Original Swedish M1915 Naval Sword Bayonet by Eskilstuna for M1894/14 6.5mm Mauser Carbines - Very Rare
Original item: Only One available. This bayonet was recently acquired from a top European bayonet collector. These are like HEN'S TEETH: they are very rare and very seldom encountered! The bayonet has the standard Swedish M-1914 Rifle bayonet hilt, but instead of the expected 13" double sided blade, this Naval Model has an EXTRA LONG single edged blade with fuller that measures ALMOST 20" in length, overall length almost 25".
So rare that few collectors have ever seen one in the flesh, only in book. Comes complete with its long all steel scabbard that locks onto the bayonet and freed by pressing the knurled release button at the front of the wood grip. Serial number 018 is stamped on the bayonet's cross guard, and there is a Crown and Anchor "E" proof by the muzzle ring, which is the maker's mark of Eskilstuna Jernmanufactur AB (Eskilstuna Iron Manufacturing, Inc.). The scabbard throat is marked EAB, indicating it was made by the same manufacturer.
Overall condition is very nice, with just a bit of light staining on the blade, which still shows almost all of the original factory polishing marks. The cross guard with muzzle ring and curved pommel with spring catch are in very good condition, with some wear on the edgse. The wood grips are solid and secured by the correct screws and split nuts. The odd hilt design gives away that this is a bayonet designed for a rifle that wasn't originally designed to mount a bayonet. In 1914, M1894 Carbines were altered by the addition of a nose cap that incorporated a bayonet mount. The scabbard is in great shape, with no dents we can see, the only issue being wear to the original blued finish, which is now faint.
In overall truly great condition, ready to display or add to your collection!
Blade Length: 19 3/4"
Blade Style: Single Edge with Fuller
Overall length: 24 7/8"
Crossguard: 2 3/4”
Scabbard Length: 21"
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