Original German M-1871 Mauser "Walking Out" Parade Dress Bayonet with Scabbard
Original Item: Only One Available. Commonly referred to as a "walking out" Bayonet, this edged weapon was never designed to actually fit on any rifle even the Mauser 1871 model after which it is named.
This is a lovely Dress or Parade Bayonet, worn only on ceremonial occasions and when going on leave. These usually have a higher quality finish than the issue M-71 Bayonet, and this example did indeed at one time have lovely etching on the blade, however now only traces can be seen. The steel crossguard may originally have been nickel plated, and for all intents and purposes looks like its "Combat Cousin", with a muzzle ring. However, even though the hilt has a catch spring, it has not been machined to fit on any rifle and there is no catch assembly whatsoever. It is really a Parade Sidearm made to look like a bayonet. For more information, please see Watts & White, The Bayonet Book, Page 172, Items 381-383.
Condition is very good, with a lovely patina on the brass, and a great patina on the blade. This looks to have seen quite a bit of service and cleaning during its life.
The bayonet comes in good quality brass mounted leather scabbard and is a fine example with probably 125 years of age to it. It has shrunk a bit over time and is quite stiff, however it still correctly fits the blade with no issues.
Overall a good condition bayonet with some great display potential!
Blade Length: 19 1/4"
Blade Style: Single Edge
Overall length: 23 3/4“
Crossguard: 3 7/8”
Scabbard Length: 19 1/2"
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