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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.
12316 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. Blade remains unsharpened.
12467 M1891 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. Early BRASS GRIPS and first model scabbard with throat retaining screw in the face has been converted to the second model with throatpiece retained by 2 rivets on the sides and the original screw hole filled in. WKC ricasso mark and Crest Intact. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard devoid of bluing, otherwise good condition.
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.
12634 M1909 Artillery Machete SCABBARD ONLY. Note that this is NOT THE M1909 BAYONET SCABBARD.
13042 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. DGFM made with crest Intact. Blade remains unsharpened. Has one spot of bad pitting on pommel at the opening of the mortise slot which is shown in the last picture.
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.
13127 M1891 bayonet with FORCED MATCHING scabbard. Crest intact. BRASS grips. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard is the first model with single throat retaining screw on the front. sn A1907 is original to the bayonet and is armorer forced matched on the scabbard with an older sn visible under the new one. The original scabbard serial number was from the same A letter block and the original A in the sn was retained. The face of the scabbard throatpiece was also serial numbered to match "1907" with no letter which I find a bit unusual. There is one nick in the edge near the tip of the blade and the pommel has been used as a hammer and subsequently buffed and filed back into functionality. The repaired area is left slightly flattened looking but it's not bad. Mounts and dismounts easily.
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.
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.
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.
13139 S71/84 bayonet with scabbard and frog. OEWG manufactured for sale with OEWG made German pattern GEW1888 Commission Rifles that were produced under license for export. China was the primary buyer but there were others. This bayonet has no property marks to identify who used it. The frog looks Greek to me but there's not telling when it met this bayonet or who put it on.
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.
12413 FN49 short double edged bayonet with matching scabbard. T/O mortise slot but solid tang and no clearing hole in grips.
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.
12703 M1889 Short bayonet with scabbard. Original large muzzle ring intact. Blade remains unsharpened but has been ground along the edge on one side (see pics). The "cutting edge" still remains visibly flat. Pommel and crossguard have pitting and the scabbard has spots of rust and flaking black paint finish.
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.
12850 M1963 "Apple Corer" bayonet with scabbard.
12874 FN49 short double edged bayonet with matching scabbard. Late production with T mortise slot, solid tang and no clearing hole in the grips.
13076 M1916 double edged bayonet. Unaltered with large muzzle ring intact. Blade sharpened but not ground up.
13098 BELGIAN CONTRACT AND ISSUE M1874 GRAS bayonet with scabbard. ALEX COPPEL SOLINGEN with scales logo on ricasso. Belgian crown over "LR" on crossguard. (I speculate the initials to represent "Leopold Rex" referring to King Leopold II who ruled from 1865-1909). Absolutely no French markings. Scabbard has a sn on the band like French examples but no French inspection marks. There is a number "2" on the finial ball in Belgian fashion and there is no serial number on the bayonet at all. Grips have what looks like small worm holes scattered about and the head of the release button was ground off long ago but the button is still functional. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard has some surface rust, mild pitting in areas and a few small dents but function is not impaired.
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. Only a handful of these showed up in a surplus lot from Brazil in 2011 and they were snapped up almost immediately. I've had no reports of any additional examples being imported since then. I have managed to secure a small quantity of these that a surplus dealer still had. 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.
12783 M1880(M1869?) Comblain bayonet. Unsharpened blade. Kirschbaum "Knight's head" mark on ricasso. SN 8??7 on left side of crossguard. Identical to French M1866 Chasspot bayonet but there are no French markings. 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.
12932 M1934 bayonet. Unsharpened blade.
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.
12031 P1907 bayonet with scabbard. WILKINSON 6/17 with Canadian Issue with C "arrow" on pommel. Catch sticks but remains functional. Rust and pitting on hilt and scabbard fittings.
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
12477 No. 4 MkII bayonet with scabbard and frog. LONG BRANCH. Frog is typical GEW1943 with C/|\ marking but has an extra female snap facing out the back near the top of the belt loop.
12506 No.4 MkII bayonet. CANADA ARSENAL. 1 of only 5,000 made for use in the Korean War. Don't let the number of these I currently have fool you. They are rare and I was BLINDLY LUCKY to trip over a small lot of these all at once from a surplus lot from a single vendor. I sifted through a few hundred of these to find what I have here.
12511 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard. CANADA ARSENAL 1 of only 5,000 made for use in the Korean War. Don't let the number of these I currently have fool you. They are rare and I was BLINDLY LUCKY to trip over a small lot of these all at once from a surplus lot from a single vendor. I sifted through a few hundred of these to find what I have here.
12533 No.4 MkII bayonet with scabbard. CANADA ARSENAL 1 of only 5,000 made for use in the Korean War. Don't let the number of these I currently have fool you. They are rare and I was BLINDLY LUCKY to trip over a small lot of these all at once from a surplus lot from a single vendor. I sifted through a few hundred of these to find what I have here.
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
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.
13139 S71/84 bayonet with scabbard and frog. OEWG manufactured. SEE LISTING UNDER AUSTRIA
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.
12550 M1947 Madsen bayonet with scabbard. See listing under DENMARK.
12691 M1947 Madsen bayonet with scabbard. Columbian issue with sn 5761 on the right ricasso.
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.
12673 VZ23 LONG bayonet with scabbard. NOT Persian. This is the original Czech issue 392mm long, upturned blade marked CSZ. Scabbard has the Czech frog hook which wiggles but is not falling off. There is a small hole drilled through the scabbard at the tip.
13050 M1895 Steyr bayonet. MO in oval on ricasso. Czech unit mark "31P" over "145" on butt of pommel. No lion marks at all. Blade sharpened but not ground.
12003 M1867 Rolling Block bayonet with scabbard. RARE SECOND MODEL with 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.
12550 M1947 Madsen bayonet with scabbard.
12691 M1947 Madsen bayonet with scabbard. SEE LISTING UNDER COLOMBIA
12733 GM50 (Danish Reissued US M1) bayonet with FKF scabbard. UC bayonet purpose made as an M1 with 10" blade.
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.
12878 M1889 bayonet with scabbard. RKV KOBHVN 1911 dates. Unsharpened blade. Wooden grips.
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.
12973 GM50 Bayonet with scabbard. Danish copy of US M1. FKF 1955 bayonet. HTK scabbard. EXCELLENT CONDITION. I wish I had known how few of these they made compared to using reissued US bayonets back in the '90s when they surplused them.
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
12608 AKM Sawback, wirecutter bayonet with scabbard, frog, grip lanyard and insulator. Black grip.
12734 M1950(?) Hakim bayonet with scabbard.
12735 Egyptian Issue FN49 short double edged bayonet with scabbard. Both bayonet and scabbard have Arabic serial numbers but they do not match.
12852 M1950(?) Hakim bayonet with scabbard.
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.
13018 Egyptian Issue FN49 short double edged bayonet with scabbard. Both bayonet and scabbard have Arabic serial numbers but they do not match.
13052 AKM Sawback, wirecutter bayonet with scabbard, frog, grip lanyard and insulator. Black grip.
13144 Former British P1876 triform socket bayonet. Egyptian converted for .303 Citadel Martini Henry Rifle. Socket bushed, motise slot bridge opened and Arabic numbers added to the base of the blade.
12677 M1902 bayonet with scabbard and frog. (Remington No.5 Short Rolling Block) El Salvador crest on frog is not easy to see in the pictures but is distinct to the eye. Scabbard throat screw is missing, nicks in blade and the frog leather is fragile and crazed.
ENGLAND SEE "GREAT BRITAIN and UNIDENTIFIED
12785 50th Anniversary COMMEMORATIVE REPRODUCTION M1939 bayonet with scabbard. I would normally describe such a thing as FAKE but this one is clearly marked GSA1999 on the ricasso leaving no intent to defraud anyone into thinking it is original. It does bear SK.Y ricasso mark and -s- crossguard mark as well as a serial number 0931 for the commemorative series on the face of the crossguard.
12815 M1927 bayonet with smooth steel scabbard. FISKARS bayonet is typically buffed. Scabbard is in EXCELLENT condition retaining 95% of it's original blue finish.
12006 M1895 Daudeteau bayonet with scabbard. Blade pitted. Hilt also has more mild pitting but not as bad as the blade. Still much better than relic condition.
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
12675 Mle. 1874 GRAS bayonet. Mre d'Armes De st. Etienne 9bre 1876
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.
12788 Mle.1874 Gras bayonet. Mre d'armes de St. Etienne Mars 1879
12790 Mle.1874 Gras bayonet with scabbard. Mre d'armes de St. Etienne Mars 1876. Left Grip and left side of pommel are both marked C.T.G. in large letters.
12791 Mle.1886 Lebel 1st model cruciform bayonet. Non-removable alloy grip. Hooked Quillon. Crossguard heavily pitted.
12792 Mle.1886/15 cruciform bayonet with offset bent blade. Alloy grip. COMPLETELY UNMARKED. I suspect this may indicate REMINGTON production. The blade was bent down 45 degrees about an inch from the crossguard the counterbent up 45 degrees about 2 inches farter up leaving the bulk of the blade pointing in the right direction but offset down about an inch.
12793 Mle.1886/15 cruciform bayonet with scabbard. Brass grip.
12838 Mle. 1874 GRAS bayonet. USINE DE STEYR 1877. Scabbard and crossguard badly pitted. Blade is in great shape.
12935 Mle.1874 Gras bayonet with scabbard. COLONIAL Anchor on both crossguard and scabbard. L.DENY PARIS 1878
12936 Mle.1892 FIRST MODEL bayonet with hooked quillon and composition grips. No muzzle ring extension. Blade sharpened. Grips have cracks around the affixing pins but remain solid and tight.
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.
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