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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 30% of the original blued and blacked finish on the scabbard. It has the original leather tag for the frog. There is a little wear from service use to the back of the pommel and the crossguard.

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

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


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S G, UK, 17.08.2018

Just to say many thanks for the fast service, it's an excellent little item. Will be watching for you listing more of these and other makes?

P A, UK, 26.06.2008