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Posted: 11/21/2012 4:49:37 PM EST
So, my dad handed me this bayonet today. And my first thought, being that it was probably my grandfathers, was that it was a M1 Garand bayonet. Then I got to thinkingg, he wasn't in the Army in WWII. He was a Navel Officer at that time. And, sadly, I don't own a M1 Garand to put it on. So I decided to use my google-fu, and see what I have. Well, it doesn't appear to belong to a Garand. Which brings me to my question. What rifle does this bayonet belong too?

here are some pics:








(Nmbers on the hilt are BA2072. I can not make out the word on the blade. Something, R, E, S, Something, Something)


(Lettering on the sheath appear to be A.C.T. 1915. Sheath is leather, with brass at both ends.)

What Bayonet do I have?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:51:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 4:51:47 PM EST by fxntime]
German K98 Rifle Bayo?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:54:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By fxntime:
German K98 Rifle Bayo?


No, the attachment hardware is all wrong for that.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:55:04 PM EST
Not from a K98 or 1903.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:55:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By fxntime:
German K98 Rifle Bayo?


i thought about that too. and the 1903 as well. but google images indicated no.

seems it needs to be twisted on to the bayo lug.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:56:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 4:59:37 PM EST by Der_Hans]
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:58:15 PM EST
Ross rifle maybe?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:58:59 PM EST
Not K98, not Garand or '03; European?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:59:45 PM EST


holy crap. would have never thought of that.


i wonder if there is one somewhere in that house? hhmmmmm....... closing on it next week......
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:00:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:00:34 PM EST
Italian 1891 Caracano
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:03:10 PM EST
It's for an Italian Carcano. The 1891 TS (truppi speciali) Not the long 91 or the 1938 TS like Oswald used.

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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:09:14 PM EST
just got off the phone with my dad. gramps did not own any rifles. ever. he was strictly a bird gun guy. oh well....

i also learned that i have several swords and sabers headed my way.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:11:16 PM EST
Well, you'll have to buy something to mount it on then!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:13:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Der_Hans:
Well, you'll have to buy something to mount it on then!


Here, let me help.

http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=1891+carcano
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:13:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By Der_Hans:
Well, you'll have to buy something to mount it on then!


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:14:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 5:15:27 PM EST by manowar669]
Originally Posted By fxntime:
German K98 Rifle Bayo?


Negative, not even close. Carcano bayo.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:15:06 PM EST
The pointy end goes in the bad guy
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:15:29 PM EST
You have got to love this place.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:18:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By elcope:
Originally Posted By Der_Hans:
Well, you'll have to buy something to mount it on then!


Here, let me help.

http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=1891+carcano


i don't see any that would take this bayonet.

i do see, however, that the bayonet could catch me $200. but i won't sell family heirlooms.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:18:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 5:19:17 PM EST by WinstonSmith]
I don't believe it's German, American, French, British, Austrian. The quillon and the rifle mount are the two real stumpers. Prior to ww1, many countries did have a long quillon on the bayonet, but it was curved. Hooked. During and after, the quillon was shortened significantly to just a nub. In some cases, older designs had the long quillons ground down. The only other bayonets I can find in the ww1 timeframe with a long, straight quillon are Italian bayonets. Can't find an exact match for that style of mounting though.

ETA- should've reloaded.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:19:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Pogo55:
You have got to love this place.


a rare and redeeming quality to GD.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:20:51 PM EST
I do not know what it is for but it looks really cool.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:08:40 PM EST
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