Bayonet for Bessie


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IanMor
September 1, 2008, 01:14 AM
I posted this question in my other thread about my First Pattern Brown Bess, but as it was divergent enough from my original question, I thought I'd post it separately. I am sorry if you find it annoying that I did this, but I'd like to find an answer.

For a First pattern Brown Bess, did they use a plug bayonet? If not, what was used?

I am going for something that would be appropriate for a Jacobite impression.

Thanks in advance for your help, I am fairly new here, and so far you guys have been great.

All the best,
Ian

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arcticap
September 1, 2008, 01:53 AM
I don't know what's authentic, but Cabela's sells a socket-style bayonet "to complete the authenticity of the [Pedersoli] musket."

And it's only $164.99

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Item/21/25/23/i212523sq01.jpg

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/horizontal-pod.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/pod-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20712-cat601141&rid=&indexId=cat601141&navAction=push&masterpathid=&navCount=2&parentType=index&parentId=cat601141&id=0012692

IanMor
September 1, 2008, 01:55 AM
Thanks, bro. Damn, they ain't too attatched to those are they? $165.00??? That's outrageous!

I just might make myself a plug bayonet regardless.

4v50 Gary
September 1, 2008, 08:21 PM
Bess has been around long enough to have a socket bayonet. Try this place for better prices. http://www.loyalistarms.freeservers.com/bayonetsscabbards.htm

IanMor
September 1, 2008, 09:35 PM
Thanks Gary.

OFT
September 2, 2008, 03:13 PM
Check out Dixie Gun Works. I don't have my catalog handy but I know that they can beat that price.

Loyalist Dave
September 2, 2008, 03:22 PM
When most folks say "Jacobite Rebellion", they usually mean the last rebellion that ended at Culloden, 1746. By that time the First Model King's Musket had a socket bayonet, as they mentioned above.

OH BTW....., IF you have a First Model of Indian origian, the Pedersoli bayonet WONT fit on it. The diameter of the barrels on the 1st Models are waaaay too big for the Italian made bayonets.

LD

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