In 1831, the Prussians developed a much improved mounting system that combined a short T-mortise and a supporting muzzle-ring. The Prussian system provided for a vastly more rigid mounting and remains state of the art to the present day.
The pictures below illustrate the Prussian mounting system. These pictures are of the AK-74 bayonet currently used by the Russian and Bulgarian Armies, showing just how well the Prussian mounting system has endured the test of time.
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