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British Light Infantry-marked Socket Bayonet

Auction:
3165M
Lot:
2
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
Sale #3165M - 3165M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

British Light Infantry-marked Socket Bayonet, c. last quarter of the 18th century, steel bayonet engraved on the base of the socket "LI/50, marked on the blade with "DAWES" and a crown over "9," blade lg. 17, overall lg. 21 1/2 in.

Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.

Literature: Illustrated and described in Don Hagist and Erik Goldstein, "Short Land Muskets for the British Light Infantry in America," Man at Arms (December 2009).
Estimate $150-250

Has some light pits and spotting but in overall good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Erik Goldstein, Bayonet, Blade weapons, Infantry, Military history, Military science, Military technology, Musket, Muzzleloaders, Spike bayonet