GERMAN MODEL 1871 W.R. KIRSCHBAUM BAYONET REGIMENT MARKED
GERMAN 1871 W.R. KIRSCHBAUM SOLINGEN BAYONET - ORIGINAL
This is a German 1871 model bayonet straight blade, with marking "W.R. KIRSCHBAUM / SOLINGEN" on the Ricasso.
Iron crossbar with regimental marking "19.R.7.79.". Brass grip. Has overall length 59 cm with 47 c.m. blade.
The bayonet has an all brass bird's head shaped hilt and has a "S" cross guard.
It also has various inspection stamps and markings and cancellations on the blade and Pommel. Crown over W 73, another Crown over B and number 2 on other side of blade spine is among the markings.
There is no scabbard.
Received from the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Museum, Canada. The museum was selling off some of there museum’s items, to make room for more. The museum called it deaccessioning surplus museum artifacts.
The museum numbers their items for inventory purposes and you will see that there is a very small white numbered sticker/or marking on this item put there by the museum. They are very easy to remove.