Rare Austrian Mannlicher-Steyr M95 NCO’s Bayonet And Scabbard Bayonets
~ Rare Austrian Mannlicher-Steyr M95 NCO’s Bayonet And Scabbard ~
The bayonet comes with the NCO’s knot, original scabbard and brown leather frog.
This is the early pattern used, being replaced quite fast with another one with a smaller guard and no quillion. Also these early models had no serial numbers unlike the ones made later in the war.
The Mannlicher rifle was issued with a ten-inch blade knife bayonet that was unusual in that the edge faced upwards when mounted on the rifle. Majority of them were made by Œ.W.G. and F.G.GY., some marked 'BMF' by (Berndorfer Maschinenfabrik), some marked with two crossed hammers and two crossed swords by Ludwig Zeitler, Vienna and some marked 'Ernst Busch Solingen' were made by a manufacturer in Germany.
The blade is staped with the maker’s stamp Œ.W.G. ("Österreichische Waffenfabriksgesellschaft", Austrian Arms-Manufacturing Company) on one side and with the Austrian eagle on the other.
The scabbard is stamped with the manufacturer’s mark Œ.W.G. and the Austrian eagle.
The frog is unmarked.
On the base of the quillion can be seen a mark revealing the soldier’s intention of cutting the ‘unwanted’ quillion. The fact that this was preserved make’s this piece a collectable one, as many bayonets of this pattern miss the quillion.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade length is 9.6 inches (24.5 cm) and the overall length of the bayonet is 14.1 inches (36 cm).
The overall length of the set is 16.2 inches (41.2 cm).
~ Condition ~
The set is in excellent condition. The blade is clean with no damage.
The guard and pommel are excellent as are the grips, with almost no signs of wear.
The scabbard has minor paint loss, but its overall condition is excellent.
The frog is excellent also with soft leather.
The knot has some signs of wear but its overall condition is good.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
|Condition:||Used - Good condition|
|Make:||Rare Austrian Mannlicher-Steyr M95 NCO’s Bayonet And Scabbard|
|Your reference:||ML. FE.7968ETER454|
|Recommended Usage:||Collection item|
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