Original Polish Pre-WWII M1930 Mauser Rifle Bayonet with Scabbard and Frog - Rare
Original Item: Only One Available. Poland stands between Germany and Russia and has been one of the most over run countries in all of Europe. Throughout the ages foreign armies have marched across her bringing terrible destruction. Most notably the Mongols in the 16th though 17th centuries followed by just about everybody else in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was only after WWI that Poland as an independent country emerged once again.That didn't last long, in 1939 both the Germans and the Russians invaded and again Poland was subjugated until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
This Polish bayonet dates from the 20 years Poland existed after the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 until AH's takeover in 1939. It fits the Polish Mauser rifle an almost perfect copy of the 98K German infantry rifle of the time.
It was made at PERKUN, the second big manufacturing arsenal after RADOM. This very rare example is fitted with a muzzle ring, later abandoned, and is stamped PERKUN on the blade along with the Polish double headed eagle proof mark and the letters W.P. (Wojsko Polskie = Polish Army). The bayonet was made to fit the Mauser M1898 rifle and the carbine PFK wz. 1929
The bayonet is fitted with a flash guard and has a 9.85" blued blade with a fuller down each side and comes in the original all steel blued scabbard. It also still retains an original leather German style belt frog that has sustained some damage near the scabbard stud.
Polish Bayonets of the period are very rare and especially those originating from PERKUN.
Offered in overall excellent condition this a most desirable hard to find WW2 era bayonet.
Overall Length - 381mm
Blade Length - 248mm
Blade width - 24.6mm
Blade thickness - 5.5mm
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