ARGENTINA

 

FRENCH 1866
 
Total length = 680 mm                  Blade length =558 mm              Blade width = 29.7 mm              MRD = 18.5 mm                           

A French 1866 manufactured in 1868, the quillion has been bent backwards over the hilt but that is the only modification. I know of one more of these that came in a steel mounted leather scabbard - unfortunately this came without one.

Vendor reported that he had picked it up from a flea market in Argentina and delivery was from there, As most South American countries have little dealings with arms such as these I must assume that the bayonet came from there or possibly some other local country. Probably use as a side arm of some sort.

1871 Cadet
 
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with brass mounted leather scabbard

 

Hilt has "Chassepot" rather than "Remington" style slot and muzzle ring cut out, but is still for a Remington rolling block rifle

 

Alex Coppel makers mark

Very faint A in circle mark on right cross guard indicates Argentine usage

"Alex Coppel Argentina also manufactured for a short model cadet, model 1871 with bayonet yataghan blade guard and handle like Chassepot here to view and leather scabbard with brass rim and toe, which were used in the rifle and Comblain therefore also works in the Remington. " Information from http://bacotacticoscuchillos.blogspot.com an excellent source of information on Argentinean bayonets.


1875 Remington
 
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1875 Remington with steel scabbard, this example is unmarked and has had the quillion cropped.
 
Total length = 592 mm                  Blade length =468 mm              Blade width = 27 mm              MRD = 19 mm                           

similar in hilt style to French 1866 and several other brass hilted bayonets

 

This has the un chamfered "Remington" hilt without the muzzle ring cut out of the1866. These blades are not common in full length as many were cut down for use with other weapons,

 

German Makers mark

 

 

Distinctive almond frog stud.

1933
    
Looking like a Rumanian 1893 and other blades of that period the only marking is an RA on the pommel
These Blades were supplied for GEW88 rifles before the adoption of the 1891, there were reportedly S71 brass hilt bayonets and a version of the 71/84 as seen here. Many thanks to Cello1988 on Gunboards.com for the information


Engineer Carbine Bayonet 1st pattern
   

made from a cut down 1875 Remington bayonet with modified muzzle ring

 

RA marking for Republica Argentina, modifications of ring can be seen in this and the following photograph

 

 

Muzzle ring has been replaced by a flat bar

 

Scabbard is original steel scabbard that has been shortened and the Locket brazed on the shorter steel body. This example has matching numbers


Engineer Carbine Bayonet 2nd pattern
 
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Rare second pattern of the cavalry carbine bayonet, not a modification this time but a completely new made bayonet by Suarez

Engineer Carbine Bayonet 3rd pattern
New made and uses a brass hilt like the first pattern but a short blade like the 2nd pattern without the fuller running out of the blade
 
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Cavalry Carbine Fittings
 
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The bayonet mounts for the Cavalry Carbine, slightly too large to fit in my Suarez without fitting



 M1891
  
Total length = 523 mm                  Blade length =400 mm              Blade width = 25 mm              MRD = 16.5 mm                           
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 with brass grips

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M1891 with white alloy grips

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M1891 with alloy grips

1891 Cut down
 
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Cut Down 1891


 1909
   
Total length = 523 mm                  Blade length =400 mm              Blade width = 25 mm              MRD = 16.5 mm                           
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German Made

 

 

German Weyersberg makers mark

 

Argentinean Crest on Ricasso and matching serials on blade and scabbard

 

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1909 Mauser made by Argentinean manufacturer

 

 

Argentinean Crest on Argentine made 1909

 

 

Manufacturer marks on Argentinean made 1909 ricasso


1891 cut down and modified to fit US M1 Carbine.  
  
Total length = 295 mm                  Blade length =167 mm              Blade width = 24 mm              MRD = 15.25 mm                           

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believed to be for police use, as Argentine military didn't use the M1

 

Hilt modifications to allow mounting on US M1 carbine


 Shortened 1891
 
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Cut down 1891 with unmodified cross guard


1935
 
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Seldom seen 1935 Mauser bayonet. Has the slant pommel of the Spanish copies but is not a cast pommel, it is also marked RA on the ricasso. Most of these were used by the police and are usually well used


 Belgian M49
  
Total length = 360mm                  Blade length = 198 Blade width = 23.5 MRD = 18.25 
But Argentinean made

  FN49 (Argentine made)
1201
Total length = 360mm                  Blade length = 198 Blade width = 23.5 MRD = 18.25 
FN49 Made in Argentina


M1 Garand,  
    
The only modification is the addition of a brass chape

 

Shaped brass chape

 

 

Enlarged muzzle ring to suit Italian BM59 rifle

Argentine made scabbard for the US M1 Garand bayonet


 FN FAL
 
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 Bayonet picked up at Port Stanley after the Falklands conflict

 

FN FAL letter opener
 
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Letter opener based on FN FAL bayonet

 

 

Unknown
 
Total length = 520mm                  Blade length =  400 Blade width = 24.5 MRD = 15.6
Modified 1891 fits on Austrian 1895