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bayonets

I started life as a bayonet collector aged 12! A fascinating subject and one that, unlike swords, is still within the reach of the average beginner collector. This field is extremely well-covered by good reference books, mostly in English (such as The German bayonet by John Walter and British & Commonwealth bayonets by Ian D Skennerton & Robert Richardson), and tends not to be readily plagued with reproduction items. As a subject, it's an excellent introduction to the restoration and care of edged weapons.

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militaria item RFV Mauser bayonet, fixable combat variety
- German
This rare little beast, made by Paul Weyersberg of Solingen (marked at the forte), has hard rubber grips with white metal rivets and the initials 'R.F.V.' (for Reichsfinanzverwaltung) stamped on the crossguard. These were carried by the Zollschutz, German border customs officials. It is based on the old KS98 of the imperial era.
£450.00
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militaria item Whitworth bayonet marked for 2nd/60th
- British
This is the bayonet for the .451 muzzle-loading Whitworth rifle. In extensive trials these were issued in 1863-67 to infantry units, including various guards and rifle regiments. Some 8,000 bayonets were produced, the general scale of issue being some 68 rifles and bayonets per regiment. The 2nd Battalion 60th were in the Maori Wars 1860-70.
£500.00
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militaria item Whitworth bayonet, 1863 model
- British
This is a rare bayonet: some 9,000 Whitworth rifles (calibre .451) were issued to the British Army in the 1860s, principally to the Rifle Brigade and Foot Guards, along with a few other line regiments. It is noteworthy that the Whitworth rifle was used extensively by Confederate snipers in the War between the States.
£400.00
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militaria item G84/98 Mauser bayonet
- German
This is the conversion of the short 1871 Mauser bayonet, which was then deployed on the model 84 Mauser rifle with tube magazine, and finally modified between 1900 and 1905 for use on the Mauser 98 rifle. It is regimentally marked for the 16th regiment, the 7th company, weapon number 150.
£250.00
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militaria item Brunswick bayonet, 1837 model, 1st pattern, marked 52nd (Foot)
- British
This is the bayonet for the Brunswick rifle, introduced as a replacement for the Baker rifle of the Napoleonic era. It would have been issued to the rifle regiments: the King's Royal Rifle Corps and the Rifle Brigade. Rifle and bayonet would have seen extensive use in the Crimean War 1854-56.
£450.00
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militaria item Lebel bayonet, model 1886
- French
The Lebel rifle was the first modern service rifle to use a nitro cartridge; all the others of the period still operated with black powder. This classic bayonet would have seen action throughout the French Empire at the end of the 19th century and, of course, in WW1.
£120.00
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militaria item Socket bayonet
- Danish
I think, from the style of the marks, that this must date from the mid-19th century. There are two small Danish arsenal marks (initial under crown), one on the shank and one on the muzzle ring. It has Kyhl's leaf-spring system (unique to Denmark) for securing it to the musket, instead of the conventional locking ring.
£120.00
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militaria item Gras bayonet, 1874 model, modified to fit Gewehr 1888
- French
This was initially made for the French Gras rifle in 1880 by L. Deny of Paris and has all the usual French arsenal/inspectors' stamps, as well as matching numbers to hilt and scabbard. The chief interest of this, however, is the modification of the hilt to accept the model 1888 Mauser service rifle.
£150.00
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militaria item KuK dress bayonet, 1895 pattern Mannlicher
- Austrian
This is the standard dress bayonet of WW1 and later for the KuK/Honved armies of Austro-Hungary. Worn initially by NCOs (and, in WW1, by officers in preference to a sword) in the last two decades of the old Franz Joseph Empire, it continued in use under the republic. I have a photo of my dad wearing one as a Heimwehr officer under Dolfuss.
£140.00
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militaria item Fireman's sidearm
- German
This is the short model sidearm for the Feuerwehr, introduced about 1936, for wear by senior NCOs and was worn as a 'walking out' weapon, with a Feuerwehr portepee tied to the belt frog. The belt buckle would have been the standard Gott Mit Uns variety surrounding a marching swastika. There are no maker's marks.
£130.00
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