Argentine M1891 mauser bayonet

length: 20 1/2"
blade: 15 3/4"
blade width: 1"
grip: 4 1/2"
guard: 3 3/4"
weight: 1 lb 2.5 oz

Long Argentine mauser style bayonet, marked "Weyersburg Kirschbaum & co Solingen" on one ricasso, other side marking appears to have been purposefully defaced with a grinding wheel, "Del******tino 189*". Serial no. R9411 on demilled side, "P" and "R" on the guard, "2" on the tang edge, unusual "A" on the blade spine. Aluminum grip scales. Unsharpened.

info from "This bayonet was designed to fit the Modelo Argentino 1891 Mauser Infantry Rifle, manufactured in Germany under contract. Most of these bayonets - if not all - were manufactured by Weyersberg, Kirschbaum, and Cie. (company). They are extremely well made and are usually found in very-good to excellent condition. It is usually found with an aluminum hilt - although some are found with brass hilts (indicating "Navy" usage) - steel crossguard, and hooked "blade-breaker" quillon. The latching mechanism is of the push-button/internal-spring type. The blades are straight, single-edged, and fullered on both sides. The blades are usually stamped - on the ricasso - with Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie / Solingen on one side, while on the other is the Argentine Crest (this is usually ground off when released from the arsenal as surplus wares) and Modelo Argentino 1891. The scabbards are of sheet-rolled steel, ball finial, and are usually dark "blued" finish (almost black). "