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Title Short Mauser bayonet, model 1889
Nationality Belgian
Period c 1900
Sold
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This is a comparatively rare WW1 bayonet, as the Belgian army was fairly small, only some 80,000 men at the beginning of the war. There are some marks to the crossguard, possibly a serial number for the rifle, and the letter C (for the 3rd line infantry regiment). There is also a tiny 'N' in a square punched on each edge of the blade at the forte.

This slightly scruffy example has walnut grips, but no scabbard, hence the price. The blade has been sharpened a little crudely, perhaps in the field on a grindstone.

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


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

testimonials

My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012

I received the badge. It is a great item.

E C, Italy, 29.11.2009

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