RUMANIA

peabody
 
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Peabody bayonet, similar to the French 1874 Gras, but with longer hilt and without distinctive hilt hump. These blades were also made for Siam but have their markings on the blades as well. There are reports of these being used by the Pontifical Guards but these are as yet un substantiated

 

Original flat top to hilt, not machined as in the Irish cut down Gras blades

 

Ricasso stamp shows manufacture by Steyr in 1883, which is after the reported manufacture dates of the rifle and blade, but matches stamps found on the rifles

 

 

Cross guard serial number

 

Scabbard serial, unfortunately not matching

austrian 1895
 
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Austrian 1895

 

Scabbard marks on Austrian 1895 pattern bayonet see 1895's under Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria

hungarian 1895
 
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Hungarian 1895 with Rumanian Phoenix on ricasso

austrian 1895 cavalry
 
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1895 Cavalry made by OEWG with a VN made scabbard

1893
 
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1893 NCO with bone grips and ring on pommel for knot

 

 

cross guard is marked

 

Phoenix is on pommel

 

and frog stud

 

 

Frog made in 1916

unknown
 
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Unknown Austrian made bayonet, Rumanian identification is from pommel mark

czech vz24
 
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Czech VZ24

 

Czech VZ24 with double horse head ricasso stamp 

 

Rumanian markings on Czechoslovakian VZ24 bayonet 

 
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 91-30 Steel Scabbard, compared with a Lebel scabbard which is much lighter

ak47
 
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AK47 still in original wax paper wrapping

akm type 1
 
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AKM1 middle production period 

akm type 1
 
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Late production AKM Type I, identified by the green nylon frog

 

akm 74 modified for ak47
 
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Modern style bayonet modified to fit on the original AK rifles, note the mounting system