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nchistory- From what is visible in your pictures, the blade shape looks very similar to the British Brown Bess bayonets. The stamp looks like it said "Washington" at some time. Since I only have a few late, socket bayonets I'm not really sure. But, there are others on the site that will figure it out. SKIP

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I don't know about the bayonet itself, but I don't think it can be"Wash". The "ington" looks like it is that, but I don't think that it can be a W or A at the beginning. Have you tried doing a pencil rubbing by laying some thin paper over it?

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nchistory- From what is visible in your pictures, the blade shape looks very similar to the British Brown Bess bayonets. The stamp looks like it said "Washington" at some time. Since I only have a few late, socket bayonets I'm not really sure. But, there are others on the site that will figure it out. SKIP

Yes SKIPH is does look like Washington, wasn't sure, thanks for input.

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The more I look at it, the more I agree with Elizabeth. It may not be "Washington". Now I did find out that there was a "Washington Arsenal", near where Fort McNair is located. But, it stated they made "fencing bayonets" in the 1840s. Still researching! SKIP

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