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Title Bavarian bayonet for Mauser rifle, 1871/84 model
Nationality German
Period c 1884
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Originally for the 1869 model, Werder single action, falling block breech loader, in its day actually a better rifle than the model 1871 Mauser, a single shot bolt action weapon. It was shortened and modified for the Mauser rifle of 1871/84, the first magazine rifle of the German army, which carried a tube magazine under the barrel.

There are signs of sharpening to both faces of the blade and the guard is punched with Bavarian unit markings (see photos).

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


Just to let you know that the spoon came this morning and I am really pleased with it.

I C, Channel Islands, 26.02.2011

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005