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A Portugese bayonet and scabbard for the M1885 Guedes (The Guedes 8 x 60R mm calibre rifle was the last military single shot rifle based on the falling block design which was made obsolete soon after its adoption by the introduction of bolt action repeating rifles. The rifles were produced by Steyr, Austria, on contract for the Portuguese military but were soon replaced by bolt action designs. ) and the M1886 Kropatschek rifle (A Kropatschek is any variant of a rifle designed by Alfred von Kropatschek. Kropatschek's rifles used a tubular magazine (constructed of nickel-plated steel) of his design, of the same type used in the Japanese Murata Type 22 and the German Mauser Gewehr 1871/84) with Austrian CE over WG on the ricasso and ’73’ on the spine. See page 243 of Watt & Whites ‘The bayonet Book’ No 543. Blade length; 47 cm (60 cm overall). The wooden grips are in excellent condition and are held by two pins. The fullered blade is in good condition with only minor signs of age related wear. The metal scabbard is ball tipped, has a frog stud and is in good condition with an aged patina. The price includes UK delivery. 20821:14.