Austro-Hungarian M 1888 bayonet by OEWG, converted to NCO model. (ABCN388)(K112)(JN8-3)

€ 375,00
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Austrian M1888 Mannlicher rifle, Cal. 8 mm. Serial number 4883 C on crossguard. Excellent bright fullered blade with very faint Austrian's makers logo OEWG on ricasso. Bright finished pommel with NCO lanyard loop and crossguard and very rare later WWI period added lanyard NCO hook. Crossguard with Austrian unit number 69 R 2623 (= 69th Infantry Regiment: Freiherr von Leither in Pecs) in two rows and serial number 4883 C on reverse side. Both numbers are crossed out. Blade tang is marked BO. Wooden grips attached to the blade tang by rivets. WWI wartime feldgrau painted over black painted metal scabbard with no dents. Austrian crest on frog stud. It comes with its very good brown leather frog as found.

Very rare item! M 1888 NCO bayonets are rare, but a later added NCO ersatz lanyard hook is very rare. I have never seen before on this model!