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