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Swedish Mauser M96 Bayonet
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Lot 0058 Details
This Bayonet was made at the Carl Gustafs Stads Gevrsfaktori in Sweden most likely between 1913 and 1933. It is made for the Swedish Mauser rifle. This is denoted on the ricasso and guard by a stamped crown and C.Ã‚Â It is also stamped or signed 316. The scabbard is signed L I17, No. 282, No. 4479. It is believe the L I17, represents an infantry designation. These saw action in both WWI and WWII. The bayonet itself is rather unique since it was made entirely from metal with a hollow tube shaped handle. The M96 bayonet has a spear point and a sturdy 8.25" blade, typically sharpened only on the forward edge. The barrel band is integral to the hilt, and the hollow steel handle has a spring-loaded lug for mounting to a rifle. The knife has a hand-filling grip and good balance, and the proportions of the blade give it the appearance of a miniature Roman gladius. The angled mounting lug near the pommel also aids in gripping and retention.