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BAYONET RELATED
All have something to do with bayonets - Honest
Rack of Brass rifles and bayonets

 

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Joey Silevy, Boyd, Frank Traska United States Military Knives and Bayonets, Price Guide Price guide of US bayonets and knives, as all price guides it is out of date as soon as it is printed as prices are driven up by rarity definition, but a useful toolfor comparisons if nothing else,..
Maciej Proazynski Bagnet Niemiecki Another nice pamphlet primarily on the 71-84 bayonet
Malcom Cobb the Martini Henry Note-Book Primarily on the rifle variations it includes the bayonets made specifically for this rifle and s useful for its linking the weapon and the bayonet
Michael Rose 12 inches of Imperial Steel An excellent book on the UK 1888 and 1903 pattern bayonets, lots of examples and documentation on orders, scabbards, bayonets etc. A very in depth examination of the type
Sebastian Thiem Deutsche Versuchs-und Musterseitengewehre von 1895 bis 1945 A German language book on German Bayonets from 1895 to 1945, has great detail on less well covered bayonets such as the snake crossguard trials 98 bayonets and the SG42, could do with more pictures for us language handicapped people but if you know German then this a great book to have, for others the pictures that are there are fantastic quality and full color worth having it just for them if you are keen.
Tadeusz Krolikiewicz Bagnety  the latest release it includes no obvious differences from earlier prints other than a cover change 


 

COMMERCIAL
Rubber L3A1
Total length = mm Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Out of Russia described as training bayonet
Rubber AKM
Total length = mm Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Out of Russia described as training bayonet
 
Total length = mm Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Toy M9 bayonet
 
Total length = mm Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Rubber M1 bayonet
 
Total length = mm Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Rubber toy M9 bayonet

 

CZECHOSLOVAKIA
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Austrian 1895 marked on the ricasso CET(N), this is the first of these I have seen, many thanks to Gerard
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Current issue scabbard for the M58 bayonet can also be seen in a sand pattern camouflage
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Current issue scabbard for a fighting knife for desert us - Afghanistan?

 

DENMARK 
1854 Khyle
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Scabbard came with the bayonet but is not the Danish scabbard for this bayonet, rather it is a Spanish 1871

 

FANTASY
Chinese Toledd
      
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Based on the Spanish 1943 style bayonet a nice heavy and well made piece shame about the spelling TOLEDD??

 

FILM
Modified US 1873
      
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
US 1873 used by Fox Studio
Modified US 1873
      
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Has a section of pipe added to cut down socket, pipe is threaded on inside and held on with a pop rivet.

 

FRANCE
US M4
      
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
French used M4 bayonet, the indicator is the leather hilt strap on the scabbard

 

FROGS 

BELGIUM

CBF 1889 repro of WWI pattern
CBF WWII pattern reproduction

GERMANY

  Skeletal late war
  DRP stamped with additional none penetrating rivet
Deutsches Reich Post

JUGOSLAVIA

  Early frog with semi circular cut out
  Early pattern frog for the 1895 type bayonet this one is marked BTS and has been altered to take the later style frog stud

PORTUGAL

CBF

Bayonet and ax combination frog

UK
   
  Reproduction buff frog
  Black Plastic dress frog
USA
  Reproduction Revolutionary war period frog 
  Reproduction Revolutionary war period frog shoulder strap scabbard combination

 

GERMANY
bym 1945
Total length = mm Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
One of a batch of bym marked bayonets dumped into a lake at the end of WWII from the local factory. Conditions in the lake served to preserve the bayonets and they were recovered with little corrosion. This one is in the rough condition before final shaping and drilling of press stud hole to final dimensions.
Of note is that although not finished the blade is already marked with a makers mark "bym" and the date (only the 5 is used), there is no evidence of the serial number, indicating that this at least was not stamped until near completion of the bayonet. Interesting what you an learn from unfinished goods.
Childs Bayonet
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Childs bayonet from 30's?

 

HUNGARY
 
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           

A Hungarian made and issued 1895

 

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INDIA
 
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
1853 copy

 

JAPAN
 Trainer
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Trainer with unknown character on ricasso

 

KOREA SOUTH
M8 Scabbard
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 

 

MISC
Sappers and Miners
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
 Sappers and Miners thought to be a Bannerman or similar made piece, often reported as Indian this is doubted.

 

PICTURES
AUSTRIA
 
 
1895?
 
   1888 or 1886 bayonets 
   
1891 Mosin
  Werndle

CANADA

X3E1???

CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Civilian Hunting Bayonet

FRANCE

Appears to be a cadet 1874 bayonet
Lebel and frog
Lebel with frog

GERMANY

98/05 and tool combination
nice view of the combination frog with spade and 17 bayonet
65 or 65/71 or 71 hirschfanger
thanks to bayonwolf for the ID
sword bayonet?
71 sawback
  Ersatz in FAG scabbard
98/05 saw back, appears to be a high eared early version
old 1869 bayonet with new hilt to mount on the 1898 Mauser, known as 69/98 rare blade so rare picture
 
Saw backed 1871
Appears to be an ersatz type but not enough hilt detail to identify
Ersatz bayonet
Ersatz bayonet
Ersatz in FAG scabbard
  Ersatz
Steel mounted leather scabbard
Helve carrier with 1871
1871
  98/05?
Ersatz Bayonets with FAG scabbards
  Ersatz
Gottscho Bayonet
German guarding Russian prisoners
one appears to have Austrian 1867 the other an Ersatz bayonet
  ersatz in FAG scabbard
railway troops with 1871's
98/05 sawback
rough surgery with 84/98
WWII with 84/98

ITALY

Fascist students salute with 1891 Carcano bayonets in Milan

JAPAN

Arisaka and frog
Japanese guard on captured American prisoners after fall of Philippines

JUGOSLAVIA

 
French Lebel bayonets, appear to be brass and white hilts but the brass may just be the coloring
Austrian 1895 NCO
  VZ24

KENYA

1961 Kenyan troops with UK No4 bayonets
LICHTENSTEIN
  Lichtenstein's oldest trooper, he has a Scharfschützen- Büchse and Hirschfänger System Wild on his rifle and the one on his belt is a Jägerbüchse 1862 for Liechtenstein. (Thanks to Sebastien for identifying these bayonets. The following two pictures and text came from the bayonet network


The Liechtenstein Army was disbanded in 1868 when this old man, Kieber was 24 years old.
He was born the 8 of Octobre 1844 probably at the same time the Wildsche Büchse was adopted by Lichtenstein.
He participated 1866 as Scharfschütze in  the Austrian/ Prussian war
Kieber died 19. April 1939. (courtesy of Bo Amsfelder)
NEW ZEALAND
  1907 in scabbard

NORWAY

1867
1867

PORTUGAL

1904

RUMANIA

Naval troop with 1886 or 1888?
 

RUSSIA

Both carrying swords, what appears to be a press stud is actually a riveted Bebut curved sword

SAN MARINO

 

SWEDEN

Socket

SWITZERLAND

  Guard Unit

TUNISIA

pre 1900 socket

TURKEY

1912 the rifles have Peabody socket bayonets, while the troops carry a yataghan style bayonet in the belly pouch. The rifle has mounts for both bayonets
Full length 98/05 in winter trenches

VIETNAM NORTH

Captured AK47 with folding spike

UK

grenadier guard with 1903 in dress frog
Studio shot possibly for a film(?) the SMLE has been modified by the addition of an elongated mounting stud to allow a Krag bayonet to be mounted. A lot of work when the 1907's are so easy to come by.
Leicester regiment troop with 1888
No4 Mk1 with cruciform blade and 1907 first public appearance
Seaforth Highlander with 1888

USA

WWI knuckle duster used during WWII
Austrian Socket
Spanish American War troops
1905 training for Nisei troops
  1905 with American Indian
M5
  1905 in use during training
Appears to be WWII plastic scabbard

VIETNAM SOUTH

Honor guard with chromed M1 bayonets, visible are cut down and made short versions
     

 

REPRODUCTION
Sappers and Miners
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
IMA made copy of the scarce UK pattern socket bayonet

 

ROMANIA
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
 91-30 Steel Scabbard, compared with a Lebel scabbard which is much lighter
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 


 91-30 leather Scabbard

 

RUSSIA
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Tula made 91-30

 

SPAIN
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
1871 socket scabbard in Black
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
1871 socket scabbard and frog

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
modified 1888 to give a single edged blade

 

UNKNOWN
1888 pattern bayonet
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
converted UK 1888 to single edged fighting knife
1888 pattern bayonet
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Probably an Afghan copy, the 88 mark on the hilt can be found on commercial UK made 1888's but the rest is only roughly to shape and uses a single edged rather than the original twin edged blade

 

USA
Cadet Scabbard
Another Bannerman Cadet scabbard
Shoulder Belt Suspension Swivel Mounted S73
Reilly suggests that this was an experimental mounting system, as it was made after the abandonment of shoulder belts in the 1830' and 40's. The brass swivel allowed the bayonet to be mounted on a shoulder hanger but still allowed for 135degrees of rotation while mounted.. There are no marks to indicate maker etc.  on this item.
1873 RIM S94
RIM, Rhode Island Militia, uses a central rivet to attach to the scabbard 
1873 Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company S86
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company  is the oldest military organization still in operation in the US, used an Honor guard for the state. The unit was originally formed in 1638
Cadet Steel Scabbard
This cadet scabbard includes an additional belt loop stud that takes a strap the end of the strap appears to be broken and I am not sure
Martini Peabody 8 Rivet scabbard S123
S123 in Reilly this scabbard was made for the Peabody-Martini bayonet made in the late 1870's. Most of these were supplied to Turkey but some were used by Navy and National Guard unites during WWI.
None riveted Socket Scabbard
The first scabbards for the 1855 period bayonets came with an all stitched frog, this one has been roughly repaired and I think the throat stitching is incorrect and should not be a Blanket stitch. Marked Richmond is this a repro?
French 1763-1777
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
Impossible to tell the exact pattern due to the removal of the rear of the socket. This is probably for training purposes and is a modification I have seen often on a variety of socket bayonets. The fuller on the top blade the shape of the blade etc. however indicate it is from this series of similar bayonets.
Massachusetts Militia
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  Blade width =  MRD = 
State militia scabbard for Enfield Bayonet