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Title Schmidt-Rubin rifle bayonet, 1931 model
Nationality Swiss
Period c 1930s
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This bayonet was for the later carbine versions of 1931 and 1942. This was the straight pull bolt action rifle with a ten-round magazine. The cartridge was a 7.5mm rimless variety. These bayonets, like the rifles, were beautifully made.

This is a later example (ie nearer 1942 than 1931), with both mounts and blade being made of stainless steel, the scabbard of mild steel, and the grips of beechwood. It has a double-edged blade, rather like the English long Lee Enfield, sharpened on both edges. It has a Swiss ordnance mark, in the form of a cross punched into the crossguard, and the maker's name, Elsener Schweyz, punched into the forte at the base of the blade.

Its condition is excellent, with perhaps 50% of the original blued and blacked finish on the scabbard. It has the original leather tag for the frog.

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

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


Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011

The sword arrived first thing and it is an excellent item - many thanks indeed! Good to do business with you.

M M, UK, 01.11.2005