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Affordable Brown Bess Bayonet replica source, current Sept 2021
« on: September 28, 2021, 05:41:40 PM »
Please forgive me if this is a duplicate post or posted in the wrong area.

My first Appleseed in June 2009 was with TaosGlock, BlueFeather, SamD, DevNull, et al in Albuquerque.  One of the props they had to enhance the history then was a replica bayonet for a Brown Bess musket.  For some reason, Bluefeather's replica bayonet really connected me and many of the others present with the events of April 19th.  The thought of redcoats seeking to skewer our forefathers on that thing, and in particular, before modern medicine, makes as tangible connection in a 21st century brain. 

I've been looking around for a decently priced replica for a while now and I found this one.  Mine was delivered today and I'm very pleased, both with the quality of the replica and with the quick shipping of from the seller.

https://www.by-the-sword.com/p-1522-brown-bess-bayonet.aspx

These are $51 plus shipping.  I live in the New Mexico boonies, so shipping was $20.  Yours may be less.  It includes an nice sheath with a cotton sling.  The seller shipped the day after I ordered.

You might want to add one of these to your Appleseed history telling tool box.  A replica bayonet from the period is particularly effective for telling the Strikes as well as DOM stories such as Samuel Whittemore's and the Benediction.

/David
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Re: Affordable Brown Bess Bayonet replica source, current Sept 2021
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2021, 08:48:06 PM »
Thank you.  I’m going to check out their non-firing Bess.  If it just needs drilled it may be of interest.
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Re: Affordable Brown Bess Bayonet replica source, current Sept 2021
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2021, 10:31:50 PM »
I’ve been looking at a firing Land Long Pattern from Dixie Gun Works but the $1500 price point has kept me out of one.  This outfit doesn’t say on one of their models if it is firing or not.  If it’s shootable, it’s a decent deal.

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Re: Affordable Brown Bess Bayonet replica source, current Sept 2021
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2021, 11:30:12 PM »
I have had one of these for several years now.  Definitely a fireable replica. Drilled the touch hole with a 1/16th inch drill bit.  Started at 60 g ffg, but it was not consistent groups.  Increased load, slowly.  And,  I finally sighted in mine at 120g FFG. Gives Consistent  2.5 inch groups at 25 yards. Then, and only then, I  fitted the bayonet. 

I bought a .69” mold, and cast my own.  These work well, patched..


https://www.militaryheritage.com/musket7.htm

TheMenace has the Long Pattern, the earlier version, from the same folks.  Ships from Ottawa, Canada.

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Re: Affordable Brown Bess Bayonet replica source, current Sept 2021
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2021, 03:28:54 AM »
Guntuckian:

Which exact one did you buy and covert to firing capable?  They have several listed on the website.

Thank you,

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Re: Affordable Brown Bess Bayonet replica source, current Sept 2021
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2021, 09:36:20 AM »
I bought a Pedersoli Brown Bess after my first Appleseed, I ordered it from Midway USA. I picked up a bayonet specifically for the Pedersoli from Dixie Gun Works. Its definitely a fun musket and brings things into perspective on what kind of arms were used back then. I also cast my own .69 Cal. round balls and actually enjoy making up the paper cartridges. I'm hoping to be able to bring it to an Appleseed event sometime in the near future so others can see it.
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Re: Affordable Brown Bess Bayonet replica source, current Sept 2021
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2021, 11:19:41 PM »
Guntuckian:

Which exact one did you buy and covert to firing capable?  They have several listed on the website.

Thank you,

/David

This one is the one I bought:

https://www.militaryheritage.com/musket7.htm

 
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