Original Colombian La Violencia Era Unissued Danish Madsen M-1947 Bayonet and Scabbard - Colombia Contract

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a lovely, unissued example of the Colombian Contract Madsen Bayonet. The bayonet is for use with the .30-06 caliber Madsen Lightweight Military Rifle Model 1947, which was designated the M58 by Colombia.

The Danish Madsen was the last newly-designed bolt-action infantry rifle. Obsolete by the time it was brought to market in 1951, the rifle included a muzzle brake and rubber buttplate to manage recoil and a windage-adjustable aperture rear sight. It also included a sling patterned on the U.S. M1907 and this unique double-edged knife bayonet.

The only manufacturing contract was with Colombia in 1958 for production of approximately 6,500 rifles (reported serial numbers range from 0013 to 6493). The majority were placed in storage and sold as surplus without having ever been issued.

The bayonet is a simple design, with the hilt and sheet steel scabbard painted black and the blade left in the white. The bayonet has minor storage wear present, but still retains 99% of the original black paint, a fine double edge blade that still has minor storage grease on it, two wood grip scales and a functional bayonet catch. There are no markings present on any item, but there is no doubt in this being an original Colombian contract bayonet.

A lovely example that comes more than ready for display.

Blade length: 8 ¼”
Blade Style: Spear Point Bayonet
Overall length: 12 ¾”
Crossguard: 2 ⅜”
Scabbard length: 8 ¾”

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