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13765 Taiwanese M1 bayonet with scabbard. 60-6 KS on ricasso.
14452 M1 bayonet with scabbard 60-6 KS
THAILAND (SEE ALSO SIAM)
TRANSJORDAN (See also JORDAN)
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12062 M1887 bayonet. Full length blade and Tugra intact. OTB REF# 7-10
12261 G1 double ring ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF# 13-221 Fullered blade.
12262 G1 double ring ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF# 13-223 Unfullered blade.
12352 Turkish Specific solid machined hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. Machined hilt ersatz bayonet of uniquely Turkish design. The blade, crossguard and the shape of the hilt are identical to the German made Turkish pattern M1916 ersatz bayonet. It differs only in the construction of the hilt itself which was machined in a single piece from a solid block of steel. The blade is retained with 2 rivets through the tang inserted into the hilt. The base of the blade traps the crossguard in place against the front of the hilt. The pommel block pin found on the stamped sheet steel "grips" of the standard M1916 ersatz bayonet is noticeably absent as solid construction of the hilt leaves no need for it. The crossguard bears the same "dimple" as that on the standard M1916 to provide clearance for the tip of the cleaning rod when the bayonet is mounted on the M1890 or M1903 rifles. This particular bayonet has it's "quillon" shortened and reshaped as evidenced by the obvious lopsided handwork visible in the pictures. The narrow, unfullered blade bears a false edge on the top and comes to a "spear" point. No other example of this bayonet has been observed or published anywhere else. OTB REF #11-26 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
12353 Riveted hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. OTB REF#47-3301 Open muzzle ears for use on both GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. Post 1928 Turkish serial number on crossguard and scabbard was blued, otherwise unaltered and bayonet itself retains all original finish with 85% of the original FELDGRAU paint intact on the hilt. Open muzzle ears for use on both GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. Scabbard is correct fluted type. Blade was sharpened but not ground at all.
12359 Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF #47-2404 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE
12368 Riveted Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-3302 Hilt Characterized by stamped smooth steel grips with an irregularly shaped depressed groove in each side that contacts the tang of the blade inside of the hilt so no internal tang spacers are required. The grips are affixed over the tang by 2 dome headed rivets and one dome headed rivet fastening the grips between the tang and concealed internal pommel block. The pommel block has 2 large rectangular extensions and one small round extension at the very rear end. These extensions run along each side of the pommel block and fit through corresponding holes in the grips and are peened, staked or welded over after the grips are installed to secure the rear half of the hilt. The two rectangular extensions are situated forward of the release catch and the small round extensions occupy the small spot between the release catch and the pommel butt. All of these extensions are located to the sides of the mortise slot proving that they are NOT pins or rivets as they would obstruct the mortise slot if they were inserted all the way through the hilt from side to side. The crossguard is made of stamped steel with two stage muzzle ears and is equipped with a rearward swept quillon. Fullered blade shortened but otherwise bayonet remains unmodified.
12369 BACKWRAPPED type Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. Fullered blade shortened, otherwise unaltered. FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-2602
12370 BACKWRAPPED type Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. Fullered blade shortened, otherwise unaltered. FOR BOTH GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-2602
12372 Caste hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-1024 Hilt characterized as being differentiated from other cast hilt models by an additional conventional style sideways cleanout hole through its hilt. It may further be differentiated by the sharp edges around the butt of the pommel with it's small "beak" having a distinct tip as opposed to be more rounded as in very similar hilt designs. Unfullered blade shortened but otherwise unmodified. PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
12373 Caste hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-1202 Hilt characterized by thick false crossguard, sharp beak, raised reverse lug catch aperture and 2 stage muzzle ears dished out on the hilt side to better accommodate the barrel jacket of the GEW1888 Commission Rifle. Fullered blade is shortened but otherwise unmodified. Has partial Osmanlics serial number still visible where it was partially ground off of the "crossguard" and overstamped with a Post-1928 serial number. PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
12374 Caste hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-1212 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE Characterized by thick false crossguard, sharp beak, raised reverse lug catch aperture and 2 stage muzzle ears. Original Imperial German unit mark "23.A.B.?.?" designating a command element of an artillery brigade to the best of my knowledge.
12375 Caste hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-1034 Hilt characterized by having 2 stage muzzle ears beginning from middle of hilt extending up and "quillon" starting the same place extending down. "Beak" is rounded off. Unfullere blade shortened but otherwise unmodified.
12376 Cast steel hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-1032. 2 stage muzzle ears begin from middle of hilt extending up and "quillon" starts the same place extending down. "Beak" is rounded off and the reverse side of the release catch is finished flush with the contour of the pommel. Rectangular clearout hole is located on the backstrap. Fullered blade has been shortened but otherwise unmodified. PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
12387 M1890 bayonet with scabbard converted to M1935 OTB REF #8-23 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. "M1935" conversion of M1890 bayonet with hooked quillon removed and "normal" 240-255mm shortened blade length. The grips have been replaced and retained with unslotted screwbolts in spanner nuts.
12389 M1903 bayonet with scabbard converted to M1935. Crossguard has been replaced with an actual purpose made M1935 crossguard. Has correct small opening in scabbard's throatpiece for the narrower blade. OTB REF #9-24 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
12394 S98/05nA bayonet with scabbard converted to M1935 OTB REFERENCE #44-42315 S98/05nA converted to M1935 with blade shortened with original contour/profile retained. Smooth Turkish replacement grips with no flashguard and retained with reused German unslotted screwbolts in spanner nuts. Wide thin stamped export pattern crossguard installed rearward of the original crossguard position. Typically crude conversion of an ersatz scabbard is ill fitting and leaves 6mm of the ricasso exposed when the bayonet is fully inserted.
12395 S98/05nA bayonet with scabbard converted to M1935 OTB REFERENCE #44-43315 S98/05nA converted to M1935 with blade shortened and blade profile narrowed. Smooth Turkish replacement grips with no flashguard retained with recycled original German unslotted screwbolts in spanner nuts. Wide thin stamped export pattern crossguard installed rearward of the original crossguard position.
12398 Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF #47-2402434 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. Characterized by a semi flattened pommel butt with a sharp nose, contoured finger edge, 2 pommel block pins spaced 9mm apart. 1 tang pin mounted 28mm back from the front of crossguard with varying positions observed relative to the finger edge of the hilt suggesting a similar situation to that mentioned above relating to the crossguard pins. Reverse lug catch is 17.5mm long. Fullered-purpose made shortened blade. New crossguard brazed into original position. Wide thick machined or forged Export Pattern crossguard. Mortise slot shortened by brazing.
12400 Export pattern conversion of Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF #47-2032342 Fullered-purpose made shortened blade. New crossguard pinned into original position. Narrow thick forged export pattern crossguard. Mortise slot shortened by plugging with a piece of steel secured with a pin.
12403 S98/05nA bayonet with scabbard converted to export pattern and again CONVERTED FOR M1 GARAND 44-4331F PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. S98/05nA converted to M1935 then converted again for use with US M1 Garand rifles by adding a conversion plate to the previously installed high export pattern muzzle ring. Blade shortened and blade profile narrowed. Smooth Turkish replacement grips with no flashguard and retained with other than German screw type fasteners recycled from other model bayonets. Thin wide stamped export pattern with conversion plate for US M1 Garand rifles pinned on.
12450 M1935 Slant Pommel bayonet with scabbard. OTB REF# 12-261 Fuller is 14mm wide but the grip rivets are in the positions normally found on the 16mm wide variant. PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. Left grip cracked but remains tight.
12451 ULTRA RARE LONG POMMEL M1935 bayonet with scabbard and frog. Grips retained with rivets. OTB REF#12-330. To date this is one of only 8 documented Long Pommel M1935s PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. This particular bayonet was the first documented example and the previous owner graciously allowed me to include it in OTB.
12606 M1935 Leafspring bayonet with scabbard 15mm wide fuller. Scarcer variant with round pommel as opposed to the more common beaked type like an Austrian RG1888 bayonet has. OTB REF #12-210
12630 M1935 Round Pommel Leafspring bayonet with scabbard CONVERTED FOR M1 GARAND OTB REF#12-211. This is the middle rarity version of the leafspring M1935 bayonet (of 3 pommel types) and only the second one I have ever observed converted for the M1 Garand. PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
12773 M1935 "Leafspring" bayonet with scabbard. 14mm wide fuller in blade. OTB REFERENCE #12-140
12774 Riveted hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard for GEW88 + GEW98 OTB REF#47-3312 Shortened fullerd blade. Hilt characterized by stamped smooth steel grips with an irregularly shaped depressed groove in each side that contacts the tang of the blade inside of the hilt so no internal tang spacers are required. The grips are affixed over the tang by 2 dome headed rivets and one dome headed rivet fastening the grips between the tang and concealed internal pommel block. The pommel block has 2 large rectangular extensions and one small round extension at the very rear end. These extensions run along each side of the pommel block and fit through corresponding holes in the grips and are peened, staked or welded over after the grips are installed to secure the rear half of the hilt. The two rectangular extensions are situated forward of the release catch and the small round extensions occupy the small spot between the release catch and the pommel butt. All of these extensions are located to the sides of the mortise slot proving that they are NOT pins or rivets as they would obstruct the mortise slot if they were inserted all the way through the hilt from side to side. The crossguard is made of stamped steel with OVULAR muzzle ears and is equipped with a rearward swept quillon.
12862 M1916 Ersatz bayonet with scabbard. Turkish specific model made in Germany. OTB REFERENCE #11- 10. Crossguard with "step" and "dimple" in its original configuration. The quillon is marked with a five pointed star and crescent formed by an outline stamp. German FRAKTUR V inspection mark intact on pommel.
12864 Export Pattern Ersatz conversion bayonet with scabbard. OTB REF#47-2062342 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. Fullered-purpose made shortened blade. New crossguard pinned into original position. Narrow thick forged M1935 export pattern crossguard. Mortise slot shortened by plugging.
12869 Pressed hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard for GEW88 and GEW98. OTB#47-2544 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. Unfullered-purpose made shortened blade, otherwise unaltered. Has correspondingly shortened FAG scabbard
12912 M1903 bayonet with scabbard converted to M1935 by shortening blade. Quillon removed. OTB REF#9-17 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
12914 M1880 Serbian bayonet with scabbard converted to M1935 OTB REF#65-20
13013 M1935 Leafspring bayonet with scabbard. OTB REFERENCE #12-140. Variant with 14mm wide fuller in blade.
13048 M1880 Serbian bayonet with scabbard converted to M1935 OTB REF#65-20
13152 ULTRA RARE LONG POMMEL M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Grips retained with slotless screwbolts in spanner nuts. OTB REF#12-340. To date this is one of only 8 documented Long Pommel M1935s
13254 Turkish reissued Serbian M1899 bayonet with scabbard.
13279 Export pattern Ersatz bayonet with scabbard. OTB REFERENCE #47-230261: Fullered-purpose made shortened blade. New crossguard brazed into backset position. Wide thin stamped export pattern crossguard.
13320 M1903 bayonet Uncut, original configuration. Rough shape but serviceable.
13321 Pressed hilt ersatz bayonet and scabbard. Blade shortened otherwise unmodified . For both GEW1888 Commission Rifles and GEW98 series rifles. OTB REF#47-2412 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
13551 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Converted Serbian M1880 Mauser-Milanovic bayonet.
13759 M1935 LONG pommel bayonet with scabbard. RIVET retained grips.
13881 Pressed hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. OTB REF # 47-2554 Shortened unfullered blade but otherwise unaltered and ready to mount on GEW88 Commission rifles as well as GEW98 series rifles.
13936 Pressed hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. Osmanlica crossguard marks. For both GEW1888 Commission Rifles and GEW98 series rifles. Also has Imperial German unit mark "E.R.I.15.3.138" on crossguard. Fullered blade has been shortened but the bayonet is otherwise unmodified. OTB REF #47-2032 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
14007 M1890 bayonet with scabbard. Hooked quillon removed and shortened to 285mm blade. Scabbard is a steel body of corresponding length with reused original scabbard fittings. NOT M1935. The best evidence is that these were converted for some specific purpose during WWI. It is not a post 1935 cut down.
14068 M1935 Slant Pommel bayonet with scabbard converted to M1 Garand. OTB REF# 12-261.5. PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. In addition to the M1 conversion on this rarer type of M35, this bayonet has a crescent moon mark on the pommel between the release button and the actual butt end. This is something I have only noted on older Ottoman bayonets and may suggest this model is actually not an M1935 variant but a much earlier production bayonet from the Ottoman Empire. Research continues and additional information would be very welcome if you have any.
14340 Ersatz bayonet with scabbard. OTB REF #47-2302432 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. Pressed hilt, shortened fullered blade, Thick machined export pattern crossguard brazed into the original crossguard position and mortise slot shortened by a steel plug pinned in place.
14444 M1935 "Leafspring" bayonet with scabbard. Scarce round pommel type.
14498 M1935 HYBRID bayonet with scabbard. Made with a German S98/05 blade with a stamped export pattern crossguard added and the tang cut and welded to a Polish WZ28 Pommel and tang. The wooden grips also appear to be modified Polish grips. This will go into the hybrid section of OTB when I have time.
UNITED KINGDOM SEE "GREAT BRITAIN and UNIDENTIFIED COMMONWEALTH pieces"
UNITED STATES (Includes any Civil War era Confederate
11920 REMINGTON M1871 New York State and Foreign contract triform socket bayonet.
12319 M4 bayonet with M8 scabbard. Leather gripped IMPERIAL bayonet and BM
Co. scabbard. Scabbard is a genuine M8 as opposed to M8 marked
M8A1 rehab scabbard. There is a hairline crack in the right edge of the scabbard body but it is not separating further than the pictures show.
12527 M8 scabbard only with leg tie. B.M Co. Correct short frog with no belt hooks. NOT an M8A1.
12540 M4 Leather Grip bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. CASE bayonet. B.M. Co. scabbard.
12711 M1873 Triform socket bayonet with scabbard
13124 M1873 TROWEL bayonet. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL. Tip slightly worn and almost no bluing left but the patent marking is abnormally clear.
13157 Leather gripped M4 bayonet with M8 scabbard. Imperial bayonet has had the crossguard marking defaced. BM Co. scabbard is a genuine M8 with the short belt loop frog and no hook. The pommel was replaced with an M3 knife pommel but has the correct staking on the tang. The blade has also had the profile of the false edge altered. I cannot conceive why the bayonet would have been retrofitted to M3 knife status but that seems to be the case.
13173 M1905 bayonet with experimental ALUMINUM body leather covered scabbard. SA1910 bayonet has been stone sharpened but otherwise very good condition. Bayonet is later 1910 production having been purpose made with the longer locking catch as opposed to being converted from the earlier short catch. It is not marked "A" at the end of the mortise slot which was the mark signifying the catch conversion seen on most earlier M1905 bayonets. The catch change was instituted in 1910 so earlier bayonets are found converted and marked while later ones made with the new catch did not receive the "A" marking. Scabbard is typically unmarked and in good condition. This is the bayonet published in COLLECTING BAYONETS by J.A. MADDOX Reference #161 on page 146.
13196 M1909 EXPERIMENTAL Aluminum body scabbard only.
13326 M1873 TROWEL bayonet. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL. Blade browned with age. Patent mark is visible.
13338 M4 bayonet with M8 scabbard. UTICA bayonet with leather grip and no plastic washers. Scabbard is correct M8 with short frog and no belt hooks. Grip is missing half of one leather washer.
13394 M1819 HALL triform socket bayonet. Good condition and guaranteed correctly identified and original. Has the distinctive stepped mortise slot bridge.
13613 M1941 Johnson bayonet with scabbard. Guaranteed original. Surface rust on 50% of bayonet. Scabbard is damaged at tip.
13640 Bannerman Cadet triform socket bayonet. Crude cast iron construction with Z mortise slot
13725 M4 bayonet with scabbard. RUBBER GRIPPED Rework for the Korean War. No significant markings remain but some faint ones are still visible on the pommel.
13905 M1917 Bayonet with scabbard. WINCHESTER. Scabbard is one of the ones sent to Canada where the belt hooks were removed than sent to Norway where the hooks re re-installed by means of a laminated top plate. Bayonet bears no evidence of have been through this chain of custody and I believe someone just added this scabbard when they were available for cheap in the mid 1990s. Note the scabbard is NOT a fake.
13981 M7 bayonet with M8A1 Scabbard. CONETTA bayonet and BM Co. scabbard.
13996 M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard and leg tire. BOC bayonet. PWH scabbard. Blade sharpened but not ground. Otherwise very good condition.
13998 M1891 Mosin-Nagant Cruciform Socket bayonet. US ISSUE with CLEAR US Ordnance Bomb on the elbow. There is a small mark poorly struck mark next to the bomb that could be a letter P or perhaps R for Remington.
14010 M1855 Brass hilted Yataghan bayonet. Blade was pitted then buffed and the tip is a bit rounded.
14027 M4 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard with leg tie. TMN bayonet (Turner Manufacturing Co.) and TWB Scabbard. (Believed to be "The Working Blind" and the successor to PWH (Pennsylvania Workhouse for the Blind).
14063 M1905 bayonet with M1910 scabbard. SA 1915 blade, A-K-CO 1918 scabbard. Front of scabbard has 3 large dark splotches which I believe were an attempt at camouflage. back has name "R.B. KEELING" stencilled on so I also believe this was issued to a USMC unit. Blade is sharp but shows no signs of post-factory sharpening. Blade has peppering of dark speckles and very shallow pitts distributed evenly on it's entire surface. Hilt and grips show use but not abuse and no excessive wear to grips.
14064 M1917 TRENCH GUN bayonet with scabbard. REMINGTON. PURE WWII issue. Bayonet was arsenal refinished to a gray phosphate finish during WWII and scabbard is correct "plastic" (actually fiberglass by today's standards) with throatpiece also phosphate finished and bearing the Ordnance Bomb with US in it over "M-1917". NOT a later Vietnam era scabbard. Condition is excellent and it would be almost impossible to upgrade.
14167 M7 bayonet with M10 scabbard. BOC
14168 M7 bayonet with M10 scabbard. BOC
14169 M7 bayonet with M10 scabbard. BOC
14170 M7 bayonet with M10 scabbard. BOC
14173 M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. BOC
14176 M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. GEN CUT
14178 M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. IMPERIAL
14179 M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. IMPERIAL
14180 M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. IMPERIAL
14181 M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. BOC
14182 M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. BOC
14183 M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. BOC. Blade improperly sharpened but not ground.
14188 EICKHORN COMMERCIAL US M7 bayonet with scabbard
14190 EICKHORN COMMERCIAL US M7 bayonet with scabbard. LONG DOUBLE EDGE
14191 EICKHORN COMMERCIAL US M7 bayonet with scabbard. LONG DOUBLE EDGE
14231 M1866 Winchester triform socket bayonet. Small crack on top of socket (pictured) and areas of rust and pitting on blade.
14326 M1905 bayonet with M1910 scabbard. RARE SA 1922. There was only a very brief production run at the beginning of 1922 before all contracts were cancelled. Scabbard cover is a bit odd in that the belt hook is not the normal bronze but is actually stainless steel (non-magnetic) which I ASSUME to be something made post-WWI. The leather tip on the scabbard cover seems to be replaced and has no markings at all. It is not worn to match the wear on the rest of the scabbard.
14352 M1895 Lee Navy bayonet. REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION. N.Y. in fuller.
14390 M1 bayonet with M3A1 scabbard. PAL ricasso marking. Scabbard is a former M3 converted to M7 by shortening the body and installing a compression fitted throat as opposed to the normal tab attachment method. Blade has been kissed with a grinder just along the edge and there are some scattered chatter marks where it bounced but it is in otherwise decent condition. Finish looks like there was some light surface rust at some point and it was cleaned off, possibly with a wire wheel. The scabbard throat has definitely been wire wheeled.
14398 M1868 Russet Leather SWORD Frog marked "ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1904" and a small "PC" on the front and "C.G." on the back. Thanks to my friend Ralph Cobb at www.worldbayonets.com for identifying this. Ralph has posted an excellent write up of the frog and it's history here: http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/United_States__19th_Century_/us_19th_century_2.html#m1868_sword_frog There is typical scuffing and wear consistent with normal use and some of the stitching is popped around the belt loop closure but the rest remains solid and the leather is still strong and mostly pliable.
14401 M1917 Leather Tab scabbard ONLY. Has been painted multiple times but you can still just barely make out the production date of 1917 on the back of the leather tab that holds the belt hook.
14446 M6 bayonet with scabbard. SEE LISTING IN THE ODDBALL AND UNIDENTIFIED SECTION BELOW
14447 M1873 CADET triform socket bayonet. Shorter and lighter construction than the common M1873 bayonet.
14499 M1905 bayonet with M3 scabbard WWII re-issued SA1919 unaltered with original wooden grips.
14508 M1905 bayonet with M1910 scabbard. SA 1915 bayonet arsenal refinished in phosphate for WWII reissue. Scabbard cover is painted green and has non-magnetic stainless steel hook as opposed to bronze so is probably a BOYT 1941 USMC contract scabbard. Coupled with the finish on the bayonet I'm sure this a USMC bayonet but have no actual provenance.
14518 M1 bayonet with M7 scabbard. PAL - SEE LISTING UNDER GREECE
14520 M1895 Lee Navy bayonet with scabbard. Triangle T ricasso mark.
14537 M3 bayonet SCABBARD ONLY for M1905 bayonets.
14544 M1 bayonet with scabbard. Clip point M1905 RIA 1918 converted by AFH. BROWN BAKELITE GRIPS. Scabbard is an M3 converted to M7 with compression throatpiece. Scabbard tip is damaged.
14545 M1841 Type 1 "Snell" brass hilted yataghan bayonet. Rear ring assy. is not present. Catch mechanism is frozen. Blade and other steel components are rusty, pitted and in relic condition.
14546 USN MkI plastic training bayonet with USN MKI scabbard. NO DAMAGE AT ALL! Left ricasso marked "U.S.N." over "MARK 1". Right ricasso marked "B.M.Co. VP" over "NORD-8066"
14565 US M8A1 SCABBARD ONLY. PWH with steel tip.
14617 M1 (UC MOD M1905) spearpoint bayonet with M7 (M3A1) Detroit Gasket scabbard. Very early cutdown of an M1905 bayonet originally made by SA in 1918. Right ricasso is marked with the original US over 870348 with "UC-MOD" stamped in between them. The original wooden grips were retained and the scabbard is a shortened Detroit Gasket example with the original Lazy S marked throatpiece modified to a compression throatpiece. the body is the original Detroit Gasket body shortened.
14620 USN MARK1 plastic training bayonet with USN MK1 scabbard. Stamped PB Co. (stylized) on the ricasso for the Pro-phy-lac-tic Brush Co. which seems to have made roughly half of these bayonet but this is the first one I've seen. All others I've encountered have been made by the Victory Plastics division of the Beckwith Manufacturing Co. The scabbards are all made by VP/Beckwith. This set is about the nicest example I've ever seen with absolutely no damage. It would be almost impossible to upgrade.
14621 M1 bayonet with M7 (M3A1) scabbard. PAL. Excellent condition retaining 90+% of the original phosphate finish. The only defect is that it must have been dropped on it's tip at some point as the very tip of the blade is slightly blunted. The scabbard is a former M3 that was shortened to an M7 and had a compression type throatpiece installed.
14640 M5 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. VERY early UTICA bayonet with the Ordnance Bomb on the crossguard instead of the later DAS eagle. Scabbard is PWH. This is NOT the more common later M5A1 bayonet but the original M5.
14641 M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard. Rare FZR manufacturer mark on the crossguard. Scabbard is PWH.
14389 M1900 cruciform conversion bayonet with scabbard (recycled M1895 Daudeteau converted to fit export pattern Mausers) that I believe may actually be a prototype. Rather than having the purpose made crossguard pinned neatly into place this one is made with a repurposed M1894 crossguard crudely brazed into place and the "pin" attaching the new hilt is set much farther back than previously discussed and is itself very crude looking. The serial number on the backstrap is 758 and is partially obscured by errant brazing slopped over it so was definitely applied to the hilt prior to the crossguard being attached. This leads me to SPECULATE that IF this is a prototype the hilt serial numbers were production numbers used for the hilt as a separate component rather than being a serial number for the whole bayonet. It certainly remains possible this is just an armoror's repair using a salvaged M1894 crossguard or even Bubba's work ALTHOUGH it's an awfully odd coincidence that Bubba just happened to find an Uruguayan M1894 crossguard to use. The scabbard is unmarked and I believe it is the original Daudeteau scabbard. The blade has some minor pitting and lots of staining. The forward 1/3 of the blade is bent up a bit but it inserts and withdraws from the scabbard with no trouble at all.
14391 M1895 Daudeteau bayonet with scabbard. Blade badly pitted, crossguard has some mild pitting and has been polished, the alloy hilt has what looks like scattered pitting but since it does not rust I don't know how else to describe it. The muzzle ring has been reamed out to 15.5mm so I suspect some genius was trying to get this to fit a Lebel or Berthier rifle.
The VATICAN (See PAPAL STATES)
14067 M1900 bayonet with scabbard. Quillon removed. This is the Belgian M89 style bayonet that fits the GEW71/84 Mausers that Venezuela purchased from Germany circa 1900. Blade remains unsharpened and overall condition is very good.
14219 M1900 bayonet with scabbard. Quillon removed. This is the Belgian M89 style bayonet that fits the GEW71/84 Mausers that Venezuela purchased from Germany circa 1900. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard is missing the throat retaining screw.
14559 M1900 bayonet with scabbard. Quillon removed. This is the Belgian M89 style bayonet that fits the GEW71/84 Mausers that Venezuela purchased from Germany circa 1900. Blade remains unsharpened. Scabbard is missing the back side throat retaining screw.
YUGOSLAVIA (See also SERBIA)
13174 M24/80 bayonet with scabbard. BT3 ricasso and scabbard marks. Measurements indicate this will fit an M1880 Mauser-Milanovic after careful comparison with an example of the M1880 MM bayonet. EXCELLENT CONDITION. I acquired this bayonet from Jim Maddox (Author of COLLECTING BAYONETS) and Jim informed me this bayonet is from Jerry Janzen's collection.
13755 Purpose made M24b Short Slot bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. Identical to Yugo M1924 bayonet except that it has the shorter 25mm T/O mortise slot for use on Steyr made "Mexican" M1912 rifles in Yugoslavian inventory. I had previously identified these as Mexican contract bayonets but this has turned out to be incorrect. Unsharpened blade and overall very good condition. Right ricasso marked BT3 in a triangle and left ricasso marked MOD.1924b in an oval with the D in MOD and the b being the cyrillic versions. SN 4845 on right crossguard and frogstud and letter M on the left crossguard. Back of scabbard also marked BT3 in a triangle.
14008 Former Serbian M1899C (M1915) double edged bayonet with matching scabbard. BT3 rework with Yugo made armorer scabbard matched to the bayonet with SN 1583. Grips were also replaced at Kragujevac Arsenal with Yugo spanner nut retainers in escutcheons. Serbian "C" inspection mark remains intact on the left crossguard.
14046 M24b SHORT MORTISE SLOT bayonet with scabbard. Converted from a former German S98/05 bayonet made by RICH A HERDER. Blade was narrowed, a new crossguard added with a muzzle ring, new Yugo grips added, flashguard deleted and the mortise slot was shortened. Yugoslavia possessed and used the Mexican contract M1912 rifles with short bayonet lugs and that is what this fascinating conversion bayonet fits now. (The Mexican rifles made by Steyr just before WWI were never delivered and were pressed into Austrian service during the war and given to Yugoslavia afterwards.) Scabbard is missing the ball tip.
14066 M1899C (M1915) double edged bayonet. SEE LISTING UNDER SERBIA
14360 M95M bayonet. Version converted from an RG1888/90 bayonet. SN 111820 on the butt of the pommel. The scabbard is pretty beat up and does not conform to known scabbards for this variant and is probably not correct although it fits well.
14395 M95M bayonet SCABBARD ONLY. AT3 factory mark on back and sn "39677" on frog hook. Phosphate finish about 50% intact and there are 2 shallow dents on the front that do not affect function. Fits M95M bayonets with M1895 Austrian or M1899 Serbian blades.
14422 M95M bayonet with scabbard. Version converted from an RG1888/90 bayonet. Missing locking catch assembly. OEWG ricasso mark
14515 Former Serbian M1899C (M1915) double edged bayonet with matching scabbard. BT3 rework. Grips were also replaced at Kragujevac Arsenal with Yugo spanner nut retainers in escutcheons. Serbian "C" inspection mark remains intact on the left crossguard. Scabbard is incorrect Turkish shortened Yugo M24 scabbard but it fits nicely and keeps the blade covered.
14516 M1924 bayonet with scabbard and frog. BT3 ricasso mark with an unusual round mark on the other side that is not readable. Letter T on crossguard with sn 1733 on the other side. Scabbard has a new tip installed and was painted gloss black. Blade sharpened but not ground. Left grip is brioken and missing wood and has HI carved in what is left.
14642 M95M bayonet with scabbard. Version converted from an RG1888/90 bayonet. OEWG ricasso mark and sn 82662 on the butt of the pommel. Scabbard was made without a ball tip and the throatpiece is completely internal and retained by front and back rivets. Blade is sharpened but not ground.
OTHER, ODDBALL AND UNIDENTIFIED
12776 M4 bayonet with scabbard for US M1 Carbine. Bayonet is minty and completely sterile. Scabbard is built with a US M8A1 throat and frog (used) made by PWH mated to a plastic (not fiberglass) green body with roughed out finish (new). I SPECULATE this to be a rehabbed sterilized US bayonet to be given as military aid. I see no reason for the use of the recycled frog and scabbard throat if this were a commercial copy.
13609 M1912 LIKE bayonet with matching scabbard. Bayonet is a clone of the Austrian M1912 export bayonet mostly known as the Chilean M1935. This model differs having a different scabbard and no Chilean or Austrian markings. I've had a handful of these over the past 2 years and all have had a number "10" stamped on the back side of the crossguard where a quillon would be on some bayonets. I have not observed serial numbers above 2500.
13658 Mle.1874 GRAS bayonet with scabbard. Made by ALEX COPPEL for export contracts. I had previously identified these as Belgian issue but that has proven not to be the case.
13823 Unidentified Khaki web frog somewhat like an Indian made No.4. Enfield frog. Jim Maddox felt it may be Middle Eastern. It has a floating retention loop unlike the Indian frogs and is large enough to fit just about anything.
14059 P1853 triform socket bayonet. No British markings. Only marks are on the ricasso face. "J.S" and what is either a letter M with curved strokes or an Osmanlica (Turkish) number 4. I'm leaning toward the Turkish ID but am not confident enough to list it positively as Turkish.
14446 M6 bayonet with scabbard. US M6 bayonet that has been sterilized and finished Blued. The scabbard body has been replaced with one of coarse fiberglass of a type used by Japan for their NPJ made M1 bayonets. Leg tie is included. Scabbard throat marked M8A1 with no manufacturer's mark. The face of the crossguard that was scrubbed still has a very faint remnant of a DAS stamp but it's too faint to get a useful picture of.
14631 German S98nA / Peruvian M1909 Quillback bayonet. P.D. LUNESCHLOSS SOLINGEN. Blade is completely unsharpened. There are no German markings of any knid nor is there any trace of the Peruvian crest on the pommel. Beside the makers mark on the ricasso there is a serial number "79176" on the right side of the crossguard. This is definitely a commercial production bayonet intended for export but there is no indication who it was intended for. Grips are well worn and the steel has many small rust spots and a few small areas of pitting. Oddly the most pitting is right on the flat "cutting" edge.Left grip has 2 substantial chips.
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