15110 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. GN WITH NO CREST DGFM (FMAP) This was arsenal refinished for the Gendarmerie with it's original crest and serial number removed from the ricasso and restamped "G.N." over "00727". The scabbard still bears the original serial number "015227" and has "00727" added below/above it depending on which way you want to hold the scabbard to look at it. I've been told that 405 of these were produced AFTER the first production run of 500 which had the crest so that's why the serial number is above 500. Blade remains unsharpened.
15994 M1909 bayonet with MATCHING scabbard and frog. GN WITH NO CREST DGFM (FMAP) This was arsenal refinished for the Gendarmerie with it's original crest and serial number removed from the ricasso and restamped "G.N." over "00708". The scabbard has a matching serial number. I've been told that 405 of these were produced AFTER the first production run of 500 which had the crest so that's why the serial number is above 500. Blade remains unsharpened.
14415 M1871/84 bayonet produced by STEYR and marked OEWG on the ricasso with sn 8??7 on right side of crossguard. These were supplied to China, The UFV in Ireland and possibly other clients along with German pattern GEW1888 Commission Rifles that Steyr produced under license. The serial number placement is in keeping the Irish use but proves nothing lacking the UFV cartouche on the grips. Overall condition is poor.
DOMINICAN REPUBLICEGYPT 14377 Former British P1876 triform socket bayonet. Egyptian converted for .303 Citadel Martini Henry Rifle. Mortise slot bridge opened and Arabic numbers added to the base of the blade and on socket. Crack in top of socket (see pics) and locking ring is a sloppy fit but functional. $6515810 Rolling Block Brass hilted yataghan bayonet W.R. KIRSCHBAUM. Blade sharpened but not ground up. Blade has areas of staining, rust and some pitting. $15015855 M1950? Hakim bayonet with scabbard. Both bayonet and scabbard have Arabic serial numbers but they do not match. $17515931 M1950? Hakim bayonet with scabbard. Bayonet has no serial number but the scabbard has one in Arabic so is correct and not a Swedish replacement scabbard. $17516470 M1950? Hakim bayonet with scabbard. Scabbard and bayonet both have Arabic serial numbers but hey do not match. $17516601 M1950? Hakim bayonet with scabbard. Scabbard does not match but does have an Arabic serial number so it's not a Swedish scabbard paired with a Hakim bayonet. $17517183 M1950? Hakim bayonet with scabbard. $175.00EIREEL SALVADOR 17024 No.5 Rolling Block bayonet with scabbard. REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION. N.Y. EL SALVADOR crest on frog.
ENGLAND SEE "GREAT BRITAIN and UNIDENTIFIEDCOMMONWEALTH pieces"FINLANDFRANCE13987 Mle. 1886/15 Lebel cruciform bayonet with scabbard. Brass grip. Blade is slightly wavy but not enough to get a useful picture. Does not quite seat all the way into the scabbard, last picture shows how much ricasso is left exposed. Scabbard and bayonet serial numbers do not match.
16173 Mle.1886 2nd Model cruciform bayonet with MATCHING scabbard. NAVY/COLONIAL with anchor on both crossguard and scabbard. Arsenal rework with quillon removed and serial number added back onto the base where it was. $150
16372 Very early Mle. 1892 1st Model Berthier Carbine bayonet with scabbard. Navy/Colonial Anchor marked. Spin eof blade marked "Mre. de Armes de Chat x'bre 1893" Blade has been sharpened and has obvious grinding striations. Blade is bendt a few degrees to the right at the tip but it inserts and withdraws from the scabbard smoothly. Composition grips has some small cracks and several deep nicks along the edges of the backstrap but remain solid and tight. Butt of pommel has a damaged spot (pictured) but function is not affected. The muzzle ring is flared out on the right side where the front sight is inserted when mounted. Hilt has rust and pitting. Scabbard has no serial number and has many small dents with rust and pitting. $75
The Second World War saw the dramatic rise in automatic weapons and a revolution in their implementation and use. The US was the only combatant to enter the war with a military which had a semi-automatic rifle in general issue - the M1 Garand. The rest of the combatants were armed with bolt action rifles and relatively small numbers of submachine guns.
Egypt also produced a design which used a direct gas impingement system, the Hakim (see image #4) chambered in 7.92 Mauser. This was a licensed version of the Swedish AG42 which Sweden had adopted the rifle chambered in 6.5x55mm in limited numbers in 1942. However, the Egyptians produced approximately 70,000 Hakim rifles which remained in service into the 1960s when they were replaced by an Egyptian AK-47 clone.
41 The resort to Jewish history extended, of course, to Lehi itself. The writings included myriad references to those who had fought for national liberation from biblical times until the period of the Yishuv. Lehi fighters portrayed themselves and were portrayed by others as the latest link in "the chain of heroes of the Jewish people, a people that had fought for its freedom with more force, more strength, more sacrifice and more determination than any other nation in the world."42 The Maccabees, though, were considered to be the role model par excellence. Lehi publications were at pains to point out the implications of the Hasmonean victory of "the few over the many." Despite their small numbers, it was argued, the members of Lehi must perform "a Maccabean act" and conduct "a war of national liberation, a war against Hellenists and traitors, a war of terror, and a war on the battlefield, against the alien ruler in the land."43 2b1af7f3a8