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Title Mauser bayonet, model 1916
Nationality Belgian
Period c 1916-18
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This is the classic WW1 long-bladed bayonet for the 1889 model Mauser rifle. It has a 17.5 cm muzzle ring, which distinguishes it from the 1924 model, identical but for a 15 mm muzzle ring. However, this has the later 1924 model scabbard, with rivets replacing the throat screws of the 1916 type.

There is some minor bruising to the reverse grip scale. The scabbard has most of its original blue finish, under the remains of a layer of old black paint. The blade is double-edged and rather roughly finished, as they were originally made.

Apparently the punched star (or asterisk) on one of the wooden grips is a collector's mark, probably the Dangre collection, formed in Belgium in the 1920s. Dangre was involved in curatorial duties at the Brussels army museum before WW2.

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

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


The Saber is really beautiful.

R K, Austria, 29.06.2017

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006