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Essential Reference Books for Bayonet Collectors

18190 JAPANESE BAYONETS- LARRY JOHNSON - 156 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. The classic, out of print standard reference on all Japanese Bayonets 1870-1988. Very well organized and illustrated and researched. Many collectors still prefer to use this due to its ease of use, even though Ra LaBar’s “Bayonets of Japan” is large and gets into greater depth (into excruciating levels of detail, for some readers). This is a used copy with dustjacket in near excellent condtion, showing some light scuffing on the dustjacket, a bit of very light finger soiling on some pages and the previous owner’s name stamped on the inside covers. Out of print, hard to find. $395.00 (View Picture)

18188 THE AMERICAN BAYONET 1776-1964- ALBERT HARDIN - 234 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. This was the first book on collecting American bayonets, published in 1964, and really enlightened collectors about what was out there. Some of the information has been superseded (e.g.- Reilly has added much more to our knowledge of socket bayonets, Hartman on the Krags, etc), but Hardin is still a classic reference. It remains the only reference to really address the bewildering field of brass handled sword bayonets, although there are some errors which have been discovered since this was published 45 years ago. This contains the physical and background descriptions and illustrations of over two hundred separate and distinct types of American bayonets from Colonial times to the present day. The text is profusely illustrated, and remains an excellent introduction or overview of the subject. The book covers Angular, Ramrod, Sword/Saber, Knife, Fencing, Intrenching, and Bolo Bayonets. Also included are the important variations of many standard types. The scabbards of many of the bayonets are discussed. There is also a Listing of Bayonet Patents and an extensive bibliography. Overall about excellent except dustjacket showing some scuffing and chipping and minor tears. A previous owner stamped his name on the inside covers. $165.00 (View Picture)

15519 Bayonets of Japan; A Contemporary Reference on Japanese Bayonets by Raymond C. LaBar - Just released and indisputably the definitive reference on every possible variation of Japanese made or used bayonets, including those used by other countries from the 1850s to the late 20th century. This includes all your familiar favorites, with details on makers, markings, and variations, with a convenient “LB-number” for shorthand use in referring to a specific type. It also covers virtually all the exotic, rare and prototype bayonets, such as those made for double barrel shotguns, etc. Frog variations are also covered in great detail. This book does cost a bit more than your usual reference book, but that is because nearly every photo in it (and there are LOTS of them, sharp and showing the details you want to see!) is in full color. This pretty well sets the new standard for edged weapon reference books in the quality of the organization and the effective and helpful use of color, and the quality of the scholarship. As a special incentive, each copy has been autographed by the author. These are in stock, ready for shipment. Even if you do not collect Japanese bayonets, this is a good reference to review so you can pick up hints on spotting the really rare stuff out of a pile of common ones. Highly recommended! Free shipping on orders received prior to May 20th. After that we will have to charge for shipping. $120.00 (View Picture)

15337 BAYONETS FROM JANZEN'S NOTEBOOK- 258 pp 8" x 10" hardbound. Absolutely the best single reference book for anyone interested in bayonets. It covers nearly all the standard models of all countries of all periods. Excellent line drawings with brief descriptions, organized by country and then by date. While it will not list the 10 maker/marking variations for a specific model, it is essential to identifying stuff, and to give an idea of what a complete collection might consist of. Jerry Janzen was President of the Society of American Bayonet Collectors, and had one of the best collections in the country. First published as a paperback, this is the second, hardback edition of 253 pages of the original plus 6 pages of additional errata, notes, and corrections. Brand new, not used. OUT OF PRINT- VERY LIMITED SUPPLY LEFT. $125.00 Postpaid in the U.S. (View Picture)

15079 The Knife Makers Who Went West- by Harvey Platts - 1978. First Edition Hardback folio, about 12.5 inches tall, in half black cloth on brown cloth covered boards. 201 pages 9” x 12.5” hardcover. Published in 1978. A well illustrated history of an important series of several generations of knife makers and their operations in Connecticut, New York, then on to Bradford, PA as the W.R. Case Company, then ending up as Western Cutlery in Boulder (later Longmont) Colorado. The author is the great grandson of H.N. Platts who moved west to establish the Western company. An excellent company history with indispensible information for collectors of the company's knives, with photos showing the various facilities, interiors with workmen making knives, family groupings and their homes, and lots of catalog and advertising copy to assist in identification. It is fascinating to see how small many of these operations really were, and glimpse into the family life of the entrepreneurs who were able to create new businesses using knowledge passed down from earlier generations. Overall used fine with good dustjacket. $95.00 (View Picture)


US Bayonets

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**NEW ADDITION** 19162 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET FOR M1903 OR M1 GARAND RIFLES - Looks like this one had the blade (but not the hilt) chrome or nickel plated at some point. Black plastic grip scales with minor chips at the bottom rear. Would look nice if it were stripped and refinished with a new Parkerize job. No scabbard. CHEAP! $135.00 (View Picture)

22247 U.S. MODEL 1873 "TROWEL BAYONET" FOR .45-70 TRAPDOOR RIFLES - (Janzen 215-2) A very clever attempt to combine the features of a bayonet and the entrenching tool into a single item, thereby reducing the soldier's load and perhaps achieving some cost reduction as well. Like so many good ideas dreamed up by the bureaucrats at their desks, it was a dismal failure. Indian fighting tactics did not include the necessity for use of the bayonet, and as a result, bayonets were seldom carried in the field anyway. Although the instructions said that this item was to be used like a trowel for digging entrenchments, human nature dictated that it sure looked like a shovel when mounted on a rifle, so it should be used like a shovel. This resulted in bent barrels and other problems. About 10,000 were made, and they are a fascinating addition to any U.S. military collection sure to elicit comments or inquiries from visitors. An excellent representative example with most of the bright polished finish remaining on the blade, but some scattered light staining. No chips or cracks on the edges as is often the case. The handle portion which was originally blued has about 95% blue left and the tiny patent date marking is sharp and legible. These fit any of the M1873/1877/1879/1884 trapdoor rifles (except the rod bayonet models) and are a real attention getter when people see them. Original scabbards are very hard to find but you can get repros for S&S or other sources quite reasonably priced. This is a well above average example of this scarce and desirable bayonet. $495.00 (View Picture)

21661 U.S. M1873 BAYONET FOR .45-70 "TRAPDOORS" WITH M1885 SCABBARD - Excellent example with about 95+% original blue finish, with a few scattered surface rust freckles and traces of scabbard wear on the sharp edges. Scabbard is the M1885 type with the brass belt hook (to slip down into one of the loops of the Mills belts). About 98% of the original blue on the scabbard body, and leather loop is about excellent with storage dirt and a few minor scrapes. The brass hook is tarnished or covered with dried crud that should clean up okay. Far above average and one of the best we have seen recently. Great for just about any real nice M1873-1884 trapdoor rifle except maybe one that just got removed from a sealed crate. $325.00 (View Picture)

19173 WW2 TRENCH GUN BAYONET- REMINGTON M1917 DATED 1918 with WW2 REFINISH AND WW2 SCABBARD - Scarce variant with 1918 date, apparently used for a short time only and then reverted to 1917 to indicate the model instead of actual date of manufacture. When we entered WW2 many M1917 rifles were pulled from storage and sent to allies or used for training U.S. troops. M1917 bayonet supplies were very low by the time 12 Gauge “Trench Guns” were being issued, and some of the old M1917 bayonets on hand were arsenal refurbished with a Parkerize finish, and fitted with the newly made plastic type scabbards for issue with them. This is a very nice example with about 97% of the WW2 Parkerize finish remaining and the scabbard being in excellent condition. The 1918 date is a very desirable variation in its own right. There is some sort of crud or something in the inside tip of the scabbard that needs to be cleaned out with a long wire or something. The blade can be pushed in all the way, but then is very hard to remove, so I think it will clear up with some fishing. Hard to find variation. $225.00 (View Picture)

15339 REMINGTON KNIFE BAYONET FOR THE ROLLING BLOCK RIFLES (M1897, 1901 or No. 5 EXPORT) - (Janzen Bayonets of the Remington Cartridge Period 6-3) Marked in the fuller “REMINGTON ARMS CO, ILION, NY” This has the 13 3/16” blade Janzen calls the “Mexican Model” but which was probably sold to numerous countries which used the No.5 Export model (or Model 1897 or 1901) rolling block rifles. No scabbard. Metal in G-VG condition but the wood grips are a little less attractive. $95.00 (View Picture)

14225 U.S. MODEL 1892 BAYONET & EARLY SCABBARD FOR KRAG RIFLES- DATED 1894- NICE! - First year of production with the grip rivets finished flush, and the belt hook of the early slip on type instead of the wire fasteners. Metal parts of the bayonet are finished bright, and there are some light sharpening marks visible on the blade, probably from the Spanish American War period when these saw combat in the Philippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico. The exposed parts of the hilt have some light surface rust, so a gentle cleaning is in order. The scabbard has about 95% of the original blue finish with only a few small rust spots and no dents, one of the nicest early scabbards we have seen in a long time. The very earliest 1894 dated bayonets had blued blades and bright hilts, and they are extremely rare, but even those with the bright blades like this are hard to find. A very nice piece. $350.00 (View Picture)

22850 U.S. MODEL 1892 BAYONET FOR .30-40 KRAG RIFLES WITH SCABBARD - Bayonet is marked US on one side and 1900 date on other. Blade has been carefully sharpened during its period of use, and has acquired a spotted and splotchy appearance with a mix of staining, surface rust and patina and a few tiny pits. I think that the blade will clean up with some careful work with 320 grit abrasive, but not 100% new appearance. The hilt is actually in VG-fine or better condition with only a bit of very light and easily removed surface rust and dirt. The scabbard has a mix of blue, light patina, staining and light surface rust but should clean up a bit. The early style belt hook has the swivel stop messed up so the hook will rotate 360 degrees, but fine for display or even reenactor use. Overall about good, but will clean up a bit and price reflects condition. $165.00 (View Picture)

21715 CIVIL WAR SPRINGFIELD MUSKET BAYONET SCABBARD - (Reilly S54) U.S. Model 1861, standard type with the eight rivets which was the most commonly used CW scabbard for the U.S. .58 caliber bayonets. Condition is rough, but will display okay. The body is still with the stitching long gone on the back, and the leather surface cracked and flaking. The leather of the frog has lost all the surface, but is now a flexible, almost buff type appearance. Bayonet fits in nicely. Too fragile for use, but fine for static display, although in fairy rough condition, so it would look out of place if the rest of your collection is excellent to minty, but be fine to go with a collection that is more to the rusty and relic and of the spectrum. $65.00 (View Picture)

19954 U.S. WW2 MODEL 1905 BAYONET FOR M1 GARAND AND M1903 (Series) RIFLES MADE BY UFH IN 1942 WITH SCABBARD - Very nice example with the scarce brown (instead of black) Bakelite grips. This retains about 75-80% of the original gray parkerized finish, worn on the tip area with some sharpening and a few rust specks on the blade as shown in the photos. There is some light pitting on the muzzle ring as shown in the photos. These were made with great urgency, by workforces largely made of women who replaced the experienced workers in the small companies which filled bayonet contracts. This one was made by Union Fork and Hoe in 1942 and the markings are poorly struck, but legible. The M3 scabbard is one of those made for the U.S. Navy, but later integrated into the combined service supply system, and generally considered correct for any of the WW2 made M1905 bayonets as they were delivered separately from the bayonets and matched up later when issued. Overall, a very good representative example of the so-called “Model 1942 bayonet” although officially they were always Model 1905. This will go well with a rifle that has been issued and shows some wear, not a minty gun. $350.00 (View Picture)

14458 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET- SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 1916 WITH BRIGHT BLADE AND BLUED HILT - This one needs a good cleaning and will look a lot better. This has the original finish with the blued hilt extending up about 1/8” on the blade, and the rest of the blade finished bright. The hilt has some light surface rust freckles and is starting to turn plum. The blade has some light staining that should clean up with some emery cloth. Edge of blade shows evidence of period sharpening, the better to slice up the Huns. A nice representative example of the classic U.S. bayonet for the M1903 Springfield used in WW1. Remember, bayonets were NOT shipped with the rifles, so it is perfectly normal to find either a SA or RIA bayonet on a SA or RIA rifle. These bayonets continued to be used during WW2, but most were refinished starting in the midst of WW1 to darken the blade, and later they were given parkerize finish. Will go well with a rifle that has been used some, not a really minty example. $275.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMEW2518 U.S. MODEL 1835 BAYONET FOR M1840 and M1842 .69 MUSKETS - (Reilly B78) These fit the M1835/40 .69 caliber smoothbore flintlock muskets, and also were issued with the later M1842 percussion muskets. These were the first U.S. socket bayonets to use the locking ring to secure the bayonet in place.
Overall bright appearance, lightly cleaned with some staining and a tiny bit of very light roughness, mainly on base of the face flute. Perfect for that considerably better than average condition musket. Only markings are US on the face flute. One of the nicest we have had in a long time. $225.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMEW2519 U.S. MODEL 1873 BAYONET FOR "TRAPDOOR" WITH M1885 SCABBARD- SUPERB! - (Janzen 203-3) Really excellent example with about 98% original blue showing just normal storage dings and wear on the sharp edges of the socket and a few traces of in and out streaks on the blade. U.S. marked blade. Most of these were made by arsenal remanufacture from existing M1855 bayonets left over from the Civil War, hence the washed out look to the markings, which were applied early in the original manufacture process.

The M1885 scabbard (Reilly S112) is the final type of scabbard issued with the M1873-1884 Springfield Trapdoor rifles with a long brass hook that would slip into one of the loops on the Mills cartridge belt. Excellent example with about 95% nice original blue, and maybe 5% with rust or stains, but pretty nice metal. Leather frog in fine-excellent condition with a bit of scraping and flaking, but will look better with a little leather treatment. Nice trapdoor bayonets and especially scabbards are getting much harder to find and prices have risen dramatically in the last few years. $350.00 (View Picture)

22848 WW2 GERMAN DRESS BAYONET & SCABBARD- EICKHORN - WW2 German enlisted man’s dress bayonet with scabbard, made by Eickhorn. These were made in a variety of grades by various makers, and this one seems to be a bit better quality than most. These were strictly dress items, not combat weapons, so the blades were often made of soft metal, and many had dummy catches, or even omitted the slots for attaching to the rifle entirely. What you see is what you get. $95.00 (View Picture)

17162 U.S. MODEL 1892 BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR .30-40 KRAG RIFLES- 1900 DATE - Overall VG-fine and will clean up and look a lot nicer. 1900 date on the blade, with US on the other side. Blade has a few spots of staining and light roughness as shown in the photos, some of which will clean up with some careful work. The hilt has a lot of light surface rust that will clean off. Nice walnut grip scales. Nice scabbard, free from dents or rust, but not much of the blue finish remains. Good Krag bayonets are getting harder to find, and when cleaned up this will be above average and a good representative example to go with any of your Krag rifles Model 1892, 1896 or 1898 of any date. $250.00 (View Picture)

17141 U.S. MODEL 1855 BAYONET (EARLY TYPE) - Standard for all the .58 caliber Civil War muskets and later on the .50-70 rifles. This is the first type with the locking ring travel limited to 90 degrees. Early in the war the design was modified to allow the locking ring to rotate about 30 degrees further for a tighter locking action. Overall fin, with a bright finish from a long ago cleaning with a bit of light surface rust or staining that should easily clean off. Suitable for mounting on a fine to excellent condition rifle, but not quite minty. $275.00 (View Picture)

13677 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET- BRIGHT BLADE SA 1909 WITH M1905/1910 SCABBARD - A very nice example of the early “bright blade” Model 1905 bayonet as made up to the start of WW1 when they began to darken the blades, and later most of the bright blade models were refinished, leaving the survivors scarce and desirable. This one was made at Springfield Armory in 1909, with serial number 401253. Walnut grip scales retain their rough turning texture and have only the GI oil finish. Hilt and crossguard retain about 90% of the original blued finish, along with the blue strip on the lower portion of the blade. Blade has been lightly sharpened and cleaned. Some scattered light pitting in the fuller, mainly at the rear on the right side, visible in the photographs. The scabbard is a VG Model 1905 leather covered scabbard which originally had a Krag style swivel hook. These were converted after adoption of the M1910 belt system by removal of the swivel hook and addition of a leather collar with a M1910 hook. There are two types of conversion and this is the “type 1” discussed in Gary Cunningham’s American Military Bayonets of the 20th Century on pages 29-30. Scabbard body has original Rock Island 1911 markings, and was probably converted almost immediately after being accepted. As with nearly all of the leather covered scabbards, the tip stitching has split and the leather pulled back some as the leather shrunk over the years. A well above average example of the early M1905 bayonet. Very hard to find these any more. $650.00 (View Picture)

12759 US M1855-70 STYLE SOCKET BAYONET - Good representative example of the bayonet used with all the .58 muskets and the .50-70 conversions. Overall VG-fine with slight traces of roughness in the metal in various places. Has been cleaned, but looks very nice, close to the "ass issue" bright polished appearance, mixed with some staining and widely scattered traces of surface rust, especially near the tip of the blade. Very presentable as is, it would look better with a bit of work with 320-440 emery cloth would make this look like when it was first issued. Above average example of the classic bayonet for a Civil War musket. Only marking is the US on the blade. $225.00 (View Picture)

11910 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET (RIA 1918) WITH REPRO M1910 SCABBARD - Bayonet Made by Rock Island in 1918, serial number 352036. Walnut grip scales still have the rough turning marks. Metal parts parkerized, probably during or after WW1 when they did away with the bright blades previously used and went to darkened finishes. Very nice blade with about 90-95% finish, just a bit of scabbard wear. One tiny chip on the edge near the tip (less than 1/8"). Scabbard is excellent quality reproduction of the M1910 looking great and reducing the price significantly over one that was original. $375.00 (View Picture)

11448 UNIDENTIFIED SOCKET BAYONET CIRCA 1795-1812 - Probably American circa. Blade is 14 3/4" long and 1 inch wide at the rear, with a rudimentary flute on the face flat for about 7 1/2 inches. Point is a true point, not the "prow" or "beak" point found on the M1816 bayonets. Socket is 3 5/16" long, bored for a .69 caliber musket barrel. Shank is very heavy and flattened on the forward side, nearly flush with the front of the socket. Socket is most unusual, having a "L" mortise for a top mounted stud, and remnants of a very small bridge at the rear. However, there is another slot cut on the opposite side of the socket, and an old repair in the area where it might have connected to the mortise. Rear of socket is bent so that it will not fit on a musket right now. Only marking is number 35 stamped ahead of the mortise. A very unusual bayonet that came out of New England but with no history. $150.00 (View Picture)

SMEW2476 VIETNAM ERA U.S. M1917 BAYONET & SCABBARD MADE FOR USE WITH TRENCH GUNS - After WW2 the Model 1917 Enfield rifles and bayonets were declared obsolete and sold off or given away as foreign aid. However, during Vietnam the need arose for trench guns, mainly for riot control purposes, but some saw combat use. Since all the M1917 bayonets were out of the supply system, contracts were made for a new supply of bayonets. Exact numbers made are not clear, but these are seen very rarely compared to the WW1 era bayonets. This one was made by General Cutlery in Fremont, OH, and marked on the face of the crossguard with US M1917/ GENCUT. Dark gray parkerized finish except for factory sharpened edge which was done after finishing. About 98% finish remains, showing just normal wear on sharp edges of the hilt and a bit of in and out wear on the blade. Black plastic grips. Overall workmanship is significantly below that of WW1 era M1917 bayonets, but these were procured from the lowest bidder to the minimum acceptable government specifications during the Vietnam era. Plastic scabbard body with parkerized metal throat marked U.S.- M1917/ VZM. About unissued condition, but 40 years of careless storage have resulted in scraping of hilts causing the finish wear. These will fit any of the trench guns made for M1917 bayonets, or the M1917 Enfield rifle, or even British Pattern 1913 rifles. $295.00 (View Picture)

22867 U.S. M1892 BAYONET FOR KRAG RIFLE- 1901 DATED - What you see is what you get. Viewed from the left side this is an excellent bayonet with good grips and sharp markings. Viewed from the right side, it is badly pitted on the blade, crossguard and pommel. Some of it might be cleaned up a bit with some patient file work, but it will never be great. Good for a display item as long as you place it so no one turns it over and gets surprised. $65.00 (View Picture)

22844 U.S. MODEL 1873 .45-70 TRAPDOOR CADET RIFLE BAYONET - Reilly B128) Blade with about 90-95% of old arsenal reblue finish. Just a really nice example of the correct bayonet for the “cadet rifles” with the shorter (16” vice 18”) blade that is narrower than the regular infantry model. Springfield only made about 22,088 trapdoor cadet rifles, compared to 60,912 carbines and 418,519 regular rifles, so the cadet rifles and bayonets are both actually very scarce items. Even scarcer is a special short scabbard made for the cadet bayonets for a while before they decided to just use the regular 18 inch scabbard with the cadet rifles and bayonets. This is a pretty nice example of a scarce bayonet. $175.00 (View Picture)

22458 U.S. MODEL 1816 BAYONET FOR PERCUSSION CONVERSIONS OF M1816 MUSKETS - At the time that the M1816 flintlock muskets were being converted (circa 1856-1863) contracts were let for a supply of replacement bayonet for those which had been damaged or lost over the years. These had the M1816 style sockets, but instead of the old 16 inch blades, the current M1855 style 18 inch blades were used. These are most often associated with the Hewes & Phillips conversions, but could have been issued with any of the M1816 conversion. This is a nice example, not quite minty, showing a mix of a lot of original bright polished finish, mixed with some staining and rust spots. If desired this could be cleaned up to be a really nice example. The M1816s were not 100% interchangeable, and a bit of very minor hand fitting is sometimes necessary to mate a musket and bayonet. (Or you can return it if it does not fit!) $195.00 (View Picture)

20841 U.S. Model 1905 Bayonet made by Rock Island in 1911 with early M1905 scabbard with Krag type swivel - This is a very nice example of the long Model 1905 bayonet, made by Rock Island Arsenal in 1911, one of the harder dates to find with only about 22,500 made that year. Original walnut grip scales in nice shape and about 97% of the WW1 era arsenal parkerized refinish remains. Blade not sharpened and no dings in the edge. The scabbard is the scarce early Model 1905 type with the leather covered body and blued metal throat piece with the long swivel hook similar to those used with Krag scabbards. After adoption of the Model 1910 Infantry equipment most of these early scabbard were converted by removal of the long swivel and replacement with a leather collar and M1910 belt hook. This is a pretty nice example of the scabbard, with about 60% thinning blue on the throat, about 80-90% on the swivel. Leather is nice looking despite some loss of leather on the backside at the tip. Hard to find them any better than this, and most of the early scabbards seen today are pretty trashy. $495.00 (View Picture)

19658 U.S. MODEL 1816 BAYONET FOR PERCUSSION CONVERSIONS OF M1816 MUSKETS - At the time that the M1816 flintlock muskets were being converted (circa 1856-1863) contracts were let for a supply of replacement bayonet for those which had been damaged or lost over the years. These had the M1816 style sockets, but instead of the old 16 inch blades, the current M1855 style 18 inch blades were used. These are most often associated with the Hewes & Phillips conversions, but could have been issued with any of the M1816 conversion. This is a nice example, not quite minty, showing a mix of a lot of original bright polished finish, blemished by a few minor spots of staining and llight surface rust and dried grease. A little cleaning will make this an exceptionally nice example. Remember, the M1816 muskets and bayonets were not 100% interchangeable, and a bit of hand fitting was sometimes necessary to mate a musket and bayonet. We offer a full refund (less shipping on all items) if it does not fit, so you cannot go wrong. $225.00 (View Picture)

19657 Winchester Bayonet for M1876 and Hotchkiss Muskets - (and possibly other late Winchester musket models) (Reilly B131). Looks like a typical US M1855-1873 type except for the socket bore and the visible bulge or knob shape on the back of the shank where joins the blade. A scarce bayonet. Condition is minty with only a few specks of surface rust as seen in the photos. $295.00 (View Picture)

20590 WW2 M1905 16" BAYONET FOR M1903 OR M1 GARAND MADE BY ONEIDA - Bubba really screwed this one up! He took a mint unissued 16” M1905 Bayonet made by Oneida Ltd in 1943 and hit it with a power sharpened belt on the lower edge. Then, he left it in the weather (or his still overflowed) and rusted it all to heck in spots. About 30-40% parkerize remains, and the balance is surface rust with some patches of heavier rust which has probably caused pitting underneath. I suppose you could go ahead and bead blast this and reparkerize it and it would look pretty nice, but it is flat ugly right now. Oneida is the second rarest WW2 maker of the M1905 (often incorrectly called M1942) bayonets and they bring a hefty premium over those of other makers. Why did he have to mess up a really great one instead of a previously boogered blade? No scabbard. Anyway, his mistake is your gain as the value has been cut in half. $120.00 (View Picture)

20345 U.S. M1873 BAYONET FOR .45-70 "TRAPDOORS" - Excellent example with about 95-97% original blue finish, with a few assorted storage scrapes and dings and a lot of tiny light surface rust freckles that should clean off easily. Not quite minty, but close and a nice item to go with a nice, but somewhat used, trapdoor rifle. No scabbard $165.00 (View Picture)

20110 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET WITH SCARCE M1905 SWIVEL SCABBARD (ATROCITY VICTIM!) - Bayonet is Springfield Armory 1908 production which still retains the blued hilt and bright blade. Lots of fine salt and pepper pitting on the blade, and some surface rust on the hilt, but overall a fair to good example that can be cleaned to look a bit better. This is the first style scabbard as made 1905-1910 with a permanently attached leather cover over the rawhide covered wooden core, and fitted with a swivel type belt hanger attachment like those used on Krag bayonets. In 1910 the new belt system was adopted and the scabbards were simplified so that a simple removable canvas cover with the curly M1910 belt hook was used over the rawhide covered wooden body. Most of the M1905 scabbards had the swivel hook removed and a leather collar placed around the top of the scabbard with the new style curly hooks, making surviving examples of the M1905 scabbard pretty rare. This scabbard was butchered by Bubba who felt compelled to cut through the leather covering just below the metal throat piece, and remove all of it below that point. While this essentially turned a several hundred dollar artifact into near junk, it does present the opportunity for someone to show how the early scabbards were constructed. At least that is the best excuse we can think of for wanting to own it. Or, someone good with leather could neatly fit a piece snugly against the bottom of the throat piece and stitched on the back or edge and restore it to pretty much correct appearance. In any case, the degraded condition makes this one a lot cheaper than normal at $295.00 (View Picture)

20345 U.S. M1873 BAYONET FOR .45-70 "TRAPDOORS" - Excellent example with about 95-97% original blue finish, with a few assorted storage scrapes and dings and a lot of tiny light surface rust freckles that should clean off easily. Not quite minty, but close and a nice item to go with a nice, but somewhat used, trapdoor rifle. No scabbard $165.00 (View Picture)

20110 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET WITH SCARCE M1905 SWIVEL SCABBARD (ATROCITY VICTIM!) - Bayonet is Springfield Armory 1908 production which still retains the blued hilt and bright blade. Lots of fine salt and pepper pitting on the blade, and some surface rust on the hilt, but overall a fair to good example that can be cleaned to look a bit better. This is the first style scabbard as made 1905-1910 with a permanently attached leather cover over the rawhide covered wooden core, and fitted with a swivel type belt hanger attachment like those used on Krag bayonets. In 1910 the new belt system was adopted and the scabbards were simplified so that a simple removable canvas cover with the curly M1910 belt hook was used over the rawhide covered wooden body. Most of the M1905 scabbards had the swivel hook removed and a leather collar placed around the top of the scabbard with the new style curly hooks, making surviving examples of the M1905 scabbard pretty rare. This scabbard was butchered by Bubba who felt compelled to cut through the leather covering just below the metal throat piece, and remove all of it below that point. While this essentially turned a several hundred dollar artifact into near junk, it does present the opportunity for someone to show how the early scabbards were constructed. At least that is the best excuse we can think of for wanting to own it. Or, someone good with leather could neatly fit a piece snugly against the bottom of the throat piece and stitched on the back or edge and restore it to pretty much correct appearance. In any case, the degraded condition makes this one a lot cheaper than normal at $295.00 (View Picture)

19936 U.S. M1905 BAYONET BRIGHT BLADE (SA 1908) AND M1910 SCABBARD - Prior to WW1 the bayonets for the M1903 Springfield were made with the hilts blued and the blades polished bright, but during and after WW1 most were refinished and the blades darkened usually by Parkerizing. This is one that escaped being refinished, but, alas, has suffered from poor storage and is sort of ugly now. About 50% of the blue finish on the hilt remains. The blade has numerous splotches of staining and rust on the blade. It may be possible to remove most but some will leave pitting behind. The walnut grip scales are worn but pretty good, and have K55 stamped on the left grip, filled with red. The scabbard is well used as well, with the leather tip clearly marked BRAUER BROS. 1918. The suspension look has a period sewn repair, but is sound. Not the nicest set we have seen, but not really bad, and could be cleaned up a lot. Will display nicely with a well used rifle with 50-60% finish and lots of dings. $425.00 (View Picture)

19660 SCARCE WW1 WOODEN FENCING MUSKET MADE AT ROCK ISLAND - Borphy’s book describes these in detail on pages 102-105, along with the other fencing equipment used to teach soldiers the techniques of bayonet fighting. Up until about 1916 the Army converted obsolete trapdoor muskets to “fencing muskets” by cutting them to the length of a M1903 Springfield, removing the sights and hammers, grinding off some other protruding parts, and filling the barrel with lead for proper weight. A bayonet was provided that attached to the barrel and had a leather covered spring steel blade with a blunt tip to avoid injury. By the outbreak of World War One, the Army had adopted a much cheaper and expendable wooden rifle for bayonet training. It was made of a thick, dense wood (similar to mahogany) roughly shaped to the outline of the M1903 rifle with fixed 16 inch bladed bayonet. Several heavy rivets reinforced the butt in two places and the crossguard area of the bayonet to prolong service life. The tip of the bayonet was covered with a padded leather ball, nearly always missing from these. Brophy shows an example marked RIA 1914 but all of the 5 or 6 I have ever seen have only had a tiny ordnance wheel inspector mark. Overall length about 60 inches. This example is about average condition with the padded leather tip missing, and assorted dings and scars. The wood has been drying out for 90 years and the buttstock has numerous age checks or cracks, but it is solid, thanks to the reinforcing rivets. Overall a mellow medium brown patina. Ordnance wheel inspector mark is present. This is a rare M1903 Springfield accessory, or a rare addition to a U.S. bayonet collection. As noted, we have only seen a handful of these, so survival rate is pretty low. $250.00 (View Picture)

19442 U.S. MODEL 1855 SOCKET BAYONET FOR THE .58 CALIBER MUSKETS AND .50-70 RIFLES (SLIGHTLY SHORTENED) - Probably shortened by Bannerman or one of the surplus merchants to sell with their “cadet” rifles or “Quaker rifles” popular with youth groups and military schools in the late 19th century. This is a standard M1855 bayonet and will fit all the .58 muskets and .50-70 rifles, but the blade has been shortened from 18” to 15 ¼ inches. Overall it has an old dark brown color which is a mix of patina, dried crud and possible some sort of browned finish applied by Bannerman. This could be easily polished bright if you like, or wanted to use it for living history or reenactor events, or will display nicely as a representative Civil War bayonet with a “brown gun” example of a musket. If unaltered, price would be about $50 higher, but it is a bargain at only $95.00 (View Picture)

19368 U.S. Model 1855 .58 caliber bayonet partially converted to M1873 .45-70 caliber - We have seen a number of these over the years, having the socket pressed down to the smaller diameter for use on the .45-70 rifles. However, in the process, some failed and there is a resulting crack along the lower edge of the socket. The bayonets are otherwise in excellent condition, still finished bright and needing final polishing. These should work okay on a .45-70 (maybe need a little final fitting) but are nice for display to show how the thrifty army tried to save money by altering obsolete material to meet current needs. It also explains how they got into the rod-bayonet business after the supply of Civil War surplus bayonets for conversion was exhausted. What you see is what you get. This one has a crack at the rear of the socket. $89.00 (View Picture)

19367 U.S. Model 1855 .58 caliber bayonet partially converted to M1873 .45-70 caliber - We have seen a number of these over the years, having the socket pressed down to the smaller diameter for use on the .45-70 rifles. However, in the process, some failed and there is a resulting crack along the lower edge of the socket. The bayonets are otherwise in excellent condition, still finished bright and needing final polishing. These should work okay on a .45-70 (maybe need a little final fitting) but are nice for display to show how the thrifty army tried to save money by altering obsolete material to meet current needs. It also explains how they got into the rod-bayonet business after the supply of Civil War surplus bayonets for conversion was exhausted. What you see is what you get. This one has a crack at the front of the socket. $89.00 (View Picture)

19240 US BAYONET M5A1 AND SCABBARD M8A1 - This is the correct bayonet for the M1 Garand rifle from 1953 onward (although the 10 inch blade M1 Bayonet was used as well). These were lighter and simpler (and cheaper!) that the M1 bayonet, and instead of the traditional ring around the barrel, these used a stud on the back of the guard which fit into the hole in the center of the gas cylinder lock screw. This one was made by Columbus MILPAR and is probably mid to late 1950s vintage. The blade shows excessive sharpening and it has been refinished so it is probably one that went to Korea and was surplused out of there. Still an okay representative example. Complete with correct M8A1 scabbard. $45.00 (View Picture)

19223 U.S. MODEL 1892 KRAG BAYONET & SCABBARD- 1898 DATE - This one will look a lot better with a tiny bit of cleaning of the blade and a coat of linseed oil on the walnut grips. Scabbard is an old arsenal refinished one with some traces of minor pitting under the 95% blue refinish remaining. The blade is basically bright but with some dried dirt and crud and staining and one eraser size patch of rust pits just below the 1898 date. The hilt and crossguard are a dull steel gray, not rusty or pitted. This will clean up to be a very nice example, and the 1898 date makes it a great representative example for a Spanish American War collection. One of the best Krag bayonets we have had in quite a while. $250.00 (View Picture)

9700 U.S. MODEL 1892 BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR KRAG RIFLES (1903 DATE) - Near excellent example with excellent walnut grips except for one dinged area on right grip. Edge of blade has been heavily (but very neatly) sharpened, and false edge a bit less neatly sharpened. A bit of staining and some light pitting at the tip, but nothing too bad. Excellent scabbard with about 96-98% blue finish remaining, but I suspect it is an old arsenal refinish. A very handsome Krag bayonet and scabbard, but sharpening and refinished scabbard make it a bit more affordable. $185.00 (View Picture)

4577  US M1861 BAYONET Standard bayonet used on the .58 caliber muskets and the later .50-70 rifles.  Has nice smooth brown patina with only a few areas of heavier rust.  If desired, most of this could be cleaned off leaving a smmoth surface with very few areas of pitting but some staining.  Some battering at the back of the socket that a few file strokes would fix if you decided to clean it.  Ready for display with a brown musket, or clean it up to go with one that is bright.  Average or a little better than these are usually found. $189.00 (View Picture)

558 U.S. M4 bayonet with RUBBER GRIPS - Rare variant shown in Cole III, page 108, number 17. (Also Janzen 228-1) No marks on guard. Blade has about 99% of dark parkerize finish, probably done when cast rubber grips were installed. Overall would grade as near excellent. These are a recognized variation done under U.S. military authority. Rare item. Have only ever seen two others. With M8 scabbard with M1910 belt hook added to alter to M8A1. $165.00

18389 M1873 BAYONET FOR .45-70 TRAPDOOR - A near mint unissued example that suffered from poor storage and how has a lot of surface rust spots, especially on the socket. Most should clean off but some will not, but it will look a lot better with a good cleaning. $110.00 (View Picture)

17910 Scarce- Partially completed conversion of U.S. Model 1855 .58 caliber bayonet to fit .45-70 rifles - At the end of the Civil War the Army had hundreds of thousands of surplus bayonets for the obsolete .58 caliber rifle muskets. They continued to use some of these with the .50-70 rifles. However, when production of the Model 1873 rifles in .45-70 caliber began, the army was in a chronically underfunded struggle to cut costs. Therefore, they developed a method to compress the sockets of the surplus .58 caliber bayonets down a bit to fit on the smaller .45-70 rifles. Although some suggest that they just squeezed the sockets down, that does not allow for displacement of the metal no longer needed for the new diameter of the socket. Others have suggested, and the evidence is very strong, that the old bayonets had a narrow slit cut on he underside of the socket and then it was compressed or essentially cold forged to the diameter and when refinished would look like a new made bayonet. We have had a half dozen of these bayonets with failed seams in the socket which we believe are rejects from the alteration process due to failure of the seam to properly close up. Some are clearly previously issued bayonets, and others, like this one, seem to be nearly completed ones that were still on hand at Springfield as work in progress when production of the .58 caliber bayonets ended. Perhaps they were an unsuccessful first attempt at conversion, or rejects from the process finally adopted. In any case, here is an opportunity to add a partially completed conversion to your collection to go with your .45-70s. Overall excellent plus with original bright finish, and it looks like final work had not been completed on the mortise to fit over the front sight and the lock ring stop pin had not been installed. First one of these we have had in several years. $125.00 (View Picture)

17908 Remington made French Model 1886/93/16 Bayonet & Scabbard - (Janzen 72-1) Based on the 1886 design adopted for the revolutionary 8mm Lebel rifle, the first small caliber smokeless powder rifle adopted by any nation, this continues use of the long cruciform blade, and metal alloy handle with a silver color. However, unlike the earlier versions this has no hook on the crossguard. The Remington made bayonets are unique in that they are totally unmarked, while the French made examples are serialized on the guard and the scabbard with assorted other marks as well. Considerable uncertainty exists on exactly when these were made(during WW1, or circa 1924-32?) and in what quantity, and if the were ever accepted by the French or not. In any case this is an unissued example that has been poorly stored. The blued scabbard has turned plum mixed with patina, and the steel parts of the hilt need to be cleaned. Still a nice bayonet, but not minty as some. The scabbard has a slight bend that you have to look to see, but works fine. This is the correct bayonet for the French made Mle 1907/15 Mannlicher Berthier rifles. These turn up from time to time, but not very often. $115.00 (View Picture)

16758 U.S. Model 1905 16 inch Bayonet made by Springfield in 1913 with WW2 scabbard - Excellent plus condition, arsenal overhauled for issue in WW2. Originally made with a blued hilt and bright polished blade, this was later arsenal overhauled with a dark parkerized finish and stored in cosmoline. The walnut grips are excellent plus with the turning marks intact, but dark with cosmoline right now. Good clear markings on the blade. Exposed parts of the hilt have lots of dirt mixed in with the cosmoline and a few stray spots of white paint, but should look great when cleaned. The scabbard is the typical WW2 era plastic M3 type, this one with the throat piece bearing the USN Mark I markings, but these were interchangeable with the Army procured M3s and mixed under the same stock numbers when the supply systems were merged. Scabbard is excellent. Remember, they did not put all the weapons from WW1 into storage for collectors, but kept issuing them as long as they were standard models. A great example of a WW1 bayonet as prepared for reissue during (or maybe after) WW2. $395.00 (View Picture)

17890 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET- SA 1918- NICKEL PLATED - Most nickel or chrome plated bayonets are the result of unauthorized modification at the unit level for ceremonial use (color guards, parades, etc). However, I recall reading somewhere that Springfield Armory did nickel plate some M1905 bayonets in 1918, but I cannot find that reference. This one looks like it was never polished or previously finished, but simply nickel plated when newly made. It has acquired some minor flaking or rust bubble underneath the nickel as shown on the photos, mainly on the left side of the blade. Grips are about perfect with the rough turning marks intact. I believe this to be one of the SA nickeled bayonets (if, indeed, they actually made some) but it may be a later refinish by the local VFW post. Overall near excellent, and if authentic, a very rare variation for the advanced collector. $325.00 (View Picture)

17556 Russian Model 1891 Mosin Nagant First Model Bayonet (unfinished) - Probably made by Remington, but totally unmarked. This is a rough forging that has had most of the machining operations finished, but never was drilled for the stop pin for the locking ring. It is probably left over from the canceled Czarist Russian contracts of 1917. when the Communist government installed by the October Revolution repudiated all the old Czarist contracts. An interesting example of a "work in progress”, and the importance of mutual allied support during WW1. $55.00 (View Picture)

17153 U.S. Model 1892 Bayonet for .30-40 Krag rifles- dated 1899 - Not a bad example, but needs a good cleaning, and it has some damage to the right grip. Blade has lots of spotty staining and rust specks that should mostly clean off with a bit of effort. Hilt has some light rust or patina, but no apparent pitting. Grips are about good except for a chunk about 1” x ½” broken off the right side and some notches where Bubba was counting his toes or something. Good markings US on one side and 1899 on the other. No scabbard. $110.00 (View Picture)

16761 M1905 BAYONET (SA 1907) & RARE M1905 SCABBARD for M1903 SPRINGFIELD - The bayonet is a very nice one with original bright polished blade and some of the original blue on the hilt and bottom 1/8” of the blade. Fine to excellent walnut grip scales. Blade has some very light staining that could be polished off if desired, and one tiny patch (1/8” x ¾”) where the staining is a bit darker. No nicks in the edge. Crisp markings SA [Springfield Armory] / ordnance bomb / 1907 on the ricasso, with serial number209281 on the other side. A very handsome bayonet showing the early bright blade finish, but not quite minty. The scabbard is the Model 1905 with the Krag style swivel hook. This is the second pattern, with the longer blue steel throat piece. These were made from sometime in 1906 until replaced by the canvas covered rawhide M1910 scabbards. At that point nearly all of the M1905 scabbards were modified by removal of the Krag hooks and installation of a leather collar with a M1910 style belt hook for use with the new style web gear. Thus unmodified examples of het M1905 scabbard are quite scarce, and we have only had maybe 2 or 3 others in the last 10+ years. The leather body on this one shows the usual wear at the tip, and apparently the side stitching had problems and a previous owner glued the seam shut so it is tight now. Unfortunately, someone put several strips of tape on the leather, it when removed, it lifted some of the surface finish. This can be made a lot less noticeable with some polishing and leather treatment. Scabbard is marked on the back RIA (Rock Island Arsenal—where all the scabbards were made then) and dated 1907. While not in the best condition, this is still a very nice representative example of the bright bladed bayonet and M1905 scabbard with matching date. $695.00 (View Picture)

16712 U.S. MODEL 1855 BAYONET FOR .58 MUSKETS AND .50-70 RIFLES (M1855-1872) - Nice original standard M1855 bayonet which was issued with all the .58 muskets (M1855-1864) and the conversions through the end of the .50-70 era. Overall VG-fine condition with mostly a dull steel gray appearance but having a layer of dried grease and crud covering most of the blade and part of the socket. This should clean off easily and look okay, and if desired a bit of work with 320 grit emery cloth will brighten it up to look more like the original bright polished finish. This has the post 1861 lock ring that turns a few degrees further than the earlier version, but they were considered 100% interchangeable in service. Markings consist of U.S. over a punch mark, and the number 5 stamped above the U.S. Will be fine on a good representative Civil War musket or .50-70 but not quite good enough for a minty example. $175.00 (View Picture)

15515 Lot of 3 socket scabbards circa 1840-1865 - These came in with a lot of bayonets and swords and will be sold as a single lot. A- Regulation U.S. “Type II” scabbard adopted circa 1858-59 with two rivets. This one is overall VG condition with good leather and minimal cracking or flaking, but the tip is missing. Looks like it was probably for the 16 inch blade of the M1816 bayonet, but could have worked with the 18 inch M1855 or 1842 bayonets although they might stop slightly short of seating fully. No markings. We are including a free CW era brass tip from a scabbard, but it will not fit any of these three. Reilly S51. B- Regulation U.S. Model 1861 scabbard with 8 rivets for the 18 inch M1855 or M1842 bayonets. Tip is broken off and missing. Leather is dark, stiff with cracking and flaking. Has faint traces of the double oval markings often seen on Gaylord made items. Reilly S54. C- Non-regulation pattern, crude construction, probably militia or Confederate. Belt loop is noticeably narrower than the regulation patterns. Leather is scuffed, stiff and flaking. Stitching is weak and loose. Tip is broken off and missing. This will fit the 18 inch M1855 or M1842 bayonets but the point will stick out the bottom, or with the tip of the bayonet safely inside, will fit the 16 inch M1816 blades so common in early years of the war, especially in the South. Very similar to Reilly S63. The lot of three for $175.00 (View Picture)

15428 U.S. MODEL 1892 KRAG BAYONET (NO SCABBARD) - 1901 dated- Overall not quite good condition, but not total trash either. Blade has been neatly sharpened during its period of use. Pommel has some light rust (but probably very little if any pitting underneath) and rest of the hilt is dull steel gray. Some very light fingerprint type rust on the blade that should come off with a good cleaning. Grips show some wear but are pretty nice. This is one that could be aggressively cleaned up for use by a reenactor, or it will display just fine with a less than stellar Krag. The very best feature is the price, only $145.00 (View Picture)

15291 U.S. MODEL 1855 BAYONET MADE BY COLLINS & CO. FOR M1855-1861 .58 MUSKETS - At first glance this is as nice a M1855 bayonet as I have seen in years, with the added advantages of being made by the famous Collins & Company, and having the 1861 and earlier short rotation on the locking ring. Bright steel finish has mellowed to a smooth silver-gray with only a very few small specks of staining. Perfect for a minty M1855 or early M1861 musket. The Collins marking “C & Co” marked on the socket However, close inspection reveals the letter “C” struck on the rear of the socket, the infamous “mark of condemnation” indicating that this bayonet was rejected by federal inspectors. The flaw is probably in the welding of the shank to the socket as the faired in portion at the rear of the shank seems to be separates slightly, although the blade is firmly and permanently attached, so it is more of a cosmetic defect than a major problem. Still, the inspector did his job, and the bayonet was probably then sold to fill a state order instead! For someone who wants the very best, but with an interesting twist to the story. I know I will regret not keeping this for myself! $395.00 (View Picture)

14916 U.S. MODEL 1855 BAYONET FOR .58 MUSKETS AND .50-70 RIFLES (M1855-1872) - Standard original M1855 bayonet which was issued with all the .58 muskets (M1855-1864) and the conversions through the end of the .50-70 era. Overall G-VG condition with mostly a dull steel gray appearance with some stains and small pits and a few areas of rust. This has the post 1861 lock ring that turns a few degrees further than the earlier version, but they were considered 100% interchangeable in service. Could be cleaned up if you like a more polished appearance. Markings consist of U.S on the face of the blade. Will be fine on a good, but not minty CW musket or .50-70. $175.00 (View Picture)

14289 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SOCKET BAYONET FOR M1873 (NEAR MINT UNISSUED!) - (Janzen 204-2) These use the common M1855 style blade shape, but the smaller diameter socket and short shank and very long riccasso of the face of the blade are distinctive identifying features on these. Many of the M1873 muskets were sold overseas, but a fair number were sold to state militias and domestic users for guard use. This example retains about 98% of the original bright polished finish, with one strip of light surface rust that should clean off along the edge of blade at the rear. About as close to mint unissued as you will ever get. Nicest of the doze or so I have seen over the years. $325.00 (View Picture)

14283 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SOCKET BAYONET FOR M1873 WINCHESTER - (Janzen 204-2) These use the common M1855 style blade shape, but the smaller diameter socket and short shank and very long riccasso of the face of the blade are distinctive identifying features on these. Many of the M1873 muskets were sold overseas, but a fair number were sold to state militias and domestic users for guard use. This example retains about 95% of the original bright polished finish, slightly dulling to steel gray, but has scattered speckles of staining and a tiny patch of very light pitting (about 3/8” diameter) halfway own the blade. Still overall excellent example. $275.00 (View Picture)

SMEW1026 - U.S. M4 bayonet manufactured by Conetta. Correct U. S. Korean war vintage bayonet for the M1 Carbine with black plastic grips. Bayonet is in VG-Excellent condition, with Dark blue/black finish and crisp, clear markings. $75.00 (View Picture)

**HOLD** SMEW1033 - U.S. M4 bayonet manufactured by Kinfolks Inc. Correct U. S. Korean war vintage bayonet for the M1 Carbine with black plastic grips. Kinfolks Inc. is one of the rarest M4 manufacturers, total production was only 120,000 bayonets. Bayonet is in VG condition, with some wear due to excessive sharpening. Dark blue/black finish. $75.00 (View Picture)


U.S. Knives, Machetes, & Daggers

20427 SCARCE WW2 LIFE RAFT SURVIVAL KNIFE BY WESTERN- NEW IN THE BOX! - Similar to Cole Book 3 page 173, except this was made without the list the dot female snaps for attaching to the raft. This version was intended to be cemented to the fabric of the raft permanently. It has a cork or balsa wood handle with a long lanyard attached to the loop on the leather sheath so the knife will not get lost. The bright finished blade still has the original dried cosmoline on it. The blade is an arch shape with a rounded tip, and the edge is only sharpened on the inside radius, this avoiding risk of cutting or puncturing the air-filled raft, but still providing a sharp tool for cutting cloth or fishing line or slicing up fresh caught fish (or seagulls). A rare piece for the collector of WW2 aircrew survival gear, or U.S. military edged weapons. The original box is included, with one small tear, but complete and overall fine to excellent and the knife, scabbard and attaching patch are mint unissued. $135.00 (View Picture)

9323 SPANISH AMERICAN WAR ERA COLLINS 1005 MACHETE & SCABBARD - This type was used by the U.S. military during the Spanish-American War period and on into WW1, and usually did not have any military marks. Shown in Cole’s books on U.S. Military Knives, Bayonets & Machetes. Well used as shown in the photos. Scabbard has two large areas of leather lost on the front, but is okay for display on the other side. Blade is somewhat rusty mixed with patina, and sharpening marks and is SHARP!. Horn grips have initials FEF branded on one side, but no idea what it means. CHEAP! $65.00 (View Picture)

17089 U.S. MILITARY PARACHUTE “HOOK BLADE KNIFE” (SHROUD CUTTER) - This is a simple, but essential tool carried either in a cloth pouch on the parachute case, or on a special pocket of the flight suit so that it is instantly available if needed. The “hook blade” eliminates any sharp point which might stab the user, or damage equipment. The inside edge of the hook is sharpened, so that you can “hook onto” parachute shroud lines to quickly cut them away in an emergency, or for use as survival material. This is the first of these we have had, and has orange plastic(?) handles. The stainless steel blade has maker marking etched in place with a 1974 date. Used (or carried) VG-fine condition. $35.00 (View Picture)

SMEW2415 Bolo Knife U.S. Model 1917 Manufactured by Plumb of St. Louis. - Blade is in good condition withsome sharpening but very little pitting. Ricasso is marked ``U.S. / MOD. 1917`` reverse ricasso marked ``PLUMB / ST LOUIS``. Grip scales are good condition but have some dents and dings. Grips and pommel are stampped `L111'. $150.00 (View Picture)

19228 SPANISH AMERICAN-WW1 ERA COLLINS No. 1005 MACHETE & SCABBARD - This is the type believed to have been used in Spanish American War with heavy thick "bolo" blade, not light type found on WW2 machetes. Type 1 shown in Cole III, p. 36 with the green horn handle. “4 D” branded into the grip, but exact meaning unknown. Scabbard is type with brass throat and tip (as shown with type 1 blade) having the Collins “Legitimus” logo and two rows of scrolls. No US military marks (except maybe the 4 D??) but certainly identical type as purchased for military use. Blade has been heavily sharpened during period of use with some stray grind/file marks and has stain and some small areas of light pitting. Handles are a bit dry. Tooled leather scabbard in good shape, but the brass top plate on throat piece has come loose, which can be soldered (or more easily- fastened with epoxy) back in place. This general type was military issue circa 1898 until the late 1920s. $225.00 (View Picture)

19229 SCARCE COLLINS 1232 BOLO OR SPLINT KNIFE FOR THE CCC - (Cole IV p. 14; D.E. Henry- Collins Machetes & Bowies pp. 116-121) This was patterned after the U.S. Model 1904 Hospital Corps Knife, but made somewhat lighter (and less costly) 12 inch blade for use by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s. This one, like one mentioned by Henry is stamped CDF for the California Division of Forestry. The horn used for the grips is beginning to delaminate some, but is intact. Edge shows period sharpening and the edge has only a couple of tiny insignificant nicks. A scarce example of a military item adapted for civilian use and used by the famous CCC during the depression. $225.00 (View Picture)

19052 ASIAN (Philippine?) BOLO(?) KNIFE AND WOODEN SCABBARD - Nice quality handmade bolo(?) knife and scabbard, probably from the Philippines, or possibly somewhere else in Asia. Overall length about 14-15 inches. I believe this is a WW2 era souvenir, but possibly from Vietnam. The hand forged blade is about 11 inches long, flat on one side, and the edge is rounded over on the other side to form the sharp edge. The wooden hilt appears to be some sort of ugly animal type figure (or maybe it is a Democrat- hard to tell the difference sometimes). The wooden scabbard is well made with the outside a dark mahogany type wood and the back a lighter color wood, bound together by six braided bands of leather or sinew of some sort. Near the top of the scabbard there is a raised rib with two holes for some sort of thong type attachment to a belt. Overall this is fairly good native workmanship, not cheap-hurry up tourist trade junk, but certainly nothing that approaches fine art or skilled craftsmanship. I know there are people who collect this sort of thing and can probably narrow down where it came from, so if you have any questions, I don’t have any more answers on this one. $75.00 (View Picture)

556 Collins No. 1005 Machete - This is the type believed to have been used in Spanish American War with heavy thick "bolo" blade, not light type found on WW2 machetes. Type 2 shown in Cole III, p. 36 with coco-bolo wood grips. Scabbard is type with brass throat and tip (as shown with type 3 blade). Blade shows rough forged nature, but has been heavily sharpened (be careful, it is REALLY sharp!). Tooled leather scabbard in good shape, but leather loop is badly cracked and flaking. Brass top plate on throat piece has come loose, but can be soldered (or more easily- fastened with epoxy) back in place. This general type was military issue circa 1898 until the late 1920s. $175.00 (View Picture)



Foreign Bayonets

**NEW ADDITION** 21682 BRITISH JUNGLE CARBINE BAYONE & SCABBARD (REPRODUCTION BUT CHEAP!) - Nice quality Indian made replica of the No.5 Mark II bayonet for the Jungle Carbine. Originals are hard to find, usually missing the scabbard and pretty pricey, so this is an excellent substitute. It is highly polished and blued, and looks much nicer than the originals. Only markings are RFI on the blade, the marks used by Rifle Factory Ishapore, but I suspect that this was made specifically for the collector market elsewhere. $69.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 21559 ENGLISH PATTERN 1887 MARK III SWORD BAYONET FOR MARTINI-HENRY WITH SCABBARD - (Janzen 54-2) The big and impressive bayonet was approved June 22, 1888, differing from the earlier Mark II by omission of the fuller on the blade. The scabbard with steel tip and throat is a slightly later type approved in 1891 but interchangeable with all the Martini sword bayonets. This one is in near excellent condition with a slight bit of pitting on the pommel, a little staining on the blade and hilt, and excellent pressed leather grip scales, and excellent scabbard. The scabbard has Nepalese (Ghurka) style markings on the throat piece and some stamped number on the top of the throat. This needs a good cleaning and will be a very handsome addition to your Martini-Henry .577-450 caliber rifle. $225.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 21105 Argentine Model 1891 bayonet and scabbard (brass grips) for 1891 Mauser Rifle - (Janzen 2-2). Although Janzen speculates that the brass grips were for police or naval use, Colin Webster’s definitive study of the Argentine Mauser rifles confirms that the first 40,000 bayonet (serial numbers with A through D prefix) delivered in 1892-1893 has brass grips. The remaining 190,000 (E through W prefix) bayonet had aluminum grips, adopted as a weight reduction measure. (See Webster pages 91-97.) This is a good representative excellent example but needs a good cleaning. As with nearly all of the M1891 bayonets and rifles, this has had the Argentine crest removed by grinding. Blade was sharpened during period of use and there is some rust on the cross guard and scabbard has several dents as shown in the photo. Catch is stuck half way extended, but cleaning should fix that. Scabbard is from the B series. Hard to find the brass handled examples. $125.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 19953 ITALIAN MODEL 1938 FOLDING BAYONET FOR M38 CARCANO WITH SCABBARD - (Janzen 125-1) Uncommon and pretty neat bayonet that folds back like an oversized jacknife. The reason the M38 Carcano rifles have the slot on the bottom of the stock is to accommodate these bayonets with the blade folded. They were issued with a metal scabbard for wear on the belt, but the scabbards are often missing. This one is a good representative example, although the blade has been heavily cleaned and there is some pitting in the groove. Top of tang marked with unidentified mark and serial number L14621. Scabbard is pretty nice. Hard to find, and something much different than 95% of all bayonets. First of the folding ones we have had in a long time. $185.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 17707 CANADIAN ROSS RIFLE BAYONET MODEL 1910 (MARK II) WITH WW1 POINTED BLADE - (Janzen 25-3) with the blade sharpened and refinished to frosty blue-gray with the hilt blued. This is the type which was used by the Canadians, but NOT the US, which used the earlier Model 1905 bayonet which had the muzzle ring thicker than the crossguard. Canadian unit marks and clear Ross Rifle Company markings. Janzen give both explanations for the ugly pointed blade- some claim they were sharpened from butcher shape to pointed during WW1, while others claim they were made this way. In either case, it is a very unattractive blade shape. Overall VG condition, but no scabbard. $95.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 10588 SCARCE ENGLISH PATTERN 1895 MARTINI-ENFIELD BAYONE & SCABBARD - (Janzen 47-3) This was made for the uncommon .303 British caliber Martini-Enfield rifles, not the ubiquitous Pattern 1876 Martini-Henry in .577-450 caliber. Bayonet is in Vg-fine condition with most of the blued socked turning plum and patina, but not really rusty. Blade has some light tarnish and staining but should clean up. Markings on the blade as shown, including point to point arrows indicating sold from service. The scabbard is somewhat rough with the stitching failing near the tip and throat, but intact along the central part of the body. This will look a lot better when cleaned up. This will also fit the Martin-Metford conversions, but the socket diameter is too small for the .577-450 Martini-Henry rifles. $149.00 (View Picture)

22799 JAP TYPE 30 BAYONET, SCABBARD & FROG – JINSEN ARESNAL - (Janzen 134-1) Made by Jinsen Arsenal, this has the flat sided pommel but retains the hooked crossguard. The blade is brightly polished while the hilt and scabbard retain most of their original blue, along with some light surface rust. Leather frog is in good condition and has been with the bayonet for decades, probably since WW2. A well above average Jap bayonet, both in condition and rarity, nice to have with the frog. $149.00 (View Picture)

22652 DANISH MODEL 1889 KRAG BAYONET WITH SCABBARD AND FROG - (Janzen 37-2) The standard M1889 bayonet for the Model 1889 8mm Danish Krag rifles. Early production had pressed leather grip scales, but most, like this have wooden scales secured by brass rivets. These are an extremely rugged design, basically a one piece forging with a rib on the top of the grip making it extremely rigid. Bayonet was made by RKV KOBHVN and has been sharpened during its service life. Unit marks on pommel 75032 and 38B.830. The black leather scabbard has steel throat and tip pieces and is overall fine to excellent condition, much nicer than these are usually found. There is a primitive aluminum frog or belt loop, but not sure that is a regulation design. There is a spring loaded catch that does not need to be touched, but will retain the bayonet in place until sufficient force is exerted to pull it loose. $135.00 (View Picture)

23385 French Model 1886/91/16/1935 Lebel Bayonet and Scabbard - (Janzen 71-4) This is the M1886 Lebel bayonet shortened from its original length of about 25 inches to a more manageable 18 inches. Overall fine plus to excellent with slight staining on the cruciform blade, and the brass handle having a mellow aged appearance. Complete with scabbard (mismatched numbers, as nearly all were by this point in their long history.). These were older bayonets shortened after 1935 for use with the older French arms used by colonial troops and various support units, and were the last of the epee style bayonets used by the French. $125.00 (View Picture)

20952 Swedish Model 1914 Bayonet for the M1894 Carbine - (Janzen 181-2) Overall excellent plus with perfect wooden grips, 99% gray parkerize finish on the hilt, and nearly all the original bright polish on the blade. However, there are a lot of stained spots on one side of the blade near the tip, but these should clean off with some 320 or 400 grit abrasive. The scabbard has been painted gray, long ago, and has some chips and flakes and a couple of rust spots. Despite needing just a bit of cleaning this is a great example of an impressive design, made of top quality materials. $135.00 (View Picture)

20560 MAUSER BAYONET WITH 15” BLADE- BELGIAN 1924 LONG EXPORT MODEL- WITH SCABBARD - (Janzen 19-2). Typical Mauser 98 configuration to fit rifles with the bayonet “bar” under the barrel instead of on the bottom of the upper band as with the earlier Mauser rifles. This is well made, Belgian workmanship, but only markings found are a serial number on the back of the pommel, an illegible oval marking on the side of the pommel and an unidentified marking on the frog stud of the scabbard. The 1924 rifles were sold all over the world, for many years, so it could have been used by nearly any of the South American, African, or other nations which got arms from FN. Overall dirty and needing a good cleaning with lots of crud, dried grease and some light surface rust, but looks like about 90% of the original dark parkerized finish remains. $65.00 (View Picture)

20425 BRITISH WW1 PATTERN 1907 BAYONET AND SCABBARD FOR No. 1 Mk III Lee Enfield - (Janzen 57-3) Made by Wilkinson Sword Company in March 1917, in time to see use in the horrific trench warfare that ate up armies in WW1. The metal is in G-VG condition except for one tiny spot of pitting on the upper edge near the tip of the blade, and the ratty grip screws. The wooden grip scales are pretty ugly, but you can get brand new set for $16 from Liberty Tree, and I am sure that someone has replacement grip screws as well. The scabbard stitching is intact, but the throat and tip pieces have the black paint finish flaking off, and the leather is somewhat oil soaked. Still, a good representative bayonet as used in WW1 (and again in WW2) by the majority of British Commonwealth forces, $85.00 (View Picture)

21837 FRENCH M1874 GRAS BAYONET & SCABBARD- MADE BY ST. ETIENNE IN 1878 - (Janzen 70-1) Made by St. Etienne in July 1878 and so engraved on the spine of the blade. Mismatched numbers on crossguard and scabbard. Scabbard is free from dents and has lots of original blue left mixed with some surface rust and patina.. Blade about fine with bright polished finish and some staining. Good walnut grips. Some patina on the crossguard that should clean off okay. An G-VG example, from one of the main makers of the Gras bayonet used by the French at the height of their status as a worldwide colonial power. $125.00 (View Picture)

21095 SWEDISH MODEL 1896 MAUSER BAYONET FROG - Used fine, with clear "three crown" marking. $15.00 (View Picture)

20779 French Model 1886/93/1916 Lebel Bayonet and Scabbard and Frog - (Janzen 71-3) This is the full length M1886 Lebel bayonet about 25 inches overall length. However it was made without the hooked quillon (or modified from that configuration) to update it to the current WW1 design. Although designed for the Lebels, these were standard for the Mannlicher-Berthier Mle 1907, 1915 and 1916 rifles. This has the silver alloy grip, not the later brass. Overall excellent with lots of blue remaining on the scabbard. The leather frog appears to be some home made example but with the highly carried quality of French militaria who knows. Extra long blade handy for prominent display of surrender flags, or spit for a snail BBQ. This is the classic WW1 French bayonet used, and lost, by the millions in the horrific trench warfare. $135.00 (View Picture)

20117 French Model 1892 (modified) bayonet w/ scabbard for 1892 Berthier - (Janzen 74-2) The Model 1892 second pattern bayonet is identical to the first pattern except that it has a longer muzzle ring, extending slightly behind the handle. These bayonets were produced for the M-1892 Mannlicher Berthier short rifle which was issued to Calvary, railroad troops, and telegraph units.. This has the extended muzzle ring of the second model. Hook has bee removed from the crossguard. Looks like old arsenal cleaning job to remove most of the evidence of long use before being sent off to yet another obscure colony. Grip scales seem to be some sort of Bakelite or something, held by rivets, not screws. Overall good. $135.00 (View Picture)

19956 British No.4 Mark II “Spike” bayonet made by Savage for No. 4 Mark I Lee Enfield - Overall excellent condition with good “square S” mark used by Savage Arms Company on the bayonets they provided with the over 1 million Lee Enfield rifles they provided under Lend Lease. This is complete with the tubular steel scabbard and web frog. Nice set. $35.00 (View Picture)

19952 EGYPTIAN HAKIM BAYONET & SCABBARD- NICE! - (Janzen 40-1) Clearly descended from the Swedish M1896 bayonet, except with traditional wooden grip scales instead of the tubular steel handle on the Swedish version. (Remember, the Egyptian made Hakim was a slightly modified version of the Swedish Ljungman rifle.) Although the blade looks to be double edged, it is only sharpened on the lower edge. Overall about 90-95% thinning original blued polished finish half way up the blade, and the remainder was bright polished but has spots of staining and should be given a good cleaning and polishing to restore to near new appearance. Scabbard with about 80-90% thinning original blue with some scratching or thinning. Hilt with most of the blue, worn on the guard and muzzle ring. Although Hakim rifles were imported in large numbers, bayonets seem to be very scarce. One of the nicest we have had. $145.00 (View Picture)

SMEW2550 GERMAN MODEL 1898 "NEUER ART" LONG BAYONET MADE IN 1907 - (Janzen 82-2) This is very long (25.5" overall,.20.5" blade) with the ribbed back and spear type tip. Those made from 1898 to 1902 (M1898 alte art.) used one piece wooden grips. Starting in 1902 the M1898 N/A used two piece grips. This example was made by W. Kirschbaum & Company in Solingen, and has the Prussian crown/W/date on the top of the blade. G-VG condition with most metal a mix of steel gray with some staining, and just a bit of rust on the pommel, and some light pitting around the very tip of the blade. Edge of blade shows sharpening. Grip scales are good to excellent with mellow patina. These were issued with a steel mounted leather scabbard, but most (like this one) are encountered without scabbards today. A good representative example of the very long bayonet that fit on the very long Gewehr 98 Mauser rifles used in WW1. We have noted an increase in interest in WW1 items and prices are starting to climb. $175.00 (View Picture)

23129 DUTCH BEAUMONT VITALLI M1871 BAYONET (FIRST TYPE) - (Janzen 145-1) with 20 inch cruciform blade. Locking ring on the socket is the first type, made as a two pieces with two screws. Overall G-VG with mostly bright finish, but some areas of light surface rust from poor storage, but it should clean up with little or no roughness underneath. The Beaumont-Vitalli rifles are fairly common, but the bayonets less so, and the first type are very seldom seen. $149.00 (View Picture)

21097 EGYPTIAN HAKIM BAYONET - (Janzen 40-1) Clearly descended from the Swedish M1896 bayonet, except with traditional wooden grip scales instead of the tubular steel handle on the Swedish version. (Remember, the Egyptian made Hakim was a slightly modified version of the Swedish Ljungman rifle.) Although the blade looks to be double edged, it is only sharpened on the lower edge. Blade with about 97% blue finish with some scratching, Hilt with most of the blue, but worn on the guard and muzzle ring swith s couple of spots of light surface rust that should clean off. Although Hakim rifles were imported in large numbers, bayonets seem to be very scarce. First one we have had in many years. $125.00 (View Picture)

21803 FRENCH MODEL 1892 BAYONET (MODIFIED) - (Janzen 74-2) This will fit many of the Mle 1892 carbines and Mle 1907 Mannlicher-Berthier variations. Bayonet has the slightly longer barrel shroud that extends back a bit above the grip. Arsenal reblued with about 98% remaining on the bayonet. Walnut grip scales are cracked, but sound. Scabbard has lots of dents, but still works. $125.00 (View Picture)

19356 ARGENTINE MODEL 1909 BAYONET WITH CREST INTACT AND MATCHING SCABBARD - (Janzen 2-3) These are very hard to find with the crest as the Argentine policy was to grind off the crest. Mismatched numbers F6243 on the blade and H2740 on the scabbard. Scabbard has a large dent on the back side, but pretty nice on the front with most of the blue finish intact, but thinning. The bayonet is about fine but has been repolished, now covered with some dried grease. Fine walnut grip scales. These bayonets were used with the Argentine M1909 rifles and short rifles. $125.00 (View Picture)

19355 ARGENTINE MODEL 1909 BAYONET WITH CREST INTACT AND SCABBARD - (Janzen 2-3) These are very hard to find with the crest as the Argentine policy was to grind off the crest. Mismatched numbers H2620 on the blade and 507157 on the scabbard. Scabbard has several shallow dents and dings on both sides, but with most of the blue finish intact, but thinning. The bayonet is excellent with the original bright polished finish covered with some dried grease, and excellent walnut grip scales. These bayonets were used with the Argentine M1909 rifles and short rifles. $149.00 (View Picture)

19354 ARGENTINE MODEL 1909 BAYONET WITH CREST INTACT AND MATCHING SCABBARD - (Janzen 2-3) These are very hard to find with the crest as the Argentine policy was to grind off the crest. Matching numbers F9298 on the blade and scabbard. Scabbard has some surface rust where the frog attracted moisture which should clean up okay, but is about excellent elsewhere with most of the blue finish intact, but thinning. This needs a good cleaning to remove some spots of surface rust on the hilt. The blade is basically bright but somewhere along the way it picked up several spots (about thumbprint size) where there is moderate pitting, although later cleaned bright. Otherwise the blade is fine to excellent with the arsenal bright polished finish. These bayonets were used with the Argentine M1909 rifles and short rifles. $135.00 (View Picture)

22985 YUGOSLAVIAN MODEL 1924 SHORT BAYONET WITH SCABBARD & FROG FOR YUGO M48 SERIES RIFLES - (Janzen 243-1) Will fit any of the G98/K98 series rifles, but has a muzzle ring not used on the German made bayonets. Cyrillic Produze 44 markings in an arc on the blade, roughly translating to Factory 44, one of the Yugo arsenals. Mismatched numbers with scabbard. Overall used excellent with about 90-95% finish, and excellent leather frog. Correct for any of the Yugo M48 series rifles, but will fit nearly any of the Mausers with the bayonet bar under the barrel. $85.00 (View Picture)

22984 SWISS MODEL 1918 BAYONET FOR M1911 and M1931 SCHMIDT-RUBIN RIFLES - (Janzen 187-1) A later variation of the Model 1889 bayonet, but made with a double edged blade similar to the British Pattern 1888 bayonets. These are relatively scarce compared to the earlier types. Some minor dings on the wood grip scales. Metal parts very bright, and I think chrome or nickel plated, but old original. Scabbard with black finish is also excellent. These were also used with the SIG AK53 assault rifle and some SMGs. $125.00 (View Picture)

22983 FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION FIGHTING KNIFE MADE FROM BRITISH PATTERN P1913 BAYONET - At least that is how they were described when they were imported and sold back in the 1980s. Whey the French would do this is a puzzle, but perhaps someone knows. In any case, what you see is what you get, and explains whey there are so many P14 rifles that lack bayonets, and lots of these were sold on the surplus market back then. About find condition, unused since conversion. $55.00 (View Picture)

SMEW1961 German WWI Vintage Leather Frog for the K98 - MODEL 1898/05 (Butcher Blade) Bayonet. - Frog is marked on back ``BERLIN / 1917`` The white stitching is intact and in very good condition as are the metal rivets. The leather is in good condition except for a small cut on the back. WWI German frogs are especially hard to find in any condition. Overall a very nice frog with good markings, it will probably clean up nicely with a little TLC. $125.00 (View Picture)

22737 BRITISH NO. 4 LEE ENFIELD SPIKE BAYONET & SCABBARD - What you see is what you get, some chipped or flaking paint, but overall VG- Fine condition. $15.00 (View Picture)

22221 JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONET & SCABBARD- Late war - Made by the Toyoda Automatic Loom Company under Nagoya supervision. (Janzen 136-1) This has the straight crossguard, rectangular pommel, unfullered blade and contoured, wrap around wood grips secured with rivets. Scabbard is the usually metal type, but these were sometimes issued with the crude “last ditch” wooden body scabbard. Scabbard body has some dents and dings, but the bayonet is pretty nice with about 90% blue on the rough finished blade, and grips free from all but a few minor dings. A bit of very light surface rust that a bit of work with steel wool and some oil should remove. $95.00 (View Picture)

21507 WW2 JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONET FOR TYPE 38 OR TYPE 99 RIFLE - Late production with flat sided pommel, riveted grip scales and straight crossguard. Nice blue finish on most of the blade, but hilt has some surface rust that should mostly clean off. This one was made by National Denki under Kokura supervision. No scabbard. $75.00 (View Picture)

20843 SWISS MODEL 1911 SAWBACK PIONEER’S BAYONET AND SCABBARD - (Janzen 185-3) This was made for the Swiss Model 1911 Schmidt-Rubin carbine, and when mounted on the rifle is a most impressive sight. The sawback is a fully functional cutting tool and SHARP! The blade is much more sturdy than the usual bayonet, and can be an effective hacking tool or a deadly thrusting weapon, intended for use by pioneers (combat engineers) and other elite units. Marked on the ricasso ELSNER / SCHWYZ and serial number 869928 on the crossguard. The blade retains its original bright polished finish. The hilt has some spotty rust freckles which will clean off without too much work. The metal scabbard seems to retain most of its blue finish, but has a thin coat of black paint which should clean off leaving the blue. Once the hilt is cleaned and the scabbard paint removed it will be a well above average example of a formidable weapon and one sure to draw attention whenever it is displayed. $225.00 (View Picture)

19889 French Model 1886/1893/1916/1935 Lebel Bayonet & Scabbard - (Janzen 71-4) Originally made for the Mle 1886 Lebels, these were used in various configurations right up to WW2. The earliest version has a silver colored alloy handle, and the later ones used a brass handle with a different construction. The early ones had a hooked crossguard, modified in 1916 to remove the hook. Although designed for the Lebels, these were standard for the Mannlicher-Berthier Mle 1907, 1915 and 1916 rifles. In 1935 they were modified by shortening to meet the regulations for use with the 7.5mm conversions (Mle 1907-15-M34 and the newly made Fusil Mle 1934). Overall condition fine to excellent. Only markings noted are an anchor, a circle J and circle M. Scannard in similar condition. The blade is still long enough for prominent display of surrender flags, or use as a spit for a snail BBQ. $125.00 (View Picture)

20135 RARE SOCKET BAYONET FOR GERMAN M1871 RIFLE- USED BY JAPAN AND URUGUAY - Among the many money making innovations of surplus dealers was the alteration of surplus British Pattern 1853 socket bayonets to fit on surplus German Model 1871 Mauser rifles. The alteration was done in Belgium, and the end result sold to both Japan and Uruguay to go on the rifles they had been sold. Listed in Janzen as 244-1 as unidentified, and associated with Japanese used Model 1871, the additions and corrections at the back of the second printing correct this to identify them as being for a Uruguay contract. Ray LaBar’s superb “Bayonets of Japan” lists this as LB-32 and provides the identification that the conversion was done in Belgium, and sold to both Japan and Uruguay. He notes that these are the most common Japanese socket bayonet, and that while the rifles are Kanji marked the bayonets were not. These bayonets are instantly recognizable from the very short socket (only 2 1/8” long) and the locking ring made without any screw. This one is sort of ugly in the photos with a lot of surface rust, but I think it will clean off pretty well, although there may be some staining and maybe some minor scattered very fine pitting. A nice addition to a Japanese or South American rifle collection, and very seldom seen. $275.00 (View Picture)

20135 RARE SOCKET BAYONET FOR GERMAN M1871 RIFLE- USED BY JAPAN AND URUGUAY - Among the many money making innovations of surplus dealers was the alteration of surplus British Pattern 1853 socket bayonets to fit on surplus German Model 1871 Mauser rifles. The alteration was done in Belgium, and the end result sold to both Japan and Uruguay to go on the rifles they had been sold. Listed in Janzen as 244-1 as unidentified, and associated with Japanese used Model 1871, the additions and corrections at the back of the second printing correct this to identify them as being for a Uruguay contract. Ray LaBar’s superb “Bayonets of Japan” lists this as LB-32 and provides the identification that the conversion was done in Belgium, and sold to both Japan and Uruguay. He notes that these are the most common Japanese socket bayonet, and that while the rifles are Kanji marked the bayonets were not. These bayonets are instantly recognizable from the very short socket (only 2 1/8” long) and the locking ring made without any screw. This one is sort of ugly in the photos with a lot of surface rust, but I think it will clean off pretty well, although there may be some staining and maybe some minor scattered very fine pitting. A nice addition to a Japanese or South American rifle collection, and very seldom seen. $275.00 (View Picture)

20107 BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR .303 SMLE NO 1. MARK III - WW1 example made in the UK by Wilkinson Sword Company, with typical markings, but mostly illegible. Metal parts are mostly dull steel gray after a cleaning, but with staining and some light pitting. Grips are dark and oil soaked. Overall a below average bayonet. But the scabbard is a nice, fine to excellent condition WW2 Australian made example with MANGROVITE marking on the back and most of the brown finish. A cheap bayonet and scabbard set. $65.00 (View Picture)

19934 ASIAN (PHILIPPINE?) BOLO(?) KNIFE AND WOODEN SCABBARD - Nice quality handmade bolo(?) knife and scabbard, probably from the Philippines, or possibly somewhere else in Asia. Overall length about 23 inches. I believe this is a WW2 era souvenir, but possibly from Vietnam. The hand forged blade is about 18 inches long and made from a file. It is flat on one side, and the edge is wedge shaped on the other side to form the very sharp edge and it has a very sharp point. The wooden scabbard is well made of two pieces of a medium brown mahogany or monkey pod type wood, bound together by eight braided bands of leather or sinew of some sort. Near the top of the scabbard there is a raised rib with a hole for some sort of thong type attachment to a belt. Overall this is fairly good native workmanship and clearly intended for actual use as a tool/weapon, not cheap-hurry up tourist trade junk, but certainly nothing that approaches fine art or skilled craftsmanship. I know there are people who collect this sort of thing and can probably narrow down where it came from, but if you have any questions, I don’t have any more answers on this one. $110.00 (View Picture)

19653 ARGENTINE MODEL 1909 BAYONET WITH CREST INTACT AND MATCHING SCABBARD AND FROG - (Janzen 2-3) These are very hard to find with the crest as the Argentine policy was to grind off the crest. Matching numbers L6850 on the blade and scabbard. Scabbard is free from dents, and has some blue finish, but is mostly covered with thin light surface rust that should clean off leaving some of the blue. The bayonet is about good but has been stored poorly so there is light surface rust on the exposed portions of the hilt. This should clean up with minimal pitting when done. The leather frog came with this, but I am not sure of the exact model. These bayonets were used with the Argentine M1909 rifles and short rifles. $149.00 (View Picture)

19652 FRENCH M1874 GRAS BAYONET & SCABBARD- MATCHING- NAVAL MARKED- MADE BY L. DENY IN 1881 - (Janzen 70-1) Made by L. Deny in 1881 and so engraved on the spine of the blade. Matching numbers on crossguard and scabbard. Scabbard is free from dents and has lots of original blue left mixed with some surface rust that should mostly clean off. Blade has lots of the original bright polished finish but also some stained/rust spots. Good walnut grips. Some light stain and patina on the crossguard that should clean off okay. Crossguard is marked with the anchor, indicating French Naval use. A fine to excellent example, from a scarce maker, of the Gras bayonet used by the French at the height of their status as a worldwide colonial power. $175.00 (View Picture)

19651 FRENCH M1874 GRAS BAYONET & SCABBARD- MATCHING- NAVAL MARKED- MADE BY L. DENY IN 1881 - (Janzen 70-1) Made by L. Deny in 1881 and so engraved on the spine of the blade. Matching numbers on crossguard and scabbard. Scabbard is free from dents and has lots of original blue left mixed with some surface rust that should mostly clean off. Blade has lots of the original bright polished finish but also some stained/rust spots. Good walnut grips. Some light stain and patina on the crossguard that should clean off okay. Crossguard is marked with the anchor, indicating French Naval use. A fine to excellent example, from a scarce maker, of the Gras bayonet used by the French at the height of their status as a worldwide colonial power. $175.00 (View Picture)

19369 BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET BY CHAPMAN- 1916 dated - Made by Chapman, one of the scarcer makers, with April 1916 date, with the early JAC markings instead of CHAPMAN. A good example with lots of blue on the hilt and blade, with the balance of the blade mostly frosty gray. Unfortunately, it has bee sharpened in the field during its period of use, leaving rather ugly grind marks on both sides. Still a good representative example of the Pattern 1907 WW1 bayonet used with the No. 1 Mark III .303 Lee Enfield Rifles right through the end of WW2. No scabbard. $89.00 (View Picture)

18959 Remington Rolling block socket bayonet- long blade - This is Remington’s long export model bayonet with a 21 3/8” blade and 2 5/8” socket and a bore of about .723 inch. These were sold with the rolling block rifles going to dozens of nations, but Spain and the South American countries were the most prolific users. Overall a mix of brown patina and traces of blue with some very fine roughness, which is about the same condition as most of the rolling block rifles you see today! $110.00 (View Picture)

18281 SPANISH MODEL 1941 BOLO BAYONET & SCABBARD - (Janzen 177-1) Featuring the uniquely Spanish bolo blade shape, this one has the coarsely checkered wood grips. These will fit the M1893, 1916 and 1943 Mausers, but not the "Standard Model" or the 1943 Air Force rifles which both used conventional K98 type bayonets. A fairly scarce and impressive looking bayonet to add to your collection. Overall about VG-fine condition except for some rust spots on the blade and a few on the scabbard. $85.00 (View Picture)

17908 Remington made French Model 1886/93/16 Bayonet & Scabbard - (Janzen 72-1) Based on the 1886 design adopted for the revolutionary 8mm Lebel rifle, the first small caliber smokeless powder rifle adopted by any nation, this continues use of the long cruciform blade, and metal alloy handle with a silver color. However, unlike the earlier versions this has no hook on the crossguard. The Remington made bayonets are unique in that they are totally unmarked, while the French made examples are serialized on the guard and the scabbard with assorted other marks as well. Considerable uncertainty exists on exactly when these were made(during WW1, or circa 1924-32?) and in what quantity, and if the were ever accepted by the French or not. In any case this is an unissued example that has been poorly stored. The blued scabbard has turned plum mixed with patina, and the steel parts of the hilt need to be cleaned. Still a nice bayonet, but not minty as some. The scabbard has a slight bend that you have to look to see, but works fine. This is the correct bayonet for the French made Mle 1907/15 Mannlicher Berthier rifles. These turn up from time to time, but not very often. $115.00 (View Picture)

17855 COMMIE BLOC "FENCING MUSKET" - Obviously patterned after the Mosin Nagant, but then altered with a block of wood resembling an AK style magazine added to the bottom, these were used for teaching bayonet fighting. The spring loaded tip can be depressed about 4 inches into the barrel, similar to a pogo stick. This is a fairly common approach, and I have seen fencing muskets with the same concept from Sweden and England as well. The U.S. used bayonets with passed spring steel blades, and later switched to "pugil sticks". Just collecting "fencing musket variations would be neat specialty with probably several dozen variations from all over the world to chase down. These may be East German as some are marked "MODELL 4.853" which sounds German to me. Overall excellent plus condition, the best of the half dozen or so we have had over the years with virtually all the blue finish on the "barrel" and the stock exceptionally clean and free from dings. Complete with original excellent sling. Still legal in Kalifornia, but may be next on their ban list. Non-firearm, no FFL needed. $125.00 (View Picture)

17854 SWISS "FENCING MUSKET" (SIG 57 TYPE) - These were used for teaching bayonet fighting, but avoided damaging "real" rifles and bayonets in the process by using specially made cheap substitute arms. Nearly all metal construction, made of tubing and flat stock shaped to imitate the SIG 57 assault rifle in size, weight and feel with the "bayonet" permanently welded in place. This has a rubbery type butt pad or sleeve. These were painted black, and this one retains about 98-99% of the black paint finish. Some of these are pretty well beat and this is the only really great condition one we have seen. Just collecting "fencing musket variations would be neat specialty with probably several dozen variations from all over the world to chase down. $150.00 (View Picture)

17891 EGYPTIAN HAKIM BAYONET & SCABBARD - (Janzen 40-1) Clearly descended from the Swedish M1896 bayonet, except with traditional wooden grip scales instead of the tubular steel handle on the Swedish version. (Remember, the Egyptian made Hakim was a slightly modified version of the Swedish Ljungman rifle.) Although the blade looks to be double edged, it is only sharpened on the lower edge. Blade with about 98% original blued polished finish with one little fingertip size spot where finish is missing. Scabbard with about 95% original blue with some scratching or thinning. Hilt with about 85-90% of the blue, worn on the guard and muzzle ring. Although Hakim rifles were imported in large numbers, bayonets seem to be very scarce. First one we have had in many years, and the nicest one so far. $175.00 (View Picture)

17888 SPANISH(??) MODEL 1893 SHORT BAYONET & SCABBARD - (Janzen 175-1a) This is one of the early German made bayonets as delivered with the M1893 Spanish Mauser rifles which were used in the Spanish American War. This has the “hump back” profile to the top of the grip which was later made straight instead. However the grips have the straight top and are therefore replacements, and have been painted black. Serial number on the crossguard is illegible. Maker name Simson & Co. Suhl on the blade and an illegible mark on the top flat of the blade. Nicely cleaned and sharpened so it looks pretty good despite a bit of pitting on the blade. Scabbard of black leather with steel mounts is near excellent. $75.00 (View Picture)

17885 Brazilian Model 1908 Mauser Bayonet & Scabbard - (Janzen 23-1) This is an extra nice example, with matching number 1358 on the bayonet and scabbard, and just overall near excellent in every way. These are usually pretty doggy, so it is nice to see one like this for a change. $125.00 (View Picture)

17859 German Model 1898 N/A bayonet for Gewehr 98 Mauser with scabbard - The is the “Neuer Art” with the two piece walnut grips adopted in 1902 and used until 1914 when the shorter Seitengewehr 1884/1898 became the primary issue. This example was made by C.G. Haenel in 1907 and has the crown/W indicating manufacture for the Prussians under Kaiser Wilhelm. Not unit marked. Blade is excellent with only one tiny nick on the edge, not really worth mentioning. Hilt is dull steel gray with some staining on the pommel. Walnut grip scales has a few dings but overall fine plus. Black leather scabbard is VG-fine, with tight stitching and steel fittings sowing only a bit of staining over a dull steel gray. Leather has shrunk slightly over the years so the blade stops about 1/8” short of fully seated. These bayonets are fairly scarce, and usually found without the scabbard. Nicest one of the handful of these we have ever had. $295.00 (View Picture)

17826 Remington made French Model 1886/93/16 Bayonet & Scabbard - (Janzen 72-1) Based on the 1886 design adopted for the revolutionary 8mm Lebel rifle, the first small caliber smokeless powder rifle adopted by any nation, this continues use of the long cruciform blade, and metal alloy handle with a silver color. However, unlike the earlier versions this has no hook on the crossguard. The Remington made bayonets are unique in that they are totally unmarked, while the French made examples are serialized on the guard and the scabbard with assorted other marks as well. Considerable uncertainty exists on exactly when these were made(during WW1, or circa 1924-32?) and in what quantity, and if the were ever accepted by the French or not. In any case this is an unissued example that has some rust spots o the scabbard near the tip that should clean off nicely. This is the correct bayonet for the French made Mle 1907/15 Mannlicher Berthier rifles. These turn up from time to time, but not very often. $150.00 (View Picture)

17721 Turkish Model 1874 Peabody Sword Bayonet - (Janzen 190-2) This is a Yataghan style blade with pressed leather grips and steel crossguard. Unmarked except for a letter on the blade and another on the guard. It was based on the robust British sword bayonets of the 1860s, but made in the U.S. and delivered as part of the Turkish contract with the Providence Tool Company for 600,000 Peabody rifles. This bayonet is fairly scarce in the U.S. Overall condition is about good-very good. Leather grips are excellent. The blade shows some scaling or flaking and is dirty. It would look a lot better if cleaned up. $165.00 (View Picture)

17556 Russian Model 1891 Mosin Nagant First Model Bayonet (unfinished) - Probably made by Remington, but totally unmarked. This is a rough forging that has had most of the machining operations finished, but never was drilled for the stop pin for the locking ring. It is probably left over from the canceled Czarist Russian contracts of 1917. when the Communist government installed by the October Revolution repudiated all the old Czarist contracts. An interesting example of a "work in progress”, and the importance of mutual allied support during WW1. $55.00 (View Picture)

17545 FRENCH M1874 GRAS BAYONET & SCABBARD- MADE BY STEYR IN 1881 - (Janzen 70-1) Made by Steyr in 1881 and so engraved on the spine of the blade. Mismatched numbers on crossguard and scabbard. Scabbard is free from dents and has about 90-95% original blue left. Blade about perfect with original bright polished finish. Good walnut grips. Some light stain and patina on the crossguard that should clean off okay. An excellent example, from a scarce maker, of the Gras bayonet used by the French at the height of their status as a worldwide colonial power. $149.00 (View Picture)

17258 TURKISH MAUSER BAYONET MADE FROM CAPTURED BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET - Probably one gleaned from the battlefields of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in WW1, and then converted by the Turks to fit their various Mauser style rifles. There are dozens or hundreds of variations of Turked up bayonets cobbled together from all sorts of blades and scrap iron, but this is one of the most interesting and historic types. The British markings are clearly visible on the ricasso, and the hilt is pretty much as made Pattern 1907, but the cross guard was heavily modified to fit, and a later owner filed it a bit to fit a specific rifle. The scabbard is the usual junk quality Turkish scabbard and a Mauser style leather frog. Overall good condition. Interesting item for a WW1 collection, or an Enfield or Turkish collection. $165.00 (View Picture)

16482 Spanish Model 1893 Short Bayonet (early) - (Janzen 175-1) This is one of the early German made bayonets as delivered with the M1893 Spanish Mauser rifles which were used in the Spanish American War. This has the “hump back” profile to the top of the grip which was later made straight instead. Serial number A7762 and Spanish cross acceptance stamp on the crossguard. Walnut grip scales are fine-excellent. No maker marking on ricasso, but trance of one on the spine of the blade. Nicely cleaned so it looks great. No scabbard. $75.00 (View Picture)

16271 INDIAN SAPPERS & MINERS SOCKET SWORD BAYONET CIRCA 1845-1860 - (Janzen 43-1 similar; Skennerton I-123 very close match) The British adopted a sword bladed socket bayonet for use on their sappers & miners carbines about 1842, and the Indian forces quickly followed. The British made versions are usually marked ENFIELD on the top edge of the blade, while Indian production was unmarked. This one has a socket 4 inches long with 25mm bore, and the reinforcing ring at the rear is not cut for a Lovell style latch. The blade is about 22.5 inches for overall length of 26.5 inches, slightly shorter than Skennerton’s I-123 or I-124. Metal is a smooth brown patina with a bit heavier rust on the socketI am 95% sure this is an authentic old example, and not a reproduction, but they have been faking all sorts of stuff in India for several decades now, so it is hard to be certain about anything. The front of the socket has very slight deformation from someone trying to force it on a barrel, but it should not prevent it fitting on a correct size barrel, and a few file strokes would fix it up. A very interesting variation of a socket bayonet design that is a real attention getter in a display. $165.00 (View Picture)

15503 British pattern 1842 bayonet w sight notch - (Skennerton B139, Janzen 44-2) Overall length 21 inches and socket is 3 inches long, so nominal blade length using Reilly system would be 18 inches, but by the British measurement from tip to the shoulder it is the official 17 inch length. Socket bore about 24mm. The large collar at the rear and the wedge shaped lump engage the “Lovell’s” pattern catch to retain it on the musket. These were made in two styles, one with a notch for better sight picture, and one without. This bayonet does not have the sight notch. This bayonet has a rusty brown patina over light pitting and may clean up a little to get rid of the surface rust, but will never be better than about fair. Illegible markings on the blade. $75.00 (View Picture)

14861 French Model 1886/1893/1916 Lebel Bayonet - (Janzen 71-3) Originally made for the Mle 1886 Lebels, these were used in various configurations right up to WW2. The earliest version has a silver colored alloy handle, and the later ones used a brass handle with a different construction. The early ones had a hooked crossguard, modified in 1916 to remove the hook. Although designed for the Lebels, these were standard for the Mannlicher-Berthier Mle 1907, 1915 and 1916 rifles. Overall condition is G-VG except the mismatched numbers on the scabbard and the scabbard having some bends and waves in it, although it fits fine. Extra long blade handy for prominent display of surrender flags, or spit for a snail BBQ. $95.00 (View Picture)

14911 RUSSIAN MODEL 1891/30 MOSIN NAGANT BAYONET - (Janzen 164-3) The standard WW2 and later era bayonet for the Mosin Nagant, with the spring loaded plunger for locking. This is an exceptionally excellent condition example of an exceptionally crudely made bayonet. Obviously made during the desperate days of WW2, by marginally capable workers with worn and badly adjusted machinery with absolutely no attention to any sort of final finishing. Good enough to stick a Kraut, I guess. Probably went directly to storage until released with the recent glut of surplus Mosin Nagants, showing just a few handling blemishes to the 99% dark blue-black finish. $35.00 (View Picture)

13731 Spanish Military Bolo and scabbard (circa 18901-1918?) - This features the distinctive bolo shape peculiar to Spanish edged weapons from the 1890s and lingering as late as 1969 in various bayonets, fighting knives and bolos. (That would be a neat little collecting niche all by itself- Spanish Bolo Blades!) This is in excellent plus condition with about 95% of the arsenal blue (original or refinish??) on the hilt and scabbard mounts. Blade is polished bright, but covered with a dried grease. One small fingerprint size rust spot on the right side of the blade near the tip. Blade is very hard to insert in scabbard, due to the dried greas and needs to be cleaned up and then should fit fine. Nifty thumb spring on the top of the hilt for a scabbard catch. An unusual piece. Come to think of it, Spanish military arms would be an interesting and collecting specialty, with a nice variety of rifles and edged weapons to chase, without taking out a second mortgage every time you want to buy something. I like this blade, and know you will too. $295.00 (View Picture)

11048 SWISS MODEL 1957 SIG BAYONET, SCABBARD & FROG - (Janzen 188-1) Exceptionally well designed weapon, made of stainless steel with a true double edged blade. Ribbed black plastic grips. Latch is unusual in that you grab both ends and slide it down, instead of pushing from one side. With black nylon type scabbard. Reportedly many were sold to Chile, and others were used by Swiss reservists. Overall VG-fine condition. $35.00 (View Picture)

11914 BRITISH NO 4. MARK II BAYONET WITH TAPERED SCABBARD AND FROG - (Janzen 60-2) Made for the No 4 Mark I SMLE rifles, this was a very cheap but efficient people sticker and camp tool. This one has the common tapered scabbard body. Frog is dated 1952. There are a mind boggling number of variations of spike bayonets and scabbards for the truly obsessed collector to chase, and Graham Priest's superb "Spirit of the Pike" is just the book to help you have hours of fun with a very affordable specialty. It will certainly amuse your spouse to see you playing with dozens of the same sort of bayonet exclaiming "They're all different!" $20.00 (View Picture)

11446 TURKISH BAYONET FOR G1(FAL) RIFLE (ERSATZ TYPE) - Double ring Ersatz bayonet with scabbards. Fullered blade, straight crossguard type in excellent condition (but somewhat crudely made) with 90%+ finish intact. Since these are all rehab bayonets cobbled together from old parts they show plenty of use to the steel but were refinished after conversion to the latest configuration. The Turks have produced an incredible variety of extremely crudely made "ersatz" bayonets using salvaged parts. Besides the ones made for the boatloads of shabby old Mausers of all sorts, they made them for M1 Garands and even the latest FAL type rifles. $35.00 (View Picture)

11312 SPANISH CETME BOLO BAYONET & SCABBARD - (Janzen 177-2) Featuring the uniquely Spanish bolo blade shape, this is a cousin of the M1941 bayonet with a similar blade. Checkered plastic grips. Overall excellent condition with about 98% original dark gray parkerized typo finish. These will also fit the Mauser FR-8 rifles converted to mimic the appearance of the SETME rifles. $35.00 (View Picture)

11311 SPANISH MODEL 1941 BOLO BAYONET & SCABBARD - (Janzen 177-1) Featuring the uniquely Spanish bolo blade shape, this one has the coarsely checkered wood grips. These will fit the M1893, 1916 and 1943 Mausers, but no the "Standard Model" or the 1943 Air Force rifles which both used conventional K98 type bayonets. A fairly scarce and impressive looking bayonet to add to your collection. Overal about VG-fine condition with some staining and a few light pits here and there. $85.00 (View Picture)

11048 SWISS MODEL 1957 SIG BAYONET, SCABBARD & FROG - (Janzen 188-1) Exceptionally well designed weapon, made of stainless steel with a true double edged blade. Ribbed black plastic grips. Latch is unusual in that you grab both ends and slide it down, instead of pushing from one side. With black nylon type scabbard. Reportedly many were sold to Chile, and others were used by Swiss reservists. Overall VG-fine condition. $35.00 (View Picture)

10367 SPANISH MODEL 1941 MAUSER BOLO BAYONET - (Janzen 177-1) Made for any of the Spanish M183, 1916 or 1943 Mauser rifles, these have the uniquely Spanish bolo shaped blade and a very heavy hilt, so they actually can be used as a bolo. Blade marked with intertwined FN over TOLEDO on one side and serial number on other side. Not sure if the grip scales are wood or hard rubber type material as all exposed parts have layer of black paint or dried grease on them. Used about good. Scabbard is steel, about excellent. (Note this is the scarcer M1941 bayonet and scabbard, not the common FR8-CETME design). $49.00 (View Picture)

10261 Spanish Model 1969 Bayonet and scabbard for CETME rifle - (Janzen 177-2) A well made bayonet with the unique Spanish bolo pattern blade. Overall about mint unissued. Besides the CETME, I believe these also fit the FR8 rifle. $49.00 (View Picture)

10051 GERMAN MODEL 1898 "NEUER ART" LONG BAYONET MADE IN 1914 - (Janzen 82-2 with scabbard shown for 82-3) This is very long (25.5" overall,.20.5" blade) with the ribbed back and spear type tip. These made from 1898 to 1902 (M1898 alte art.) with one piece wooden grips. Starting in 1902 the M1898 N/A used two piece grips. This example was made by C.G. Haenel in Suhl, and has the Prussian crown/W/date on the top of the blade. About fine condition with most metal bright, some scattered minor staining, and one or two small spots where it has turned to light pitting. Good but somewhat dented grip scales. Most were issued with a steel mounted leather scabbard, which did not stand up well in trench warfare. A very small number of replacement all steel scabbards were made, and this has one of those. Scabbard is shaped to look like the leather scabbards, and finished with black enamel. About 90-95% of the enamel remains, with one area about 1" x 4" or rusting near the tip on one side. Nice example of a scarce bayonet, and a great example of the even scarcer scabbard. $395.00 (View Picture)

9704 CZECH VZ24 MAUSER BAYONET & SCABBARD - (Janzen 33-3) Short type with muzzle ring and blade edge on the upper side. Although made for the VZ24 they will fit any of the 98 Mauser types (German, Yugoslav, etc) with the bar under the end of the barrel. Overall near excellent with about 98% blue ont he scabbard and bright polished blade and hilt, and good walnut grip scales. There are some rust spots from poor storage on the upper tang between the grips and a streak of light rust on the left side of the pommel, and all but an area about 1/4" dia on the top should clean up easily. CZ log on the blade, A on the crossguard and number 1111 electric penciled on the frog stud. $45.00 (View Picture)

9634 GERMAN MODEL 1898 "NEUER ART" LONG BAYONET MADE IN 1907 - This is very long (25.5" overall,.20.5" blade) with the ribbed back and spear type tip. Those made from 1898 to 1902 (M1898 alte art.) used one piece wooden grips. Starting in 1902 the M1898 N/A used two piece grips. This example was made by V.C. Schilling in Suhl, and has the Prussian crown/W/date on the top of the blade. Vg-fine condition with most metal bright, some scattered minor staining, and just a bit of pitting around the very tip of the blade. Good but somewhat dented grip scales. These were issued with a steel mounted leather scabbard, but most (like this one) are encountered without scabbards today. $195.00 (View Picture)

9332 British Pattern 1858 or 1860 Yataghan Sword bayonet (Confederate??) - (Similar to Skennerton B153) There are a number of minor variations of these, and many were handfitted not fully interchangeable, but with a bit of filing they should work with the two band .577 Enfield muskets used during the Civil War or later Snider conversions. These were made for British military issue, and are found with assorted broad arrow and inspector markings, and others were made for Volunteer units, with less markings. Some were purchased for use by Confederate troops during the Civil War from the same makers, but seldom were any with the broad arrow markings sold for export, and the federal army also purchased lots of the Enfield style rifles and bayonets, so proving Confederate use is pretty tough. This example is unmarked, except for tiny T 44 on the base of the pommel. It has the 22.7" long Yataghan style blade, which has some staining and traces of bright finish, plus lots of very light surface rust that would easily clean off with 320 or 400 grit emery, or for a less polished look, some steel wool. The muzzle ring diameter is about 20.5mm and the hole is set almost flush with the tang, so this was made for rifles with the bayonet lug on the barrel, not the later "bar on band" types. The slot for the bayonet lug is "T" shaped, and there is no slot for a "lead" extending forward of the lug itself. The stud spring is retained by a screw, not the rivet used prior to 1858. The pressed leather grips are among the best we have ever seen, with only a small amount of flaking along the tang on the top of the left grip. Pommel also has light surface rust, but no pitting. With a gentle cleaning this will look great with very good examples of any of the .577 two band rifles or Sniders, or with a more detailed cleaning would be suitable for display with examples n exceptional condition. No scabbard. $295.00 (View Picture)

5169 Swiss Model 1957 SIG export Bayonet
(Janzen 188-1)  Stainless steel true double edged blade, with ribbed black plastic grips.  Latch Is unusual in that you grab both ends and slide it down, instead of pushing from one side.  With black nylon type scabbard.  Reportedly many were sold to Chile, and others were used by Swiss reservists.  Overall VG-fine condition.  $35.00  (View Picture)

3111 Brazilian Model 1908 Bayonet & Scabbard Bayonet G-VG but needs cleaning to remove scattered light surface rust. Good walnut scales. Black leather scabbard with brass tip and throat piece. Numbers do not match. (Janzen 23-1) $45.00

471x English No. 4 Mk II spike - Used excellent, various makers, no scabbard. $12.00


Foreign Knives & Daggers

17143 PRIMITIVE PACIFIC ISLANDER FIGHTING KNIFE (PHILIPPINE ISLANDS?) - What you see is what you get. Made as a functional weapon or tool and very sharp, although crude looking. Blade is about 10.5 inches long by 1.375" wide and overall lenght is about 15 inches. Wooden scabbard is pretty neat and solid. Not sure if this was sold as a souvenir item or made for local use and later sold. It may be a WW2 era souvenir, or more likely from the Vietnam War era. My guess is that it is from the Philippines, but I really do not kow enough to be sure, so it may be from just about anywhere in the Asiatic-Pacific world. $75.00 (View Picture) 16520 Sikes-Farbairn commando dagger (repro) - The Sykes-Fairbairn Commando Dagger was used by elite British Commando units during WW2, and probably others as well. Originals are valuable and desirable collector items, but they have been making replicas for decades now, of varying quality, from various sources. I am pretty sure this is a replica, not a WW2 made original, but it is pretty good quality, and marked “SHEFFIELD/ENGLAND” on the guard. About new condition but no scabbard. $40.00 (View Picture)

22644 HITLER YOUTH KNIFE (REPRO) - Fancy looking, reasconably good quality, but definitely not an original. Excellent condition for someone looking for something like this- cheap at $25.00 (View Picture)


Swords Of All Sorts

18174 U.S. MODEL1906 AMES IRON GUARD M1860 LIGHT CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD - One of 18,961 delivered in 1906 fulfilling a 1904 contract for these and also 1,039 experimental lightweight officer’s swords. The iron guard swords were ordered to meet the need for arms for cavalry troops at a time when the traditional cavalry roles and tactics were evolving. Swords were needed immediately as stocks of the old Civil War era swords were exhausted, but experimentation was underway to find a better weapon as a replacement, hence the uncommon practice of a single contract calling for a standard item and simultaneously an experimental weapon. Except for the use of iron instead of brass for the guard, these are the traditional M1860 light cavalry saber. Reportedly the blades were actually imported from Germany, although more recent research may have modified that claim. The hilt is a dull brownish patina wearing thin. Leather and twisted wire wrappings on the grip are in fine condition. The 34 ¾ inch blade is marked on the ricasso A.S. Co [Ames Sword Company]/ [flaming bomb]/ 1906 and on the other side with U.S. over inspector initials JC. Blade has extensive staining and light patina, and really should be given a careful cleaning with abrasive to restore it to the correct bright blade appearance. A couple of tiny negligible nicks on the blade, but never in the hands of youthful pirates to get badly dinged up. The iron guard and pommel have a thick patina, and some pitting on the pommel. I believe that the guards were originally blackened, not polished bright, so I would just leave it alone. This example has the correct scabbard with the suspension rings placed closer together to better match the new style saber hangers instead of old “Stuart” hanger. The scabbards were often finished in a brown or blue process rather than polished bright to try to overcome the problems with rust caused by sweaty horses. But, alas, the horse sweat won out and the scabbard is an even brown patina. Undoubtedly the correct original scabbard, but we could not find the expected JC inspector initials on the drag, so they were probably lightly struck and now hidden by patina, or masked by the barely visible unit marks that look like 1 CAV/ GA 25 on the drag. A good representative example of this often overlooked U.S. cavalry sidearm which was replaced in 1913 by the Patton Saber. $595.00 (View Picture)

19234 U.S. NAVY “SINGLESTICK” WOODEN TRAINING CUTLASS - Scarce, late 19th century Naval training sword known as a singlestick. Made of carved oak or hickory for the blade and grip, with a large stiff leather basket guard around the hilt. Overall, this imposing weapon measures 35 ½ inches long. The guard slides over the “blade” and should be secured at the front by a brass pin (missing but the hole is there for it) while the pommel is a simple brass washer with metal wood screw. Overall this practice sword is in excellent plus original condition, probably never issued. Colonel Robert H. Rankin’s “Small Arms of the Sea Services,” has a photo showing these in use, captioned as: “Singlestick practice aboard a U.S. warship in the 1890’s. Enlisted members of the crew, including Marines, were encouraged to attain proficiency in swordsmanship by fencing with singlesticks. After the need for proficiency in using the cutlass had waned, fencing was encouraged as a form of physical exercise.” While an interesting Navy or Marine Corps collector item, this would also fit into a collection of U.S. (or all military) “fencing equipment” used for training with edged weapons such as swords and bayonets. You could make something like this for the kids to play with using a dowel from the home center, and a guard made from leather or even plastic from a milk jug- so they won’t be tempted to play with this great condition collector item. $295.00 (View Picture)

14749 CIRCA 1821-1860 IRON GUARD SWORD WITH FOLDING GUARD (Similar to Model 1833 Dragoon sword) - Knights head on ricasso confirms it was made in Germany by Kirschbaum, and only other markings are 2 over 9 on the other side of the blade. Quill-back blade is 33 inches long sharpened most of the way, with 11 inch false edge. Iron hilt has three branch guard with rounded pommel and folding counter guard. This appears very similar to the British Pattern 1821 Infantry sword, but sword designs were a very fashion driven game, so this could be from a European country which was an earlier pattern for, or a later copy of, the British sword; or one imported for U.S. militia use. Mostly dull steel gray mixed with staining, but left side of blade has 3 inch section of the quill and a nearby part of the blade having numerous “blood pits”. Hilt is mostly smooth brown patina. Grip has about 90% of the black leather wrapping but none of the twisted wire. Overall G-VG. No scabbard. Possibly something imported for use in the Civil War by the Confederate, or maybe pre-war militia use, or maybe just an old sword from the commercial market. What we do know for sure is that the price is $325.00 (View Picture)

14746 Ames short sword for the Columbian Exposition of 1893(?) - A nice quality blade that was identified as such by the previous owner who was very meticulous in his research. However, we cannot confirm that ID. The hilt is a fairly well known type with a crossguard, fluted bone grip and a knights helmet pommel There are langets on both sides with a Union shield with 12 stars and 17 stripes. The 22 x 15/16 inch blade is single edged with a single deep fuller and a 4 ½ inch false edge. Similar hilts are shown as Peterson #11, identified as a 1850-1870 Militia NCO sword (with a different style blade. Flayderman’s book of the Medicus collection shows a very similar example as item 110B, although it has a 26 inch blade. John Hamilton’s “Ames Sword Company” includes a copy of their (circa) 1885 catalog where a similar sword is listed as item number 625, although with a longer blade. Blade is excellent, and hilt has pleasing mellow patina to the brass, and some minor looseness in the crossguard. No scabbard. An exotic treasure or just a good looking sword? All we know is that the price is $195.00 (View Picture)

14730 U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD BY AMES MFG CO. (NO SCABBARD) - This is a scarce variation that has the blade inspected by John Hannis, but is not dated or accepted. Thillmann’s superbly researched “Civil War Army Swords” notes a similar example with JH inspection marks only and another with only the LD inspector marks. Apparently these were 30 ½ inch blades that passed inspection, but were made up for commercial sale to officers instead of filling government contracts. This has the standard ornate blade etching with scroll motives flanking a block U.S. on one side and a martial design on the other. Ames Mfg CO/Chicopee/Mass is included as part of the etching, a style later replaced by stamped markings on the ricasso. The block U.S. was used through 1862 when it was replaced by a script U.S., which along with the style of Ames marking helps date this to around 1862, so it probably saw use in the Civil War. Judging by the number of nicks on the edge of the blade, it must have seen tough campaigning, or kids later used it a lot. The cast guard has the typical hand finish work to heighten the details. The grip retains 100% of the sharkskin wrap, but only a small piece of the twisted wire remains, trapped under the pommel. The apparent crack on the left side of the grip is actually the joint where the ends of the skin were folded in place. The blade is a dull steel gray mixed with staining, and some very light roughness for the final 4 inches at the tip. The leather washer is missing, causing slight looseness to the guard on the blade. A good representative example of the classic Civil War infantry officer’s sword, which was an actual combat weapon in those days. Ames is the premier maker of U.S. military swords for the government, and for private purchase as well (and officers were still supposed to furnish their own arms). $585.00 (View Picture)

14692 Civil War Model 1840 Cavalry Sabre by Clemen & Jung (C&J) with scabbard - Thillmann’s “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers” discusses this maker on pages 162- 164. Founded in 1860 in Solingen, Germany, C&J provided a large number of sabers during the Civil War, of the regular Model 1840 pattern. Except for the blade marking “C&J” this is unmarked. The scabbard has inspectors marks H.W on the drag, although Thillmann states that they should be G.H. Since this has no foreign inspector or rack marks, this is presumed to be one purchased for use in the Civil War, and Thillmann notes that “It is possible, indeed likely, that their swords wend both North and South.” The C&J marking is a scarce variation. Overall good-very good condition with no pitting anywhere, just staining mixed with dull steel gray on the blasé. Brass hilt with mellow old dark patina. Two miniscule tiny nicks on the blade, not really worth mentioning. Leather washer is dry and worn, but intact Brass wire wrapping is correct extra tight twist and in good condition. Leather wrap has a number of spots that are worn (or chewed) through, but about 80%+ remains. The scabbard has a darker mix of patina and staining mixed with dull steel gray, and has been lightly cleaned long ago. Three or four very shallow small dents in the body. Overall a very nice and correct example of the Model 1840 cavalry saber used by both sides during the Civil War. Not “minty” but it looks “old” to go with a collection of items that are less than outstanding condition, the sort that most normal people who are not rich can afford. $535.00 (View Picture)

14691 VERY RARE- 1839 TRIALS EXAMPLE OF SCHNITZLER & KIRSCHBAUM MODEL 1840 CAVALRY SABRE - John Thillmann’s “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers” discusses this rare variation on page 370. This is identical to that example, with the tall pommel cap, blade marking of a diamond with “O” cartouche over 39 over S&K on the blade back, and matching diamond/O over 39 on the face of the guard. Scabbard drag marked crown/D and S&K. The 1839 trials were to select new swords for the cavalry, artillery and dragoons. Some 600 cavalry sabres were purchased from S&K, 500 from England and 500 more from France. Although the French Model 1822 design was selected for the Cavalry, S&K got the first contract to produce them in 1840. Of course, the thrifty Ordnance department would not throw away the trials pieces and they undoubtedly remained in service with the Regular Army or possibly passed on to militia forces. Unfortunately, this is from an estate and we have no provenance for this, but it is exactly as described in Thillmann. Condition is overall very good with the blade a nice bright polished finish, possibly cleaned, but nicely done with only a few minor spots of staining. Numerous small nicks on the edge of the blade and on the sharp corner of the top flat. There is a slight bend to the blade about halfway down. Brass hilt in excellent condition. Grips retain nearly all the leather wrapping, but it has shrunk some and pulled away from the pommel. Twisted wire is missing from the grip. Scabbard is mostly brown patina with some pitting and about three shallow dents. A very rare U.S. martial sword for the advanced collector. $1125.00 (View Picture)

14690 U.S. Model 1840/French Model 1822 OFFICER’S Cavalry Saber with Klingenthal 1825 blade - Similar to the enlisted models but with ornately decorated hilt. This has the 36 inch blade for cavalry use, but is otherwise nearly identical to the example in the West Point Museum carried by Col. Kirby Smith (which had s 31” blade for infantry use), both having plain undecorated blades. Smith’s saber is discussed in John Thillmann’s definitive “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers” on pages 258-259. Thillmann also discusses several other variations- some with etched blade decorations and most with fish skin grip wrappings, while this has leather wrappings. The scabbard is a plain steel service model without any fancy decorative touches. The only markings are a dealer name (hard to decipher but looks like “LAFCEAT/ A’PARIS” and the blade maker name “Manufre Rale de Klingenthal, Avril 1825.” We suspect that this was a French service blade that was rehilted and sold commercially during the Civil War as a privately purchased officer sword, but that is purely speculation. Blade retains most of its original polish with slight age toning and specks of stain. Hilt brass has mellow light patina, while 100% of the leather wrapping and twisted wire remains on the grip. The scabbard is free of dents and mostly covered with brown rust and patina. A very nice example of an Officer’s cavalry saber, probably used in the Civil War. $1200.00 (View Picture)

14689 SCARCE FRENCH MODEL 1822 CAVALRY SABRE BY KINGENTHAL-1824- PROBABLY CIVIL WAR ISSUE - John Thillmann’s “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers” discusses these on pages 253-256. French neutrality kept them from selling newly made arms to the belligerent Union or Confederate buyers. Despite the fact that relatively few of the enlisted Model 1822 cavalry sabers have been found on the collector market, it is believed that some were purchased, primarily older arms (dating back to the model’s adoption in 1822). This example is marked on the back of the blade: “Manufre Rle de Klingentahl, Marts 1824.” Blade is mostly bright with some areas of light staining. Edge has only a few tiny booboos that are more easily felt than seen. Brass hilt is in good condition except for the front being bent forward a bit at the top. Leather washer is present in good condition. Initials MK lightly scratched on one side of the blade. The leather wrapping is about 80% intact and the cord wrapping is visible where missing. The twisted wire wrap is missing except for a few turns at the rear. Steel scabbard is nice and smooth with what appears to be a blued finish, mixed with patina and some rust, but is free of dents. A nice honest example of an uncommon Civil War era saber. $675.00 (View Picture)

15834 RARE U.S. EXPERIMENTAL OFFICERS SWORD- AMES 1906 - One of only 1,039 delivered in 1906 by Ames. This experimental form used a very slightly curved blade, clearly intended for thrusting rather than the traditional slashing bloc of the “Old Wristbreaker” M1840-1860 cavalry sabers. The lightweight stamped sheet steel guard is clearly the predecessor of the very similar (but much larger) design used by Lt. (later General) George S. Patton for what became the U.S. Model 1913 cavalry saber. These experimental swords were delivered under a contract that also called for 18,961 of the familiar Model 1860 cavalry sabers delivered by Ames with the iron guards and dated 1906. Relatively unknown to most collectors, these lightweight experimental swords are rarely encountered, and inexplicably, they are usually in rather poor condition. The best (but still very limited) reference on these is on page 207 of John Hamilton’s Ames Sword Company. The 29 ¾ inch polished steel blade is marked on the ricasso A.S. Co [Ames Sword Company]/ [flaming bomb]/ 1906 and on the other side with U.S. The blade has some light staining and a few nicks, but nothing serous. The hilt remains tightly wrapped with the fish skin covering and twisted wire, although some of the grain has worn off the skin, exposing the smooth skin underneath. The stamped guard still retains probably 80-90% of the blue finish, but it is mixed with patina and assumulated crud from long storage and really needs a careful cleaning if you want to see much of the finish. These used an iron scabbard, covered with russet leather. No scabbard for this one, but we feel fortunate to offer the sword even without the scabbard. A rare prize for the advanced collector of U.S. martial edged weapons, or Ames products. $1095.00 (View Picture)

SMEW1633 - Sword Hanger German WW2 (?). This hanger was included with a collection of captured German and Italian items that we purchase from a retired WW2 vetern. It is made of gold wire on a gold cloth background with a blue stripe running down the middle and back borders. Hanger is about 45 inches long and adjustable with silver (probably nickel plated) buckles and clips on both ends. Hanger is in excellent condition with no tears, holes or fraying of the fabric and no rust or damage to any of the metal hardware. $125.00 (View Picture)

**STOLEN BY PERSON IN PORTLAND, OR AREA, or possibly a long haul trucker. $200 reward for return of this item or information leading to arrest and conviction of the thief, who got several other antique arms from other dealers by credit card fraud... $100 reward if you are first to spot this on an auction site.** 6957 BRITISH SABER MODEL 1796[?] WITH SCABBARD - Heavy duty saber with 32" blade 1 3/8" wide having a single broad fuller. Nicely polished blade in excellent condition. Heavy iron guard with longets on both sides. Iron topstrap ending in a rounded pommel. These parts have smooth brown age patina. Wooden grip has heavy wear and minor damage to the cord wrapping and leather cover, with some filler material added. Iron ferrule at front of grip has a wide staple for sword knot on the right side. Heavy iron scabbard with rounded lower edge, and flat top edge. Scabbard has layer of old black paint over lightly pitted surface. (Horses tend to sweat a lot and scabbard rust was a constant problem.) Very handsome, very old looking. A nearly identical sword was adopted by the Prussians as the Model 1811. European military fashion was quite faddish, usually adopting the frills of the latest winners. While this example is totally unmarked (except for a squiggle on the top of the blade that may be a flaw or ding instead of a mark) and possibly not British, but some imitator, it certainly is of the style used during the Napoleanic Wars, or as called in the U.S., the War of 1812. Nice addition to a collection in either one of those fields. Unable to confirm exact model, but everything I can find points to this being correct, and this is the description used when the former owner got it in the UK many years ago from a militaria dealer. $450.00 (View Picture)


  

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