Model 1816 Bayonet - Inventory Number: BAY 122
.69 Caliber Socket Bayonet. For Model 1816-1822 - 1828 Muskets.
Model 1816 Bayonets were the true predecessor to the Model 1855 series bayonet. They are typically American in design, in that they do not have a blade "shoulder." They have deep side fullers (forming a "T" in cross-section) with a top face-flute (or fuller) that runs almost the full length of the blade (about 16 3/4'); the standard Model 1816 has a top face flute of about 9" nominally. These are attached by fitting them over the barrel muzzle, and fastened into position by means of a T-shaped mortise slot. This bayonet does not employ a locking ring. All mental construction.
Inventory Number: BAY 122