BELGIUM

Albini Scabbards
 
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Albini scabbards, two different versions. One has holes in the strap for a buckle, the other with no holes.

 

Scabbard for sword and Bayonet

 

COMBINED SWORD AND BAYONET
Scabbard for sword and Bayonet


Childs bayonet for a toy rifle
  
Total length = 377 mm                  Blade length =298 mm              Blade width = 20.3 mm              MRD = 12.2 mm                           

possibly based on the Comblain bayonet. The Belgian identification is tentative at the moment


1868 Terssen Carbine

 
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Date and serial number on the brass mounted leather scabbard, indicator of an original scabbard, there are reproductions around

 

 

GB makers mark

 

1873 date  on ricasso, V1811 serial number on the cross guard


1882 Comblain
  
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Hilt and cross guard is like the 1899 with a slightly more open quillion, the blade is like the French 1874 Gras. Not one of the more common bayonets


Gras Style bayonet
     
Gras Style bayonet


1889 Short
  
Total length = 372 mm                  Blade length =247 mm              Blade width = 25 mm              MRD = 17.5 mm                           

Modified 1889 with cross guard modified by ring removal and mirroring of the remaining groove. Scabbard and blade show identical marks, so are these post conversion, and are they German?

   


1889 long
  
Total length = 673 mm                  Blade length =548 mm              Blade width = 23 mm              MRD = 17.4 mm                           
Belgium 1889 long.jpg (117263 bytes)Belgium 1889 long markings.jpg (167137 bytes)Belgium 1889 long markings serial.jpg (106759 bytes)

 

Ricasso and Cross guard marks

 

 

Matching numbers on cross guard and scabbard however the poor condition of the scabbard on this very rare bayonet make it impossible to photograph


M16/24
  
Total length = 568 mm                  Blade length =449 mm              Blade width = 21.5 mm              MRD = 18.5 mm                           
Belgium M1916.jpg (45665 bytes) M1916


Short Export
  
Total length = 360 mm                  Blade length =230 mm              Blade width = 24 mm              MRD = 19 mm                           

Short Export often found unmarked these were popular in South America


Long Export
  
Total length = 673 mm                  Blade length =548 mm              Blade width = 23 mm              MRD = 17.4 mm                           
Belgium export long version.jpg (53238 bytes) Long Export

Belgium export.jpg (52864 bytes)

Long Export blued


M35
  
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Belgian 1935, this should have a scabbard with a forked attachment to allow a BAR rifle to be used for AA use. This all steel bayonet is very uncommon and the scabbard even more so.

 

This bayonet has very strange damage to the pommel it has broken off just where it should expand to take the normal cross bolt locking system with pommel slot

 

Pommel end is held into place by a simple cross bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

remains of original makers marks


UK No4
  
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Belgian made and issued version of the UK No4 MkII spike bayonet for the No4 rifle, crown over J indicates Belgian issue


M49
  
Total length = 361 mm                  Blade length =230 mm              Blade width = 24 mm              MRD = 19.5 mm                           
Total length = 356 mm                  Blade length =226 mm              Blade width = 23 mm              MRD = 18.3 mm                           
Belgium for FN1949.jpg (54345 bytes)

for F.N. 1949 there are two versions of this with different muzzle ring diameters but otherwise identical


FN FAL Type C
  
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belgian FN FAL.jpg (54188 bytes) FN FAL tubular one of three styles of bayonet produced for this rifle, the other two are a more normal Knife bayonet with and without an integral flash hider

 

 
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Albini scabbards, two different versions. One has holes in the strap for a buckle, the other with no holes.