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Uruguay/Czech ‘VZ24’ Export Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 6273. - BAYO 6273
During the years after WWI, Uruguay imported the Belgian made FN 1924 rifle and standard 1924 export bayonet. The FN was later supplemented by the export version of the Czech VZ24 rifle. Uruguay being one of a number of nations to import weapons from Czechoslovakia. In Uruguayan service, the VZ24 was called the 1937 short rifle. The M1937 bayonet was very obviously of Czech origin. It was a copy of the Czech VZ24 but had a standard blade orientation with the sharpened edge on the lower side of the blade. See ‘An Illustrated History of Bayonets’ by Martin J.Brayley pages 250-1. Wooden grips held by two pins above finger guard with muzzle ring. The fullered blade is 29 ¾ cm long (overall: 43 cm) and is in good condition. The metal scabbard has a green paint adhered to it and has minimal age related marks. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 6273.

Australian ‘1907’ Pattern Bayonet and Scabbard Made at ‘Lithgow Small Arms Factory’. 19480 - 19480
Lithgow 1907 bayonet was designed at the Lithgow Small Arms factory in Australia starting around 1913, just prior to WWI (The Lithgow Small Arms Factory, or Lithgow Arms, is an Australian small arms manufacturing factory located in the town of Lithgow, New South Wales. It was created by the Australian Government in 1912 to ease reliance on the British for the supply of defence materials). The Lithgow 1907 Bayonet would become Australia's staple weapon along with its counterpart, the Enfield No1 Mark III rifle. This example was made in ‘1918’ which is marked to the cross guard below the ‘Lithgow’ name with ‘2 M.D.’ which stands for 2nd Military. N.S.W. District Eastern Command. The relatively unmarked grips are stamped ‘SLAZ 42’. The stitching and furniture on the scabbard are good. The webbing frog has some scripture to the rear and is in good condition. Blade length 43 cm (55 cm overall). The price includes UK delivery. 19480. (All other countries Box 3)

Japanese ‘Arisaki Type 30’ Bayonet, Scabbard. 19481. - 19481
This is a Japanese ‘Arisaka Type 30’ bayonet with hooked quillon and made by ’Koishikawa’ ‘Tokyo Kokura’ arsenal.(The arsenal was established in 1916 as the ‘Kojura Arms Factory’ Kokura Heiki Seizojo as one of six arsenals under control of the Government: the others were the Tokyo Arsenal, Nizo Arsenal (Second Tokyo Arsenal), Nagoya Asenal, Osaka Arsenal and the South Manchurian Arsenal. The Arsenal manufactured various machine guns, cannons and rifles. The blade is blued and measures 15 ½ “(20” overall) with fullers and is marked to the ricasso with the four rings trademark of the ‘Kokura’ arsenal. The grips are wooden (showing signs of age related wear) held by two screw bolts. The scabbard is a tipped metal version with age related marks. (See ‘Bayonets of Japan’ by Raymond.C.Labar, page 79 onwards. The price includes U.K. delivery. 19481. (Arisaki and all other countries box)

British No7 Mk1/L Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 6269. - BAYO 6269
This is a British No7 Mk1/Lbayonet with brown tufnol grips. The No7 bayonet was only approve for land service hence the suffix L to the bayonet designation No7 Mk1/L. This is stamped crisply on the blade ricasso. These bayonets were mainly issued to the Guards and occasional use with the Mk5 Sten gun. The bayonet has a swivelling pommel which allowed it to be fixed to the No4 rifle and the Sten sub machine gun. The blade is the standard bowie shape as used on the No5 jungle carbine and successive marks including the No9 and L1A1 series. The scabbard is the standard No5 Mk2 with a brass mouthpiece. See Skennerton pages 243/44, item B299. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 6269. (Box 2)

German ‘S98/05 Aa’ Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 6266. - BAYO 6266
This original ‘S98/05’ bayonet has high ears and no flash guard. The 365mm single edged blade has a wide, single fuller below a flat spine tapering to a spear point. The blade being and early first pattern example is without an upper false edge. The blade is 26mm wide at the ricasso and flares to a width of 32mm before tapering to a point, earning it the nickname, ‘Butchers Blade’ because of its similarity to such knives. It has a push button spring release which operates as it should. The blade has a maker's stamp on the ricasso ‘W.Eyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen’ (Weyersberg, Kirschbaum, and Cie. was founded in 1883 with the merger of two family-owned sword manufacturing and marketing companies in Solingen, Germany: Gebruder Weyersberg, founded by Wilhem, Peter and Johann Ludwig Weyersberg in 1787 and WR Kirschbaum & Cie, founded by Wilhem Reinhordt Kirschbaum. The newly founded company used traditional techniques for sword making and each of their then employees specialised in one task in the sword making process. This was in accordance to the Division of Labour act devised by the Sword makers Guild of Soligen). The steel scabbard has a couple of use related marks that don’t affect its operation; it still retains 50% of its original paint. A rare bayonet and scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 6266. (Box 2)

1876 Dated French Model 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet with Scabbard. BAYO 6264. - BAYO 6264
An original French Gras Sword Bayonet for the Model 1874 Gras rifle, the successor of the Chassepot. It has a straight, clean 20 ½” T-backed épée blade only suitable for thrusting, details of the manufacture are on the back edge of the blade. The slab wood grips are I undamaged, and only showing minor signs of use. It has a hooked quillon which is secured with two rivets and muzzle ring. It has a brass pommel and a push button release which operates smoothly. The cross guard has small inspection marks and is numbered ‘81860’. It is complete with its original steel scabbard which is numbered but is illegible. See White and Watts pages 84 & 94 No201. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 6264.

Spanish ‘M1893’ Sword Bayonet with Chequered Grips and Scabbard. BAYO 2623. - BAYO 2623
The 7mm Mauser short rifle was equipped with a sword bayonet (M1893). It has wooden grips which have been chequered and they are secured by two screw bolts. It is believed that this bayonet was originally intended for artillery units but it was widely used on the ‘M1916’ short rifle during the Civil War. Measuring 52 cm overall (blade: 39 ½ cm). This one carries the legend ARTILLERIA FCA NACIONAL TOLEDO around a pair of crossed cannons., it is unusual to find this stamp on the blade as many were unmarked. The cross guard carries ‘4124’ and the blade ‘18’. The blade appears to have been re sharpened. The scabbard is steel mounted black leather, the stitching is all intact. See White & Watts item 564 on page 245 and 252. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 2623. (Box No3)

French1st pattern Lebel M1886 Bayonet and Scabbard BAYO 2622. - BAYO 2622
This is a nice pattern Lebel bayonet with a white metal hilt, downswept quillon with ‘98635’ stamped to it, and a round button catch. This is an early model with the hilt fixed permanently to the tang, whereas later models had removable hilts with a screw nut fixing to the end of the hilt. The blade is the usual Lebel cruciform shape and the scabbard is black tubular steel which is slightly misshapen, but does not retract from its operation. This is a lovely complete example of a 1st pattern iconic Lebel bayonet. See White and Watts item no. 205 on pages 85 and 96 and Martin Brayley, An Illustrated History of Bayonets, pages 71 – 73. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 2622.

Czech ‘M1923’ Long Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 2621. - BAYO 2621
Czechoslovakia rapidly gained ascendency as an international arms producer, and after1922 rifles and bayonets were being made and exported, especially from the works of ZB, Ceskaslovenske Zobrojovka, Brno. The M1923 bayonet, manufacturing pattern 98/22 long is believed to be an export model and features the reversed cutting edge characteristic of earlier Austrian bayonets. This example is in very good condition for its years. The wooden grips are held with two studs above the crossguard and muzzle ring. There is No ‘7415’ printed to the top of the pommel. The blade is clean and appears to have been re sharpened. The pommel is in good condition and button and spring are working. Blade length: 38 ½ cm (51 ½ cm overall).The steel scabbard and stud retain 90% of their paint. See The Bayonet Book by John Watts and Peter White pages 52/53 No 125. The price includes UK postage. BAYO 2621.

East German ‘AKM 59’ Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 2619 - BAYO 2619
A Hilt form: two-piece brown plastic grips fully enclose the tang and the pommel. The grips widen towards the pommel end (when viewed from above) and are gently curved on the underside to fit the hand. The grips are secured by two rivets. The pommel ends of the grips are bulbous and house a broad T-shaped attachment slot in the underside. The slot continues as a groove for the entire length of the underside of the grips and this groove widens near the crossguard. A guarded press stud on the left side of the pommel operates a locking catch via an internal coiled spring. There is a large transverse hole through the hilt just in front of the press stud and through this hole is a short brown leather strap formed into a loop with a buckle at the end. Crossguard form: the lower guard is formed into a full muzzle ring. The upper guard is formed into a small hook that curves towards the blade. Blade form: broad (bowie-style) point. There is a rectangular hole in the blade that engages with the stud of the wire cutter on the scabbard. Crossguard finish: painted black. Blade finish: bright steel. Scabbard: thin black-painted straight-sided metal scabbard with a metal mouthpiece that is secured by a clip on the mouthpiece that engages with a hole in the scabbard. There is a small metal loop near the mouthpiece on the back of the scabbard. At the chape end is a metal extension that is roughly the shape of a quarter circle. The blade doesn’t appear to have been re sharpened and is in good condition. 05408 is stamped to the cross guard. There is slight use related damage to the shroud around the press stud on the grips; otherwise they are in very good condition. The scabbard has 8427 stamped to it and the rubber shield is in good condition. Blade length 15 cm (28 cm overall) See An Illustrated History of Bayonets by Martin J.Brayley pages 103-105 & 190/1. The price includes UK postage. BAYO 2619 (German box 1)
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