REFERENCE: RARE FINNISH BAYONETS (NOT FROM MY COLLECTION)

RETIREMENT/GIFT/PRIZE

Standard bayonets given as retirement gift or competition prizes, partially or totally chromed..

Comp prizes that I have seen are usually standard (but mint condition) bayonets on a plaque.

This M28 was give as retirement gift to captain Vainikkala, commanding officer of Jyväskylä Suojeluvarikko (prev. Asevarikko 2) in years 1970-1978.

(Coll. Tuomo Järvinen)

My chromed M28-30 is practically identical, so it is safe to assume in 70’s somebody made several gift bayonets using same standards.

#pres

My chromed M39 has light handles and brown scabbard, so it is not a later modification but made this way.