German M 1871 Police bayonet by ERFURT/ALEX.COPPEL, nickel plated and unit marked. (No.Ref.)

€ 485,00
GE117 - EXC+ R3-4
Germany
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Mauser M71 rifle/Mauser M71/84 rifle /Werder M 1869 rifle.
Excellent fullered plated blade with double German maker's logo on the ricasso. ERFURT on the one side and ALEX COPPEL-SOLINGEN in two lines on the reverse side. Blade spine is crisp Prussian marked W80 plus inspection marking. Totally nickel plated hilt, nickel plated external spring and crossguard with quillon and muzzle ring MRD 17,4 mm. No ribs on grip, both sides of the grip are smooth!. Crossguard is marked towards the blade with inspection mark and 3 6. Reg. marking on crossguard. 73.R.4.5. (= Füsilier-Regiment General-Feldmarshall Prinz Albrecht von Preusen, Hannover. 4e Bataillon. 5e Kompanie )Excellent++ black leather scabbard with plated fittings with no dents.
Unusual M 1860 Jaeger type scabbard. M 1860 type drop shaped frog stud. Excellent tooling, all stitches in tact and no dents to the nickel plated fittings.

Very rare, never encountered before. A former German infantry bayonet transformed into a German Police bayonet/side arm.
The bayonet is in an outstanding condition!