Siamese M 1888 bayonet (ABCN359-3)(K547)(JN169-1)

€ 175,00
SI11 EXC R2
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Mannlicher rifle M 1888 Kal. 8 mm. Serial number in Siamese on crossguard. Excellent bright finished fullered cutting edge downwards blade. Left ricasso is marked with the logo of the Austraian maker OEWG.(= Osterreichische Waffenfabrik Gesellschaft  Steyer) Excellent bright pommel with T-slot and crossguard with muzzle ring MRD 16.5 mm.  Fastener on top of the muzzle ring. Rare Siamese dragon in a circle marking crisp on the ricasso. The  wooden grips are in an excellent condition (unusual!) and are riveted to the blade tang. 
Excellent and correct blued/ blackened  metal scabbard with no dents.

This is an Austrian M 1888 bayonet, exported to Siam (Thailand) around 1900. Around 1890 Steyer furnished ca. 15.000 M 1888 bayonets to Siam. This model is known in Siam as 'The 46th year type bayonet".