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Title Hungarian NCO bayonet for model 1895 Mannlicher
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1914-18
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This is an Hungarian example made at the Royal Arsenal at Budapest, being marked with the Hungarian coat of arms on the frog stud and on the forte of the blade, together with the letters FGGY (the main Hungarian arsenal). The 1895 model Mannlicher was a standard KuK rifle of the Great War.

The oak grips on this piece denote war time production.

The NCO bayonets always carried a steel loop at the end of the pommel for the bayonet tassel. In this case, the loop is missing, but the provision is clearly there. I suspect the scabbard has been refinished for service in WW2. Units like Prinz Eugen SS Division carried these in the early years of their formation and particularly during training, as can be seen from old photographs.

There is some scattered deep pitting here and there, principally on the crossguard, but overall the piece is in quite good shape. The scabbard has extensive signs of combat wear and tear and a blue refinish (as stated above). The price takes account of the missing steel loop (or ring).

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[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : Austrian : 20th Century]

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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

I received the silver Verdienstkreuz this morning. Your swiftness and dedication was very much appreciated and, though the envelope arrived with a Post Office sticker saying it had been found open or damaged, the cross was unharmed and looks beautiful. Thanks for your time.

E C, UK, 18.10.2005

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