RARE ‘DRAKE-ALTERATION’ SOCKET BAYONET FOR THE US M1841 ‘MISSISSIPPI’ RIFLE.

$425.00
Originally $450.00

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Item Code: 172-2221

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Presented in fine condition is this scarce, original “Augustine J. Drake” altered socket bayonet made to fit M1841 Mississippi rifles modified with the Lindner breechloading system.  In 1861 the State of Massachusetts contracted with the Boston firm of A.J. Drake to convert these rifles to .58 cal and add angular socket bayonets.  The style and profile of this bayo is unique save for those used with the rare Sharps Army Rifle and the CS Fayetteville rifles.   The bayonet is a long 22 7/8” with a 19 7/8” blade, a 3” socket and a large bore diameter of .918”.  These bayonets were made to fit over the original OD of the Mississippi’s muzzle and appear sharp and tapered to an extreme point.

Typical with Drake bayonets is the lack of any US markings, rounded shoulders where it joins the shank and the full length face that extends for almost 19”.  This specimen exhibits one set of markings “B.63” between the locking ring and the shank.  This handsome specimen has a semi-bright finish with scattered peppery pitting. Does show a modern set of etched numerals on the socket flank, probably a collector’s inventory marking. No edge nicks.  No scabbard. A fine, rare “Drake-altered” bayonet specimen that original complimented the US Model 1841 Mississippi rifle.

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