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12739 Afghan reissued British P1907 bayonet with scabbard. WILKINSON PALL MALL 11/16 with Dari SN on pommel. No British rehab dates and the blade retains the original bright luster finish.
12063 Argentine M1909/Spanish M1943 bayonet lug adapters.
$7 each or 3 for $20
I have a scant few of these with the original locking pin $10 each
12263 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. BLOCK LETTER WKC ricasso marking as opposed to the normal Italic type marking found on most Argentine bayonets. Crest intact.
12469 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING SCABBARD WKC Crest Intact. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard has most of the bluing worn off and was subsequently painted flat black. Much of that paint has flaked off.
12470 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING SCABBARD. DGFM made with crest Intact. Blade remains unsharpened.
13044 M1891 bayonet with MATCHING single screw scabbard but has ALUMINUM grips. SN E0291. Crest ground. WKC manufacturer. The single screw type scabbard is associated with the early production runs of the M91 bayonet made with brass grips but the 2 rivet scabbard was standardized prior to the change to aluminum grips. The most plausible explanation is that this bayonet was rehabbed and had the grips changed in the process. The blade has been re-buffed and is not as lustrous as the German factory polished finish so that fits. I have only observed one other such example in the D SN block but that one did not display any sign of blade buffing. Still, the blade remains unsharpened on this one and overall condition is good.
13071 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. Crest intact. RARE BLOCK LETTER WKC mark on ricasso. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard is missing the right side throat rivet.
13125 M1891 Cavalry carbine bayonet with matching scabbard. FIRST MODEL converted from M1879 Rolling block bayonet. Originally made by W.R. KIRSCHBAUM SOLINGEN.
13128 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard and CREST INTACT. WKC. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard devoid of bluing and has a few small dings that do not affect function.
13158 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. Crest intact. RARE BLOCK LETTER WKC mark on ricasso. Blade remains unsharpened.
13249 M1891 BRASS gripped bayonet with first pattern MATCHING scabbard with throat retained by a screw in the front as opposed to 2 rivets in the sides like later scabbards and M1909 scabbard. Crest ground. Blade sharpened but not ground.
13261 M1891 Cavalry carbine bayonet SCABBARD ONLY.
13280 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. Crest intact. RARE BLOCK LETTER WKC mark on ricasso. Blade remains unsharpened.
13348 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard and frog. Crest intact. RARE BLOCK LETTER WKC mark on ricasso. Blade remains unsharpened.
13383 M1879 Rolling Block bayonet. FULL LENGTH. ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION. WR KIRSCHBAUM SOLINGEN on ricasso. Blade remains unsharpened. Well used but not abused condition with tip worn slightly round.
13384 M1891 Cavalry carbine bayonet with matching scabbard. Purpose made SUAREZ THIRD MODEL with brass pommel and wooden grips. Blade remains unsharpened. Overall very good condition with the only defects to note being a cluster of tiny dents in the pommel and left grip where the two meet.
13496 M1909 Artillery machete with matching scabbard and crest intact.
AUSTRALIA (also see Great Britain)
11871 P1907 bayonet with scabbard OA 9/45.
12048 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. Australian issued WILKINSON 2/18 with D/|\D 3 on the crossguard and 3MD 38776 on front lip of scabbard throat fitting. The pommel has the D containing a broad arrow. Scabbard is LITHGOW 1919. Right grip cracked but remains solid and tight.
12546 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. SANDERSON 3/18. 2 D/|\D on crossguard. D/|\ on pommel. Scabbard is MANGROVITE '42. Blade has a few nicks in the edge and medium pitting over 60% of its surface.
13064 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. Australian issued SANDERSON 2/18 with D/|\D 2 on the crossguard. The pommel has the D containing a broad arrow. Scabbard is EFD with almond frogstud and exposed rivets.
13083 P1907 bayonet with scabbard and frog. SANDERSON 9/17 bayonet with arrow inside "D" on the pommel. Correct P37 frog on MANGOVITE '42 scabbard. Bayonet has clearing hole added to pommel.
13256 LITHGOW SMALL BUTTON P1907 scabbard only. Lip of throatpiece marked "3MD 61964" Leather is marked "LITHGOW" next to a faint 7 pointed star but the date that follows it is not readable.
13332 P1907 bayonet with scabbard OA 11/42. Scabbard fittings marked MA and leather only marked "W". The W is faint and would not come out in a picture. Tip of blade shows wear and forward half of the blade has some crusty black coating on it making the finish look better than it actually is. I wiped it with WD40 and it did not come off but it would if it were wire brushed. The blade has been improperly sharpened but not ground.
13345 P1907 bayonet OA 11/43 Blade sharpened, ground, rusted and pitted. Hilt has rust spots but is otherwise good if you're looking to harvest the parts.
13481 P1907 bayonet with scabbard and frog. LITHGOW 1917 3MD marked bayonet. MANGROVITE scabbard with unreadable date. Frog is marked B.S.G.1942.N with a VERY light remnant of a D/|\ visible below it. Right grip cracked but not loose. Hilt is crusty with mild surface pitting. Blade is much better with a few rusted spots but retaining 70% of the original bluing. Blade has some improper sharpening along the edge and has areas of mild pitting.
AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE and POST-HAPSBURG AUSTRIA
(see also ARMENIA, BULGARIA, CHILE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, GERMANY (IMPERIAL),
GREECE, HUNGARY, ROMANIA, SIAM and SUDAN for other Austrian bayonets)
11893 M1799 Cruciform socket bayonet in near relic condition. I have to admit I had no reference for this bayonet and just chanced to see one identified on Jason Kaplan's website so let me give credit where credit is due and plug Jason's site here and now;-) http://jjmilitaryantiques.com/
12628 RG1888/95 bayonet with scabbard OEWG. For former RG88 rifles updated during WWI by installing an M1895 barrel. Identical to M1888 bayonet but with smaller 15mm MRID. NAVY issue bayonet with anchor on the right grip.
12672 M1895 Steyr bayonet with scabbard. rare "Stf." ricasso mark. Former NCO with hook and troddle loop removed. Missing catch. Blade buffed. Scabbard plated.
12871 M1895 Steyr Carbine bayonet. OEWG. Blade sharpened but not ground. Front sight blade on top of muzzle ring intact.
13120 M1870 Werndle bayonet with FULL LENGTH 580mm BLADE. Unsharpened blade. OHLIGS UND SONNS.
13181 M1912 bayonet. SEE LISTING UNDER YUGOSLAVIA
13190 RG1888 NCO bayonet with scabbard, hooked quillon and machined troddel loop on pommel. OEWG bayonet with Austrian eagle on ricasso. V&N scabbard also with eagle. Blade sharpened but not ground and both hilt and blade has been blued.
13485 M1895 Steyr bayonet with scabbard OEWG
13486 M1895 Steyr bayonet with scabbard OEWG
BAVARIA see GERMANY, IMPERIAL
12010 M1868 Brass Hilted Terssen Carbine yataghan bayonet with scabbard. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard has some dents around the throat end but function is not affected. Frog retaining bale is loose but not falling off. I had thought this was a French Chasspot scabbard as the numbers don't match but after looking through my photo archive I have had other M68 Terssen carbine bayonets in these scabbards with the same block letter "B" serial number prefix and "T" mark on the front. It would seem too simple to suppose the B is for Belgium and the T is for Terssen so I'll leave that thought for speculation but being that I have documented at least 3 of these scabbards so marked on Terssen bayonets I have to believe they are correct scabbards.
12547 FN24/49 long bayonet with scabbard Unsharpened blade has many nicks on the edge. Scabbard is missing the throat screw.
12646 M1868 Brass Hilted Terssen Carbine Yataghan bayonet with scabbard. Dated 1869 on the ricasso. Blade remains unsharpened. Bale missing from scabbard.
12647 M1916/24 Long Double Edged bayonet with scabbard. (This is not to be confused with the common FN1924 bayonet, the nomenclature is officially M1916 with the /24 added by collectors to differentiate the later version from the earlier one.). Identical to the M1916 bayonet but the crossguard is forged right on to the hilt as opposed to being a separate piece pinned on like the M1916. Large muzzle ring for use with the M1889 series rifles. Original full length 450mm blade is unsharpened. Grips are nicked up and finish on scabbard is very weak. Otherwise there are no deficiencies to note.
12731 M1889 long bayonet. HOPKINS AND ALLEN ARMS CO. NORWICH, CONN U.S.A. on ricasso. Unissued but shows storage wear. Blade remains unsharpened.
12735 Egyptian Issue FN49 short double edged bayonet with scabbard. SEE AD UNDER EGYPT
12779 M1916/24/36 double edged bayonet with scabbard. Second model of the M1916 with crossguard cast into the hilt and subsequently bushed muzzle ring for use with M1936 converted former Turkish rifles.
12813 FN49 short double edged bayonet with matching scabbard. Late production with T mortise slot, solid tang and no clearing hole in the grips.
12874 FN49 short double edged bayonet with matching scabbard. Late production with T mortise slot, solid tang and no clearing hole in the grips.
13264 Luftwaffe? Reissued Belgian M1916/24 bayonet with scabbard and frog. (The "24" is unofficial collector nomenclature denoting the later cast type hilt.) I am at a loss for the German nomenclature for this one. It is very untypically full length as the Germans usually shortened them. The frog is a brown German S84/98 model with mounted retaining strap deliberately removed and the stud hole has been crudely opened up to accept the Belgian frogstud. The scabbard throat retainer has been changed from the Belgian front and back rivets to German side mounted screw. The muzzle ring is the large size for use with the M1889 rifle with barrel jacket. Blade remains unsharpened. Was stored in a garage so expose surfaces of all the steel has been rusted and has surface pitting. German rack number added to ricasso.
13314 M1965 FAL Apple Corer bayonet with steel multi purpose scabbard.
13315 M1965 FAL Apple Corer bayonet with plastic scabbard and integral frog. Caste as opposed to being machined.
13316 Scabbard for FAL Apple Corer bayonet Plastic multi purpose type with round frogstud.
13317 Steel Scabbard with integral frog for FAL Apple Corer bayonet. Air Force
12505 M1904 Yataghan bayonet. 1 of only 5,000 made for Brazilian Police and so marked on the ricasso with star crest and "FPDF" represnting FORCA PUBLICA DISTRITO FEDERAL (Military Police of the National Capitol). This is the last yataghan bayonet made in history.
12548 M1934 bayonet. Unsharpened blade.
12596 M1968 bayonet with scabbard and integral frog. This is a conversion of a shortened M1908 or M1934 bayonet with a new crossguard with large muzzle ring to fit former M1908 rifles converted to trainers in a configuration closer to modern issue assault rifles very much like the Spanish FR7 and FR8 training rifles. I have fewer than one dozen. The example picture shows 2 bayonets, 1 on each side. Price is for a SINGLE bayonet with scabbard and frog. Condition is UNISSUED.
12932 M1934 bayonet. Unsharpened blade.
13312 M1880(M1869?) Comblain bayonet. ALEX COPPEL Scales. INTERNAL COIL LOCKING CATCH SPRING. The M1880 nomenclature is from Janzen and the M1869 nomenclature came from John Sheehan. I suspect the M1869 nomenclature to actually be Belgian. Brazilian ID is speculative. Blade is badly pitted but remains unsharpened.
13501 M1908 bayonet with brass bound leather scabbard. W,K&Cie SOLINGEN
BRITAIN SEE "GREAT BRITAIN and UNIDENTIFIED COMMONWEALTH pieces"
12508 AK47 bayonet with scabbard and frog. BULGARIAN production. Variant bayonet has grip screws mounted in large round escutcheons. Scabbard is later type with flat tip and open front hanger band.
13248 M1895 Steyr bayonet with scabbard. FGGY. BULGARIAN RAMPANT LION on ricasso and frogstud of scabbard.
12160 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard. LONG BRANCH
12161 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard. LONG BRANCH
12162 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard. LONG BRANCH
12163 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard. LONG BRANCH
12506 No.4 MkII bayonet. CANADA ARSENAL. 1 of only 5,000 made for use in the Korean War.
12511 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard and frog. CANADA ARSENAL 1 of only 5,000 made for use in the Korean War. Green frog also dated 1952.
12533 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard and frog. CANADA ARSENAL 1 of only 5,000 made for use in the Korean War. Green frog also dated 1952.
12648 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. SANDERSON 1/16 , "C" containing a Broad Arrow on pommel. Almond stud scabbard dated 1917. NO REHAB DATES and has never had the clearing hole update to the pommel. The only thing done later was that the unit mark was removed from the side of the pommel. Excellent example of a WWI Canadian issued P1907.
12839 Dual Purpose Bayonet Frog ONLY for P1907 and No. 4 bayonets
12840 Dual Purpose Bayonet Frog ONLY for P1907 and No. 4 bayonets
12841 Dual Purpose Bayonet Frog ONLY for P1907 and No. 4 bayonets
12842 Dual Purpose Bayonet Frog ONLY for P1907 and No. 4 bayonets
12843 Dual Purpose Bayonet Frog ONLY for P1907 and No. 4 bayonets
12844 Dual Purpose Bayonet Frog ONLY for P1907 and No. 4 bayonets
12845 Dual Purpose Bayonet Frog ONLY for P1907 and No. 4 bayonets
12846 Dual Purpose Bayonet Frog ONLY for P1907 and No. 4 bayonets
12982 Dual Purpose Bayonet Frog ONLY for P1907 and No. 4 bayonets
13169 Canadian P1907 bayonet with scabbard SANDERSON 4/18 NO REHAB MARKS. Large C Broad Arrow mark on the left side of the pommel. The right side of the pommel had a unit mark at one time which has been buffed off. Scabbard fittings are marked "RE"
13270 No. 4 MkII spike bayonet with scabbard. LONG BRANCH
13499 No.4 MkII bayonet. CANADA ARSENAL. 1 of only 5,000 made for
use in the Korean War.
11971 M1895 bayonet with scabbard RARE OEWG STEYR MANUFACTURE. Unsharpened blade.
12019 M1895 bayonet with scabbard RARE OEWG STEYR MANUFACTURE. Unsharpened blade.
12875 M1935 bayonet with scabbard OEWG Unsharpened blade. (Austrian M1912 export bayonet)
13112 M1895 bayonet with scabbard RARE OEWG STEYR MANUFACTURE. Unsharpened blade.
13136 M1895 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. RARE Steyr contract OEWG. Unsharpened blade.
CHINA (see also TAIWAN)
12964 GEW1888 Double Edged bayonet with scabbard. RARE WKC ricasso marking. The vast majority of these bayonets are unmarked. Scabbard is patterned after an Austrian M1888 type but is a bit longer and has a distinctly longer frog hook. Chinese ID is speculative and based on the fact that this bayonet came with a Chinese frog which I kept for my own collection. Also has what appears to be a Chinese character carved into the left grip.
13203 M1924(?) Chaing Kai Sheck short bayonet with 285mm long fullered blade. No markings at all. Blade sharpened but not ground. Blade has a slight bend/warp which can be seen in the last picture.
13239 T56 SKS spike bayonet complete with grip hardware and mounting screw. Surplus "take off" condition.
13240 T56 SKS spike bayonet complete with grip hardware and mounting screw. Surplus "take off" condition.
13241 T56 SKS spike bayonet complete with grip hardware and mounting screw. Surplus "take off" condition.
13242 T56 SKS spike bayonet complete with grip hardware and mounting screw. Surplus "take off" condition.
13243 T56 SKS spike bayonet complete with grip hardware and mounting screw. Surplus "take off" condition.
13319 Chaing Kai Sheck Mauser bayonet. Nomenclature unknown. Blade remains unsharpened.
13339 M1907? Double edged bayonet with scabbard for GEW1888 Commission Rifle. Correct round button scabbard. Completely unmarked and unsharpened.
13385 CHICOM Produced Japanese T30 pattern bayonet with scabbard. DIAMOND 60 ricasso marking and crude Chinese produced scabbard. These are early PRC bayonets made at "Arsenal 60" circa the Korean War. It is NOT one of the modern fakes coming out of Shanghai. 100% legitimate. Blade remains unsharpened.
11895 Czech produced VZ23 short bayonet with matching scabbard for Colombian Contract. SN "F10301" on frog hook and butt of pommel. Left ricasso marked "CSZ" and left side of crossguard bears the "Circle Z" export mark. Differs from Czech version by having a DOWN FACING BLADE, a SHORT T/O mortise slot and no clearing hole in the grips.
12341 M1947 Madsen bayonet with scabbard. See listing under DENMARK.
12922 M1929? bayonet with scabbard OEWG Unsharpened blade. Austrian M1912 export bayonet with grips retained by unslotted screwbolts in split nuts. SN on scabbard and butt of pommel do not match but they both begin with the F prefix over the numbers. Colombian ID is somewhat speculative but generally accepted based on the F prefix SNs. I'd love to hear any definitive info anyone may have about this.
13116 M1929? bayonet with scabbard. Austrian M1912 export bayonet with grips retained by domed rivets in washers. No maker marking. R de C on right side of crossguard. SN 34-5341 on left side of crossguard. Blade remains unsharpened.
13117 M1929? Bayonet. Austrian M1912 export bayonet with grips retained by domed rivets in washers. No maker marking. R de C on right side of crossguard. SN 34-2881 on left side of crossguard. Blade remains unsharpened but has a couple of nicks in the edge.
13145 M1947 Madsen bayonet SCABBARD ONLY. Colombian serial number 0913 on the front face of the throatpiece.
(see also Colombia, Germany (NAZI), Israel, Peru, Romania and Slovakia for contract and capture VZ24 variants)
11895 Czech produced VZ23 short bayonet with matching scabbard for Colombian Contract. DOWN FACING BLADE and SHORT T/O MORTISE SLOT. SEE LISTING UNDER COLOMBIA
12022 M1895 bayonet with scabbard. Rare maker mark BFM on ricasso. Czech S(lion)2 on pommel. 9HN over 161 on butt of pommel. Blade remains unsharpened.
12671 Czech made M1895 Steyr bayonet with scabbard. NOT a reissued former Austrian bayonet. CSZ ricasso mark and S(lion)6 pommel mark. Frog hook marked CSZ E(cirled lion)26. Has a nick in the cutting edge of the blade.
13231 Czech M1895 Steyr bayonet with scabbard. MO in oval on ricasso. LARGE S(lion) on left ricasso. Electro pencil SN 9053 on left side of crossguard. Complete arsenal rehab with resharpened blade that has been bead blasted.
13237 VZ24 bayonet CSZ G, E3 lion 38. Well used but not abused. Blade remains unsharpened.
12003 M1867 Rolling Block bayonet with scabbard. RARE SECOND MODEL with internal coil spring actuated lug catch as opposed to the more common leafspring type. Blade sharpened but not ground. Ricasso marked ALEX COPPELL over SOLINGEN. Drag staple missing and chape staple soldered into place but both fittings remain tight and scabbard has not shrunk and has no folds. There is a "slit" in the leather running along the "cutting edge" of the scabbard for 5 1/5 inches right in the center. It is not opening up and is so innocuous that I almost missed it entirely.
12341 M1947 Madsen bayonet with scabbard. Butt of pommel marked "0938" otherwise typically unmarked. Shows use but not abuse. Blade remains unsharpened. Paint on scabbard is 99% intact. Paint on hilt is 40% intact. Grips have some nicks and scratches.
12794 M1889 Krag bayonet with scabbard. ALEX COPPEL 1891. Original leather grips intact. Blade sharpened but not ground.
12814 GM50 (Danish Reissued US M1) bayonet with HMAK scabbard. SA1919 M1905 bayonet converted to clip point M1 by AFH. Danish Arsenal refinished with black parkerizing. Unissued condition after arsenal refinish.
12879 M75 G3 bayonet with scabbard. HMAK with 8 o'clock locking catch and thick muzzle ring. Black plastic 7 groove grip and scabbard. Multiple variations exist but I did not spot one exactly like this when I did a quick search.
13043 GM50 Bayonet with scabbard. Danish copy of US M1. FKF 1955 bayonet and FKF scabbard. Very good condition with unsharpened blade.
13145 M1947 Madsen bayonet SCABBARD ONLY. SEE LISTING UNDER COLOMBIA
13164 GM50 Bayonet with scabbard. Danish copy of US M1. FKF 1955 bayonet and HTK scabbard. Near mint condition.
13165 M62 bayonet with scabbard. HTK bayonet and scabbard. Copy of US M5A1. These were never issued as bayonets but rather were issued as knives because the M1 Garand was was declared obsolete before the earlier 10 inch M1 style GM50 bayonets could be replaced. Like new condition.
12608 AKM Sawback, wirecutter bayonet with scabbard, frog, grip lanyard and insulator. Black grip.
12735 Egyptian Issue FN49 short double edged bayonet with scabbard. Both bayonet and scabbard have Arabic serial numbers but they do not match.
12933 M1867 Rolling Block Yataghan bayonet. Non-inletted mortise slot. Blade sharpened. Left ricasso marked KIRSCHBAUM. Right ricasso bears a small shield containing the letter H with s star above it. Crossguard and leafspring are pitted.
13144 Former British P1876 triform socket bayonet. Egyptian converted for .303 Citadel Martini Henry Rifle. Socket bushed, mortise slot bridge opened and Arabic numbers added to the base of the blade.
13148 Egyptian Issue FN49 short double edged bayonet with scabbard. Both bayonet and scabbard have Arabic serial numbers but they do not match.
13299 M1950 Hakim bayonet with scabbard.
13334 M1950 Hakim bayonet with scabbard.
ENGLAND SEE "GREAT BRITAIN and UNIDENTIFIED
12525 M1982 SIG socket bayonet with green plastic scabbard and grip/socket cover for SIG540 assault rifle. Unissued condition
12552 Mle. 1886/93/16 bayonet BRASS GRIP
12736 Mle. 1958 bayonet with scabbard and integral brown leather frog for Mle. 49/56 rifle
12737 Mle. 1958 bayonet with scabbard and integral green leather frog for Mle. 49/56 rifle. Also has what may be an original ordnance sticker on the back of the frog.
12786 Mle.1866 Chasspot yatghan bayonet. Mre Impale de Chat' Avril 1870.
12791 Mle.1886 Lebel 1st model cruciform bayonet. Non-removable alloy grip. Hooked Quillon. Crossguard heavily pitted.
12939 Mle.1886/15 cruciform bayonet with scabbard. Alloy grip. COMPLETELY UNMARKED. I suspect this may indicate REMINGTON production. Scabbard slightly bent but function remains unaffected.
13156 Mle.1956 bayonet with scabbard and integral green leather frog. This is the first model bayonet for the MAS49/56 rifle with longer blade and contoured scabbard for the longer false edge. These were quickly replaced by the simplified Mle.1958 bayonet with slightly shorter "flat stock" blade and non-contoured scabbard which is usually misidentified as the actual Mle.1956.
13177 Mle.1874 GRAS bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. St. Etienne Avril 1879 SEE LISTING UNDER RUSSIA/SOVIET UNION
13180 Mle. 1874 Gras bayonet. Colonial Anchor on crossguard. Spine marking unreadable.
13199 Mle. 1886 Lebel bayonet with scabbard SECOND MODEL with hooked quillon and removable alloy grip. SN on scabbard is not readable.
13200 Mle. 1886/16 Lebel bayonet with scabbard. No quillon and brass grip. Bayonet is completely unmarked which some references say indicates it is made by Remington. I'm still not 100% positive on this point so make your own judgment.
13296 Mle 1866 Chasspot bayonet.
13297 Mle. 1874 Gras bayonet.
13327 Mle. 1956 bayonet with Matching scabbard and GREEN frog. E-RM. NOT the more common M1958 model usually found with the Mle.1949/56 rifles. Excellent condition.
13328 Mle. 1956 bayonet with Matching scabbard and BROWN frog. E-HF. NOT the more common M1958 model usually found with the Mle.1949/56 rifles. Excellent condition.
13360 Mle. 1892 Berthier carbine bayonet FROG ONLY
13361 Mle. 1886 Lebel bayonet with matching(?) scabbard. FIRST MODEL with non-removable silver alloy grip. Middle 2 numbers of the sn on both scabbard and bayonet match bit the rest of it is just too poorly struck for me to guarantee they match.
13362 Mle. 1958 bayonet with matching scabbard. MAT F marked on both scabbard and bayonet. Green frog. EXCELLENT PLUS condition.
13517 Mle. 1874 GRAS bayonet. Mre d'Armes de St. Etienne ?bre 1876
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