stamped on the blade:
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    Scabbard embossed:
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    It also has what look like new land pattern shoulders.

    I'd welcome any comments or ballpark valuations.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Paul D W; 08-11-2013 at 11:47 PM.

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