Lot of Two Early French and One Unknown Socket Bayonets

1) Early French Socket bayonet, likely ca 1730-1750, with a long shank, but shorter than the Marine long-shanked bayonets of the period. 15.75" unfullered blade, 1.75" shank with "shield" applied joint at socket, 2.625" socket, mortised for a top stud, bore .823", M-S distance 1.2". Fair to good. Heavily oxidized with a thick brown patina, rear of socket broken.

2) French 1716 Contract-type bayonet, likely ca 1720-1740, 11.5" unfullered blade, 2.375" socket mortised for a bottom stud, .80 bore, M-S distance 1.14" Probably for a fusil, rather than a musket. Good, heavily oxidized with an untouched patina.

3) Unknown, likely 18th century, 14" blade with rudimentary fuller, 2.375" socket mortised for a top stud, bore .834", M-S distance 1". Good, heavily oxidized and evenly pitted.

Estimate: $300 - $600
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