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This is a WW2 Czech VZ24 rifle bayonet and scabbard made under the German occupation in WW2. The bayonet carries the German military factory code of tgf designating manufacture by the Tscheckische Gewehr Fabrik (Czech rifle weapons factory). The Germans continued the manufacture of both the VZ23 and VZ24 bayonets through WW2 but not in the same large numbers as the Mauser K98 bayonet. This bayonet has a 12” blued blade with fullers marked CSZ (Èeskoslovenská zbrojovka a.s., Brno), together with V & H, steel muzzle ring and pommel. The wooden grips are held on by 2 screw bolts. The scabbard is made of blued steel. VZ24 bayonets made under German occupation seldom appear. Our example has post war marks including ‘crossed swords 50’ next to the Nazi manufacturer code indicating post post war refurbishment, most likely for Israel (see Martin J. Brayley, An Illustrated History of Bayonets, Pages 52 – 54). The scabbard is fitted with original leather frog. All leather & stitching of the frog are intact. The rear of the frog has an indistinct impressed mark. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 505.