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1898 Krag Rifle Bayonet with Scabbard?

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Posted 6 years ago


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Here is a bayonet from my collection I thought some of you may enjoy taking a look at and discussing. By its appearance I believe it is a Krag Rifle bayonet although it does not have the typical markings of US on one side and 1898 on the other. It just has a 9 stamped on one side and no other markings. I would appreciate any discussion we can have on this. Thank you so much for looking and have a great night my friends! : )

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  1. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Thank you so much kerry10456 for showin some love for the bayonet! Have a great night my friend! : )
  2. YardSaleDave, 6 years ago
    It appears in the photos that the Ricasso has been ground down somewhat and may be missing pertinent identification marks. My best guess here, considering the swivel scabbard and unique guard, would be that you have a 1st type 1905.
  3. YardSaleDave, 6 years ago
    Take a look through Franks Knife Knotes and see if there is any discussion on the early 05's.
  4. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Hey I appreciate the post and information YardSaleDave. I will check out the link. Thank you....
  5. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    It is appreciated that you enjoy this item Knivesnsuch....
  6. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    I‘m pretty sure this is a Krag bayonet. The late manufacture Krag bayonets had the rounded rivets this shows, while the 1st type M1905 had flush rivets. Also, I believe that even the early M1905s had 16” blades, and this bayonet blade looks shorter to me. The year date on a Krag bayonet is not the model year, but the year of manufacture. The nine could be what remains of a 1899 stamp.

    Why the typical marking were ground off (If that’s what happened)? I don’t know. I guess it could have happened when the bayonet was removed from US inventory, before being turned over for use by an outside organization. For example, the Winchester 07 police rifle used the Krag bayonet.

    References: Bayonets from Janzen’s Notebook; For Collectors Only series books covering for the Krag and 1903 Springfield.
  7. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love timb and chris. Chris thank you for the comments and information as well. It is greatly appreciated that you shared the one resource also. Thank you once again for taking the time to do so.
  8. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    No problem, glad to help
  9. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love crabby. Have a great day and upcoming weekend my friend... : )

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