Modified Bayonets.

Kind a speaks for itself, some of these will also be shown under other areas, i.e. fighting knives.

(more to come) Note:- click on image for larger version of images

 


CANADA

Not strictly Canadian this is a Ross converted into a purpose made knife by reversing the crossguard and machining in a "sawback" comparisons with other knives makes me think this may be for fishing as the sawback type is similar to that seen for cutting nets. Any further information would be gladly received

 

CHILE

Modified 1874 Gras has new high cross guard with the muzzle ring machined back to give the correct lock to ring length, and the back of the pommel is shaved to align bayonet properly

 

FRANCE

1874 Gras with muzzle ring filled with brass threaded plug

 

Stud is permanently fixed as adjustment screw on top of muzzle ring has been riveted

 

This conversion is to allow the bayonet to be used as an earth for telegraphers, since it no longer fixes to the rifle the telegraphers must have only used it as a side arm.

france lebel swagger stick leather coverings.jpg (95833 bytes)1886 Lebel modified as swagger stick, totally leather covered 

France shortened M1886 Lebel.jpg (54731 bytes)

Shortened M1886 Lebel

  FRENCH 1886
Total length = 378 mm                  Blade length =  263mmBlade width = 13.7mm MRD = 0mm
Shortened Lebel with cruciform blade ground to produce a single double edged blade. Cross guard nearly all removed just a finger guard on lower surface and welded up and pommel  reshaped, Top slot ground or filled. Scabbard modified by shortening, adding a ring for leg tie and US wire hoop attachment

France Cut down UK 1907.jpg (52200 bytes)

Fighting knife made from cut down Remington 1913 bayonet

 

GERMANY

French 1886 Lebel shortened for use by the Germans with a period shortened scabbard having a domed end riveted into the base of the scabbard

german cut down czech fighting knife.jpg (101294 bytes)

Fighting knife converted from Austrian 1895 bayonet, including cut down scabbard 

 

ITALY

Interesting fighting knife made from a M1938 fixed bladed bayonet. Slot and press stud have been filled and the grips ground with diagonal grooving in place as rivets have been ground at the same time.

 

NORWAY

norwegian shortened krag.jpg (93548 bytes)

Krag used by Quisling Hird and Norwegian legion during WWII

Krag issued during  German occupation, close up shows Waffen stamp on cross piece. Bayonet is a shortened

Norwegian false point on german issue krag.jpg (128721 bytes)

False point ground on back edge of German issued Krag seen in above picture

norwegian krag converted to fit US garand.jpg (105562 bytes)

Krag modified to fit M1 carbine rifle post war. Scabbard modified to attach to US pattern Webbing

norwegian Krag Cnromed for parade use.jpg (56609 bytes) Krag chromed for parade
Norwegian converted Manuser for post war webbing.2.jpg (112896 bytes)

M88/94 German bayonet converted to attach to US webbing post WWII. matching German and Norwegian numbers

 

PORTUGAL
 
Total length = 600 mm                 Blade length = 570 mm             Blade width = 29.3 mm             MRD =  mm                           
Conversion of Austrian made 1886 Kropatschek for unknown uses

 

TURKEY

1903 converted by adding a plug o the muzzle ring into which a screwed rod can be fitted to take the earthing strap for telegraphy

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Pritchard Bayonet for the Webley Revolver

French converted UK 1907 fighting knife.jpg (105531 bytes)

Cut down 1907 Farquhar Hill trials (fake)