Near Mint VZ24 Czechoslovakian ‘Blued’ Long Bayonet circa 1948
Here on offer is a near mint example of a Post WW2 VZ24 Czechoslovakian heavily ‘blued’ long bayonet dated 1948.
The Pommel is made of blued steel and has the rifle slot and working release mechanism. It just shows some minor light surface rust to the reverse surface.
The dark wooden grips are in mint condition and still have their recessed nut and round-headed bolt retainers.
The lower Tang edge has a Czech Acceptance mark stamped into it, which reads as:
E3 (lion figure) 48
Where the E = acceptance, the 3 = Where it was made, BRNO (is a city in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic) and 48 = year of manufacture 1948
The blued crossguard is mint and has the circular rifle barrel ring.
The long double fullered blade is just in mint condition with a beautiful dark blued finish.
The scabbard retains its dark blued finish and just has the very slightest surface rust that I am sure will wipe off with an oiled cloth.
The acceptance marks ‘E3 (Lion image) 46’ are stamped on the scabbard frog stud. Therefore this scabbard was also made in BRNO but in the year 1946.
I am informed that scabbards where often swapped around and its not uncommon for them not to fully match those of the bayonet, as in this case.
This is just a beautiful example of this type of VZ24 bayonet that would be hard to upgrade.
The blade itself is 9.76” (24.9cm) long and the handle is 4.9” (12.5cm) long.
It weighs 555g.
Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.
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