Swedish knife bayonet m/1896

21 de March de 2013

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Swedish Mauser Bayonet

Model: m/1896 with conical locking stud
Overall length: 335mm
Blade length: 212mm
Origin: Sweden
Manufactured by Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori (Crown/C)
Made somewhere between 1913 and 1933, since it has unit markings.
Intended for Rifle m/1896, m/1938 and automatic rifle Ag m/42
Produced from 1913 to 1964.

Swedish Mauser Bayonets

(…) Most of the bayonets were either made by Eskilstuna Jernmanufactur AB (EJ-anchor-AB) beginning around 1899 – 1912. They made 280,000 of which the first 10,000 had 4 digit serial numbers. The 3 digit bayonets numbering went up to 999. Once the sequence hit 999, they started the numbering at 001 again.

Starting around 1913 Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori (“Rifle Factory of Carl Gustaf’s town”) (Crown/C) took over production. The early versions had what was known as a flat locking stud and were double edged. These were produced from 1899 – 1904. Around 1905 the design was changed to a conical stud and single edge (One side being dull).

in http://antiqueoutings.com/swedish-mauser-m96-rifle/

Bayonet Markings

The use of unit markings on the bayonets ended in 1933, so if there are unit marks, that most likely means the bayonet was made before 1933. Unmarked bayonets could have been issued anywhere from 1901-1964.

The normal sequence is a company number; a regiment code; a bayonet/weapon number. Regiment codes follow a set pattern with an ‘I’ for Infantry followed by the regiment number, and a ‘K’ for cavalry, followed by cavalry regiment number.

Each bayonet and scabbard had either a 3 or 4 digit (early version) serial number that corresponds to the Swedish M96 rifle serial number that the bayonet was issued with.

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4 Comments

  1. joe says:

    where can i look up the blades number

  2. MEL says:

    TELL WERE I CAN FIND YEAR

  3. Greate blade. Honed n´ greased.

  4. Guy Trent says:

    I have one of these #317 with steel case and a leather belt case. What is this worth,may want to sell?

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