I not sure what this is but that's why I picked it up. Purchased from guy via Craigslist this morning; no pertinent back story.
From what I can tell it is a socket, or maybe more appropriately called a spike bayonet due to lack of a a bore? Length from elbow to tip of blade is ~51cm and the length of the... what should I call it... adapter?, connector piece?... the whatever is 8cm.
The pics will show that there is "L J" on the top of the blade just in front of the shoulder and a "C" on the underside of the connector piece.
It came with the part of a worn black leather scabbard with one brass piece remaining.
I would like to find out:
What country of origin?
What rifle it is from?
Or maybe if it is from a shotgun or some larger bore weapon were a conventional socket bayonet would not be practical?
Was it worth the $20 gamble?
As always fellas, any help is appreciated.