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13635 Afghan reissued British P1913 bayonet with scabbard REMINGTON 5/17 DARI sn on pommel. RE marked scabbard.
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.
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. 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.
13824 Green Leather frog with fold over pocket and retaining strap. SMALL HOLE in pocket. I'm not sure what bayonet Argentina used that would have a frogstud small enough to fit this frog.
13825 Brown leather M1891/M1909 frog. EA
13826 Brown leather M1891/M1909 frog. DGMB
13827 M1909 Artillery Machete Brown Leather frog. EA/EAG
13829 Brown leather M1891/M1908 frog.
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.
14032 M1879 Rolling Block bayonet with rare LEATHER scabbard with brass fittings. FULL LENGTH. ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION. WR KIRSCHBAUM SOLINGEN on ricasso. Blade remains unsharpened. Well used but not abused condition with tip worn slightly round. The leather scabbards are believed to be unofficial and appear to be a longer version of the Uruguayan M1894 scabbard.
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.
14119 FAL 2 prong bayonet with matching scabbard made by Domingo Mathau. One prong is missing which I have found to be VERY typical of the DM made bayonets.
14121 M1891 bayonet with scabbard. SHORTENED Crest intact. Despite the crest being intact there is a possibility these were actually a Peruvian derivation.
14203 BM59 bayonet with scabbard. (Converted US M1 bayonet). Scabbard does not have an Argentine serial number so is probably just a US scabbard added to this bayonet by a collector. Blade has some pitting (pictured) that was present before the bayonet was converted to BM59 configuration. The new parkerizing is over the pitting.
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.
13637 P1907 bayonet SCABBARD ONLY. LITHGOW Almond frogstud and both fittings have the 7 pointed star as well. Front edge of the throatpiece marked "3.M.D. 5525?". Throat piece with no exposed rivets. Leather is also marked LITHGOW with a date along the seam but it is unreadable and I only mention it because I have seen enough clear examples to know what the marking is.
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
13902 P1907 bayonet SCABBARD ONLY. Small button DOUBLE SEAMED LITHGOW scabbard. No readable markings. Fitting are painted green. Top fitting is a little loose but in no danger of coming off at all.
14202 Owen SMG bayonet with scabbard MA 11/44
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.
13744 M1895 bayonet with scabbard. BFM and V&N scabbard.
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.
14100 M1895 Steyr bayonet with scabbard. FGGY. Entire bayonet buffed and regripped with electro-pencil serial number added to the crossguared. Blade was sharpened during the buffing process.
14122 Steyr AUG bayonet with scabbard. BLACK
14246 M1870 Werndle bayonet with scabbard. Modified for GEW88 with 17.5mm MRID and backstrap of pommel shaved down. Not the more common bushed modification. This one has had the entire muzzle ring reduced and the mortise slot seems to have been lengthened to compensate for the GEW88's shorter locking distance. The rest of the backstrap has also been shaved to proved the proper clearance for mounting on the GEW88. The bushed versions accomplish that by having the hole in the bushing offset from center.
BAVARIA see GERMANY, IMPERIAL
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.
12735 Egyptian Issue FN49 short double edged bayonet with scabbard. SEE AD UNDER EGYPT
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
13645 FN1924/49 LONG bayonet with scabbard. Unsharpened blade. Guaranteed FN49 and not more common FN24.
13720 FN1924/49 LONG bayonet. Guaranteed FN49 and not more common FN24. Blade sharpened with visible striations on the edge but not bad enough to be considered ground. SN 1074 on butt of pommel.
14050 Sabre-Baionette Mle. 89 with scabbard. Extra long M1889 bayonet for use on carbines by Fortress Artillery and Gendarmerie. AC Scales logo on ricasso. Blade remains unsharpened. Chip in left grip. Dent in front of scabbard just below frog button. Scabbard is correct but non-matching.
14123 Post WWI Belgian made Ersatz bayonet with British P1853 socket blade for GEW98 rifles. These are said to have been purchased by Bolivia and China.
14204 M1889 Long bayonet. Plumb/Hopkins and Allen
14210 M1916(24) bayonet with scabbard.
14211 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. (M1916/24 with muzzle ring bushed for use on captured and rehabbed WWI Turkish rifles)
14123 Post WWI Belgian made Ersatz bayonet with British P1853 socket blade for GEW98 rifles. SEE LISTING UNDER BELGIUM
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.
13715 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Good condition with unsharpened blade retaining much of it's original luster. Scabbard and grips have a few minor dings and scratches from storage and handling. One small area of pitting on the front right edge of the scabbard and the throat retaining screw is missing. Only marking is sn 6885 on the left side of the crossguard.
14124 M1908 bayonet with scabbard ALEX COPPEL SOLINGEN. Scabbard is incorrect and made from a Spanish M1913 scabbard although whoever did it did a very good job. Grips also look like replacements to me.
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
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 follwed by a period. The marking is the Bulgarian Sofia Arsenal mark and the 15r. represents the 1915 production year.
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.
13667 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard and frog. LONG BRANCH
13669 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard and frog. CANADA ARSENAL 1 of only 5,000 made for use in the Korean War. Correct Green frog also dated 195?.
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.
13817 Unidentified P37 "like" khaki web frog marked XLE 1970. Has a solid pouch with a button hole instead of 2 loops. Broad Arrow inside letter C on the back as well. Given the date and configuration it should be intended for the C1 bayonet for the FAL rifle.
13837 FN FAL Type A bayonet with scabbard and frog.
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.
14085 MkII (M1910) ROSS bayonet with FAKE scabbard and frog. Frog is US marked and FAKE US marks also added to grip. Updated blade profile. It should be noted that the US Ross bayonets were all MkI (M1905) type.
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.
13136 M1895 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. RARE Steyr contract OEWG. Unsharpened blade.
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
13788 M1895 bayonet with scabbard. RARE OEWG STEYR MANUFACTURE. Unsharpened blade.
13797 M1895 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. WKC Unsharpened blade.
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.
14086 M1895 bayonet. WKC
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.
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.
14123 Post WWI Belgian made Ersatz bayonet with British P1853 socket blade for GEW98 rifles. SEE LISTING UNDER BELGIUM
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.
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 OEWG Unsharpened blade. 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. I'd love to hear any definitive info anyone may have about this.
(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.
13840 VZ24 bayonet with scabbard E4(lion)39 CSZ M
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.
14236 VZ58 bayonet with scabbard. Half length tang with wood chip in resin grips fastened by rivets.
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
14126 M1947 MADSEN bayonet with scabbard. Completely unmarked.
14127 M1867 Rolling Block Yataghan bayonet with scabbard. GEBR. WEYERSBURG
14128 M1867 Rolling Block Yataghan bayonet with scabbard. GEBR. WEYERSBURG
12735 Egyptian Issue FN49 short double edged bayonet with scabbard. Both bayonet and scabbard have Arabic serial numbers but they do not match.
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.
13939 M1950(?) Hakim bayonet with scabbard. SN does not match but is correct Arabic on scabbard throat.
14105 Irish (Eire) contract No. 9 MkI socket bayonet with matching scabbard. SN PF310345 is solidly in the Irish Republic contract sn range. (REF. Graham Priest's "Spirit of the Pike" p. 227)
ENGLAND SEE "GREAT BRITAIN and UNIDENTIFIED
13647 M1935 bayonet smooth SCABBARD ONLY (Also for M1927 and M1928 bayonets)
13652 M1939 bayonet with scabbard. SK.Y on scabbard and ricasso. O.Y.VELJEKSET KULMALAA.B. on opposite ricasso. S on crossguard. Shows use but not abuse. Blade has a buffed finish and no improper sharpening or grinding at all.
12786 Mle.1866 Chasspot yatghan bayonet. Mre Impale de Chat' Avril 1870.
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. 1886/15 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. Blade remains unsharpened but has several small scabbard insertion nicks (pictured). Blade has staining with a few small actual rust spots which I am sure would reveal minor pitts if they were wire wheeled off. Blade and crossguard have been coated in clear lacquer.
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.
13362 Mle. 1958 bayonet with matching scabbard. MAT F marked on both scabbard and bayonet. Green frog. EXCELLENT PLUS condition.
13579 Mle. 1886/15 Lebel cruciform bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. Brass grip.
13795 Mle. 1886/15 Cruciform bayonet with MATCHING scabbard and brass grip.
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.
14019 Mle. 1958 bayonet with scabbard and integral green leather frog. MAT F crossguard mark and MAS63 scabbard mark.
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. Excellent condition.
14108 Flat backed brown leather Frog only for Mle. 1892 bayonets and also used on Mle. 1886 bayonets.
14109 Mle. 1886 Lebel bayonet with scabbard FIRST MODEL with non-removable silver allow grip.
14129 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet.
14130 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet.
14131 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet.
14132 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet.
14133 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet.
14134 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet. WITH IDIOT HOLE
14135 Mle. 1936 cruciform bayonet. WITH IDIOT HOLE
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