Very nice all-original Franco-Prussian War era Bavarian M1869 “Yatagan” bayonet for the “needle centerfire” Werder rifle with original leather/iron fittings scabbard. VERY hard to find in unaltered condition as most of these were modified to fit Mauser rifles and used up during WW1. Rare bayonet type in general and super-hard to find in such great shape these days. Made by Weyersberg & Stam, Solingen; Bavarian crown proof mark is stamped on the pommel.
The blade is only slightly used; the age is lightly re-sharpened; the tip is intact; all-original white finish is on 95% of the blade. No large edge dings or nicks; one small pitting spot on the spine is noted for accuracy. Pressed leather grips are in great condition with only some minor loss of the surface layer on one side. The pommel has a number of small ding marks; serial number 57179 is stamped on one side of the guard; unit markings 29B. 554 on the other (29th Bavarian Regiment??). Large quillon is intact with a few light surface rust spots; muzzle ring is excellent. The bayonet’s release mechanism is tight and 100% functional. The bayonet is about 26-3/4″ / 68 cm overall; the blade is about 21-3/4″ / 52.7 cm long. Original leather scabbard with iron fittings is in good shape, considering the age; the leather is a bit stiff and dry. Iron tip at the end is missing a fastening staple and was glued instead; it has came off at this point; could be re-glued again, if you decide to do so. There is no frog, as it is usually the case with these old timers.
This rare Franco-Prussian War era Bavaria M1869 Yatagan bayonet and its original scabbard are in great overall condition. A desirable and highly collectible type; don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!
This rare Bavaria M1869 Yatagan bayonet has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos. We have several scarce WW1 and WW2 bayonets, fighting knives, daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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