For the norwegian army, the kragjorgensen competed favorably against the mannlicher model 1892 and the mauser model 1892 in trials to which production of the indigenous krag began in 1893. After a period of live evaluation by the army, the kragjorgensen design was formally adopted into service in 1894 as the model 1894. The late manufacture krag bayonets had the rounded rivets this shows, while the 1st type m1905 had flush rivets. Mc, visa, american express and discover description. Bayonet m4 with plastic grips by turner manufacturing tmn. This is a knife bayonet manufactured to fit the first boltaction magazine rifle adopted by the us military. The mills belt is the later cotton canvas type of that period. The rifle was based on the danish krag while the bayonet was based on and virtually identical to the swiss schmidtrubin model 1889. Basically a m1899 carbine fitted with a full length stock and a bayonet lug, and the. The kragjorgensen is a repeating bolt action rifle designed by the. In addition, this knife bayonet is more interesting to. Cunninghams second bayonet book is userfriendly to beginning and advanced collectors alike.
Span war us army m1892 krag rifle bayonet 1902 antique. Takes me to three johnsons, three unaltered krags, and three triangular bayonet trapdoors. The m1892 krag rifle replaced the trapdoor springfield, and was the first generallyissued repeating rifle and also the first to use smokeless powder. He and his wife wrote the us krag bayonets book in which you can purchase through his website or on. With new and used products like wwii military bayonets and scabbards, you will find the perfect parts for a firearm restoration or repair. Sellers often have this arrangement forsale and it is bogus. Hi, i was looking for information on the french berthier bayonet. Krag bayonet collectors though many collectors have a working knowledge of the us krag bayonets, few. The m1898 cadet bayonet, or type ii krag cadet bayonet, is a second variant of the m1892 bayonet made specifically for the cadet corps at west point and may have been used at other military schools. Brophy is the best book you can get on the krag i see a stock cartouche on the left side.
All versions and variants were manufactured under license by the springfield armory between 1892 and 1903 and famously served as the longarm during the spanishamerican war. There are four distinct standard scabbards that were issued in sequence over the 10 years that the m1892 bayonet was produced. Please enter a serial number and click the submit button. Krag bayonet collectors though many collectors have a working knowledge of the us krag bayonets, few know all the interesting details of this colorful arm. This bayonet and rifle saw most of its action during the spanishamerican war and the ensuing action in cuba. The krag bayonets of west point cadets i was told modified to fit m1 garands were still in service with m14s, as of 1962. The 1892 krag is interesting, yes, but not as interesting as some other stuff ive bumped into. Eventually im supposed to write a book on krags so im not done. This is the krag jorgensen bayonet used on the model 1892 krag rifle.
This is a original us model 18921898 krag cadet bayonet. More details rare bayonet for city of philadelphia a. M1892 rifle a rifle with a 30 in 762 mm barrel and a magazine cut off that operates. The rapid arms development of the late 19th century saw tremendous improvements to the standard. M1892 rifle m1892 carbine m1896 rifle m1896 cadet rifle. Kragjorgensen model 1894 series boltaction service rifle. If you happen to know anything at all about this blade, please comment. The blade has discoloring and rust, no sheath included. From my experience, krag bayonets are a lot more common than the scabbards to hold them. Springfield model 189299 news newspapers books scholar. Us krag bayonets by presented donald hartman collectors. Heres what i believe is an 1897 krag bayonet with scabbard, probably from the spanishamerican war.
Trust numrich to have the hardtofind parts that you have been looking for, including these scabbards and bayonets for sale. Also, i believe that even the early m1905s had 16 blades, and this bayonet blade looks shorter to me. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. After some brief use in the spanish and phillippine conflicts, it would be. Plus an m4 fighting knife bayonet in an m8a1 scabbard. Bright polished steel blade with a 1902 date on the ricasso, no issues. Krags had not even rolled off the line until early 1894, according to the 1894 annual report of the chief of. I realize there are 3 different variations of it, each featuring either bakelite or wooden grips. Save krag bayonet to get email alerts and updates on your ebay feed.
It is rough i guess i would too after 1 years of age but looks to be intact. I never got into collecting french military items, but i liked collecting swords and bayonets, and this happened to fill a category that i liked, and 20 years later i. The year date on a krag bayonet is not the model year, but the year of manufacture. The bayonet comes complete with a steel scabbard and an original.
Sep 16, 2016 authentic u s m 1892 krag springfield bayonet dated 1902 w scabbard ebay stay safe and healthy. The kragjorgensen rifle was shortlived in us military service, despite being a major step forward in technology. I am most interested in the navy anchor stampmarking, as the rifle we have also features this marking. The us marking and the date 1898 of course left only one option a krag bayonet. Bayonets us us m1892 3040 krag bayonet, 1902 blade date. The photos are a little dark, could you please try to send some more with brighter lighting, for markings.
Early spanish american war us army 1892 krag rifle bayonet date 1899 wood handle. It was adopted as a standard arm by denmark, the united states and norway. The guard has nice patina and a little surface rust. I suspect that the gas tube on the rifle makes a difference. Krag collectors association forum krag bayonet tips. Most of the m1892 rifles were arsenal reconditioned to the model 1896.
The first thing that popped in my mind, was wth is this thing. Under arms used by the greeks, this piece shows the 1892 artillery carbine with a berthier 1892 bayonet, and reads. It is a must have book for both krag rifle and bayonet collectors. Despite this finding, the swedish weaponhistorian josef alm repeated the rumour in a book in. Top krag bowie bayonet with scabbard, middle wwii krag cutdown bayonet, bottom krag bayonet. The ones i saw had all been buffedground to the point where the markings were barely legible, then they were heavily chrome or nickel. Heres a couple of pictures of the krag bayonet not fitting on the garand. The united states government began searching for a magazine longarm for its military forces in 1877. The us krag bayonetshistory, variations and modifications.
Model 1892, m1905 19061922, m1917, m1905 19421943, m1, m4, m5, m6, m7, m9, and much, much more. Authentic u s m 1892 krag springfield bayonet dated 1902. No military rifle is truly complete without its matching bayonet and scabbard. The m1892 bayonet, also known as the krag knife bayonet for its association with the m1892 krag rifle, was the first standard production knife bayonet adopted by the us army and produced at the springfield armory. Krag jorgensen m1892 bayonet with scabbard stamped 1902. Its marked 1897 on the blade, and lny143 on the belt clip on the scabbard. Spanam war us army m1892 krag rifle bayonet 1902 antique. This new book is a collectors guide that chronicles u. Included in this book is detailed information on the following bayonets and their scabbards. Finally after fifteen years, in 1892, it adopted a boltaction magazine rifle the kragjorgensen model 1892. The bayonet is a full size standard bayonet, modified with nickel plating, a rounded tip, and rosewood.
This weapon was developed by ole krag and erik jorgensen at the konigsberg arms factory in norway. Secondly, the krag bayonet is historically important because it was directly involved in the search, during the 1890s, for an eective entrenching tool for the army. German prussian m 1809 socket bayonet wlocking ring. Krag bayonets were never carried in leather picketpin cases. Coin prices are based on red book, bid sheet, and coin value magazine 2. Made by oewg steyr in austrohungary, and accordingly marked on the blade. The springfield model 189299 kragjorgensen rifle is a norwegiandesigned boltaction rifle. This was purchased as a xmas gift for me back in 1993 at the bargain price of 45.643 1307 264 1381 1334 932 603 1237 258 445 664 936 380 224 140 1243 1139 23 742 835 1471 1293 523 1130 1324 577 336 964 436 1415 1337 1096 362