Antique 18th century Plug Bayonet for Military Musket Gun
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length in the scabbard is approximately: 51.5 cm (20 1/4 in).
CONDITION: In good condition and shape considering its age, with signs of age and usage, the horn grip is with old cracks.
This type of bayonet was designed to fit into the muzzle of a musket, which meant the musket was temporarily unable to fire. The plug bayonet was quickly abandoned in favour of the socket bayonet, which fitted around the barrel of the musket and allowed it to fire.
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