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Title 1895 model Mannlicher rifle bayonet, marked for 73rd Regiment
Nationality Austrian
Period 1895-1914
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This was the classic KuK bayonet of the Great War. The hilt is marked for the 73rd Regiment, whose depot town was Eger, their Colonel-in-Chief being Duke Albert of Wurttemburg as of 1898. The fruitwood grips date it, as the war time ones were in oakwood. The Mannlicher was an 8mm bolt action with a five shot magazine.

This has its original frog, which is somewhat faulty where the seam under the belt loop has partially disintegrated. There is some old corrosion on the blade, together with some rust patches on the hilt. Both grips are sound, along with the press stud. The blade has the Steyr OE/WG mark and KuK eagle, with the FG/GY Budapest arsenal mark on the frog stud of the scabbard

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : Austrian : 19th Century]


Collected bayonet this morning, all safe & sound as described. Been looking for one as good as this for years. Thank you.

J S, UK, 16.04.2009

The bayonet arrived safe and sound this morning. It is absolutely magnificent. I am thrilled to bits with it. Thanks for all the interest you have shown.

My very best wishes, and thank you, very sincerely, once again.

L L, UK, 08.06.2005