Spanish Mauser "Short" Infantry Rifle.
This is a long version of the Spanish 1893 "Short" Mauser Knife Bayonet with one rather subtle difference: it has checkered-
This bayonet was designed to fit the Spanish Mauser Rifle (Fusil) MOdel of 1893; later on the Spanish Mauser Short Rifle (Mosqueton) Model 1916. Most of these bayonets were manufactured at -
According to "Janzen's Notebook," this bayonet was also used by Mexico (and very possibly Portugal). Long bayonet was for use on the Spanish Mauser "Short" Infantry Rifle, whereas the short bayonet was for use on the standard Spanish contract "Long" Mauser Infantry Rifle; such was the thinking of the times: short rifle, long bayonet; long rifle, short bayonet. This kept the thrusting distance the same.