Bayonet ID help

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Dave55, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Hi folks,

    Can someone tell me what this is?

    I've looked around the net but can't ideentify it myself.

    My uncle gave it to me around 1965. He told me he got it in a diner in Hoboken, New Jersey.

    It was hanging on the wall over the grill and when the person took it down to give to him, there was an outline in grease and grim on the wall where it had been hanging. Might be why it is in such good shape

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. ethan

    ethan Member

  3. ethan

    ethan Member

  4. Combover

    Combover Guest

    It's a Mauser bayonet.
  5. Combover

    Combover Guest

    In fact, judging by the finish, I would say it's a pre-war Mauser contract or license built version. I used to have something similar for my VZ-24 and it was gorgeous.
  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Thanks very much for the info guys.

    I had always assumed it was German just beacuse of the scabbard.

    When I finally started to try to figure iout what is was, I saw many, if not most Mauser bayonets didn't have a ring like a typical bayonet but used a longer groove and lug arrangement in the handle. Then I, like Ethan, thought it might be a P14 or other type of Enfield bayonet. I tried it on a M1917 Remington and but the ring is too large and the handle too long.

    I found the picture of a VZ-24 bayonet (as Combover suggested) on the net but the blade looks slightly shorter and the groove is toward the bottom edge of the blade, It is still very close to the one I have. I guess there were many many variations produced?

    And thanks for the suggestion of the Fellow on facebook but I work for a hyper-politically correct company and I don't want to have a picture of a bayonet on my page. I assume I'd have to post it there for him to see it, right? I'm not very Facebook savy.

    Again, thank you both for the responses

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  7. Combover

    Combover Guest

    They're similar, but these things were made for the Spanish, Chinese, Poles etc.. so it could be any one of those. The Czech version (VZ24) has the cutting edge at the top and not the bottom but is otherwise outwardly similar. I'm afraid I can't give you any more info as German related kit isn't my strong suit.

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