Belgian M 1868 Civil Guard bayonet (ABCN1720)(K0)(JN0)

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Belgium
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Belgian Civil guard M 1870 Comblain carbine. Serial number 2745 on crossguard. Very good long fullered yatagan blade with typical Belgium trilob marking crown over MD followed by the date 1868 on ricasso. There is a diamant shape inspection marking with a P in it on the reverse side. Excellent single piece brass hilt with much more rounded pommel then a Chassepot bayonet. Slot is marked 314. External square spring fixed by a screw, shows two inspection markings. Crossguard with muzzle ring MRD 17.2 mm and fastening screw on top. Fast forward swept quillon marked  R  over 2745 indicating Civique Guard use (R = Garrison Courtrai - Kortrijk) and there is another faint marking on the final.
This model is often found in a black leather scabbard with brass fittings but less often in an all metal scabbard. This one comes in its excellent blued all metal scabbard as found which is marked with a R close to the throat.