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Need help identifying this bayonet please!!!!

Discussion in 'Small Arms and Edged Weapons' started by Christine1010, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Christine1010

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    On the blade it's branded MA
    On the hitch it's marking is A8887
    On the top of the.hamdle facing me it's got a marking "SP"
    I've been trying to find it online and I'm so frustrated.
     
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    Hello,

    Could you post a photo of the full bayonet?
     
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    It's difficult to give a positive identification from your photos but could it be a Yugoslavian M1924 Mauser bayonet?
     
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    Or possibly a Chilean M1895 bayonet?
     
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    The general shape would imply to me that its off of an 1893 or 1895 Mauser. There are a multitude of nations which used the 1893/1895 pattern Mausers. The serial number stamping says "Yugoslavian" to me, and the general quality/condition and evidence of "brute force" refurbishment implies "Yugoslavian" or "Turkish".

    A photo of the full bayonet would be helpful

    John: could be an 1895 Chilean, but it is not an 1924 Yugoslavian -- the height of the muzzle ring is substantially lower on a 1924 pattern than it is on this example.
     
  7. Christine1010

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    Here is the whole bayonet
     

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    Alan, I agree, the lack of a square oil/drain hole also confirms that it isn't Yugo.

    The new photo gives a much better view of the bayonet and it now almost certainly looks to be an Italian M1891 bayonet.

    Italian WW2 M1891 Mannlicher-Carcano Knife Bayonet-1940. ref.no.BY753
     
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