HOLLAND / THE NETHERLANDS

BEAUMONT - 1st Pattern
 
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First pattern Beaumont, 2nd pattern have a double ring

(thanks to Graham and Joop for the identification of this one 


Beaumont 1st Pattern
 
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1st model Beaumont bayonet uses a single screw locking ring as opposed to the 2nd model which had a two piece ring.

 

Beaumont 2nd Pattern

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With two bolts holding the locking ring for many years it was assumed that this was the first pattern and the single bolt was the "improved" pattern. This has been shown to be wrong, and the 2 screw is actually the later patter, possible this proved easier and faster to make despite its apparent added complexity.

 

1873 Beaumont converted
 
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1873 Beaumont first pattern converted to later long spring pattern

 

Brass plug fills the original location of the fixing for the original short spring

 

Additional length of spring is evident from moved location of fixing point

 

 

P Stevens Maastricht makers mark on Ricasso.

 

Obverse ricasso


1895 Artillery
 
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1895 Artillery, this version of the Mannlicher bayonet were issued to Fortress Artillery, Engineers and Torpedo men(?)

 

Near mint hilt

 

Frog is clearly marked on both sides

 

 

Back

 

Distinctive pommel

 

 

 

 

 


1895 Cavalry K.N.I.L variant
 
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1895 Cavalry with replacement composite grips

Bayonet is for the K.N.I.L. (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) who used their own variations on of bayonets and rifles, the 5  40 is possibly the production date of the scabbard which shows it was made around the period of the fall of  Holland - although the Dutch East Indies lasted until 1942. A less than common bayonet although approximately 41,000 were contracted to OEWG, few seem to have survived,

Many thanks to Kilian and Steven in Holland for their help in identifying this bayonet, and adding further information not in the current texts


1895 Cavalry
 
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1895 Cavalry with original scabbard

 

Distinctive pommel of the 1895 model blades, normal ones have a T backed blade

 

 

Hembrug makers marking


1895
 
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HOLLAND_M1895.jpg (89163 bytes)HOLLAND_M1895_markings_closeup.jpg (126621 bytes) M1895 

 

M895 close up of markings 


1895 Marine
MARINE 1895  
Oval washer on Marine bayonet allows the removal of grips and cleaning
 
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Marine 1895 with distinctive oval grip washer. this example has been shortened possibly for cadet use


AR10
 
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AR10 bayonet, uses a US M4 type blade and an M8 style  scabbard with a distinctive hilt pattern, and a riveted cross guard. There is another AR10 bayonet made by the Dutch with a stepped back muzzle ring and used by Sudan and based on a US M4


UK 1907
 
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 Not sure if the blade mod is original Dutch as the scabbard has been carved to say 1907 WWI, a very crude collectors identification. The silver stripes may indicate a special use and the hook in the blade is similar to ones found in telegraphers earths used for communication. The KM cross guard mark possibly indicates Dutch Marine use, although there is no recorded use for the SMLE by Dutch forces post WWII they did use the Lanchester, and the ricasso markings on this are for a bayonet made to the Lanchester contracts in WWII.
1907
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Another KM marked 1907, this one without any blade modifications. Originally Canadian issue the acorn frog stud is consistent with the original manufacturing date


M1
 
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M1 Garand bayonet 


M4 Dutch made
 
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netherlands M4.jpg (46113 bytes) M4 for M1 carbine with plastic handle