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Swords Of All Sorts

Essential Reference Books for Bayonet Collectors

21941 U.S. MILITARY AND EXPERIMENTAL ENTRENCHING TOOLS CIVIL WAR TO WW1 - By Donald J. Hartman, author of the definitive book on Krag bayonets. 262 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound with dustjacket, new condition. Okay, you may not be a collector of pre-WW1 entrenching tools, but this is a great read anyway, just to show the inventive genius of Americans seeking to invent a better mousetrap, err, entrenching tool, and some of the weird ideas they came up with to make the soldier’s task easier. This is a massive research project in original sources with exceptionally thorough and readable explanation of the subject and loaded with appropriate illustrations of the people, gadgets, blueprints etc, with most in color. A niche topic, but worth the reading for background on military weaponry beyond the gun itself and how it meshed with other needs. New condition $75.00 (View Picture)

7969 JAPANESE MILITARY AND CIVIL SWORDS & DIRKS- Richard Fuller & Ron Gregory - Hard cover, 288 pages about 8” x 10” published in 1996. Highly regarded as one of the best works on the subject, this is out of print and in high demand with prices ranging from $299 to over $800 on the handful of copies I could locate. I should probably keep this for my personal library, but would rather see someone get it who is serious about collecting in that field, so It is priced well below market. Condition is overall about excellent with nice dustjacket. However, someone dropped something with a sharp corner which poked through the dustjacket (at the bottom center) and made a corresponding ding in the hard cover there. Nothing that hurts its usefulness as a reference book, but a picky book collector might worry about it a bit, so we point it out. Priced to sell at $250.00 (View Picture)

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)


22051 BAYONET SCABBARDS OF ALL KINDS -

22051D- TWO U.S. MODEL 1885 SCABBARDS FOR .45-70 TRAPDOORS One is rough condition with the steel body crusty rusty but overall dark and untouched. The leather loop is partially torn as show in the photos. Slap some epoxy on there and it will look okay. Second is the steel body only. These were secured to the leather frog with a rivet, and part of the tab holding the rivet has been broken off. Epoxy will do an even better job. Has old black paint finish over patina, not bad, not great. BOTH for only $35.00 (View Picture)

22051E- WW2 GERMAN KAR 98k BAYONET SCABBARD AND FROG- Scabbard body is good, free from dents with old coat of greenish-khaki paint. Frog is a bit worn with some torn stitching and one rivet missing. $35.00 (View Picture)

22051F- BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET SCABBARD- EARLY WW1 This is the early type with the tear drop shaped frog stud and arched shape on the throat and tip pieces. The black leather body has a nice smooth surface and waxed finish, with one scar and assorted minor scuffs, but pretty nice. The throat has traces of blue finish mixed with mostly patina and surface rust while the tip is mostly rusty, but these could be cleaned up and touched up with black paint as was the British practice. A good serviceable piece. $50.00 (View Picture)

22051G- BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET SCABBARD- EARLY WW1 This is the early type with the tear drop shaped frog stud and arched shape on the throat and tip pieces. The black leather body has a rough textured surface dyed black, and covered with yucky grease. The throat and tip pieces are mostly smooth with most of an old black paint finish but chipped and worn. A good serviceable piece. $45.00 (View Picture)

22051H- Lot of 2 Camillus Leather scabbards
What you see is what you get. I think these are only 10-20 years old, but will fit anything with the knife blade of the M3 trench knife or the M4, M5, M6, M7 bayonet family. Both for only $25.00 (View Picture)

22051J- WIRE CUTTER SCABBARD FOR EICKHORN KCB-77 LONG BLADE- Scabbard is in excellent plus condition, and I don’t remember where this came from. Someone needs this, and it is yours for only $25 plus shipping. (View Picture)

22051K- BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET SCABBARD- LATE WW1-WW2 This is the later type with the round frog stud and squared shape on the throat and tip pieces. The black leather body has a rough textured surface dyed black, and covered with yucky grease. The throat and tip pieces are mostly smooth with most of an old black paint finish but chipped and worn. A good serviceable piece. $45.00 (View Picture)

22051L- BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET SCABBARD- LATE WW1- This was made by Enfield as indicated by the EFD on the back of the body. It has the later type round frog stud and early rounded top on the tip and late square cut on the throat piece. The tip and throat have been scoured bright. The black leather body is in VG condition with a few assorted scrapes or dings. A good serviceable piece. $45.00 (View Picture)

US Bayonets

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**NEW ADDITION** 15010B - U.S. NAVY MODEL 1870 SWORD BAYONET & SCABBARD (Janzen 209-3) Made in 1870 for use on the M1870 .50-70 rolling block rifles made by Springfield Armory. These are big, handsome and interesting. The double edge blade is 20 inches long with a central fuller. Overall 24.75 inches long with the heavy cast brass handle having a “fish scale” pattern for better grip, and the seal of the Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance for decoration. There is a deep hole in the grip to allow it to slip over the cleaning rod so the bayonet is under the barrel instead of off to one side where the balance is messed up, and also reducing the weight of the bayonet somewhat. This is an overall VG example with some areas of stain, roughness or light pitting as shown in the photos. Ricasso is stamped USN/GGS/1870 on one side with no traces of AMES MFG CO, CHICOPEE MASS on the other due to roughness and pitting. Brass-mounted black leather scabbard is in excellent condition and much harder to find than the bayonets, especially in nice condition. We would prefer to sell this with the USN M1870 rifle, and with the rifle the price is $275.00 and shipping free with the rifle. Purchased separately the shipping will be extra and bayonet & scabbard price is $350.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22971 BAYONETS FROM THE HART COLLECTION - PROVENANCE NOTE- These bayonets are from part of the Howard P. Hart and Jean H. Hart Collection of Historical Arms, which we were honored to recycle to new owners. Mr. Hart was a career Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as an avid arms collector. A large part of their collection was donated to the Virginia War Memorial Museum in Richmond, VA, and many other items donated to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, LA. each item has the Hart Collection inventory tag attached, and comes with a certificate of provenance and a copy of Howard’s fascinating autobiography a $20 value) signed by Jean Hart. The association of this item with Mr. Howard Hart, and this outstanding collection adds to its desirability for your collection and for future owners and helps preserve the legacy of Mr. Hart.) Read more about the biography of this remarkable American patriot on the Hart Collection Biography page- http://oldguns.net/Hart_Collection_Bio.html (View Picture)

**HOLD**HPHB38 USMC ONTARIO OKC 3S BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR M16 RIFLE - About mint unissued with just a hint of in and out streak beginning on left side of blade. One of the best knife bayonet designs ever, really good at both jobs. With coyote tan plastic scabbard with attaching loops for use with MOLLE vest or on belt. USMC issue since 2003 with the eagle globe and anchor and USMC markings, replacing both the M7 and M9 bayonets. Hart collection tag 38 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $125.00 (View Picture)

HPHB82 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET MADE AT SPRINGFIELD IN 1911 WITH PARTIAL M1910 SCABBARD - Made for use with the M1903 Springfield or Rock Island rifles, this retains the original bright finished blade and some of the blue on the hilt and bottom 1/8” of the blade, but the blue is turning plum or patina and the whole thing needs a good cleaning. Bright blade has scattered very light stain/surface rust specks. Blade marked SA/bomb/1911 on one side and serial number 480355 on other side. Scabbard is good condition M1910 scabbard body with the rawhide covering mostly intact, but shrunken away from the tip a bit. It is missing the web/canvas scabbard cover with a leather tip and belt hook at the top but these sometimes turn up and there have been repros made at reasonable prices. A good representative blade and will be very nice set when a cover is found. Hart collection tag 82 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $195.00 (View Picture)

HPHB83 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET MADE AT ROCK ISLAND IN 1918 WITH ROUGH M1905/1910 SCABBARD - Made for use with the M1903 Springfield or Rock Island rifles, this originally had the bright finished blade and blued hilt and bottom 1/8” of the blade. It was refinished with a darke finish (blue or Parkerize almost immediately to conform with new policy during WW1. Walut grip scales have been sanded and refinished. Blade marked RIA/bomb/1918 on one side and U.S. over serial number 343047 on other side. Scabbard is the early M1905 all leather type which had a Krag style swivel hook attached to the steel throat piece. It was arsenal modified to M1905/1910 configuration by removing the swivel assembly and attaching a leather collar around the top to hold a M1910 style wire belt loop. The leather has been badly neglected with shrinkage, surface cracking and a large gouge near the tip. Not the worst of these I have seen, but way below average. Still it is all there and more or less presentable, and you can think good thoughts about the important provenance and also the bargain price. Hart collection tag 83 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $150.00 (View Picture)

HPHB84 U.S. M1 BAYONET- M1905E1 SPEAR POINT CONVERSION FROM PAL 1943 16 INCH M1905 BAYONET - Excellent plus condition with 95%+ light gray parkerize finish from time of conversion from 16” to 10” configuration, probably done by PAL as there is no marking of another maker as often seen when bayonets were sent back for conversion. Ricasso marked PAL in oval over U.[bomb]S. over 1943 date. The quality of workmanship in 1943 was pretty low, but bayonets were desperately needed so the standards were relaxed. Nice piece. Hart collection tag 84 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $150.00 (View Picture)

HPHB89 U.S. M9 MULTI-PURPOSE BAYONET SYSTEM BAYONE & SCABBARD MADE BY LAN-CAY - About mint unissued. Made for commercial sale, these are marked with a large US on one side and M9 UTILITY on the other, and scabbard has a US marking by the tip. However, M9 expert Bill Porter has identified these as being made by Lan-Cay, one of the primary makers of issue M9 bayonets. This has the black oxide finish blade and round grip design. There is an amazing variety of M9 variations out there, with a good introduction at: http://www.old-smithy.info/bayonets/HTNL%20DOCUMNETS/m9_bayonet_and_variations.htm Hart collection tag 89 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $115.00 (View Picture)

HPHB90 U.S. M4 BAYONET FOR M1 CARBINE MADE BY CAMILLUS - Later type with the plastic spacers at the end of the leather grip washers. About mint unissued and as nice as you will find any more. Hart collection tag 90 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $175.00 (View Picture)

HPHB179 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET FOR M1903 SPRINGFIELD OR M1 GARAND - Made at Springfield in 1909, originally with right finished blade and blued hilt, but sometime after 1917 refinished with dark gray parkerize finish which was then standard. Although made for the M1903, these were initially issued with the M1 Garand and in service until replaced by the 10 inch blade M1 Bayonets mid-WW2. Overall excellent with about 85-90% parkerize finish remaining, worn or thinned some on the left side of the blade, and possibly touched up there. Still a far above average example of an unaltered 16 inch M1905 Bayonet. Hart collection tag 179 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $195.00 (View Picture)

HPHB209 U.S. MODEL 1855 SOCKET BAYONET FOR CIVIL WAR .58 MUSKETS AND M1866-1870 .50-70 TRAPDOORS - Mostly brown patina with some light roughness underneath. Could be cleaned to mostly bright if you prefer that look. Hart collection tag 209 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $125.00 (View Picture)

HPHB236- U.S. MODEL 1917 BAYONET BY REMINGTON- MINT- From the Hart collection! Just flat mint unissued with all the blue on the hilt, unmarred walnut grip scales, and all the frosty gray finish on the blade. There is one tiny spot of stain near the tip. Hart collection tag 236 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $250.00 (View Picture)

**HOLD**HPHB240 U.S. MODEL 1903 SPRINGFIELD ROD BAYONET (BAYONET ONLY)- From the Hart collection. Near unissued, but with some very minor light surface rust in the recesses needing a bit of cleaning and oiling. One of the few surviving rod-bayonet M1903 rifles will cost you about $5,000 and up, but this one with the Hart connection is a bargain. Hart collection tag 240 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $65.00 (View Picture)

HPHB288 WW2 JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONET & SCABBARD - (Janzen 133-1) made by Tokyo Arsenal prior to 1936, possibly as early as WW1. These fit both the 6.5mm Type 38 and 7.7mm Type 99 rifles and a few other arms. This is the first style of the Type 30 bayonet with the hooked guard, bird head pommel, contoured grips retained by screws, and bright finished blade. This has rifle serial number 174100 on the top of the tang. The very earliest had the serial number on the crossguard, then on the tang like this and then they put the number on the back of the pommel which is most common. Needs a light cleaning. Hart collection tag 288 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $135.00 (View Picture)

HPHB323 U.S. MODEL 1892 BAYONET FOR .30-40 KRAG RIFLES - Dated 1900, but suitable for any of the M1892-1898 Krags, and these were even used by Cadets at West Point until they got rid of their M1 Garands. A good representative example, with some spotting on the blade. Edge has been lightly sharpened during period of use but this blends in to be almost unnoticed as a result of a heavy cleaning many decades ago. Hart collection tag 323 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $110.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22750 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET DATED 1908 WITH 1905 LEATHER SCABBARD HAVING KRAG STYLE SWIVEL - Standard M1905 bayonet with 16 inch bright finished blade and blued hilt. Most of the blue on the hilt has worn or been cleaned so that it is thin and nearly bare metal, but traces remain. The bright finish on the blade has aged and gained some stained spots, but not pitting. The blade can be polished with very fine emery paper using a wood block for backing to remove the spotting, if you want to clean it up. Good markings SA over ordnance bomb over 1908 on one side, along with period unit marking D 527. Other side has serial number 250298, but that is strictly for accountability purposes and the bayonets were never intended to be matched to a rifle with the same number. Walnut grip scales are dry and need a light cleaning and some linseed oil. The leather scabbard body is well above average for these with only minor shrinkage at the tip and some assorted minor scrapes and scuffs. Scabbard marked R.I.A. 1907 and inspector initials. Metal throat piece and swivel hook have most of their blue-black finish, showing a bit of wear and some light patina. An average bayonet with above average scabbard and if the blade is cleaned both will be above average and a nice addition to a WW1 or earlier M1903 Springfield rifle. $375.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 17190 U.S. MODEL 1917 “ENFIELD” BAYONET BY REMINGTON - A very good example but in desperate need of a good cleaning to remove gunk and crud which should reveal lots of original blue on the hilt and bottom inch of the blade, maybe fading to plum, but still pretty nice. Walnut grips in nice shape, never sanded and free of dings. You clean, you save. $110.00 (View Picture)

19296 SCARCE U.S. SHORT LOOP HOFFMAN SWIVEL SCABBARD CIRCA 1865-1873 - (Reilly S76, S77) These appeared right at the end of the Civil War and lasted until replaced by the familiar Model 1873 scabbards with the US rosettes. There are a number of variations of these shown in Reilly’s book. All seem to use the trangular stamped steel scabbard body patented by J.E. Emerson instead of the earlier folded leather body with a brass finial tip piece. Hoffman’s contribution was the brass discs which resulted in the body being able to swivel on the belt loop. The earliest patterns allowed a 360 degree swivel which resulted in lost bayonets. This was followed by ones like this with a pin to limit travel to an arc of about 100 degrees. This example has the throat piece stitched close to the body, as shown in S76, but has the short belt loop shown in S77. A very scarce scabbard, appropriate for the .50-70 era, but undoubtedly kept in service until the wore out. This one has a minor kink about 1/3 of the way up from the tip, but it works fine. The stitching on the bottom of the belt loop has mostly failed but looks okay at first glance. Leather is good with smooth finish, not all flaked and cracked like most early leather. First of these we have had in many years, or maybe ever. $75.00 (View Picture)

7756 WW2 M1 CARBINE M4 BAYONET & SCABBARD BY PAL- NEAR MINTY! - One of about 268,000 made by Pal Blade Company during WW2. Overall excellent with very minor finish wear on the tip of the blade on the left side but more on the right side. Still a near minty piece, far nicer than most of the carbine bayonets found today. A duplicate from John’s collection. $195.00 (View Picture)

16885 BARGAIN U.S. M1892 KRAG BAYONET & SCABBARD - Used with all the Krag rifles 1892-1898 models. The bayonet is dated 1900 and is VG-fine condition except it has been sharpened during its period of use, and there is a small rectangle of wood chiseled out on the left grip, probably where a “9 NY” unit marking once was. A few spots of stain or light pitting on the blade and a small rust spot on both side of the crossguard, but overall still a very nice representative example. The scabbard is the 1896 style with the slender hook which was to fit into one of the cartridge loops on a Mills belt. This is the second type that had a small pin to limit the rotation but the pin is missing and the hook is wobbly. The metal throat piece is missing from the top of the scabbard so when the blade is fully inserted it is about 1/16” short of being fully seated. Instead of looking at the less than stellar scabbard, look at the cheap price $125.00 (View Picture)

21100 U.S. MODEL 1816 SOCKET BAYONET FOR M1816 .69 CALIBER MUSKETS - Well above average example which was lightly cleaned many years ago with overall dull steel gray look with a couple of small patches of rust or light pitting. Typical standard model with bridge over the “T” mortise at the back. Face of the 16” blade has usual 9.5” flute at the tip. Marked at the rear with illegible letter or shield shape over US. These were widely used in the Seminole War, Mexican War and into the Civil War, although the muskets had mostly been converted to percussion by that time. $135.00 (View Picture)

16381 U.S. MODEL 1855 BAYONET WITH EXCELLENT McKENNEY’S PATENT SCABBARD - The scabbard is fairly scarce as it was patented January 12, 1886, near the end of the socket bayonet era. Although never officially adopted by the U.S. Army it was used in large quantities by New York and Pennsylvania militias, both with remaining M1855 bayonet for .50-70s or their .45-70s. The scabbard in marked “McKENNEY’S PATENT JAN 12 1886” on the top of the throat piece. The steel body retains about 80-90% of the original black Japanned paint finish with some rust spots bubbling up underneath it. The patent leather frog has a couple of work holes but is overall fine, much nicer that these area usually found. The M1855 bayonet is for all the .58 caliber Springfield rifle muskets and postwar conversions to .50-70s. Bayonet, marked U.S. on the blade, has been cleaned to bright with a couple of stained spots or rust spots, but overall is cleaned to excellent and will be great for all but the most minty guns. The scabbard is a bit late for issue with the bayonet, but we are selling these as a set and you can stick a trapdoor bayonet in the scabbard if you like. Nice bayonet and nice example of scarce scabbard for only $225.00 (View Picture)

16002 U.S. MODEL 1855 BAYONET FOR .58 CALIBER SPRINGFIELDS AND MOST .50-70s - Correct for the M1855, 1861, 1863, 1865, 1866, 1868, 1870 Springfields, along with the Sharps and Spencer conversions to infantry rifles. A slightly above average example which will clean a lot nice if you want the cleaner look and will spend a little time and elbow grease. Overall mostly dull steel gray mixed with dirts, staining and scattered patina. A few spots of light pitting on the face of the blade, but nothing unsightly. Marked U.S. on the blade. Some scrapes and dings on the socket and locking ring. Great for an average condition gun, but can be cleaned to pair with a nicer example. $149.00 (View Picture)

22739 VIETNAM ERA U.S. MODEL 1917 BAYONET MADE BY GEN CUT WITH SCABBARD - Unissued with just a few very minor storage scrapes or dings in the finish. These were produced during Vietnam when trench guns were being issued and the Army discovered that they had sold off all their WW1 era M1917 bayonets, so new contracts were let to General Cutlery and Canadian Arsenals LTD (The old Long Branch plant). Scabbard is marked BM for Beckwith Manufacturing Company. Essential item to finish a Vietnam era trench gun. $295.00 (View Picture)

22055 U.S. MODEL 1863 REMINGTON “ZOUAVE” BRASS HANDLE SWORD BAYONET - Just about mint, as are many of the rifles. These are unmarked but easily identified among the many confusing varieties of brass handled sword bayonets by the inspect initials B.H. on the top of the grip just behind the muzzle ring. Blade retains all of its original bright polished finish and brass hilt is still bright, not tarnished or dinged. I should probably keep this one myself, but will go ahead and list it anyway and kick myself when I find the other in my collection is not as nice. No scabbard, sorry. The brass handled sword bayonets were quite fashionable in militaries of most countries circa 1840-1870, especially for use on shorter “rifles” while longer “muskets” mostly stuck with traditional triangular socket bayonets. Collectors really need a good reference book on these sword bayonets, especially those used in the Civil War. As nice an example as you are likely to find, unless you find an equally nice one with a scabbard. $395.00 (View Picture)

10882 U.S. MODEL 1873 BAYONET FOR .45-70 TRAPDOORS WITH M1885 SCABBARD - Standard bayonet for all the trapdoor rifles except the rod bayonet models, with 18 inch blade. Overall condition is good but should clean to very good plus. There are a lot of scattered rust freckles and spots of staining which will blend in with the blue with a careful cleaning. The scabbard has about 50% thin worn blue turning plum, but less rust. The leather frog is loose on the body, having torn where the rivet secures it to the body, but you can put a dab of epoxy there and it will stay where it belongs. Not the best example we have had, but still pretty nice, especially if cleaned up. $149.00 (View Picture)

19997 U.S. M1873 BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR .45-70 TRAPDOOR- Cheap! - This is the standard bayonet used with all of the M1873-1884 trapdoor rifles other than those with rod bayonets. Lots of blue on both the bayonet and scabbard, but alas, there is also a lot of surface rust, most of which should clean off with soaking in WD-40 and careful scraping with an artist’s palette knife. The leather frog was weak at the stitching and has been reinforced with epoxy which is hardly noticeable and will allow it to display nicely when cleaned. A good representative example of a standard, but useless and used little weapon of the Indian Wars and Spanish-American War. Price reflects the need for cleaning. $149.00 (View Picture)

19990 PEABODY-MARTINI BAYONET & SCABBARD- MINTY! - (Reilly B-134 and S-123) These are for the Providence Tool Company made Peabody–Martini rifles. While the earlier “Model 1867” Peabody rifles had some sales to Connecticut, Massachusetts and South Carolina as well as to Canada, most of the “Model 1873 or 1874” Peabody-Martini rifles were made on three contracts from Turkey although their default on the last resulted in bankruptcy for the Providence Tool Company. Many of the Peabody Martinis ended up on the civilian market and Japan bought 7,000 according to Flayderman. Reilly notes that “a small number are known to have been used by the U.S. Navy and National Guard units as training rifles prior to and during World War 1.” (p. 181). Anyway, an excellent condition example of a fairly scarce bayonet and scabbard. I believe this is from Robert M. Reilly’s personal collection, but cannot confirm that. $295.00 (View Picture)

19641 U.S. MODEL 1873 "TROWEL BAYONET" FOR TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELDS - (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. Probably the nicest example we have ever had, with about 95%+ original bright polished finish remaining on the blade, and the handle portion has about 95%+ original high quality blue finish. There is one small clump or runs about ¼” diameter on the top of the grip and 2 or 3 other very small rust freckles, but overall outstanding, with even the tiny patent date markings 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 there are some repros out there. You are unlikely to find a nicer example than this one. $495.00 (View Picture)

22993 U.S. MODEL 1892 BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR .30-40 KRAG RIFLES - This one is dated 1902 but will fit all of the Krag rifles Model 1892-1898 and also the M1903 Springfield and M1 Garand. Scabbard has some light rust and finish wear but should clean up some. Blade is pretty nice and not sharpened, but the hilt is a bit rusty and the upper edge of the wood grip scales have some damage to the upper edges as shown in the photos. The less than stellar condition is matched by a less than expected price of only $135.00 (View Picture)

17435 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET- SPRINGFIELD 1917- WITH WW2 M3 SCABBARD- Minty - A very nice bayonet with unsharpened blade, most of the turning marks on the wood grips and about 95% of an old arsenal blackened finish. These were originally made with bright blades but during WW1 all the old bayonets were ordered to have the blades blackened (or blued, parkerized, etc) to minimize the reflections. This one was probably refinished circa 1918-1920s, and placed into storage, and brought out again during WW2 for issue with M1903 Springfield or M1 Garand rifles, and at some point mated up with one of the new M3 scabbard with a plastic/fiberglass body instead of the old WW1 rawhide covered wood with a removable canvas cover. Nearly all the wear is on the crossguard probably from a pile of these shoved in a drawer somewhere and rubbing against each other. A really nice one, and great to show what was being issued in WW2 where WW1 stuff was used again, and “parts were parts” with bayonets from any time and maker being assigned to troops with any rifle they would fit. $350.00 (View Picture)

16584 M1 GARAND BAYONETS (Pick the one you like! -

 

B- Bayonet M1, made by Utica Cutlery (of Utica, NY also using the brand name Kutmaster). It was in great, unissued condition, until Bubba got his paws on it and tried to sharpen it. Fortunately, he was not very enthusiastic about the job and while there is a lot of bright metal exposed where the parkerized finish was ground off with some sort of underpowered grinder but with only minor scarring of the metal. There is some rust on the right side of the crossguard, and this would be a whole lot nicer if it were lightly sandblasted and reparkerized. Ricasso marked UC over U[ordnance bomb]S. No scabbard- $75.00 (View Picture)

D- Bayonet M1, often called “M1905E1” or 16” M1905 cut arsenal down to M1 configuration. Many, like this one, were made in fulfillment of contracts for the longer versions, and immediately shortened under different contracts. Some were done by the original maker, and some were by other makers, so there is a wide variety of combinations of original makers and conversion places. Oneida Limited of Oneida, NY made this one, but exactly where it was altered is unkown as there is no marking, which is quite often the case. About25-35% of the parkerized finish remains, worn very thin. There is some crud on the blade like dried paint or glue which should clean off okay. No scabbard. $85.00 (View Picture)

21640 U.S. M1873 TRAPDOOR CADET BAYONET- Cheap! - (Reilly B129) with the 16 inch blade with thinner profile than the standard 18 inch Infantry bayonet. These were issued with the cadet rifles and if you have a cadet rifle, you need one of these. Originally there was a special short scabbard made for these, but after the first few years they just made one size and issued the standard 18 inch scabbard to cadets. Condition is not the best, even though about 20-25% of the original bright blue finish remains. About 50% is surface rust which might clean off leaving a dull blue black surface, but the other 25% is heavier rust or even light pitting and rust, especially on the shank and near the tip. A carful cleaning will make it look much better and an aggressive cleaning an refinish would not hurt. Pretty scarce, but condition makes it cheap. $50.00 (View Picture)

22056 TWOFER BARGAIN LOT OF TWO U.S. SOCKET BAYONETS - First is a M1855 type for .58 caliber muskets, but with blade only 15 3/8” long instead of the usual 18 inches. No U.S. marking visible and looks like there never was. Possibly Confederate? This has been in a fire and blade is bent and socket warped a little and cracked at the rear. Pretty much rusty and scaly condition. Second is a U.S. M1855 made in .58 caliber, in basically new condition which was in the process of being converted to M1873 configuration for issue with the .45-70 trapdoors. This was done by cutting a small strip from the socket and forging the socket down to the smaller diameter. The joint is just barely visible but final finishing has not been done. An interesting item to show the thrift of the Ordnance Department. This was probably sold as scrap about the time that the rod-bayonet trapdoors were adopted, making these unnecessary. The lot of two for $95.00 (View Picture)

23143 U.S. MODEL 1905 BAYONET- BRIGHT BLADE SA 1906 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 1906, the first year of production, with serial number 141295. Walnut grip scales retain their rough turning texture and have only the GI oil finish. Hilt and crossguard retain about 40% of the original blued finish, along with the blue strip on the lower portion of the blade. The crossguard has some pitting and little finish, and the lower portion has a slight bend which should be easy to correct. Pommel and the top and bottom edges of the hilt retain most the their blue finish. Blade has been lightly cleaned and there is some very minor pitting near the tip, probably from dampness inside the scabbard. 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 3” discussed in Gary Cunningham’s “American Military Bayonets of the 20th Century” on pages 29-30. Scabbard body has original Rock Island 1907 markings. Unlike most of the leather covered scabbards, the tip stitching has NOT split and the leather pulled back, although it is somewhat scuffed. A far above average example of the early M1905 bayonet and the altered 1905/1910 scabbard. Very hard to find these any more with any condition at all. $595.00 (View Picture)

12285 U.S. M1873 .45-70 TRAPDOOR BAYONET FOR M1873-1884 RIFLES - Excellent example with about 95-97% original blue finish, marred by assorted storage scrapes and dings and three or four small (less than 1/2" dia) patches of rust that may clean off (or maybe not). Not quite minty, but close and a nice item to go with a nice, but somewhat used, trapdoor rifle. $95.00 (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


U.S. Knives, Machetes, & Daggers

**NEW ADDITION** 11947 LOT OF TWO MILITARY SURVIVAL KNIVES - A- (Cole III p. 143) Vietnam era “Shroud cutter” or “Riser cutter” fixed hook blade knive made for USAF by Camillus (manufacturer code 62D4267 and illegible number and date 1974 ink stamped or etched onto the stainless blade. Appaarently the Camillus is harder to find than the Aerial or Schrade made versions. These were carried in a special pocket on the right leg of the flight suit, secure with a length of para cord to prevent loss, and to have instantly available in case of ejection and needing to cut away riser/shroud lines upon landing. Reportedly they were sometimes laced to parachute packs as well. There is a newer folding blade pocket knife type designated the MC-1 which has a folding hook blade similar to this, and also a conventional knife blade for utility use once safely out of the chute. B- John Rodgers, Sheffield, England stainless life raft knife and sheath. The sheath was sewn to a piece of rubberized fabric (now removed) which could be glued to a life raft in the desired location. The handle is balsa wood so it will float and a piece of cord attached to the sheath prevents loss. The long endge below the markings is the cutting edge, while the broad tip and hook are for utilitarian uses such as a screwdriver or also a can/bottle opener to access drinking water supplies on a life raft. I think these date to WW2. BOTH for only $45.00 (View Picture)

21615 USAAF FOLDING SURVIVAL MACHETE BY CASE - (Cole Book 3 pages 138-139) This is a folding design adopted in October 1942 for the B-4 Emergency Bail Out kit, usually attached to the parachute harness. These were made by several makers, but this one was made by Case. Overall good condition, but in desperate need of cleaning to remove dried sap, light surface rust and blood from fierce jungle combat in Frank’s yard. (We know that because Frank scratched his name on the right grip.) Once the crud is cleaned off this will look a whole lot nicer. Some sharpening typical of used machete. Like most, this one is missing the flimsy detachable sheet metal guard that fits over the blade. Usually these are pretty beat up, but his in a very nice example, one of the nicest of these we have had in many years. $149.00 (View Picture)

21063 USAAF NON-FOLDING SURVIVAL MACHETE BY CASE - (Cole Book 3 pages 138-139) This is the NON-folding design adopted in October 1942 for the B-4 Emergency Bail Out kit, usually attached to the parachute harness. This variation was ONLY made by Case, and is so marked on the blade. Overall good condition, but in desperate need of cleaning to remove dried sap, light surface rust and blood from fierce jungle combat in someone’s yard. Once the crud is cleaned off about 50% of the original blue finish should remain. Some sharpening typical of used machete. Complete with the usually missing detachable guard that fits over the blade. We have had lots of the folding examples, but this is the first of the NON-folding. $165.00 (View Picture)

21142 WW2 USN and USAF LIFE RAFT SURVIVAL KNIFE - (Cole III, p. 173) New old stock, issued just this way so the local survival equipment crewmen could glue the rubberized fabric to an inflatable life raft. Note that the knife has a sharp edge but there is no sharp point to accidentally poke holes in the inflatable raft. One small piece of the yellow backing material about 1” x 2” has been torn off but the misshapen part on the other end is just folded under. A neat U.S. martial edged weapon that is pretty scarce today. $65.00 (View Picture)

10474 WW2 LIFERAFT SURVIVAL FLOATING KNIFE - (Cole III, p. 172) Identical to the Cole example, but lacking the leather scabbard. Maker unknown on these but 27C/2023 is probably a part number linking it to a specific type of aircrew survival gear. Unissued but slilght staining on the blade. Lanyard is intact. First of these we have seen. A neat U.S. martial edged weapon that is pretty scarce today. $35.00 (View Picture)

21634 U.S. MODEL 1904 HOSPITAL CORPS KNIFE (BOLO) WITH SCABBARD- DATED 1904 - (Cole III, pp. 14-15). The first limited issue Army bolos were for the Hospital Corps troops to clear brush and cut poles for litters, tents etc. After experience in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection, the Model 1904 Bolo was developed. This used a curved 12" blade with a rounded end, and a curved handle with wood grips attached by brass rivets with an "S" shaped crossguard to protect the hand. One of a variety of edged weapons or tools made at Springfield Armory. The heavy well balanced blade was effective for chopping or cutting brush to clear aid stations, or wood for splints, etc. However, this was not intended for use as a weapon, and the tip was rounded to emphasize its non-weapon status. Springfield Armory made 39,919 between 1904 and 1915. This first year of production example is dated 1904, with US and serial number 1167. While made at Springfield Armory the SA and flaming bomb markings above the date were not used until 1907. The walnut grips were modified during the period of use to remove the three bumps for finger grip. Period sharpened with some roughness and pitting, but overall good condition. The scabbard is the scarce type made 1904-1908 with a heavy leather belt loop, and the more common 1909 and later dated examples use a metal belt hook similar to those used on Krag bayonets. Most of the cotton thread stitching on the scabbard has deteriorated and pulled loose, but it would be easy (although tedious) to restitch by hand through the existing holes as the leather is all there and in fairly decent shape. A presentable example of first year production with the first type scabbard. U.S. military edged weapons other than bayonets are an interesting collecting niche, with the books by H.M. Cole being an excellent guide, along with several websites, especially http://www.springfieldedge.com/index.html The bolo category includes the Model 1887 Hospital Corps knife, the M1904 Hospital Corps bolo, the M1909 Machete and the M1910 Bolo, all made by Springfield Armory, and the two latter also by contractors during WW1, and the WW2 USMC Medical bolo. Other machetes include some by Collins, and a wide variety from the WW2 era. Another good site is http://www.knife-expert.com/bolo.txt $195.00 (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)

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** 22971 BAYONETS FROM THE HART COLLECTION - PROVENANCE NOTE- These bayonets are from part of the Howard P. Hart and Jean H. Hart Collection of Historical Arms, which we were honored to recycle to new owners. Mr. Hart was a career Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as an avid arms collector. A large part of their collection was donated to the Virginia War Memorial Museum in Richmond, VA, and many other items donated to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, LA. each item has the Hart Collection inventory tag attached, and comes with a certificate of provenance and a copy of Howard’s fascinating autobiography a $20 value) signed by Jean Hart. The association of this item with Mr. Howard Hart, and this outstanding collection adds to its desirability for your collection and for future owners and helps preserve the legacy of Mr. Hart.) Read more about the biography of this remarkable American patriot on the Hart Collection Biography page- http://oldguns.net/Hart_Collection_Bio.html (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION**HPHB189 FRENCH .69 CALIBER SOCKET BAYONET- FITS U.S. M1842 .69 MUSKETS - The French bayonet was the pattern used by the U.S. Army for the M1842 bayonets, and they fit perfectly. Only difference is the European maker markings on the face of the blade instead of “U.S.” Overall fine to excellent, not quite minty. Great for living history use or as an example of European arms used in American during the Civil War. Hart collection tag 189 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $85.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION**HPHB288 WW2 JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONET & SCABBARD - (Janzen 133-1) made by Tokyo Arsenal prior to 1936, possibly as early as WW1. These fit both the 6.5mm Type 38 and 7.7mm Type 99 rifles and a few other arms. This is the first style of the Type 30 bayonet with the hooked guard, bird head pommel, contoured grips retained by screws, and bright finished blade. This has rifle serial number 174100 on the top of the tang. The very earliest had the serial number on the crossguard, then on the tang like this and then they put the number on the back of the pommel which is most common. Needs a light cleaning. Hart collection tag 288 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $135.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION**HPHB320 SWEDISH MODEL 1896 MASUER 6.5x55mm RIFLE BAYONET - A little light spotting on one side of the blade and very fine surface rust that should clean off the tubular hilt. High quality materials and workmanship on these. Hart collection tag 320 attached. Comes with copy of Hart’s autobiography. $35.00 (View Picture)

16882 CIVIL WAR ERA BRITISH .577 ENFIELD BAYONET- CHEAP! - This was the loser in a beauty contest, but still should clean up to be a cheap representative example of the bayonet used by both north and south during the Civil War. Someone aggressively filed the triangular blade to sharpen the three edges and in the process removed the markings usually found on the face of the blade. Later negligence allowed it to get rusty, but get your file and sandpaper out and clean it up. CHEAP! $49.00 (View Picture)

15553 FRENCH LEBEL BAYONET MODIFIED FOR WW2 MODEL 1886/1891/1916/1935 - (Janzen 71-4). These were made after 1916 with the brass hilt and no hooked quillon, and then both the blade and scabbard were shortened to about 13.5 inches. Overall fine to excellent with lots of original finish. Mismatched scabbard number which is typical for these. One of the scarcer French bayonets. $85.00 (View Picture)

11419 BELGIAN MODEL 1949 FN-49 BAYONET & SCABBARD- MINTY - Bayonet and scabbard both numbered 85837, with about 98% original gray parkerize on the blade and 95% of the black enamel finish on the hilt and scabbard. Hilt also marked “S.A. 30” to indicate it is for the Belgian FN-49. Super nice, not the usually mismatched or well worn surplus ones. $135.00 (View Picture)

20117 BRITISH No. 9 “BOWIE” BAYONET FOR no. 4 Mark I rifles - Mint, unissued with near 100% of the original gray phosphate finish on the blade and black paint on the hilt. Marked on the flat (circle P) 1949 indicating it was made in 1949 by Poole. Nicest one we have ever seen. $40.00 (View Picture)

14831 ARGENTINE MODEL 1891 MAUSER BAYONET & SCABBARD - This is the correct style bayonet for all made after the A,B,C, or D prefixes which used brass grips. After that, all were made with the aluminum grips. Crest has been ground as is almost always the case. Serial numbers do not match on the blade/scabbard, and there are some very light dents in the scabbard body, nothing bad and blue finish is thin and worn on the scabbard. A good solid example to complete one of the nice Model 1891 Argentine Mausers so loved by collectors. $110.00 (View Picture)

7729 WW1 GERMAN “BUTCHER BLADE BAYONET” Model 1898/05 N/A - (Janzen 86-1) The most widely used German bayonet in WW1, this is in far above average condition. Blade retains about 90% original blue, marred by some scrapes from slips while sharpening during the war, and some finish wear near the tip. Pommel has about 6% thin bue mixed with light surface rust which should clean off easily. This was made by Rich. A. Herder but date is uncertain as the date/royal cipher on the spine of the blade has been deliberately removed. Unit marks SP. P. 87 68 on the crossguard, but the exact meaning is unclear, but likely a Pioneer unit of some sort. This has the wartime steel scabbard which is a very tight fit. Scabbard has a mix of blue and rust and should clean up quite a bit. This is the “Neuer Art” with the metal flash guard on the top of the grips. $195.00 (View Picture)

19990 PEABODY-MARTINI BAYONET & SCABBARD- MINTY! - (Reilly B-134 and S-123) These are for the Providence Tool Company made Peabody–Martini rifles. While the earlier “Model 1867” Peabody rifles had some sales to Connecticut, Massachusetts and South Carolina as well as to Canada, most of the “Model 1873 or 1874” Peabody-Martini rifles were made on three contracts from Turkey although their default on the last resulted in bankruptcy for the Providence Tool Company. Many of the Peabody Martinis ended up on the civilian market and Japan bought 7,000 according to Flayderman. Reilly notes that “a small number are known to have been used by the U.S. Navy and National Guard units as training rifles prior to and during World War 1.” (p. 181). Anyway, an excellent condition example of a fairly scarce bayonet and scabbard. I believe this is from Robert M. Reilly’s personal collection, but cannot confirm that. $295.00 (View Picture)

18336 WW2 BRITISH “SPIKE” BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR No. 4 Mark I rifles - The is the No. 4 Mk I made by factory code N67 during WW2. These were cheap and effective tent pegs which also fit on the muzzle of the No. 4 Mk I rifles and could inflict a nasty wound, but not as scary looking as the knife style bayonets which required a lot more material and machinery and skill to produce, all of which were desperately short in the UK during WW2. This comes with a No.4 Mk. I scabbard with most of its original black painted finish. A nice set which could be the start of a collection of one from each of the many makers and the many minor variations in construction or maker. $18.00 (View Picture)

23014 BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR No. 1 MARK III SMLE WITH SCABBARD - (Janzen 57-3) Made by Sanderson in November 1917 and surely rushed to the front immediately. This one was issued to Australian troops, as indicated by the D with broad arrow marking on the pommel and the D 2 D (Second Military District) on the crossguard. These were used in WW1 and again in WW2. Overall G-VG except needing a good cleaning to remove crud and light patina on the hilt. Blade pretty nice and good markings, good scabbard. $115.00 (View Picture)

10096 ENGLISH PATTERN 1887 MARK III SWORD BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR MARTINI-HENRY - (Janzen 54-2) A very nice example with excellent scabbard. There are three variations of these with the others having fullers in the blades. Overall the bayonet is in excellent (almost) condition with about 95% original bright polished finish on the blade and sharp markings. However, there are a lot of rust spots which have mostly become pits and nothing can be done about those. Still, it will display well, and these are pretty hard to find so you are unlikely to find a nicer one. $249.00 (View Picture)

22907 WW2 JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR TYPE 38 or TYPE 99 RIFLES - (Janzen 134-2) Made by National Denkai under Kokura supervision, this is a great representative example of a mid-war production bayonet, with about 95% original deep arsenal blue remaining on the blade, having a purple tone to it. Just a tiny bit of wear on the sharp edges, and a few light streaks and a couple of rub spots on the blade. The hilt has turned plum or patina, but still a nice example. Scabbard is VG with one shallow dent as shown in the photos, with the blue finish turning plum or worn a bit in places, say about 80% remaining. This shows the gradually declining quality of production with the crossguard being straight, the sides of the pommel left flat and use of rivets instead of screws to attach the grips. Many people believe this type is correct for use with the Type 99 rifles. An above average example. $149.00 (View Picture)

22733 ITALIAN MODEL 1871/87/16 BAYONET & SCABBARD- NICE - (Janzen 121-1) These were originally made with a long sword bayonet blade for use on the Model 1871 Vetterli-Vitali rifles, but later shortened to a 12 inch blade in 1887. IN 1916 they were modified again as the rifles were converted to 6.5mm. These are fairly scarce in any of the variations, expecially with any condition at all. This one has an excellent plus scabbard with sharp maker markings and 1886 date. The blade shape is somewhat unattractive, but about 50-60% of the blue finish remains. The brown composition grips are in very nice condition. $165.00 (View Picture)

22649 LOT OF TWO SWISS MODEL 1871 VETTERLI RIFLE BAYONETS - (Janzen 184-2). One nice one and one ugly one that will clean up to be presentable or decorative. (1)- fine condition with about 75% original blue finish remaining, good markings with one serial number on the socket defaced and a second added. (2) rusty all over, but not pitted. A piece of the socket has been broke off, but it can be installed on a rifle and the catch will retain it in place. (rust inside the socket needs to be cleaned up first). BOTH for $149.00 (View Picture)

21616 BRITISH PATTERN 1907 BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR No. 1 MARK III SMLE WITH SCABBARD - (Janzen 57-3) Made by Sanderson in September 1918. Arsenal overhauled circa 1925 based on the ”stores date” stamped on the reverse Ricasso. Normally these were finished and refinished with a black paint finish on the hilt and about an inch of the blade, but this onehas the black finish covering all metal parts, with a few minor chips or scrapes. These were used in WW1 and again in WW1. A well above average condition example. $125.00 (View Picture)

13996 BRITISH PATTERN 1876 MARTINI-HENRY SOCKET BAYONET & SCABARD - (Skennerton 187, Janzen 47-1) Made specifically for the Martini Henry with a 22 inch blade. Face of blade marked with broad arrow over WD over inspector marks, but no additional stores markings. Unit number 656 under the above markings. Blade about VG-fine with some original bright polish mixed with some staining, but not really any pitting. Socket and shank with about 90% blue. The rear of the socket shows signs of abuse with a hammer (or use as a hammer) but nothing serious. Black leather scabbard with brass fittings. Leather is dry and a bit flaky and the seam stitching has failed towards the ends, but overall scabbard is a bit better than most we see. This was the bayonet which saw fierce fighting in the colonial wars of the late 19th century in Africa and Asia. $125.00 (View Picture)

19953 BRITISH PATTERN 1913- U.S. MODEL 1917 BAYONET FOR ENFIELD- U.S. OVERSTAMPED- LATER BRITISH DRILL PURPOSE USED - This is one of the very early U.S. Model 1917 bayonets, actually made under the British contract as a Pattern 1913 Bayonet for the Pattern 1914 .303 British rifles, but never delivered to the Brits. A small number of these were on hand when the U.S. contracts for the M1917 rifles and bayonets was granted and those bayonets had the British inspection marks cancelled by /////// markings and US stamped on the ricasso. The British markings are 1913 (for the pattern or model) and 8 17 for the actual August 1917 date of manufacture. Note that this was made before they added a clean out hole in the pommel at the front of the groove for the bayonet lug. After being accepted for U.S. use, and probably seeing action in WW1, this was placed in storage and became part of the massive shipments of M1917 rifles to our Allies during WW2, most likely England, where many of the non-standard caliber .30-06 rifles were relegated to training or drill use. The letters “DP” were added on the crossguard to indicate an item suitable for Drill Purpose use, but not necessarily for combat issue. A number of M1917 rifles and bayonets were later transferred to Denmark, Norway and a few other countries after WW2, but we cannot be absolutely sure if it went to one of those, although I suspect a Danish connection on this one. The scabbard is the U.S. second type with the curly M1910 belt hook attached to the metal plate on the top of the throat, and the leather body marked GK indicating it was made by Graton & Knight a major WW1 supplier of leather goods. The belt hook is actually part of a second plate sandwiched on top of the first, a configuration often seen on scabbards used by Denmark. Scabbard is in VG-Fine condition, and goes nicely with this bayonet. Bayonet has most of the frosty gray finish on the blade and some of the original blue on the hilt. Grips are a bit worn, and the grooves on the left grip appear to be either slightly enlarged (by a bored soldier?) or perhaps reflect use of a P1907 grip used as a replacement with grooves added for the visual identification of the P1913 bayonet. An interesting example of how arms from one nation are often used by another, and another… $225.00 (View Picture)

19382 SCARCE BRITISH PATTERN 1895 MARTINI-ENFIELD SOCKET BAYONET & SCABARD FOR .303 CALIBER MARTINIS - (Skennerton B223, Janzen 47-3) Only 86,234 of these 21.5 inch blade P1876 bayonets were converted at Enfield 1895-1902 for use on the Martini Rifles converted to .303 caliber. Note that the slot is set up so that the blade is located under the barrel instead of along the right side as is the case with most sockets, and the bridge for the front sight blade is extra high. Excellent example with nearly all the original blue on the socket and shank. Blade with full bright polished finish on a few tiny areas of light stain. Face flute marked with large "R", several inspectors marks, 9- '00 stores or conversion dated, and cancelled marking of some sort. Scabbard stitching tight and overall fine plus. Hard to find example of the bayonet used on the last of the single shot Martini rifles which served concurrently alongside the Magazine Lee Metford or Lee Enfield rifles. $225.00 (View Picture)

15939 ENGLISH .577 ENFIELD SHORT RIFLE/MUSKETOON SWORD BAYONET WITH SCABBARD & FROG- NICE! - (Janzen 50-1, Skennerton Brit & Commonwealth Bayonets B151 or B153). There is some conflicting terminology on these which may have minor differences in muzzle ring diameter. Janzen calls them Pattern 1856, while Skennerton lists B151 as Pattern 1856/58, and B153 as Pattern 1860. All of these are for the “bar on barrel” stud, not the bar on the band, but exact muzzle ring dimensions listed vary from 20.6mm to 20.9mm. My bet is that this is the Pattern 1860, the most common of the possible matches, which should fit most of the two band Enfields with the bayonet lug on the barrel. This is by far the best condition example of the Enfield sword bayonet we have ever seen, one of the few found with a decent scabbard and the only one with the original frog. Like many of these, the blade (or perhaps the entire thing) was made in Solingen by Kirschbaum, with their knight’s head marking. Large numbers of two band Enfields were imported for use during the Civil War, by both north and south, and this could have been used by either, or perhaps remained safely in English storage. I doubt if you will find a nicer example to go with your two band Enfield. $595.00 (View Picture)

22052 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 C8304 on the blade and scabbard. Scabbard has a couple of very minor dings with nearly all the blue finish intact. The bayonet is about excellent with some minor light surface rust on the hilt which should clean off. Fine walnut grip scales. These bayonets were used with the Argentine M1909 rifles and short rifles. Above average example. $135.00 (View Picture)

22049 BRITISH No 4 MKIII SPIKE BAYONET (For No 4 Mark I rifles) - This is the scarce late war design utilizing crude welds, brazed spike and rough finish. Socket has traces of black paint. Spike has staining and light discoloration. These were only made by Joseph Lucas Ltd in 1944-45. This comes with a good MK 1 scabbard $20.00 (View Picture)

22048 -BRITISH No 4 MKIII SPIKE BAYONET (For No 4 Mark I rifles) - This is the scarce late war design utilizing crude welds, brazed spike and rough finish. Socket has traces of black paint. Spike has staining and light discoloration. These were only made by Joseph Lucas Ltd in 1944-45. This comes with a good MK 1 scabbard $15.00 (View Picture)

20551 JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONET AND SCABBARD - (Janzen 134-2) Made by National Denkai under Kokura supervision, this is a good representative example of a midwar production bayonet, with about 60% original arsenal blue remaining. Finish is starting to turn dull plum color, and shows thinning and wear. Blade shows sharpening in the field. Scabbard is good despite one dent as shown in the photos. This shows the gradually declining quality of production with the crossguard being straight, the sides of the pommel left flat and use of rivets instead of screws to attach the grips. Many people believe this type was made at the same time as the Type 99 rifles while the earlier better made examples were for the Type 38 rifles. $125.00 (View Picture)

20090 SWISS SOCKET TRIANGULAR BAYONET FOR M1871 VETTERLI CADET RIFLE(?) - This came from a very advanced collection where it was identified as for Swiss M1871 Vetterli Cadet Rifle. However, it does not fit on a M1871 Cadet rifle we had available to compare, with the socket bore being a bit oversize and the slot for the sight too small. I believe that the Cadet rifles were made with considerable variation and the identification may be correct and it is just made for a cadet rifle from a different maker. However, we also checked it on a M1863/1867 Millbank-Amsler infantry rifle and it fit nicely on there, except for the front of the socket being just a bit short for a proper fit. The blade is short and lightweight with a distinctive thin appearance where it approaches the shank so it is almost certainly a cadet blade of some type. Overall about 90-95% blue finish remains, excellent on the blade but thinning and turning plum on the socket. Measurements: Socket bore .718”, socket length 2 5/8” Blade 16 3/8” x 11/16” $95.00 (View Picture)

19191 JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONET WITH LAST DITCH WOODEN SCABBARD - (Janzen 136-1) Blade is late type with no fullers and only sharpened on the front 2/3 of the blade. About 95-97% blue remains on the blade. The hilt finish has turned to plum and patina with a little surface rust on the catch button which should clean off easily. Straight pommel, not the bird's head. Crossguard is piece of flat stock with muzzle hole. Wooden scabbard has metal throat and tip pieces and two bands where wrapped with cord. Khaki paint has about 75% remaining. Very good grip scales, secured by rivets. Blade marking is that of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works under Nagoya supervision. A nice example of the very scarce last ditch bayonet, showing the increasingly desperate measures to continue the flow of war material while being bombed by the Allies. $195.00 (View Picture)

21428 AUSTRIAN-ROMANIAN-TURKISH MODEL 1893-1935 BAYONET & SCABBARD - This started as a bayonet for the Steyr made Model 1893 Mannlicher bolt action rifles adopted by Romania in 6.5x53mmR, not to be confused with the Austro-Hungarian Model 1895 straight pull 8mm rifles, also made by Steyr. These M1893 Romanian bayonets (Janzen 162-2) have the step down or saddle on the top of the grip. About 120,000 rifles were delivered circa 1893-1913. In 1916 Romania aligned itself with the Allies (Britain, France and Russia) against the Germans, Austrians and Turks. This bayonet was captured circa 1916-1917 by the Turks, and sometimes after 1929 it was modified for use on the Turkish Mauser rifles by welding on a new muzzle ring section, and the weld joint discoloration is visible. These are designated the Model 1935 (Janzen 195-3). The scabbard was made in Turkey. Markings include the Romanian “Phoenix” mark on the pommel with a later serial number 17340 on one side, and AS.FA for Askari Fabrika, the Turkish Arsenal on the other side. Blade has the OE/WG marking, although the upper portion is pretty well gone. An interesting example of the long and sometimes complicated history of military arms. $55.00 (View Picture)

19993 BRITISH PATTERN 1913 BAYONET AND SCABBARD MADE BY REMINGTON - FOR THE PATTERN 1914 RIFLE Blade is marked 1913 (the pattern), 11-16 (manufacture date) and the Remington mark in a circle. Other side has the crown/A3/A inspector mark, the latter A indicating it was an inspector working in America. This is an excellent plus condition example, although the blade has been lightly cleaned to brighten it from the issued dull gray appearance. Excellent unsanded walnut grips. The hilt, crossguard and pommel have about 98% of the original blue finish. Note that this is the early pattern made before the clean out hole was added to the pommel The leather scabbard is identical to those used on the SMLE Pattern 1907 bayonets, but the steel tip and throat pieces have the RE mark indicating manufacture by Remington. These retain most of the original blue finish, and the lather has the original dark brown fish, with a few minor scrapes, but not oil soaked and overall one of the nicest WW1 scabbards I have seen in many years. Although not quite minty due to the period cleaning of the blade, this is one of the nicest matching Remington made Pattern 1913 bayonet and scabbard sets we have seen in a very long time. $250.00 (View Picture)

18312 UNUSUAL AUSTRIAN LORENZ SOCKET BAYONET - I think this started off as a standard Austrian Model 1854 Lorenz musket bayonet, instantly recognizable by the diagonal slot on the socket and the quadrangular blade form. However, this one has been modified with the ridge on the face of the blade ground off, making it more of a conventional triangular form. Blade length is now about 13 inches long, and 1” wide at the back. Socket is just under 3 ¼” long with about .750” socket bore diameter. Overall condition is a shown in the photos, rough, lightly pitted and cleaned. My gut tells me this may be a Confederate alteration, but I have absolutely nothing to confirm that. Only thing I know for sure is that the price is $55.00 (View Picture)

21526 ARGENTINE MODEL 1891 --BRASS GRIP--BAYONET WITH SCABBARD AND FROG - (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 an excellent condition example with some storage stains and dirt a few small rust spots that should clean up easily. As with most of the M1891 bayonets, this has had the Argentine crest removed from the ricasso by grinding. Scabbard is from the T series and is in excellent condition with most of the original blue, but it does have one dent just below the frog. Frog is sort of rough and may or may not be correct. $149.00 (View Picture)

18668 SCARCE NORWEGIAN KRAG BAYONET MODEL 1894/14 WITH SCABBARD - (Janzen 151-3) Janzen notes that this is the third variation of the long Norwegian bayonets for their Krags, with a shorter fuller and false edge not found on the earlier Model 1894/1912. The scabbard is unusual in that the frog (not included) has the usual leather belt loop, but the lower portion is a metal stamping that engages the raised lump on the scabbard body. Scandinavian bayonet expert Pers Holmbeck’s site http://www.holmback.se/bayonets/Notes-English/nor-Main.html uses “Model 1916” for this bayonet, instead of Janzen’s 1894/1914. Holmbeck notes that this design was approved April 17, 1916 for use with the 1894 rifles and 1912 carbines and a total of 43,160 were made. The blade is pristine with 99% of the original bright polished finish. The exposed portions of the hilt have light surface rust that should clean off, but the base of the pommel has some heavier rust as shown in the photos. The bayonet and scabbard have matching numbers 131563, and 9335 is stamped on the other side of the crossguard. Kongsberg arsenal mark is on the blade. The scabbard has what looks like a black coating over blue finish over a coarsely polished surface. These are much scarcer than the shorter Norwegian Krag bayonets, and the first one we have ever seen in person. $250.00 (View Picture)

11434 BRAZILIAN MODEL 1908 MAUSER BAYONET & SCABBARD - (Janzen 23-1) This is a nice example, with near excellent scabbard. Bayonet is unmarked except for the cryptic marking on the top edge of the blade, peculiar to the Brazilian contract bayonets, and serial number D2841 on the crossguard. These are usually pretty doggy, so it is nice to see one like this for a change. $79.00 (View Picture)

18388 PORTUGUESE M1885 KROPATSCHEK BAYONET AND SCABBARD - (Janzen 157-1) Yataghan style sword bayonet with the Steyr 1886 maker markings on the top edge of the blade (similar to the French style of marking.) The stud ehich engages in the slot of a frog is missing from the scabbard. Overall G- VG. A very impressive blade, especially when mounted on the rifle! $145.00 (View Picture)

22749 GERMAN MODEL 1898 "NEUER ART" LONG BAYONET MADE IN 1903- UNIT MARKED - (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.) had one piece wooden grips. Starting in 1902 the M1898 N/A used two piece grips. This example was made by Erfurt, and has the Prussian crown/W/ 1903 date on the top of the blade. Overall the metal is in VG condition, with most of the hilt and blade a mix of dull steel gray and patina and staining. However, there is a small area of pitting on the base of the pommel. Good walnut grip scales. No scabbard. Unit marked on the crossguard: 31.R.1.181 indicating use by Infantrie Regiment 31, Kompagnie 1, waffen nr. 181. These long bayonets were widely used in WW1, and this is a pretty nice example that will look really nice after a good cleaning. $195.00 (View Picture)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

**NEW ADDITION** 11947 LOT OF TWO MILITARY SURVIVAL KNIVES - A- (Cole III p. 143) Vietnam era “Shroud cutter” or “Riser cutter” fixed hook blade knive made for USAF by Camillus (manufacturer code 62D4267 and illegible number and date 1974 ink stamped or etched onto the stainless blade. Appaarently the Camillus is harder to find than the Aerial or Schrade made versions. These were carried in a special pocket on the right leg of the flight suit, secure with a length of para cord to prevent loss, and to have instantly available in case of ejection and needing to cut away riser/shroud lines upon landing. Reportedly they were sometimes laced to parachute packs as well. There is a newer folding blade pocket knife type designated the MC-1 which has a folding hook blade similar to this, and also a conventional knife blade for utility use once safely out of the chute. B- John Rodgers, Sheffield, England stainless life raft knife and sheath. The sheath was sewn to a piece of rubberized fabric (now removed) which could be glued to a life raft in the desired location. The handle is balsa wood so it will float and a piece of cord attached to the sheath prevents loss. The long endge below the markings is the cutting edge, while the broad tip and hook are for utilitarian uses such as a screwdriver or also a can/bottle opener to access drinking water supplies on a life raft. I think these date to WW2. BOTH for only $45.00 (View Picture)

22644 BRITISH WW2 FAIRBAIRN SYKES COMMANDO KNIFE (DAGGER) WITH SCABBARD - This is the “third model” which is the most common. Invented by former Shanghai Municipal Police officer William Fairbairn, who along with Eric Sykes with a similar background taught hand to hand fighting skills to British Commandos and spies during WW2, largely based on use of this deadly dagger. Fairbairn was enticed to come to the U.S. in 1942 where he continued his teaching and by mid 1943 he was working full time with the OSS. This example may have been made by Wilkinson, or perhaps another maker (BSA is a possibility) according to Wolfgang Peter-Michel’s “The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife” book. It is definitely original WW2 British military item, having the “mold number (1 in this case but 1,2,3 and 4 are all found) on the pommel of the grip casting. The pommel nut has the distinctive cross hatched vise marks found on these. The crossguard has acceptance inspector marking of broad arrow and A3. It is also stamped ENGLAND, probably being part of the shipment of 167,000 of these to the U.S. shortly after WW2 as partial repayment for U.S. supplies delivered during WW2. Blade is the earlier style with triangular areas from grinding. Blade retains about 90% of the original darkened finish and about 75% on the grip and crossguard, with thinning on the high points. The grooves on the hilt on one side have a lot of the green crud verdigris which should clean out okay. Scabbard is near excellent with the ENGLAND marking stamped on the frog. It still has the leather tabs on the back which were provided so the soldier could sew the scabbard in place on his uniform. Scabbard is missing the elastic retainer strap, and the stitching around the frog is partially undone (but the seam on the body is tight and intact.) An excellent example of this iconic dagger, with a very presentable, albeit not perfect scabbard. $249.00 (View Picture)

7969 JAPANESE MILITARY AND CIVIL SWORDS & DIRKS- Richard Fuller & Ron Gregory - Hard cover, 288 pages about 8” x 10” published in 1996. Highly regarded as one of the best works on the subject, this is out of print and in high demand with prices ranging from $299 to over $800 on the handful of copies I could locate. I should probably keep this for my personal library, but would rather see someone get it who is serious about collecting in that field, so It is priced well below market. Condition is overall about excellent with nice dustjacket. However, someone dropped something with a sharp corner which poked through the dustjacket (at the bottom center) and made a corresponding ding in the hard cover there. Nothing that hurts its usefulness as a reference book, but a picky book collector might worry about it a bit, so we point it out. Priced to sell at $250.00 (View Picture)


Swords Of All Sorts

**NEW ADDITION** 21248 ARGENTINE MODEL 1898 OFFICERS CAVALRY SABER & SCABBARD- MINT! - You will not find a nicer one! Still has the original grease on the blade. Left side of the quillback blade has maker marking WEYERSBURG KIRSCHBAUM & CO SOLINGEN in three lines. Right side has the Argentine national crest surrounded by SABLE DE CABia MODELO 1898 and serial number 7034. (Sable de Caballeria translates to Cavalry Saber.) Serial number is also on the front scroll of the guard, and on the scabbard. Front of the guard has deeply embossed Argentine national crest, not defaced. Grips have rough textured sharkskin type material free from cuts or major scrapes. Blued scabbard has all of the original deep lustrous blue. Argentine military arms are a great collecting specialty with quite a variety of arms available, mostly at modest prices, either as a separate niche, or as part of a larger collection of South American military arms. A good collection would include both officer and enlisted swords, one of their long steel cavalry lances, a 1905 Mannlicher pistol, and a handful of Colt 1911 variations and copies, Remington rolling block rifle and carbine, several 1891 and 1909 Mausers, a FN-49, one of the license made FN-FALs and of course bayonet for them. Many of these arms were foreign made, but a lot made in Argentina where their workmanship is outstanding, even if their economy is a chronic roller coaster. $695.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 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. $425.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 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. $725.00 (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. $795.00 (View Picture)

7969 JAPANESE MILITARY AND CIVIL SWORDS & DIRKS- Richard Fuller & Ron Gregory - Hard cover, 288 pages about 8” x 10” published in 1996. Highly regarded as one of the best works on the subject, this is out of print and in high demand with prices ranging from $299 to over $800 on the handful of copies I could locate. I should probably keep this for my personal library, but would rather see someone get it who is serious about collecting in that field, so It is priced well below market. Condition is overall about excellent with nice dustjacket. However, someone dropped something with a sharp corner which poked through the dustjacket (at the bottom center) and made a corresponding ding in the hard cover there. Nothing that hurts its usefulness as a reference book, but a picky book collector might worry about it a bit, so we point it out. Priced to sell at $250.00 (View Picture)

20805 U.S. M1913 "Patton" Cavalry Sabre- LF&C 1918 - The cavalry saber, Model 1913, was the last saber issued to and used by the U.S. Cavalry. The designer of the "last of the bright blades" was Lieutenant George S. Patton, Jr. At the time of the redesign, Patton was "Master of the Sword at the Mounted Service School" at Fort Riley, Kansas. Quite an honor for a young Army Lieutenant! Because of his involvement with and enthusiasm for the cavalry saber Patton was given the first of many nicknames, "Saber George." Unlike previous U.S. designs intended for use as a “slashing” weapon, Patton’s design was to be used as a thrusting weapon. Pattons were carried attached to the saddle, not to the rider had been the practice with the earlier M1860 model. Initial production began at Springfield Armory in 1913, but during WW1 a large number were delivered by Landers, Frary & Clark, all dated 1918. The best reference for all post Civil War U.S. swords is the recent book “Swords & Sabers of the U.S. Army 1867-1918” by Dusan P. Farrington. This exhaustively covers every detail of the development, adoption and production of not only the Patton but all other swords of that period. WWI production by Landers Frary & Clark. Ricasso is marked U.S. and eagle head inspector mark on one side and L.F.&.C/ordnance bomb/1918 on reverse. This saber is in good condition with the guard retaining most of the black painted finish, with a minor ding at the rear corner of the guard. The blade has light salt and pepper staining which could be mostly cleaned with some 320 grit emery cloth. Sorry, no scabbard. A good representative example of a classic WW1 sidearm. $325.00 (View Picture)

19162 Horstmann Model 1840 NCO Sword with turned down reverse guard - (Thillmann, Civil War Army Swords page 212). Identical to the example in Thillmann except that the blade bears an illegible Solingen style mark on the obverse of the ricasso, and HORTSMANN/PHLA on the reverse, nearly impossible to see due to the turned down counterguard. Although previously thought by some to be possible U.S. Marine Corps NCO swords, Thillmann clearly states that they are not, and that they were either for a U.S. contract or (more likely) state regiments. In any case, this is a good representative Civil War era NCO sword. The hilt is in good condition with a mellow aged tone to the brass. The blade is free from pitting, and has a nice old steel-gray tone, however, the edged has dozens of tiny and a handful of moderate nicks, probably the result of youthful sword fights, not heroic combat on the battlefield. No scabbard. $325.00 (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)

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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