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MINT, 1965 Italian AEP (Arsenale Esercito Piacenza) Knife Bayonet For Beretta BM59 & M70 Assault Rifles With Scabbard & Integral Frog. BAYO 445 - BAYO 445
This is a near mint Italian Knife bayonet for Beretta BM59 & M70 Assault Rifles. It closely resembles the American M4 bayonet on which it is based. It has a 6 ½” long M4 style parkerised blade. The blade is manufacturer marked ‘star above AEP’ which is the manufacturer mark of the Italian Arsenale Esercito Piacenza. The blade is also numbered ‘F55928’. It has its original steel cross guard with large muzzle ring and steel pommel. The scales are made of plastic with grooves for grip unlike the M4 bayonet grip which is made of compressed leather rings. The scales on this example are excellent & undamaged. The bayonet is complete with its original green plastic scabbard with integral webbing frog with single retaining strap & press stud fastener. The scabbard has no manufacturer marks but is based on the US M8A1 scabbard (see pages 191 & 201 item 452 of ‘The Bayonet Book’ by White & Watts. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 445
£145.00

Scarce, French Model 1886 / 35 White Metal Handle Short Epee Lebel Rifle Bayonet With Hook Quillon & Scabbard With Leather Frog. Sn 16535 - 16535
This is an excellent original French Epee Lebel Short Bayonet & Scabbard for the Lebel Rifle. The earlier long bladed versions had the propensity to snap resulting in the introduction of short blade versions in 1935. Short versions are scarce to find compared to long variants. Our short version has a cruciform blade length of 340mm instead of the earlier length of 521mm. This ias an early short bayonet with its original quillon & white metal hilt with early round press stud. The Quillon carries the number 25380 and the blade has small inspection marks. It steel scabbard has been shortened & is fitted with a period brown leather frog. The leather & stitching of the frog are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16535
£225.00

French Mannlicher Berthier M1892 2nd Pattern Artillery Carbine Bayonet Retaining Original Quillon. BAYO 409 - BARO 409
This is a French Mannlicher Berthier Artillery Carbine M1892 2nd Pattern bayonet and scabbard. This bayonet was made to be used with the Mannlicher Berthier Artillery Carbine. This is the 2nd Pattern with wood grips which replaced the first patterns composition grips that tended to crack at the rivet holes. The bayonet has a straight sword like polished fullered blade which measures 15 3/4" long. The bayonet has an unusual feature of a short fuller on the top edge of the blade near the tip which aided penetration. The blade has a notch on both sides near to the crossguard which locks the bayonet in the scabbard with a click. The pommel has a push release which operates as it should. The scabbard is steel and has a metal belt loop. The bayonet has the original muzzle ring that overlaps the grips so that it can engage the foresight, see White & Watts, The Bayonet Book, pages 85 & 98 item 215. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 409
£225.00

French Mannlicher Berthier M1892 1st Pattern Artillery Carbine Bayonet With Composition Grips, Matching Numbers and Retaining Original Quillon. BAYO 408 - BAYO 408
This is an early French Mannlicher Berthier Artillery Carbine M1892 1st Pattern bayonet and scabbard which retain its original quillon that has not been shortened and matching numbers 98979. This 1st Pattern bayonet was made to be used with the Mannlicher Berthier Artillery Carbine with black composition grips and small rivets which tended to crack the grips. This bayonet has a crack to the left hand grip at its rivet hole. This was common fault with the first pattern bayonet and the grips were altered to wood with larger rivets on the second pattern bayonet. The bayonet has a straight sword like polished fullered blade which measures 15 3/4" long. The bayonet has an unusual feature of a short fuller on the top edge of the blade near the tip which aided penetration. The blade has a notch on both sides near to the crossguard which locks the bayonet in the scabbard with a click. The quillon is stamped with 98979 on the ricasso together with inspection marks. The pommel has a push release which operates as it should. The scabbard is steel and has a metal belt loop which is also stamped with a matching number 98979. The bayonet has the original muzzle ring that does not overlap the grips, see White & Watts, The Bayonet Book, pages 85 & 98 item 213. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 408
£225.00

SCARCE, WW2 Italian Army Folding Bayonet For Model 1938 Mannlicher & Carcano M91/38 Rifles & Scabbard. BAYO 280 - BAYO 280 / 16128
This is a scarce, WW2 Italian Folding Bayonet For Model 1938 Mannlicher & Carcano M91/38 Rifles. It has a 7" single edged blade with fuller. The blued blade is clean. It has the correct small muzzle ring and the grip strap is stamped with a letter H and the number A 71408. Its press button folding action works perfectly (the button near to the hilt is pressed which allows the blade to be pulled forward and folded into a slot in the handle). When folded the bayonet measures 8 ¾” length & when open 11 ½”. It is complete with black metal scabbard which has a fixed belt bar and is stamped with a letter M within a diamond. The scabbard has no dents and even patina. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 280
£475.00

SCARCE, WW2 Italian Army ‘R’ Marked Folding Bayonet For Model 1938 Mannlicher & Carcano M91/38 Rifles & Scabbard. Sn 16047 - 16047
This is a scarce, WW2 Italian Folding Bayonet For Model 1938 Mannlicher & Carcano M91/38 Rifles. It has a 7" single edged blade with fuller. The blued blade is clean. It has the correct small muzzle ring and the grip strap is stamped with partially visible letters 'R' (RE Italian Military) and number 'I 96613'. Its press button folding action works perfectly (the button near to the hilt is pressed which allows the blade to be pulled forward and folded into a slot in the handle). When folded the bayonet measures 8 ¾” length & when open 11 ½”. It is complete with black metal scabbard which has a fixed belt bar. The scabbard has no dents and even patina. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16047
£475.00

French Mannlicher Berthier M1892 2nd Pattern Artillery Carbine Bayonet And Matching Numbers Scabbard. BAYO 286 - BAYO 286
A French Mannlicher Berthier M1892 2nd Pattern bayonet and scabbard. This bayonet was made to be used with the Mannlicher Berthier Artillery Carbine and is a very nice design. This is the 2nd Pattern with wood grips and with the quillon partially removed. This was due to the bayonets serial number being on the lower part of the quillon. The bayonet has a straight sword like polished blade which measures 15 3/4" long. It is fullered; it has an unusual feature of a short fuller on the top edge of the blade near the tip which aided penetration. The blade has a notch on both sides near to the crossguard which locks the bayonet in the scabbard with a click. This is the later design with smooth wood grips secured with two rivets. The muzzle ring overlaps the grips and has a notch cut in at the rear which engaged at the rifles foresight. The quillon is stamped on one side with "95678". The ricasso is stamped on one side with inspection marks. The pommel has a push release which operates as it should. The scabbard is steel and has a metal belt loop which is also stamped with a matching number "95678". This is a very nice looking bayonet. (see White & Watts 'The Bayonet Book, pages 85 & 98 item 214 and An Illustrated History Of Bayonets by Martin Brayley, Page 72-74). The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 286
£225.00

Matching Numbers, 1877 Dated, French Model 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet By Manufactures D’Armes De St. Étienne With Scabbard Bayo 299 - Bayo 299
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 back blade. The back of the blade ids dated August 1877 and is marked by the manufacturer . ‘Manufactures D’Armes De St. Étienne’. The slab wood grips are I undamaged. 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 ‘H 24793’. It is complete with its original steel scabbard which has matching number ‘H 24793’. (see White & Watts Item No 201, pages 84 & 94). The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 299
£225.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, 1872 French Model 1866 Chassepot Yataghan Sword Bayonet By Tulle Arsenal With Brass Grip & Steel Scabbard. Bayo 294 - BAYO 294
An original French model 1866 Chassepot sword bayonet (See pages 70 and 71 of ‘An Illustrated History Of Bayonets’ by Brayley). The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade has staining consistent with age and is 22 ¾” length. It has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. It has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The blade has small inspection marks. The cross guard is numbered ‘FG 60597’. The back of the blade is marked with the name of the French Arsenal ‘Tulle’ and dated ‘February 1872' in French. Tulle was a smaller Arsenal than St Etienne and Châtellerault and had smaller production numbers. It is complete with the correct steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. The scabbard has even patina and is stamped with matching number near to the throat. Price includes UK delivery. BAYO 294
£275.00

Italian BM59 Bayonet, Scabbard and Integral Webbing Frog. Bayo 274 - Bayo 274
This is a nice Italian bayonet which resembles an M4 but in fact fits the Beretta BM59 rifle. This was the Italian conversion of the M1 to the 7.62mm NATO FAL system. It carries a new crossguard with a 22mm muzzle ring but is not interchangeable with the similar M7 bayonet. The bayonet also fits the Beretta AR70 5.56 rifle. It has brown ringed plastic grips secured by 2 screw bolts. The pommel is the standard M4 pincer type. The bayonet is unmarked. The scabbard is the standard American green pattern with an integral frog but again completely unmarked. (See White & Watts No 452, page 191 & 201). The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 274
£125.00
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