Last edited by Rancid66; 02-05-2014 at 07:10 PM.
Not that it really changes the problem facing Jim Stocc - I think that a few more pictures might be helpful in determining the maker of the bayonet. Not used as a basic rifle system by Belgium, FN manufactured quite a few clones of the Czech Vz. 24 (and some other types) for its export customers in competition with CZ in Czechoslovakia. From the M 24L bayonet for Lithuania that was an almost exact copy of the Czech Vz. 23 (just a slightly longer version of the Vz. 24) to a number of others that might have downturned blades or some other differences. Best Regards, Fred
Aside from some possible differences in manufacturing (ie: tool marks, small details) sometimes there are multiple ways to try and differentiate the bayonets from the different makers. And while it's not necessarily a 100% rule, generally most export model CZ bayonets will have the "ČSZ" marking on the ricasso, or possibly a "Circle/Z". And depending on the request of the country placing the order. You might end up with a long bright finish bayonet with the blade cutting edge down, and a staple type of frog attachment instead of a hook - like this (serial numbered to the rifle) 98/29 bayonet from CZ. Best Regards, Fred
Vedran is wrong on this the picture bayonet is a peruvian M1935 made by FN, a copy of czechoslovak Vz.24 bayonet.It should be serialed on pommel, the first one offcourse i meaned the M24 export.
The picture of OldSmithy shows the most real peruvian M1935 FN made, it could be the screws are changed. but the differences between Czechoslovak production and FN are large, mainly visible on shape of pommel, crossguard, blade sharpening, on form of push button and locking nut, same as on scabbard mouth area and ball finial.No way this is a czechoslovak product. There should be serialing on pommel. The czechoslovak peruvian contract has edge down configuration but is quite rare to find.