I usually post on the edged weapons forum, but thought I might have more interested parties here.
I bought this bayonet as an American copy of the Brown Bess type bayonet circa 1775. The resemblance is certainly there. I'd like to see if someone has any thoughts about this bayonet as to whether or not they agree about the authenticity. Unlike the Brown Bess, the socket is only 2 3/4" long. The ID is approx. 7/8". The blade length from shoulders to tip is 12 1/2". Thanks for any input you have.