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Type Description Blade
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Ring
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M1900
Knife bayonet for use on the 11.15 mm. (.43 caliber) Mauser M1871/84 repeating rifle. Venezuela acquired 27,000 M1871/84 rifles from German Army stocks in 1900.

These bayonets were most likely made in Belgium. Originally made with a hooked quillion, many (such as this example) subsequently had the quillion removed. Like the M1871/84 rifle, these bayonets exhibit some of the finest workmanship to be found on a military weapon. Just beautiful.

11.75
298
16.75
425
.710
18.0
Crosspiece:  ""N" inside an oval

Grip (Right):  "A" inside a square

M1924/49 Sword bayonet for use on the 7 mm. Saive Automatique, Fabrique Nationale (SAFN) Modèle 1949 self-loading rifle produced by FN for Venezuela in 1950. Approximately 8,000 SAFN rifles were made for Venezuela.

Venezuela felt the Belgian M1949 knife bayonet was too short and opted for a modification of the old Belgian M1924 Mauser Export bayonet instead. The M1924/49 bayonet is identical to the Mauser version, except for the much larger muzzle ring.

The Venezuela M1924/49 bayonet is historically significant as the last sword bayonet adopted by a major army.

15.00 381 20.125 511 .720 18.3 Pommel:  "5357"
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