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Turkish conversion bayonet

Article about: Hi. Merry Cristmas. I think this may be a Turkish converted bayonet. The blade has been chopped down and there is a crescent moon stamp on the pommel. Anyone know what it is?

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    Hi. Merry Cristmas. I think this may be a Turkish converted bayonet. The blade has been chopped down and there is a crescent moon stamp on the pommel. Anyone know what it is?
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    Turkey definitely.
    It reminds me of shortened Mauser Milovanovic saber, (1903/1935) but I'm not 100% sure.

    Regards
    Vedran

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    Certainly Turkish. I think ASFA means something like Askari Fabrika or Ankara Military Rifle Factory.

    I would suggest that the blade has been shortened as the fullers run right to the point of the blade.

    Not sure what it was originally - have a look here

    TURKEY

    Regards

    Richie

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    Hello there ,I think this is a Turkish M1887-35 mauser bayonet ,officialy shortened in 1937,the blade was 455mm before shortening and had a hooked quillon,Regards Paul.

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    Thanks guys. Yes it does definately have a shortened blade. Someone tried to tell me it was a German WW2 bayonet but I was pretty sure the ASFA stamp and shortened blade made it a Turkish conversion. I'll check out the Bayonets you guys suggested it may have originally been. Thanks again.

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    Without detailed stamps of ricasso is not possible to know what baynet was reworked, most probably a M1890 turkish or previous M1887 modell.

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