Original Excellent Condition Norwegian M-1859 Brass Fitted Yataghan Bayonet for Breech Loading Rifles
Original Item. Only One available. Introduced in 1859, this bayonet was then used with the M-1860 Infantry Rifle, the 1867 Remington Rifle and the 1876 Krag Pertersson rifle, only requiring slight modifications to fit each. While the rifles became obsolete, the same is not true for bayonets, so they were often refitted to fit the next generation of firearms.
With a heavy blade of 22 1/2" and overall length of 28", this is a very impressive bayonet! It features a brass pommel, wood beech wood grips with long catch spring to tension the bayonet catch. It has a simple brass crossguard with muzzle ring, and a single fullered slightly curved "Yataghan" blade. The ricasso is marked both sides with maker and proof marks, including the CROWN / K mark of Kongsberg Arsenal in Norway. For more information please see Watts & White’s fine work THE BAYONET BOOK, Page 232, item 516.
This example, unlike most we have seen, is in excellent condition, and either saw little service, or was unissued. There is very little wear, and just some light oxidation in areas on the blade. It could easily be polished out, but we have left it in place to preserve the authenticity.
Very unusual and ready to display!
Blade Length: 22 1/2"
Blade Style: Single-Edged Yataghan
Overall length: 28"
Crossguard: 4 1/4”
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