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TAIWAN (Republic Of China)
12132 M1 bayonet with scabbard. Taiwan contract with "60-6 KS" on ricasso. Howa scabbard with scrubbed throat face. EXCELLENT CONDITION.
12528 M7 scabbard only for Taiwanese Contract M1 bayonet. Howa scabbard with scrubbed throat face.
13663 Taiwanese M1 bayonet with scabbard. 60-6 KS on ricasso.
13765 Taiwanese M1 bayonet with scabbard. 60-6 KS on ricasso.
THAILAND (SEE ALSO SIAM)
TRANSJORDAN (See also JORDAN)
12045 No4 MkII* bayonet with scabbard. VNS with Arabic markings on elbow.
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12037 M1935 bayonet with scabbard AS.FA on pommel. OTB REF# 12-126 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE Arsenal rehab. All steel buffed bright. Replacement grips retained with unslotted screwbolts in spanner nuts. Excellent condition.
12039 G1 double ring ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF# 13-221
12062 M1887 bayonet. Full length blade and Tugra intact. OTB REF# 7-10
12257 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.
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.
12345 M1890 bayonet with scabbard. Shorted to 285mm (longer) blade, quillon removed. OTB REFERENCE #8-21. Scabbard is correct steel body fitted to M1890 scabbard fittings. This is NOT an M1935 conversion but believed to have been shortened during or before WWI for some specific puprose. The only post WWI marking is a Post 1928 number "115" on the left side of the crossguard. PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
12349 Riveted 8 groove hilt ersatz SAWBACK bayonet with scab. Blade shortened, otherwise unaltered. CORRECT scabbard correspondingly shortened. OTB REF#47-3102 For use on both GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
12351 M1913 bayonet with scabbard and frog. Hooked Quillon INTACT OTB REF #10-10
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.
12357 M1913 bayonet with scabbard and frog. Hooked Quillon INTACT OTB REF #10-10 PRODUCED with 250mm (9 13/16") blade length. Unlike the M1903 bayonet, the blade is only 6.5mm thick at the ricasso tapering down to 4mm before thinning out to it's point. The unique hilt is the first Turkish bayonet to bear the "small nosed slant pommel" which is found on some later conversions of foreign bayonets to M1935 types. Unique crossguard bears the Tuna Han manufacturer's mark with hijra date (or nomenclature) 31 (short for Hijra 1331 or Gregorian 1913). Has post 1928 AS.FA and Reverse K pommel markings added.
12358 Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF #47-2042 Fullered-purpose made shortened blade. Otherwise unaltered. Open muzzle ears for use on both GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles.
12359 Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF #47-2404 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE
12360 Riveted Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. OTB REF #47-330208 Molded style grip hilt with quillon removed and fullered blade shortened. FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles.
12361 Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF #47-2554 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. Blade shortened but otherwise unaltered.
12365 Forged/Caste 2 piece hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-4012 Hilt Characterized by a serrated hilt shaped similar to an S98/05 and constructed of 2 cast or forged steel sides fixed together by pins. The 2 stage muzzle ears and 8-10mm thick crossguard is also in 2 parts being integral to each side bearing 1/2 of the crossguard with one muzzle ear. Fullered-purpose made shortened blade.
12367 Riveted Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. S98/05 style ersatz hilt with forward swept quillon and fullered Bayard style blade shortened. FOR GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-3222
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
12371 Backwrapped Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard. FOR BOTH GEW 88 and GEW 98 rifles. OTB REF #47-2604 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE Characterized by a uniquely shaped hilt constructed in a backwrapped fashion where the stamping used for the hilt was a single piece with its center forming the backstrap and the sides forming the grips scales being folded downward over the tang and pommel block. The elongated pommel block is exposed all along the finger edge of the hilt and extends all the way to the crossguard from the butt end. The original crossguard is a one piece stamped plate with a 2 stage muzzle ears cocked rearward. The original crossguard is retained by being pressed on, having the exposed end of the block which holds the blade tang peened or staked over at the adjoining edges and finally by the blade which laps partially over the crossguard when the tang is inserted and pinned in. 2 tang pins mounted 8mm and 28mm back from the front of the crossguard and spaced 13mm apart. 2 pommel block pins mounted 45mm and 97mm back from the front of the crossguard and spaced 45mm apart. The rear Pommel block pin is 5mm forward of the reverse lug catch. Reverse lug catch is 17.5mm long. Unfullered blade shortened but otherwise unmodified. Scabbard is fluted type and correspondingly shortened.
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.
12378 Export Pattern conversion of Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with very unusual scabbard. OTB REF #47-230271 Fullered-purpose made shortened blade. New crossguard welded into backset position. Wide thin stamped export pattern crossguard. Scabbard is a German S84/98 41cvl with frogstud removed and a large bale welded on diagonally to fit over a US style pistol belt.
12383 M1935 conversion of M1890 bayonet with scabbard with hooked quillion intact and universal scabbard and frog. Blades were shortened to approximately 240-250mm. OTB REF #8-20
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.
12388 M1935 conversion of M1903 bayonet with scabbard with hooked quillon removed but a residual straight "quillon" left protruding from the hilt. OTB REF #9-16
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.
12390 M1935 bayonet with scabbard OTB REF #12-100 Rivet retained grips.
12391 M1935 bayonet with scabbard OTB REF #12-100 Rivet retained grips.
12393 S98/05nA bayonet with scabbard shortened with low muzzle ring added OTB REF #44-42113 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. S98/05nA with blade shortened with original contour/profile retained. Grips and fasteners are original. Crossguard has had a low muzzle ring added and it's quillon left intact.
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.
12399 Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF #47-2412434 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. Characterized by a semi flattened pommel butt with sharp nose, contoured finger edge, 2 pommel block pins spaced 9mm apart. 1 tang pin mounted 24mm back from the front of the crossguard. The shorter distance of the tang pin from the crossguard is the only factor differentiating this model from Reference #240 type hilts. 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.
12401 Export pattern conversion of Pressed Hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard OTB REF #47-202461 Unfullered-purpose made shortened blade. New crossguard brazed into backset position. Wide thin stamped export pattern crossguard.
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.
12431 Riveted hilt ersatz bayonet with scabbard for GEW88 + GEW98 OTB REF#47-3302 Shortened fullered blade with 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.
12443 M1880 Mauser-Milanovic bayonet with scabbard CONVERTED to M1935. OTB #65-20
12447 M1890 bayonet with scabbard. Shorted blade, quillon removed. OTB REF# 8-22
12448 M1890 bayonet with scabbard. Shorted blade, quillon intact. OTB REF# 8-20. Interesting example with blade broken off and welded back on. This is 100% Turk arsenal work on the blade.
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.
12637 Greek conversion of Turk M1903 bayonet for Greek Y:1903 series MS rifles. OTB REF# 9-70 SEE LISTING UNDER GREECE.
12688 M1890 bayonet with scabbard converted to M1935 OTB REF #8-20 HOOKED Quillon intact.
12689 M1890 bayonet. Shorted to 285mm (longer) blade, quillon removed. OTB REFERENCE #8-21. This is NOT an M1935 conversion but believed to have been shortened during or before WWI for some specific puprose. The only post WWI marking is a Post 1928 number "223" on the left side of the crossguard.
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.
12867 Export Pattern Ersatz conversion bayonet with scabbard. OTB REF#47-241461 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE. Unfullered-purpose made shortened blade. New crossguard brazed into backset position. Wide thin stamped export pattern crossguard. The scabbard is a former Imperial German S84/98 scabbard with a Turkish throatpiece installed.
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.
12913 S98/05nA bayonet with scabbard. Blade shortened and original blade profile retained. REF#44-42111. All hilt attributes remain unchanged from the original configuration.
12914 M1880 Serbian bayonet with scabbard converted to M1935 OTB REF#65-20
12920 M1935 conversion of M1890 bayonet with scabbard. Hooked quillon removed and blade shortened. OTB REFERENCE # 8-22 Scabbard is obstructed leaving almost 20mm of the ricasso expose when inserted.
12959 M1935 bayonet. Rivet retained grips. AS.FA
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
13069 M1874 Peabody Yataghan bayonet. Unaltered example with unsharpened blade. Dark staining and some light pitting scattered about.
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
13201 M1935 Slant Pommel bayonet with scabbard. OTB REF# 12-261. 25mm wide square fullered blade with 14mm wide fuller on one side of blade with a 13mm wide fuller on the other making this an interesting anomaly. Large birds head slanted pommel with rivet retained grips (forward rivet is set back 13mm from the crossguard.)
13246 No.9 MkI bayonet. POF57 WITH STAR AND CRESCENT on ricasso. OTB REF #31-10. Excerpted information from OTB- "The British No.9 bowie bladed socket bayonet for the No.4 Enfield series rifles and Sten MkV submachine guns is alleged to have been used by Turkey. Examples produced in Pakistan at the Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) are sometimes found with what is possibly a Turkish Star and Crescent marking on the left ricasso. This marking is the source of the Turkish identification with no further details about Turkey's use of these being known at present. Some collectors contend that these marks are actually early Pakistani markings added to bayonets used after Pakistan became independent from Britain but they are accepted as being Turkish by others. Janzen suggested a nomenclature of M1955 for these but did not specify the source. " I am aware of only 3 examples of this bayonet 2 of which are currently in my possession and offered here. This particular example has the star and crescent poorly struck but still distinct enough to be identified positively.
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.
13322 Double Ring G1 Ersatz bayonet with scabbard. 15mm thick hilt with unfullered blade facing down and straight sided crossguard. OTB REF#13-223 PUBLISHED EXAMPLE.
13543 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Rivetted Grips.
13544 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Rivetted Grips.
13545 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Rivetted Grips.
13546 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Screw retained Grips.
13547 M1935 bayonet. Screw retained Grips.
13548 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Screw retained Grips.
13549 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Screw retained Grips.
13550 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Converted from M1890 bayonet.
13551 M1935 bayonet with scabbard. Converted Serbian M1880 Mauser-Milanovic bayonet.
13745 Pressed hilt ersatz bayonet with 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.
13759 M1935 LONG pommel bayonet with scabbard. RIVET retained grips.
13774 No.4 MkII Spike bayonet. LONG BRANCH with Turkish serial number 0202 on the elbow. No scabbard.
UNITED KINGDOM SEE "GREAT BRITAIN and UNIDENTIFIED COMMONWEALTH pieces"
UNITED STATES (Includes any Civil War era Confederate
11846 M1917 bayonet with scabbard. WINCHESTER. Scabbard is in POOR condition with deep pitting and even has a small hole rusted through the tip. Bayonet is a bit better condition with rust bit no pitting on areas of the blade and some rust on the hilt with pitting on the right side of the pommel and there is evidence of hammering but it's not bad. The catch works fine.
11920 REMINGTON M1871 New York State and Foreign contract triform socket bayonet.
12049 M1917 bayonet. WINCHESTER COMMERCIAL. Comes with fake scabbard. W in a circle on ricasso with no other markings. These are believed to be COMMERCIAL production and are somewhat more rare than military issue examples.
12141 M6 bayonet with scabbard. unknown manufacture or issue. See listing in the unidentified section at the bottom of this page.
12266 M5A1 bayonet with scabbard MILPAR COL
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.
12615 M1895 Lee-Navy bayonet. Fuller marked "REMINGTON ARMS Co. ILION N.Y.". Blade remains unsharpened. Correctly identified with high mounted 13.5mm MRID and no hooked quillon.
12664 M1895 Lee-Navy bayonet with scabbard. REMINGTON ARMS Co. ILION N.Y. Blade remains unsharpened. Correctly identified with high mounted 13.5mm MRID and no hooked quillon. Scabbard leather is rough but not particularly fragile. Sadly the frog loop is deteriorating badly and is already split open.
12708 M1855 triform socket bayonet. US over S ricasso mark
12709 M1855 triform socket bayonet. US over J ricasso mark
12711 M1873 Triform socket bayonet with scabbard
12723 M7 bayonet with scabbard and integral frog. GEN CUT
12725 M9 bayonet with scabbard and integral frog. ONTARIO KNIFE CO.
12727 SCHF6 Bayonet with scabbard and integral frog. SHRADE EXTREME SURVIVAL
12814 GM50 (Danish Reissued US M1) bayonet with HMAK scabbard. SA1919 M1905 bayonet converted to clip point M1 by AFH. (SEE LISTING UNDER DENMARK)
12975 M1873 TROWEL bayonet. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL.
13028 M1917 bayonet SCABBARD ONLY Fittings marked with GF in an oval.
13046 M1917 bayonet SCABBARD ONLY Throat fitting marked with M.S.. Tip unmarked and pitted. Leather marked M.E and JEWELL 1918. Leather and top fitting are in great shape EXCEPT that the leather has been broken in half right in the middle and solidly repaired by some internal means. Test bayonet slides in and out with no obstruction.
13062 M1917 bayonet SCABBARD ONLY Fittings marked with GF in an oval. Body marked EJB.
13110 M1917 Bayonet with scabbard. REMINGTON WWII PHOSPHATE refinish for trenchgun with original GK scabbard retained. Scabbard throat is loose but not falling off.
13124 M1873 TROWEL bayonet. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL. Tip slightly worn and almost no bluing left but the patent marking is abnormally clear.
13146 M5 bayonet IMPERIAL. Actual M5 and not the more common M5A1. Used but not abused. Grips are ill fitting but solid.
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.
13285 M1917 bayonet with scabbard. WINCHESTER
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.
13347 No.5 Rolling Block "Mexican Model" 13 5/8" blade bayonet. SEE LISTING UNDER MEXICO
13394 M1819 HALL triform socket bayonet. Good condition and guaranteed correctly identified and original. Has the distinctive stepped mortise slot bridge.
13497 M1873 Triform socket bayonet with scabbard and frog with brass belt hook. US rosette. Scabbard body has a slight bend seen on the last picture but the bayonet inserts and withdraws perfectly. scabbard and socket have some light surface rust.
13593 M1941 Johnson bayonet UNISSUED. This example has never been on a rifle and is guaranteed original. It has some specks of surface rust from storage but it's not bad and not causing any pitting at all. Were it not for that this would be a dead mint bayonet.
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.
13779 M1905 bayonet with experimental ALUMINUM body leather covered scabbard. SA1908 bayonet is in very good condition. Bayonet was upgraded with the longer locking catch and is marked "A" at the end of the mortise slot which was the mark signifying the catch conversion. 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 although the leather has a "krinkly" appearance. It is not crazed or deteriorating and I believe it is just an odd looking piece of hide that was used in the first place.
13781 M1905 bayonet. SA1918. Well used and improperly sharpened with light grinding striations. Tip moderately rounded as is typical.
13782 M3 scabbard ONLY. For M1905 bayonets. WWII DETROIT GASKET manufacture with LAZY S below the ordnance bomb on the throatpiece. Scabbard body has almost no paint left.
13790 M7 bayonet with M10 scabbard with leg tie. ONTARIO UNISSUED CONDITION. Unissued condition.
13523 M1900 Brass hilted cruciform bayonet with scabbard.
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YUGOSLAVIA (See also SERBIA)
12042 M1948 bayonet with scabbard.
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.
13181 Austrian M1912 bayonet. No property marks to identify what contract it was for BUT the grips are retained with unslotted screwbolts with Yugo style spanner nuts. OEWG on ricasso and sn 02878 on butt of pommel. The but of the pommel has obviously had a previous marking buffed off and the new Sn applied over it. The sn is nearly identical to those found on Yugoslavian M95M bayonets. During WWI Austria seized undelivered quantities of Mexico-bound M1912 rifles and many of these went to Yugoslavia after the war. Yugoslavia designated them M24b rifles and made a version of their M24 bayonet with a short mortise slot to fit these as well as exporting some of the bayonet to Mexico to fit the M1912 rifles still in use there. I believe this to be a bayonet that went to Yugoslavia from Austria post-WWI that was regripped and serial numbered in Yugoslavia. I want to emphasize that this identification is purely speculative on my part and I would be very grateful for any solid information either confirming or contradicting my belief. Blade remains unsharpened. Tip of blade has been stubbed.
13726 M1956 SMG bayonet with scabbard.
OTHER, ODDBALL AND UNIDENTIFIED
12141 STERILIZED US M6 bayonet with scabbard and leg tie. Unknown manufacture or issue. All makings were buffed off and bayonet was blued. I am only sure it was US made because there is a faint remnant of the DAS stamp on the crossguard. Grips are standard US bakelite. Scabbard throat and frog are are identical to US issue and are only marked "M8A1" with no maker info on the throat or retaining strap snap. Fittings were finished with black paint most of which has worn away. Frog is well used. The scabbard body is of a rough type of fiberglass identical to the early Japanese bodies for their M1 bayonets. The leg tie is OD cotton. Whoever the intended user was it's certain no one wanted this being traced back to the US. I will not insult you by adding any wild speculation but feel free to use your imagination about it;-)
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.
13571 UNIDENTIFIED Export Pattern bayonet. A.S&Co. marked on left ricasso and sn 1907 on right side of crossguard. Bayonet is identical to a Spanish M1892/93 humpback except for the shape of the crossguard which is more like the original German S71/84 bayonet with flat sides. It has the high 15.5mm muzzle ring so will fit the Spanish M1893 and all other rifles using this pattern of bayonet attachment measurements. (Export Pattern). There is a remote possibility that this bayonet is Turkish.
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.
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