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It appears as through someone has plated this likely not in the period. It is a matching example through. This bayonet was designed to fit the Modelo Argentino 1909 Mauser Infantry Rifle. It was manufactured in Germany under contract. The 15 ¾ inch long, single fuller straight blade on this one looks good. It is marked to the obverse “Modelo Argentino 1909” and use to have the Argentine Crest (this is usually ground off when released from the arsenal as surplus wares) along with “B 8440”. The spine is marked “A” and the reverse is marker marked “Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co Solingen”. The fit remains nice and tight and it has a bright mirror like finish. The blade rates Exc++. Some of the plating is starting to peal the tip has a small nick. The steel based scabbard is plated as well. It has oxidization spotting throughout and remains dent free. The ball is marked “RA”, the reverse and throat are inspection stamped and the obverse is also stamped “B 8440”. Both throat retaining screws remain intact. The hilt is also plated. the reverse is marked “RA”. The button no longer works. The wood grip plates have had their rivets taken off and red putty now fills them. They can come off. An inexpensive option!
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