2N Bayonet Collection

M1892 BERTHIER

First variant

Year:

1892 (WW1-WW2)

Manufac:

France

Weapon:

Berthier

Bayonet:-

1st variation, unmodified composite handles, unmodified quillion

Scabbard:

default

Frog:

repro

Second variant: bakelite handle

Year:

1892 (WW1-WW2)

Manufac:

France

Weapon:

Berthier

Bayonet:-

2nd variation, unmodified composite handles, modified quillion (1915)

Scabbard:

default, painted black

Frog:

-

Second variant: wooden handle

Year:

1892 (WW1-WW2)

Manufac:

France

Weapon:

Berthier

Bayonet:-

2nd variation, modified wooden handles (1914), unmodified quillion, blade blued

Scabbard:

default

This is a long-knife or sword bayonet manufactured beginning in 1892 and used to about 1913. They were manufactured by various French arsenals to fit the Model 1892 Mannlicher-Berthier Short Rifle. It replaced the French Model 1886 "Lebel" Bayonet. They are well made and can be easily identified by a third "fullered groove" in the forward rib - or back-edge, opposite the cutting edge - of the blade. Single-edged, quality blade; with black composition or wood grips. All-metal "blued" scabbard. There were two patterns of this model bayonet originally. The difference being the length of the muzzle-ring. The first pattern has the rear of the muzzle-ring flush with the grips; the second pattern has a muzzle-ring that extends backward - over the grips - ~1/8 of an inch. This is known as the French Model 1892 Second Pattern Mannlicher-Berthier Bayonet.

Composition grips modified to wooden 1914, quillion shortened 1915.