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PostSubject: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 4:36

Hi, my step-dad inherited a small cottage in Oxford, about two years ago. Recently, some builders found a 1775 musket-bayonet complete with scabbard in the wall! And I get to keep it! Whoop-whoop!
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 4:46

TALK ABOUT AN EXPLORATION ROLL! Very Happy

Wow! Excellent and congratulations on the lucky find.

The builders must have rolled a triple 6 at least.

Can we get a pic?

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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 4:48

VERY COOL! Congratulations, Chad! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 7:48

That is really awesome! Don't forget you can not move and shoot and it takes a whole turn to reload. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 7:50

Hang on... the musket was ALSO there? Shocked Awesome... I thought it was only the bayonet.

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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 11:20

It was just the bayonet. I'll see what I can do as to pics (I'm currently in England, where my camera isn't, but I might be able to borrow my granny's, but she's trying very hard to pretend that the bayonet doesn't exist). After a closer examination I've noticed seven (posiblly chiselled) grooves on one of the (three) blades, kill marks? Seven is a lot of kills, possibly too many to be kill marks...
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 11:33

Chad wrote:
she's trying very hard to pretend that the bayonet doesn't exist

lol, why is that? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 12:50

Evil,,,,pure evil. eeexcellent!
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 13:56

LOL, 'cos she doesn't like 17" blades, prob'ly summat to do with being an old-lady. (Also, remember people are a bit funny about knives in England. A bayonet in England is the social equivalent of an RPG in Texas.)
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 14:21

Chad wrote:
A bayonet in England is the social equivalent of an RPG in Texas.)

ROFL! Quote of the week! lol! thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 15:27

Ta'! You should have a "quote of the week" under the logo and update it every Saturday (or Sunday, Monday, etc.).

But it's true, if I walked down the street with it (even in bag) I'm going straight to straw. Keeping it in the house is just about legal (just). Remember, this is the country were under 18s can't buy kitchen-knives.
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Wed 6 May 2009 - 15:59

Quite right too, if you think about the things that British under eighteens want kitchen knives for! (It ain't cooking!)


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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Thu 7 May 2009 - 3:16

LOL, but we also can't buy solvents, though GW will sell to me. Just 'cos some twats inhale superglue I can't fix a broken piece of work without getting someone else to buy the glue for me. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Thu 7 May 2009 - 3:25

Chad wrote:
but we also can't buy solvents

Excuse me?! Are you serious? You can't buy superglue if you are under 18 in ALL of the UK? Shocked

... hmmm, well I guess the ability to buy Cadbury more than makes up for that. Cadbury is really hard to get by here (possible, but hard). I have started to have withdrawal symptoms since I left the UK.

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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Thu 7 May 2009 - 4:10

Yep, but of course there's a difference between 'illegal' and 'can't-buy'.
Anyway, here's a pic:
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Thu 7 May 2009 - 4:24

Cool! Thx for the pic Chad.

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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Thu 7 May 2009 - 5:01

COOL! Looks to be a FINE example of a Tower aka Brown Bess style bayonet, The triangular blade BTW is intended to create a REALLY nasty wound that will MAXIMIZE bleeding...sweet, huh?! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Thu 7 May 2009 - 5:25

Nice piece Chad.

Nice image Alan!

Re: solvents - They don't call us the "Nanny State" for nothing! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Thu 7 May 2009 - 5:49

I thought the triangular-blade was to allow flex but not bending? Anyways, I must look up if any Oxfordshire regiments recruited in that area, but it will have to wait as I'm tens of miles from the parish records.

PS. I just posted pic on a Bayonet forum (I signed up overy-fast, so I'm not sure when I said I was born, oops), needn't have had to now. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Thu 7 May 2009 - 7:32

wicked find! and well preserved as well! the only ones I have have been mutilated sadly... out of nescesity though... but still it's soo much better to have the original piece in it's original shape! treasure this!
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Fri 8 May 2009 - 7:29

Turns out it wasn't what we thought it was at all, it's actually from an 1853 pattern Enfield Rifle Musket.
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Fri 8 May 2009 - 8:09

That would explain why it wasn't all pitted. It's STILL a fine little heirloom. I wonder why it was found in a wall...good mystery there. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Dream come true...   Fri 8 May 2009 - 14:56

Yeah, they also said it's quite rare to have the scabbard with it.
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