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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.
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. 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.
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 SECOND 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.
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 does 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
13828 Brown leather M1891/M1909 frog.
13829 Brown leather M1891/M1908 frog.
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.
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.
13595 P1907 bayonet with SMALL BUTTON, DOUBLE SEAM scabbard. LITHGOW 1919. Left grip has several bad gouges in the wood. Throatface maked D/|\5D.
13597 P1907 bayonet SCABBARD ONLY. Leather is marked LITHGOW (star) 1910 or 1919 (Seriously, if you stare at these markings in the leather long enough you can convince yourself that they are anything;-) Almond frogstud and both fittings have the 7 pointed star as well. Front edge of the throatpiece marked "3.M.D. 38965"
13629 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. WILKINSON 11/18 with D(arrow) on pommel and D/|\D over 2 on crossguard. Almond stud scabbard has 2MD ??401 on the lip of the throatpiece and a D with no arrow and crown over 20 on the leather body along the back seam. WWII rehab has been completely blued and has SLAZ42 replacement grips.
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.
13644 P1907 bayonet with scabbard MA 11/43 and XOA ricasso marks. MANGROVITE43 Scabbard with OA fittings.
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 may be replaced. 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.
13830 L1A2 bayonet with scabbard
13831 L1A2 bayonet with scabbard
13832 L1A2 bayonet with scabbard
13833 LITHGOW SMALL BUTTON P1907 scabbard only
13901 P1907 bayonet OA/MA 1/44 Blade sharpened and partially ground then plated. Right grip is rough with some wood loss.
13902 P1907 bayonet SCABBARD ONLY. Almond Stud LITHGOW with date and MD unreadable. 7 pointed stars on fittings and you can just make it out in the leather too. Front lip of throat is marked (Blank spot) MD 49010 and under magnification it really looks like there never was a district number stamped on it.
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.
12871 M1895 Steyr Carbine bayonet. OEWG. Blade sharpened but not ground. Front sight blade on top of muzzle ring intact.
13744 M1895 bayonet with scabbard. BFM and V&N scabbard.
13810 M1895 bayonet with scabbard. 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.
13834 M1873 Yataghan bayonet with scabbard
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
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 have been rusted and have 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
13645 FN1924/49 LONG bayonet with scabbard. Unsharpened blade. Guaranteed FN49 and not more common FN24.
13658 BELGIAN ISSUE Mle.1874 GRAS bayonet with scabbard. ALEX COPPEL
13712 FN24 Long export bayonet with scabbard. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard has a few dings but function is not affected. Bright blade remains unsharpened and there is no staining, rust or pitting anywhere. SN 38285 on butt of pommel. The blade is canted about 3 degrees to the left. Scabbard has a small dent on the face near the middle and another on the left edge that does not affect function. Otherwise this is a beautiful example.
13720 FN1924/49 LONG bayonet. Guaranteed FN49 and not more common FN24.
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.
13501 M1908 bayonet with brass bound leather scabbard. W,K&Cie SOLINGEN
13714 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. Only marking is sn 7196 on the left side of the crossguard.
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. Ones 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.
13723 M1908 bayonet with steel bound leather scabbard.
13751 M1908 bayonet with matching brass bound leather scabbard. WKC made and blade remains unsharpened.
13836 M1880 (M1869?) Comblain yataghan bayonet with correct brass bound leather scabbard. A(scales)C . A very faint remnant of the Crown over IB property mark is still identifiable on the crossguard.
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).
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
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"
13667 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard and frog. LONG BRANCH
13668 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.
13773 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard and frog. CANADA ARSENAL 1 of only 5,000 made for use in the Korean War. No scabbard.
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.
13812 White plastic parade frog.
13813 RCAF P37 Gray Web Frog MS&DI Ltd. 1942
13837 FN FAL Type A bayonet with scabbard and frog
13838 No.4 MkII spike bayonet with scabbard. CANADA ARSENAL
13839 P1888 OLIVER EQUIPMENT brown leather frog only.
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.
13718 M1895 bayonet with scabbard RARE OEWG STEYR MANUFACTURE. Unsharpened blade. Worn and gouged grips.
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.
13798 M1895 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. WKC 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.
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.
13620 M1924? Long bayonet for Chaing Kai Shek Mauser. Missing catch. Steel has rust and pitting.
13621 M1924? Long bayonet for Chaing Kai Shek Mauser. Missing catch. Steel has rust and pitting.
13622 M1924? Long bayonet for Chaing Kai Shek Mauser. Missing catch. Steel has rust and pitting.
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)
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
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.
13145 M1947 Madsen bayonet SCABBARD ONLY. SEE LISTING UNDER COLOMBIA
13814 Conversion frog for M1 bayonet to attach to British style belt.
13841 M1947 MADSEN bayonet with scabbard
13842 RARE M1947 MADSEN SMG bayonet with scabbard. Identical to the rifle bayonet but with higher mounted muzzle ring.
13843 M75 bayonet with scabbard and integral frog. 7:30 catch position. HMAK Early variant with Steel Pommel
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.
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.
13844 M1950 Hakim bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. Abnormally good condition
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.
12736 Mle. 1958 bayonet with scabbard and integral brown leather frog for Mle. 49/56 rifle
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. 1886/15 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 staing 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 laquer.
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.
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.
13596 Mle. 1886 Lebel cruciform bayonet with scabbard. SECOND MODEL. COLONIAL anchor on crossguard. Blade has a bend 4 inched from the tip but it does not affect insertions and withdrawal from the scabbard.
13729 Mle. 1874 Gras bayonet with scabbard.
13795 Mle. 1886/15 Cruciform bayonet with MATCHING scabbard and brass grip.
13845 Mle.1842 Modifie yataghan bayonet with scabbard. Usually incorrectly identified as Mle. 1842/59 in most printed literature. This is the version with internal coil spring lug catch. "M IMPale De CHAT JUN 1869= I(?)B Mle. 1842" on spine. Blade has some pitting but remains unsharpened.
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