Original Austrian M1873 Werndl Rifle NCO's Saber Bayonet by ŒWG Steyr with Scabbard

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is good example of an N.C.O's Saber bayonet for the AUSTRIAN M-1867/M-1873 Werndl Rifle with an 18 1/2" blade. These are quite rare to find with the original full length blade, as most were cut down later. It comes complete with its original steel scabbard, designed to fit the 'Yataghan' shaped blade. This is a later example, as it has wooden grips and a coil spring bayonet catch. Earlier versions used a leaf spring and hard gutta percha grips.

The Bayonet is stamped on the blade Œ / WG, the marking for Österreichische Waffenfabriksgesellschaft (Austrian Arms-Manufacturing Company), abbreviated as ŒWG. Steyr Mannlicher firearms production would be a division this company. It also is marked with serial number 1059.

The wooden grip scales are in very good condition, with a lovely patina of age and no cracks or major chips. The blade is very nice, showing some wear from sharpening, but almost no staining or rust. The included steel scabbard is very nice, with no major dents, rust, or other damage, though the original black paint is missing on most of the surface.

Hard to find and ready to display!

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