Re: Old Bayonet Identification
peq, the most common bayonet found in the US that matches your description is the Austrian M1849 for the Jaeger rifle. The ones in my collection have blades between 23 1/4 - 23 1/2 inches but re-tipping can shorten that slightly.
It's impossible to identify a socket bayonet without pictures, though! The Brits made several models similar to your description, and I have one with the blade in the horizontal plane as well as some with the blade oriented vertically to the socket.
Can you post some pics?
Last edited by stede; 10-25-2010 at 07:46 PM..