View Full Version : Bayonet ID Help
July 06, 2007, 09:09
Anyone know what this bayonet is for? Thanks!
It is for a Mauser, CZ I think.
July 06, 2007, 14:57
It sure looks mauserish...
July 06, 2007, 15:12
It is for the M48 mauser
July 06, 2007, 15:41
M48 was my first thought as well.
I'd say M48, too. However, if it doesn't have the hole in the base for the cleaning rod to pass through, it's for an FN49, but I don't see any markings that would indicate that it is indeed for an FN49.
July 06, 2007, 16:50
It's an M1949 Short Export intended for an FN-49 rifle (note the double edge - the Mauser bayos were all single edge). If you measure the inside diameter of the muzzle ring, you should find it to be about .72" - quite a bit larger than a Mauser muzzle ring diameter.
From the grey paint, I would expect that this bayo is from the Belgian contract.
Are there markings on the pommel? Is there a serial number?
July 06, 2007, 16:55
Originally posted by lew
...However, if it doesn't have the hole in the base for the cleaning rod to pass through, it's for an FN49, ... The pommels of MANY FN-49 bayonets have TO attachment slots (they have the hole for the cleaning rod) so the presence of a TO slot doesn't exclude it from being an FN-49 bayo.
Without seeing markings, the primary identifying features that relate it to FN-49 use is the double-edge and the muzzle ring diameter.
July 06, 2007, 23:27
Thanks you guys! Yes It has no cleaning rod hole.
Markings on the pommel are: SA3C and serial # 39479. It also has a stamp on it that looks like a circle with an M (M)
Muzzel ring hole is indeed about .72
So an FN49 Bayonet....! Cool
Thanks again for all of the help.
July 06, 2007, 23:42
The "SA3C" marking is actually SA30...
This is a mid-range Belgian bayo - repainted gray while in Belgian service.
Hello Belgian contract gray FN 49 bayonet. Northridge had them in April at the Wanamacher show. They were brand new. Thanks EX1
July 07, 2007, 09:17
Smokey Mountain Knifeworks sells these too.
They're not very expensive, in the neighborhood of $15 when I bought mine a year or two ago.
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