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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.
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.
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.
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. Frog is one of those rawhide copies of a Swedish frog that shows up with these often. I believe they are just something an importer added to enhance the bayonet.
13603 M1891 Cavalry Carbine bayonet with scabbard. MARCA DE FABRICA over a knight's head on ricasso (KIRSCHBAUM TRADEMARK?). Converted from former M1879 Rolling Block bayonet. Scabbard numbers do not match the bayonet. Blade remains unsharpened.
13783 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. WKC with Crest Intact. Unsharpened blade. Good condition.
13826 Brown leather M1891/M1909 frog. DGMB
13827 M1909 Artillery Machete Brown Leather frog. EA/EAG
13974 M1891 bayonet with matching first pattern scabbard and brass grips. Crest ground. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard has a few dents that do not affect function and should be evident in the pictures.
13977 M1891 bayonet with second pattern scabbard and brass grips. Crest ground. Blade sharpened.
14051 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. DGFM-FMAP Crest intact. EA (Army issue). Blade remains unsharpened.
14082 NAVY M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. ARA AAMZ Crest intact. Blade remains unsharpened. Grips have gouges in the wood where they meet the pommel along the backstrap of the hilt. Overall crude finish and construction as compared to German made or Domingo Mathau made bayonets.
14203 BM59 bayonet with scabbard. (Converted US M1 bayonet). Scabbard is an Argentine conversion of earlier M1891 and M1909 steel scabbards fur use with M1 bayonets. Blade has some pitting (pictured) that was present before the bayonet was converted to BM59 configuration. The new parkerizing is over the pitting.
14344 M1891 bayonet with scabbard. SHORTENED Crest intact. SEE LISTING UNDER PERU
14500 M1891 bayonet with scabbard. BRASS grips, crest slightly defaced but 100% visible and readable. Non-matching second pattern scabbard. Blade remains unsharpened.
14523 Argentine Navy issue FN 49 bayonet. ARA ricasso marked.
14530 M1/BM59 SCABBARD ONLY converted from M1891/M1909 scabbard.
14531 M1/BM59 SCABBARD ONLY converted from M1891/M1909 scabbard.
14532 M1/BM59 SCABBARD ONLY converted from M1891/M1909 scabbard.
14539 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. GN Crest Intact DGFM (FMAP) Blade remains unsharpened.
14540 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. GN WITH NO CREST DGFM (FMAP) This was arsenal refinished for the Gendarmerie with it's original crest and serial number removed from the ricasso and restamped "G.N." over "00725". The scabbard still bears the original serial number "015225" and has "00725" added below/above it depending on which way you want to hold the scabbard to look at it. I've been told that 405 of these were produced AFTER the first production run of 500 which had the crest so that's why the serial number is above 500. Blade remains unsharpened.
14541 M1891 and M1909 Green Leather Frog Only. Double seamed front pocket with retaining strap.
14542 M1891 and M1909 Green Leather Frog Only. Fold over front pocket with retaining strap.
14614 M1909 FIRST MODEL bayonet with scabbard. WKC made with long hilt, short T/O mortise slot and low muzzle ring. The crest is intact. Scabbard is mismatched and missing the throatpiece and retaining rivets but is an "A" serial block example as is the bayonet. Blade remains unsharpened.
14626 M1909 FIRST MODEL bayonet with scabbard. WKC made with long hilt, short T/O mortise slot and low muzzle ring. The crest is intact. Scabbard is mismatched. Blade remains unsharpened. The catch assembly is missing. The grips are broken and about half the wood is missing. The scabbard has been painted black and is dented up in several spots but function is not affected. This would be a good starter example of a rare bayonet for a newer collector who doesn't want to break their wallet.
14630 M1891 bayonet Shortened. WKC SEE LISTING UNDER PERU
14699 FN FAL TYPE A bayonet with scabbard. Argentine produced model made by Domingo Mathau with plastic grips and oval frogstud on scabbard. SN on bayonet and scabbard do not match.
AUSTRALIA (also see Great Britain)
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.
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.
13572 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. LITHGOW 3/20 ricasso marking. Crossguard marked 6 D/|\D ( 6th Military District is TASMANIA). Scabbard is an almond stud Lithgow dated 1918 with the throatpiece marked D/|\D 1.
13760 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. WILKINSON 11/18 with Broad Arrow in letter D on pommel and crossguard marked 3 D/|\D. Scabbard has a round button and illegible throatpiece marking and different contour that the tip so is a replacement. Leather has a broad arrow and is marked HGR17.
13762 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. LITHGOW 1917 with almond stud scabbard. Crossguard marked 6MD 5420. The 6th Military District is TASMANIA making this quite rare as it was a very small district with few troops.
13833 LITHGOW SMALL BUTTON P1907 scabbard only
14202 MkI Owen SMG bayonet with scabbard OA/MA 11/44 (Original WWII production run)
14314 MkI Owen SMG bayonet with scabbard MA 53 (Korean War production Run)
14432 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. HOOK QUILLON INTACT. Ricasso marked (crown) over ER over 1907 over 1 '12 over SANDERSON. SA over 4139 pommel mark for SOUTH AUSTRALIA which later became the 4th Military District. The scabbard is a slightly later Lithgow produced example marked 4MD over 14922 but still WWI with the 7 pointed star containing the letter A on both fittings and having the almond shaped frog stud. Grips are dinged up but not horrible. Blade sharpened but not ground. There are only trace amounts of the original hilt bluing left. Scabbard leather is rough and starting to get a little hard. It has tightened up near the tip making completely inserting and withdrawing the bayonet very difficult but it can be done.
14714 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. MA 9/43 with RE Almond stud scabbard. 3 D/|\D throatpiece marking.
14715 P1907 bayonet with DOUBLE SEAM scabbard. Lithgow 1917 bayonet with 6MD crossguard mark for TASMANIA. The double seam scabbard with small round frog button also has D/|\D over 6 throatpiece marking.
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)
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.
14005 RG1886 bayonet with scabbard. OEWG and Austrian eagle on the ricassos. Blade remains unsharpened. Correct 17.5mm MRID for the RG1886 rifle in 11mm Steyr caliber.
14009 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.
14083 RG1890/86 bayonet with scabbard and frog. BFM maker mark on ricasso. I have not seen this one in any book so far. It is the M1890 style bayonet but with larger 17.5mm MRID muzzle ring for an RG1886 rifle in 11mm Steyr caliber.
14366 M1867 Werndle bayonet with scabbard. Later shortened 470mm Blade with corresponding length steel scabbard. Ricasso marked GF JUNG with Austrian eagle.
14374 M1867? Werndl, Fruwirth and 1881 Kropatschek CARBINE cruciform socket bayonet. Has a helical mortise slot similar to a Lorenz bayonet but a much longer 105mm socket. Bore diameter is 17.2mm. Badly pitted but still functional. Locking ring turns freely. The shank is bent to the right slightly and the angle is visible in the pictures.
14383 M1871/84 bayonet produced by STEYR and marked OEWG on the ricasso with sn 8034 on right side of crossguard. These were supplied to China, The UFV in Ireland and possibly other clients along with German pattern GEW1888 Commission Rifles that Steyr produced under license. The serial number placement is in keeping the Irish use but proves nothing lacking the UFV cartouche on the grips.
14415 M1871/84 bayonet produced by STEYR and marked OEWG on the ricasso with sn 8??7 on right side of crossguard. These were supplied to China, The UFV in Ireland and possibly other clients along with German pattern GEW1888 Commission Rifles that Steyr produced under license. The serial number placement is in keeping the Irish use but proves nothing lacking the UFV cartouche on the grips. Overall condition is poor.
14643 RG1888 bayonet with scabbard. Scabbard is V&N manufactured and has no propery marks. Bayonet has no manufacturer's marks and no specific property marks. There is an italic letter I on the right ricasso and serial number 8452 followed by an inverted letter V on the right side of the crossguard. There is a mark on the left side of the crossguard that looks like a Germanic Fraktur letter. The backstrap of the tang has the letters BO stamped in. The blade is sharp but does not show any striations or signs of post factory sharpening. Bayonet is finished bright and the scabbard is blued
BAVARIA see GERMANY, IMPERIAL
14211 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. (M1916/24 with muzzle ring bushed for use on captured and rehabbed WWI Turkish rifles)
14311 M1930 cruciform bayonet for M1935 and M1936 (export pattern) rifles carried by Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) Assistant Gunners and Ammo Bearers. When coupled with the scabbard (not included) these form a bipod support system for the BAR when used as an anti-aircraft weapon. Slight hammering on the butt of the pommel has made the release button a bit stiff but the bayonet remains functional and mounts and dismount for the rifle with a little bit of effort. The blade remains straight and 90% of the original black finish remains intact. There is scattered peppery rust specks with some mild pitting near the tip of the blade which is worn blunt but not "stubbed" or chipped off.
14371 M1868 Terssen Carbine Yataghan bayonet.
14408 M1916 bayonet with scabbard. FULL LENGTH 2nd Model sometimes referred to by collectors as an M1916/24. Maintains it's original large muzzle ring for the M1889 rifle. Blade remains unsharpened and there are no significant markings and no serial number on both bayonet and scabbard.
14721 M1889 Short bayonet. Blade remains unsharpened.
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.
14125 M1934 bayonet with scabbard. Unmarked bayonet and scabbard is a steel fitted leather example marked FI on the frogstud.
14217 M1908 bayonet with scabbard. SIMSON & Co. SUHL. Blade remains unsharpened. Top fitting on scabbard is missing the staple and comes off but will display fine.
14308 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Unsharpened blade.
14339 M1904 Yataghan bayonet. FPDF marked. Only a very small production run of these was made for Brazil's Capitol Police and fits the corresponding short run Brazilian contract for Portuguese M1904 Mauser-Vergueiro rifles for the same organization. This was the last yataghan bayonet produced. Blade remains unsharpened but has several nicks and pitts scattered about. Grips show wear with nicks and scratches but remain solid and tight. Blade warped about 4 degrees to the right.
14453 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.
13750 RG1888 bayonet with scabbard. Bulgarian PRODUCED by A&K (the rest of the cyrillic characters don't want to stay formatted here).
14084 RG1888/16 bayonet with scabbard. OEWG. WWI production bayonet for use on RG1888 rifles pressed back into service. This bayonet also has a far more beefy pommel than normal and the ricasso marking is C superimposed with A followed by 15 and what appears to be a cyrillic character resembling r followed by a period. The marking is the Bulgarian Sofia Arsenal mark and the 15r. represents the 1915 production year. Grips have dings and some cracks but remain solid and tight. Blade was sharpened long ago but not ground and is dull now.
14287 RG1888 NCO bayonet with leather covered scabbard and frog. OEWG. Hooked quillon and troddel swivel are intact. Nice clear Bulgarian Lion on crossguard.
14291 RG1888 bayonet with scabbard. SIMSON & Co. SUHL contract bayonet. Bulgarian Rampant Lion on ricasso. Blade sharpened but not ground.
14351 Bulgarian Trials Palmer hilt AK47 wirecutter sawback bayonet with scabbard. This bayonet was not accepted for Bulgarian service and I am told they were sold to Iraq.
14438 M1895 Steyr bayonet with scabbard and frog. OEWG with Bulgarian Rampant Lion on the ricasso.
14557 Bulgarian re-issued Serbian M1880 Mauser-Milanovic bayonet with fascinating conversion scabbard. Bulgarian ID is based on the fact the it bears the Cyrillic letter Zhe on the crossguard and was procured from a Bulgarian source directly. The Zhe appears on Bulgarian captured and re-issued Turkish bayonets as well. Bayonet is made by Weyersberg and remains in it's original length and configuration. The blade has been sharpened but not ground. The blade also has some light pitting. The scabbard is a modified M1895 Winchester scabbard with rivet retained throatpiece and integral leather frog intact. The bottom third of the scabbard body was cut off and a 105mm long sleeve formed crudely from sheet steel was welded onto both ends to make the scabbard long enough for the Serbian blade. These 2 items are most likely to have been captured, re-issue, recaptured and so on during the Balkanian Wars preceding WWI finally ending up in Bulgaria. Scabbard is heavily pitted but solid and was painted black sometime after being lengthened.
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 is a WWII replacement with round button and black leather body dated 194? on the leather and also marked with a large Broad Arrow in letter C on the leather.
13772 P1907 bayonet with scabbard and frog. SANDERSON 8/17 NO REHAB MARKS. Almond stud scabbard marked RE on the fittings. Frog is brown leather with strap and buckle closer and no markings. 4 copper rivets in each side. Broad Arrow in letter C on the pommel. Edge of blade has been improperly sharpened leaving chatter marks along the entire length of the cutting edge.
13785 No. 4 MkII spike bayonet with scabbard and frog. CANADA ARSENAL. 1 of only 5,000 made for use in the Korean War. Frog is an Indian produced variant with narrow top strap and is dated 1944.
13838 No.4 MkII spike bayonet with scabbard. CANADA ARSENAL 1 of only 5,000 made for use in the Korean War.
14057 Canadian Issue P1907 bayonet with scabbard. VICKERS 7/18 and no rehab marks. Broad Arrow in letter C on the pommel denotes Canadian issue. Almond stud scabbard with exposed throat rivets. Sadly the blade has been buffed.
14251 No. 4 MkII spike bayonet with scabbard and frog. LONG BRANCH
14252 No. 4 MkII spike bayonet with scabbard and frog. LONG BRANCH
14253 No. 4 MkII spike bayonet with scabbard and frog. LONG BRANCH
14323 P37 Tan frog. Has very faded but distinct Canadian markings on the back with a more newly marked "R.M." near the top. This is a standard P37 frog for the P1907 bayonet with no extra button hole for the #4 bayonet.
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) Chilean crest on ricasso.
13764 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. (Steyr M1912 Export Model) OEWG Unsharpened blade. Chilean crest on ricasso. No sn on the scabbard but the crossguard has SN A.7789
13810 Chilean contract AUSTRIAN M1895 STEYR bayonet with scabbard. This is the Austrian pattern bayonet and not the Chilean M1895. These were supplied with a consignment of MP28 STEYR-SOLUTHURN SMGs. Blade remains unsharpened. Bayonet has no property markings, only sn 387 on the crossguard and OEWG on ricasso. Scabbard is Czech marked and obviously not original to this bayonet. The bayonet itself on in unusually good condition.
13940 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. (Steyr M1912 Export Model) OEWG Unsharpened blade. Chilean crest on ricasso. The scabbard sn is D4?58 and the crossguard SN is A.9127
13957 M1935 bayonet with scabbard OEWG Unsharpened blade. (Austrian M1912 export bayonet) Chilean crest on ricasso.
14384 M1895 bayonet with unusual scabbard. WKC bayonet with typical Chilean crest and Krupp steel marks on the ricasso but the scabbard has a much thicker lip on the throatpiece very much like some of the Colombian scabbards for similar blade length bayonets they used. The serial number on the crossguard has been purposely buffed off and the scabbard bears no serial number or markings of any kind. I SPECULATE this bayonet was sold or otherwise provided to another country by the Chileans but will refrain from making any guess as to who the end user may have been because I would just be throwing darts at a map of South America anyway;-) The blade remains unsharpened. The scabbard has a large dent in the back shown in the pics that does not interfere with the blade inserting and withdrawing. The finial ball tip of the scabbard is flattened.
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.
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.
14244 Chinese Leather scabbard and frog for GEW1888 Double Edged bayonet. Integral frog is attached to the scabbard by a large rivet in the front. The frog has a tear along the left side and some popped stitching at the top on the opposite side. There is also some popped stitching on the belt loop portion. Despite the tears and stitching the whole unit remains quite solid and serviceable. I have inserted a bayonet and it fit's perfectly with no shrinkage at all.
14327 Mukden Mauser bayonet with scabbard SEE LISTING UNDER MANCHUKUO
14334 T56 SKS fullered blade bayonet assembly with 175mm long blade.
14383 M1871/84 bayonet STEYR OEWG with sn 8034 on right side of crossguard. SEE LISTING UNDER AUSTRIA
14415 M1871/84 bayonet STEYR OEWG with sn 8??7 on right side of crossguard. SEE LISTING UNDER AUSTRIA
14385 T-56 Chinese KALASHNIKOV folding triform spike bayonet. This is NOT an SKS bayonet. China's version of the AK47 was also designated Type 56 and used this shorter and very differently constructed permanently mounted folding spike bayonet. I do not have the "handle" (Latching assembly) which is nothing like the SKS version.
14420 M1907 Double Edged bayonet with scabbard. Nearly identical to the Portuguese M1904 except for the blade being double edged. ID is based on the photograph in Vial's New ABC reference. Janzen and Keisling show a different bayonet in their drawings. Double edged blade is hollow ground. Short T/O mortise slot in pommel with clearing holes in the grips. Grips retained with domed rivets in washers. The only mark is on the butt of the pommel and seems to be an indeterminable German Fraktur letter under a crown which might suggest these were produced by Simson & Co. who also made the Portuguese bayonets with the same hilt. This bayonet mounts perfectly on the Portuguese M1904 rifle as well as the Siamese T45/T66 rifle.
14613 M1924 bayonet with partial scabbard. HANYANG arsenal marked with swastika on the crossguard. Scabbard is missing the tip and the leather is pretty ratty but the throatpiece is intact and secure to the leather body. Hilt is pitted but functional. Blade is in good shape except for some mild pitts at the tip where the missing scabbard tip left it exposed. Blade remains unsharpened.
14625 Chinese reworked Japanese T30 bayonet. Flat sided hilt with hooked quillon made by Kokura-Hourglass with wraparound contoured grips installed by the Chinese using screws in elyptical escutcheons for grip fasteners.
14694 T56 SKS spike bayonet complete with grip hardware and mounting screw. Surplus "take off" condition.
14725 Chinese reworked T30 bayonet. Flat sided hilt with hooked quillon made by Kokura-Hourglass with wraparound contoured grips installed by the Chinese using conventional screws and round female escutcheons in the left grip for fasteners.
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.
13145 M1947 Madsen bayonet SCABBARD ONLY. Colombian serial number 0913 on the front face of the throatpiece.
14087 M1929? bayonet with scabbard. No maker mark on the ricasso. Unsharpened blade is 250mm long. Austrian M1912 export bayonet with grips retained by unslotted screwbolts in split nuts. SN on butt of pommel beginning with the F prefix over the numbers has been buffed and renumbered. Colombian ID is somewhat speculative but generally accepted based on the F prefix SNs. Scabbard has a round frog button and the ball tip is molded in similar to Spanish copies of German scabbards. I'd love to hear any definitive info anyone may have about this.
14624 M1929? bayonet with matching scabbard. No maker mark on the ricasso. Unsharpened blade is 250mm long. Austrian M1912 export style bayonet with grips retained by unslotted screwbolts in split nuts. SN on butt of pommel and the frogstud is F over 10121. Colombian ID is somewhat speculative but generally accepted based on the F prefix SNs. Scabbard has an oval frog stud and the external lip of the throatpiece is much thicker than the Austrian made examples.
(see also Colombia, Germany (NAZI), Israel, Peru, Romania and Slovakia for contract and capture VZ24 variants)
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.
14101 M1895 Steyr bayonet with scabbard. CSZ ricasso mark and yin and yang frog hook mark. Frog hook is loose but not falling off. Blade has been buffed.
14418 VZ58 bayonet with scabbard. Full tang protruding from pommel end. Rivetted grips.
14636 VZ24 bayonet with scabbard. CSZ O on ricasso and RGB marked on other side as well as on the frogstud. No exposed tang pins and no Czech property marks. Hilt is an early one with smoother contours than later production. Frogstud is also marked BM
14722 S24t bayonet with scabbard. Very early VZ24 bayonet with CSZ on left ricasso and E(lion)24 on right ricasso. SEE LISTING UNDER GERMANY, NAZI, FOREIGN BAYONETS USED.
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.
13145 M1947 Madsen bayonet SCABBARD ONLY. SEE LISTING UNDER COLOMBIA
14229 Adapter Frog to mount US M1 bayonet in M7 scabbard to British style web belts.
14377 Former British P1876 triform socket bayonet. Egyptian converted for .303 Citadel Martini Henry Rifle. Mortise slot bridge opened and Arabic numbers added to the base of the blade and on socket. Crack in top of socket (see pics) and locking ring is a sloppy fit but functional.
14445 Maadi AKM sawback/wire cutter bayonet with scabbard, frog and lanyard.
14454 M1950? Hakim bayonet with scabbard.
ENGLAND SEE "GREAT BRITAIN and UNIDENTIFIED
14534 M1939 bayonet with sheath. Sk.Y marked on both sheath and ricasso. O.Y.VLEJEKSET KULMALAA.B on the obverse ricasso. Blade is factory sharp with no improper sharpening or grinding of any kind. Overall good condition showing use but not abuse. Theren is a small hairline crack beginning on the finger edge of the grip where it meets the pommel (see pics) and the blade is warped about 3-4 degrees to the left (see pics). The small rectangular mark on the right ricasso nect to the "Y" is a steel shim used to tighten the crossguard. It is a factory adjustment I have seen on a few of these over the years. The scabbard remains solid and supple in every way.
13180 Mle. 1874 Gras bayonet. Navy/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.
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.
13944 Mle. 1892 bayonet with scabbard. 2nd pattern for Berthier Carbines. Hilt dark from old rust and pitted. Grips are starting to shrink. Blade is good and remains unsharpened. No SN on scabbard.
13987 Mle. 1886/15 Lebel cruciform bayonet with scabbard. Brass grip. Blade is slightly wavy but not enough to get a useful picture. Does not quite seat all the way into the scabbard, last picture shows how much ricasso is left exposed. Scabbard and bayonet serial numbers do not match.
14002 Mle. 1892 bayonet with scabbard and frog. 1st pattern with non-extended muzzle ring. For Berthier Carbines. Quillon bobbed and grips replaced with wooden ones ostensibly during WWI. Scabbard has non-matching serial number. Blade sharpened with mild grinding striations visible but not ground up badly. Frog is in poor condition with tears in leather, popped and repaired stitching and broken retaining strap with the end missing. The frog still displays fairly well.
14078 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.
14109 Mle. 1886 Lebel bayonet with scabbard FIRST MODEL with non-removable silver allow grip. Blade and scabbard are both straight.
14129 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet.
14131 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet.
14132 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet.
14133 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet.
14135 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet. WITH IDIOT HOLE
14391 M1895 Daudeteau bayonet with scabbard. SEE LISTING UNDER URUGUAY
14417 Mle. 1892 bayonet with scabbard. 2nd pattern for Berthier Carbines. Circled P on ricasso. Blade remains unsharpened.
14455 Mle. 1886 1st Pattern Lebel cruciform bayonet with scabbard. Non removable alloy grip.
14504 Mle. 1886 2nd Pattern cruciform bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. NAVY/COLONIAL
14525 Mle. 1874 Gras bayonet with scabbard NAVY/COLONIAL Anchor on crossguard and scabbard. L.DENY PARIS 1878 Scabbard and bayonet serial numbers do not match.
14536 Mle. 1842 Modifie Yataghan bayonet with scabbard. Spine marking reads "Mre Imperial de Chat.-avril 1860=L.B.Mle.1842". This is the second model using a push button catch with internal coil spring and is usually misidentified as a Mle. 1842/59 in books. Blade remains unsharpened.
14689 Mle. 1892 Frog with shortened bayonet and scabbard. The bayonet and scabbard have been shortened and the catch mechanism removed for use as a fighting knife, probably by an American GI. A US M1910 belt hook has been skillfully added to the belt loop of the frog. Otherwise the frog is unaltered and in good condition. There are remnants of a tape/tag on the back of the frog reading "sent from Van???, France, May 28-194? French Bayonet". Primary collector value here is the frog and the shortened bayonet and scabbard just come with it.
14696 Mle. 1886/15 Lebel cruciform bayonet with scabbard. Brass grip. Scabbard and bayonet serial numbers do not match. Blade and scabbard remain straight.
14724 Mle. 1886 cruciform bayonet with scabbard. Second model with removable alloy grip. SN on scabbard is not really readable but I can see enough to tell it does not match the number of the bayonet.
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