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Title Bayonet for Mannlicher rifle, model 1895
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1895
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This rather scruffy example has the Austrian double eagle on one side of the forte, along with the regimental mark of the 12th Infantry Regiment. On the other side, it has the mark OE above WG, being the mark of the Steyer munition factory. There are further unit and/or weapon serial numbers on the pommel.

The blade has medium pitting towards the point on both sides and the grip has the nice early peace-time fruitwood grips one associates with the earlier examples of this bayonet. The scabbard would have been of steel with an oblong frog hook.

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


Just to let you know, the knot has arrived and is an awesome piece. It will make a great addition to the collection.

S V, USA, 05.08.2014

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R H, UK, 08.01.2010