Bayonetas Antiguas y Modernas - Ancient and Modern Bayonets

Bayonetas Antiguas y Modernas - Ancient and Modern Bayonets
Cuadro de la colección que actualmente poseo de las bayonetas de mi país, además de un machete de artillería

jueves, 12 de enero de 2017

Obteniendo ventaja de las empuñaduras de bronce de sable-bayonetas

Getting advantage from the brass hilts of saber-bayonets

Many times, we acquire saber-bayonets which they have brass hilts and although these have got well defined grooves for a comfortable grip, when we perform the fencing with saber-bayonets, after 10 o 15 minutes our hands begin to feel uncomfortable with their metal hilts. Ok, we should not sell our appreciated acquisitions and try to find other saber-bayonets which may have the proper features for our needs.

In case that this trouble appears, please remember the following technique that I suggest to you.

Fig. A and D show the traditional way to hold/grip saber-bayonets: the Little and Ring Fingers adjust firmly the hilt, Middle Finger adjust firmly too, but consciously in a more smooth way, and the Index and Thumb Fingers realize a little adjust, allowing us we may articulate them while we perform the fencing (in this traditional way the Index and Thumb always stay behind the crossguard).

Fig. B and E show my suggested technique:
1st: the Little and Ring Fingers adjust firmly the hilt, and 2nd: the Middle Finger adjust firmly too, but consciously in a more smooth way (up to this 2 points I used the same traditional way, but now in the 3 appears the change), 3rd: the Index Finger must to be introduced into the "Hook" (the true term is "Quillion") getting in this way more surface area and length on the hilt allowing us to get a comfortable grip. After this step, the Index and Thumb Fingers remain realizing a little adjust as the Traditional way teachs us.

Fig. C and F show both hands succesfully benefiting with the technique for the brass hilts of each saber-bayonets.


And here I´ve posted my video from my You Tube channel:

Note: Though sometimes I refer to this technique as "my technique" but it´s only to make the diference between that one usually used by a lot of saber-bayonet fencers and this one used by me. Please, do not forget that this technique is not a creation of mine, there are enough data in the Web about this ancient technique used in past centuries by swords/sabers/daggers masters and warriors, and with great success. My only work was rescue it for to be applied in my fencing with saber-bayonets to get advantage with their metal hilts.

Are you wondering about the bayonets used in the video and photos?

Right hand: a french saber-bayonet for the Infantry rifle CHASSEPOT MODÈLE 1866 made in France in the "Imperial Arsenal of Mutzig in March 1868" (sabre-baïonnette française pour le fusil d'Infanterie CHASSEPOT Modèle 1866 "Manufacture Impériale de Mutzig Mars 1868"), it has the distinctive "Yataghan" (or double curved) blade.

Left hand: a saber-bayonet for the Infantry rifle REMINGTON "MODELO ARGENTINO 1879" a.k.a "Remington Patria" or "Patria 1879", this first issue (Tipo/Type A) was made in Solingen and it carries the following marks: right ricasso FÁBRICA DE ARMAS DE W.R.KIRSCHBAUM SOLINGEN and left ricasso MARCA DE FÁBRICA (curved as a bow) over a "Knight Helmet".

Yeah, more images!!!

My REMINGTON "ModArg79" Type A surrounded by my two CHASSEPOT Mle 1866 (Mutzig 1868 and Châtellerault 1873)

1_ ModArg79 Type A
2_ ModArg79 Type D (for export) 
3_ ModArg79 Type B (with the mark on left ricasso: RA into an oval)
4_ ModArg79 Type C (without RA into an oval) Not Available at this time


Ah! For those fellas who do not accept this "different style" and they certainly believe in the use of the bayonet with its respective rifle, I posted here some images from a book which you will find it very interesting: BAYONET, Department of the Army Field Manual FM 23-25, from 22 June 1953 (Great book!!! It will not dissapoint you!!!)  


Do you want the data in Spanish? Please, check this link

All right, I hope these data, images and video will be useful for all of you. Thank you very much my friends and see you soon!!!

Víctor H. Carrizo

miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2016

HOMBRES de SABLE-BAYONETAS (english translation)


My country, Argentina, in addition to all countries of this large American Continent, from their beginnings first as colonies and then as free nations, have always received the remarkable influence of Europe, not just from Spain, United Kingdom and Portugal, but also from Germany, France, Italy and some others with certain extent. And obviously, the three Americas (North, Central, and South), absorbed with much eagerness and delight all matters concerning the European militar progress of the major Powers of that time, each one of them showing itself as "the model to follow" for the still nascent Armies of our young continent. In this aspect, Uniforms, Weapons, Trainings and Behaviors of the first Men of Arms of our Americas were copied or emulated with the closest accuracy becoming in several cases, in the most dignified replica of their more advanced and evolved comrades belonging to the magnificent European Armies.

A military custom of European Armies was the carrying of a Sidearm (I prefer the concept Accompaniment Weapon) using this one together with the combat, training, ceremonial or output/out of service uniforms. Therefore, this habit was very well received in Argentina, being that since from that era when the first Spanish colonists settled (and some foreign ones who came with the first expeditions) on that faraway "Holy Mary of the Fair Winds", and continuing with gringos settlers and Creole people dedicated to the farming and cattle raising exploitation, they were daily helped themselves with a tool brought also from Europe, turned on in countless times in a Weapon for Personal Defense for the user, its family, and including their movable or immovable property (from those could be owners, or mostly they belonged from their employers in the case of many farmers or cattle workers) and I´m refering to the Knife: that Traditional Tool/Weapon currently named Argentine Gaucho Knife and it commonly typecasted as Facon, which it has transcended the borders of my country and today it manifests as a sacred piece for many collectors around the world. This reason is why our first Men of Arms and then by their succesors, received with logical appreciation the custom of carrying an Accompaniment Weapon as a saber, sword or bayonet above any firearm, by simple tradition or heritage of our Gauchos who always carried the Knife, their own Sidearm.

In our modern present, the Regulatory Gun has totallly supplanted the saber, the sword and the saber-bayonet as a Sidearm, however for certain ceremonials or also outputs/out of services activities, it`s possible even to see Cadets, militar and police Graduates, included Officers and NCOs, carrying together with their corresponding uniform for such moments an appropriate little saber, dress sword, or couteau.

The images that I present here belong to the Argentine Militars from the first decades of the twentieth century (some photos may correspond to the years before 1900 but most of them are from later dates from 1909 until mid 1950), in which you can observe the vestments used for daily service activities such as instructions or trainings, and in others for ceremonials or also for output/out of service licenses, although in this case the importance is that these militars are shown with their respective Sidearms or Accompaniment Weapons (the german concept Seitengewehr fits perfectly in this case), and these turn out to be our beloved Saber-Bayonets for MAUSER "Argentine Model 1909" rifles and carbines in the vast majority as you can check, and there is one (left side of the first photo, with aluminum grip scales) for the MAUSER "Argentine Model 1891" rifle. I hope this images would be well received and surely I will be adding more in the next months. See you soon!

Versión en Español:

Víctor H. Carrizo

viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2016

Bayoneta de Salida/Fuera de Servicio (tipo KS98) para el Ejército del Tercer Reich

Walking out/Off duty Bayonet (type KS98) for the Third Reich Army

Origen o Destino:
Alemania Nacionalsocialista.
Origin or destiny:
Nazi Germany.

Fabricante y fecha de Fabricación:
construida alrededor de 1938 y 1940 por ALCOSO = Alex Coppel de Solingen Alemania, uno de los más importantes fabricantes de espadas, sables, bayonetas, cuchillos, etc., perteneciente a la tradicional ciudad germana productora de armas blancas y otros instrumentos varios de acero.
Manufacturer and manufacturing date:
It was constructed between 1938 and 1940 by ALCOSO = Alex Coppel of Solingen Germany, one of the most important manufacturers of swords, sabers, bayonets, knives, etc, belonging to the traditional german city, and a high producer of blade weapons and other several steel instruments.

Arma de pertenencia:
no fue diseñada para adosarse en fusiles, carabinas ni tampoco para ningún otro tipo de arma de fuego, sin embargo Puma hizo algunos modelos que podían ser fijados a la Karabiner 98k, por favor revisen Web Links de Importancia (*).
Respective weapon:
It wasn´t designed to be attached to any rifles, carbines, neither other type of fire weapons, although Puma made some models which could be fixed to the Karabiner 98k, please check in Web Links of Importance (*).

Función exclusiva:
fue distribuida en Alemania época Nazi y utilizada por soldados y suboficiales como Arma de Acompañamiento para Salida o encontrándose Fuera de Servicio, siendo parte del uniforme para dichas actividades y NO como arma de combate ni entrenamientos debido a que poseía materiales frágiles meramente atractivos en su estructura de la empuñadura y guarda. Se la compraba en forma privada y si poseía hoja corta era para suboficiales en cambio hoja larga para soldados enlistados sin rangos pertenecientes a cualquier Fuerza-Unidad-Batallón-División-Regimiento (excepto las destinadas solo a Unidades especiales, Cuerpos de Bomberos y Policías). Éste modelo muestra por sus características que fue comprado en esa época por un soldado raso perteneciente al Ejército del Tercer Reich.
Exclusive function:
This type was distribuited in the Nazi Germany and used by soldiers and NCOs as a Walking Out - Off Duty Side Arm and NOT as a Combat or Training weapon, because it had fragile materials in its hilt and crossguard structure and it only served as an attractive piece. Moreover, it was bought in a private way and if it had a short blade was destined for NCOs, by the other hand, a long blade was only for enlisted/privates soldiers belonging to whichever Force-Unit-Batailion-Division-Regiment (except the used for Special Units or Fire and Police Corps). This model shows by its features that it was bought by a private soldier, belonging to the Third Reich Army.

Datos técnicos:
Longitud de la hoja 250 mm
Espesor de la hoja 5 mm
Altura de la hoja 24 mm
Longitud de la empuñadura y guarda incluida 124 mm
Diámetro interior de la base superior sobre la guarda 8,5 mm
Longitud total con vaina incluida 405 mm
Technical data:
Blade length 9.85 in
Blade width .20 in
Blade heigth .95 in
Hilt length included crossguard 4.88 in
Internal diameter of the half ring base .33 in
Overall length included scabbard 15.95 in

Características Principales:
hoja de acero al carbono, niquelada, con vaceos en ambos lados, hoja de filo simple con punta al centro y suave contrafilo de alrededor de 50 mm, y se observa un aro de cuero ubicado al final del ricasso. Guardamano sin anillo en su tope superior pero con base acanalada "de orejas pequeñas" para apoyar el supuesto cañón de un fusil (¡recuerden: éste tipo de bayonetas no se adosaban a ningún arma de fuego!), y tiene además la extensión curvada hacia atrás con punta tipo gota de agua. La empuñadura enteriza (con su pomo simulando una cabeza de águila) sostiene la espiga de la hoja usando 2 remaches de acero los cuales también ajustan las 2 cachas de plástico; además sobre el lado derecho se localiza el botón que manipula la clásica uña de engarce ubicada dentro de la ranura con forma de T-U para simular su fijación a un supuesto guión de fusil o carabina. Su vaina esmaltada en negro posee una punta tipo bola, un brocal con muelles internos adosado al cuerpo por un tornillo frontal, y el botón tipo alemán para ser fijado en su tahalí de cuero negro. La empuñadura con guarda y la vaina fueron construidas con aleación de zinc y protegidas con una cobertura de níquel, lo mismo que la hoja (excepto su vaina).
Main Features:
Carbon steel blade, nickel plated, fullered on both sides, single edged blade with a spear point and a smooth false edge near of 50 mm, and there´s a leather washer placed of the ricasso´s ending. The crossguard has no muzzle ring but in its place it has a "low ears" base to hold a supposed rifle barrel (remember: this type of bayonets didn´t fix to any fire weapon!), and it also has a low swept back quillion with a like-waterdrop tip. The one-piece beaked hilt (pommel with eagle head) keeps the blade tang using 2 steel rivets which they also adjust the plastic grip scales and moreover on its right side it is placed the press button that operates the internal catch located into the T-U slot for simulate the classic fixing to a supposed rifle or carbine lug. Its black enameled scabbard has a ball finial, a mouth throat with internal springs attached to its body by one front screw, and the german shield frog stud to be fixed into its black leather frog. The hilt with crossguard and the scabbard were constructed with zinc alloy and protected with a nickel plated, the same than the blade (except its scabbard).

Cuchillo-Bayoneta de muy buena calidad y de importancia para mí ya que ésta es la primera pieza que poseo de ALCOSO, notable fabricante de gran reputación junto a otros de igual fama como E. & F. Hörster, E.Pack & Söhne, Anton Wingen, Paul D. Lüneschloss, Gustav Spitzer, WKC, Carl Eickhorn, etc. (aunque es una pena que éste Arma de Acompañamiento para Salidas/Fuera de servicio de muy bella figura esté íntimamente ligado a uno de los Períodos Oscuros de nuestra Humanidad). Ésta tiene un solo problema: su hoja se mueve apenas (ya que su espiga se introduce dentro de la empuñadura), sugiriendo tal problema que su dueño anterior la sometió a un uso indebido.
Knife-Bayonet of very good quality and it has an importance for me because this is the first piece that I own from ALCOSO, one of the great famous manufacturers together others with same reputation as E. & F. Hörster, E.Pack & Söhne, Anton Wingen, Paul D. Lüneschloss, Gustav Spitzer, WKC, Carl Eickhorn, etc. (though it´s a sad irony because this beautiful Walking Out - Off Duty Side Arm is closely tied to One of the Dark Times from our Humanity). It has an only problem: its blade moves a little (because its blade tang is introduced into the hilt vessel, don´t forget that it isn´t full tang) and may be that its previous owner subjected it to an improper utilization.

actualmente hay muchas variantes dependiendo de las posibilidades económicas que poseían sus dueños en esa época encontrándose algunas sencillas o estándar (cachas de plástico/baquelita), otras atractivas y más duraderas (cachas de hueso o madera), o de excelente terminación (cachas de cuerno de ciervo, grabados exquisitos a lo largo de sus hojas); también se comercializaban con un fieltro insertado dentro de la ranura T-U de la empuñadura cuyo color dependía de la Fuerza o Unidad en la que servía su dueño, e inclusive les adicionaban una dragona, la cual es una decoración de variados colores según Compañía, Batallón, División o Fuerza de pertenencia. Y recuerden que sus cachas no poseen orificios de limpieza ya que su empuñadura no tiene orificio interno extendiéndose dentro de ella para permitir el ingreso de una baqueta de limpieza de un fusil a través de la ranura T-U (ésta última es solo decorativa).
Currently, there are many variations depending the economic possibilities that had their owners at that time finding some simple or standard examples (plastic-bakelite grip scales), others attractive and more durable (bone or wood grip scales) or others with excellent finishes (deer horn grip scales, exquisite engravings all along their blades); they were also traded with a Felt inserted into the T-U slot whose color depended to the Force or Unity that its owner served, and even they added a Knot, which it is a decoration of several colors depending the Company, Battalion, Division or Force that the owner had served. And remember that their grip scales had no cleaning holes, because its hilt had no an internal hole running through its inner to allow the introduction the rifle cleaning rod at the back of the pommel using the T-U slot (this is only a decorative form).

Valoración: 3 puntos
Value: 3 points

You Tube:

Web Links de Importancia (*):
Web Links of Importance (*): en éste sitio aparecen una fotos con éste tipo de bayoneta engarzada en la Kar98k
in this site appeared some photos showing this type of bayonet fixed to the Kar98k.
Y no olviden mi otro sitio / and don´t forget my other site
Más datos sobre ALCOSO/More data about ALCOSO

Víctor H Carrizo

domingo, 20 de marzo de 2016

sable-bayoneta MAUSER "Modelo Argentino 1909" 1ra. versión (Solingen)

MAUSER "Argentine Model 1909"     
1st. pattern (Solingen) saber-bayonet

Conocida coloquialmente como "la Mauser 1909 de anillo pegado"/a.k.a. "the ModArg09 low muzzle ring bayonet"




Origen ó destino:
República Argentina
Origin or destiny:
Republic of Argentina

Arma de pertenencia:
Fusil de Infantería y Carabina de Ingenieros MAUSER "Modelo Argentino 1909" calibre 7,65 x 53 mm.
Respective weapon:
MAUSER "Argentine Model 1909" Infantry Rifle and Engineer/Pioneer Carbine in 7.65 x 53 mm caliber.

Fabricante y fecha de Fabricación:
Fabricada por la WEYERSBERG KIRSCHBAUM & Co de Solingen - Alemania a partir de 1909, siendo posible que su construcción se extendiera por un año o quizás dos debido a su baja producción al encontrarse solamente ejemplares de la serie A (no confundir con la serie A de las ModArg09 2da versión).
Manufacturer and manufacturing date:
It was constructed by WEYERSBERG KIRSCHBAUM & Co of Solingen - Germany from 1909 and possibly extended for one or two years because its low A serie production (this type of bayonet was only manufactured with this serial letter, don´t confuse with the A serie from the ModArg09 2nd pattern).

Datos técnicos:
Longitud de la hoja 399 mm
Espesor de la hoja 6,3 mm
Altura de la hoja 25 mm
Longitud de la empuñadura y guarda incluida 133 mm
Diámetro interior del anillo 15,5 mm
Longitud total con vaina incluida 549 mm
Technical data:
Blade length 15.71 in
Blade width .25 in
Blade heigth .98 in
Hilt length included crossguard 5.24 in
Internal diameter of the muzzle ring .61 in
Overall length included scabbard 21.61 in

Datos de identificación:
Sobre la hoja ricasso derecho MODELO ARGENTINO 1909 en semicírculo, centrado el Escudo Nacional con laureles (recuerden que hay bayonetas ModArg91 con sus escudos sin hojas de laureles) y debajo su Nro de serie A0848 (coincidente con el de la vaina); sobre el ricasso izquierdo WEYERSBERG en la primera línea, KIRSCHBAUM & Co en la segunda y SOLINGEN en la tercera, y sobre el lomo de la hoja zona ricasso un asterisco encima de una letra A. Sobre la guarda frente inferior naciendo el gavilán una C invertida con asterisco, frente izquierdo una pequeñísima G apenas visible, y sobre el lado derecho una gran G invertida. Las últimas marcas visibles son las letras RA dentro de un óvalo sobre el lado izquierdo del pomo, además de otras ocultas como la numeración 812 sobre el frente interno del bloque del botón de engarce y la letra N en la pared posterior del mismo. En cuanto a la vaina se comprueba el Nro de serie A0848 (coincidente con el de la bayoneta) entre la entrada-brocal y botón del tahalí, en la zona posterior de la entrada mencionada aparece una D con un asterisco dentro y debajo un círculo con una cruz interna, finalizando con una pequeña E sobre el lado derecho de la boca del brocal.
Identification Marks:
On the blade right ricasso MODELO ARGENTINO 1909 making a half circle, in the middle the National Crest with laurel sheets (remember that there are ModArg91 bayonets with their Crests with no laurel sheets), and down the A0848 serial number (matching with the scabbard Nº!); on the blade left ricasso WEYERSBERG on the first line, KIRSCHBAUM & Co on the second, and SOLINGEN in the third, and on the back blade near the crossguard an A letter with asterisk. On the low face front of the crossguard and in the middle of the hooked quillion there´s a C letter with asterisk, a very little G on left upper front face, and a reverse big G on the middle right crossguard side. Last visible markings are the RA letters inside of an oval which are stamped on the left pommel face (RA = Republic of Argentina), moreover two hidden marks are the 812 No. on the front wall inside of the block which is part of the press button, and a N letter at the back wall of the same block. The markings of the scabbard are the A0848 serial number (yeah! matching with the blade´s) located between the throat mouth and the frog stud, on the reverse of the scabbard over the throat piece a D letter with an asterisk inside and a a circle with a inner cross, ending with a little E on the right side of the throat mouth.

Características y Observaciones varias:
Hoja pulida de (*) Acero fundido de Sólingen especial para hojas, recta, acanalada en ambas caras, filo simple sin retocarse con punta al centro y suave contrafilo de alrededor de 50 mm. Guarda de (*) Hierro de Suecia con anillo bajo naciendo justo en la zona de la espiga y gavilán curvo hacia adelante con punta tipo bola. Empuñadura formada por dos cachas de (*) Madera de nogal con un orificio rectangular de limpieza cada una, ajustándose ambas a la espiga central mediante dos remaches de (*) Acero de lingote pobre en carbono junto a sus arandelas del mismo material con una separación entre cada uno de centro a centro de 50 mm. Pomo de corte oblicuo también de (*) Hierro de Suecia dentro del cual se encuentra el mecanismo de engarce al guión del fusil accionándose por medio del botón del lado derecho permitiendo ajustar o liberar la uña interna de la ranura de encastre tipo T-U. Su vaina de (*) Palastro de acero embutido posee apenas su pavonado original, además del brocal con muelles internos ajustado por dos remaches laterales, botón de enganche tipo ovalado para el tahalí de cuero y terminación en punta tipo bola. Punta en bola, remaches del brocal y botón para el tahalí son de (*) Acero de lingote pobre en carbono; su brocal con muelles (*) El brocal de hierro y los muelles de acero.
Features and some Observations:
Polished blade of (*) Special melted steel of Solingen for blades, straight, with fullered both sides, unsharpened single edge with a spear point and smooth false edge of 50mm = 1.97in approximately. Crossguard of (*) Iron from Sweden with a low muzzle ring closed to the tang and a swept forward hooked quillion with a ball finial. Hilt formed by two grips of (*) Walnut wood with one square cleanig hole on each side and very close to the crossguard, both scales are pressed to the tang by two rivets and their nuts of (*) Steel from ingot with low carbon content with a distance of 50mm = 1.97in between both (center to center). The slant pommel of (*) Iron from Sweden has the locking mechanism for releasing or adjusting the bayonet to the rifle lug, operated by the right press button which manages the internal catch located into the T-U slot. The scabbard of (*) Sheet rolled steel has part of its original bluing, a mouth throat with internal springs pressed to its body by two side rivets, a rounded oval style frog stud to attach a leather frog, and a ball finial. Ball, throat rivets and frog button were made of (*) Steel from ingot with low carbon content; mouth piece with springs (*) The throat of iron and the springs of steel.

Sable-Bayoneta de excelente diseño y fabricación; siendo la 1ra versión que ingresó a la Argentina (es obvio por su Nro de serie y su forma) se nota la gran resistencia contra el paso del tiempo aunque es extraño que su hoja recibiese un suave tratamiento de cromado y no de origen, posiblemente para que no se deteriore por falta de mantenimiento o más bien para ser usada exclusivamente en Ceremoniales o Desfiles (está muy bien realizado ya que simple vista no se percibe logrando que el "brillo" de su hoja parezca "natural", pero bien observada y en comparación con la de mi ModArg09 2da versión, se logra apreciar al instante además de ocultar levemente las vetas del filo propias de esas hojas "solingeneanas" de las ModArg91/09, que en éste ejemplar aparecen como líneas pobremente definidas). Para la esgrima de bayoneta sin fusil, su empuñadura ofrece un agarre perfecto gracias a los 10 mm más de longitud que posee comparada con las otras versiones de las ModArg09, y además su vaina de acero no solo sirve de protección para la hoja, sino también es una defensa ideal para su usuario en caso de combatir contra un adversario o varios. Para mí como coleccionista Argentino de bayonetas es un ejemplar muy importante y espero que en un futuro también sea una pieza que ocupe un buen lugar en las colecciones privadas de otros países del mundo (aunque su cotización fue, es y será siempre un poco más elevada con respecto a las demás ModArg79/91/09 dependiendo obviamente de su grado de conservación, numeración coincidente, ausencia de faltantes, etc.).
This Saber-Bayonet (also called "Sword Bayonet") has an excellent design and was made with high quality materials. It was part of the first delivers to come in to Argentina (deducible by its serial number and some other features that I´ll detail) and although it shows a little wear, it could resist the course of time. It´s weird that its blade received a smooth chromium plated treatment but not from its manufacturer, may be somebody or an arsenal gave that proceeding to prevent the corrosion by lack of good cleaning, or perhaps it was destined to be a Ceremonial/Dress/Walking Out/Parade bayonet and it was necessary a bright shiny finish for those requeriments (the treatment was perfectly realized but it´s very difficult to appreciate the vertical stripes all along the both sides of the blade edge typical from those "solingenean" ModArg91/09 bayonets blades from that era, that in this case the stripes seem as weak lines with poor definition. It has an optimus balance and its hilt length with 10mm = .39in more than the other ModArg09 is excellent for fencing without rifle (yeah! saber-bayonet alone style), and its scabbard is perfect to protect the blade and also as a defense against one or several adversaries in a real fight. For me as an Argentine bayonets collector this piece is very important and I hope that in the future, this example can have a good place in the private collections from other countries of this world (though it was, is and will be a bit pricey than the other ModArg79/91/09 bayonets depending of its matching serial No., state of maintenance, no lackings, etc).

Aclaraciones I:
Ésta 1ra versión está considerada como OFICIAL pero no debe confundirse como "la Original", término erróneo con el que puede llegarse a nombrar en ciertos foros de la web. Todas las bayonetas ModArg09 tanto las diseñadas y fabricadas en Alemania (Solingen) como las construidas en la República Argentina por el AAMZ o la DGFM-FMAP son originales y fueron aceptadas por nuestras Fuerzas Armadas y también las de Seguridad Nacional donde prestaron servicios. Sin embargo ésta 1ra versión es OFICIAL por su aparición en el Folleto Técnico del año 1961 (reemplazando al del año 1911 y utilizando además la misma edición) adjuntándose los datos y dibujos esquemáticos de las partes integrales de la bayoneta que acompaña al Fusil y a la Carabina de Ingenieros MAUSER "Modelo Argentino 1909" mostrándosela con su anillo bajo y con 10 mm más de longitud en su empuñadura respecto a las 2da, 3ra, y 4ta versión y sus variantes (en la carilla 7 además de las medidas del fusil figura también las longitudes de su hoja siendo de 400 mm y de 533 mm su total, incluyendo la empuñadura). Recuerden siempre, todas las versiones de bayonetas ModArg09 son ORIGINALES, la diferencia es que la ModArg09 1ra versión es la OFICIAL.
Clarifications I:
This ModArg09 1st pattern is considered as the OFFICIAL bayonet for the MAUSER "Argentine Model 1909" rifle and carbine but don´t confuse it as "the Original", a wrong term as you could find in some web sites or forums. All the ModArg09 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th patterns and their variants with no considerations about they were manufactured in Solingen - Germany or in Argentina by AAMZ or DGFM-FMAP, all of them are Originals saber-bayonets which were Accepted by our Argentine Armed Forces and National Security Forces too, where they were in service. Anymore, this first pattern is OFFICIAL because its data and schematic graphics appeared in the Technical Booklet from 1961 (replacing the one from 1911 but using the same edition with no changes) as the only one designed for the MAUSER "Argentine Model 1909" Infantry Rifle and Engineer/Pioneer Carbine, with its low muzzle ring and 10mm = .39in more of length in its hilt; but the other ModArg09 patterns did not show ever (pages 7 & 8 show all the rifle data and this 1st pattern included). Remember please! All the ModArg09 bayonets patterns are ORIGINALS, the simply difference is that this ModArg09 1st pattern is the OFFICIAL.

Aclaraciones II:
Gracias a su diseño de anillo bajo (de ahí su apodo de "la Mauser 1909 de anillo pegado") lograba engarzarse al cañón del fusil o carabina de forma similar a las "Seitengewehr" sin anillos utilizadas en el emblemático Gewehr 98 (y sus derivados) para la Alemania Imperial, introduciendo la baqueta de limpieza del arma de fuego dentro de la empuñadura de la bayoneta permitiendo una muy compacta y robusta combinación para los combatientes, a diferencia de las ModArg09 versiones 2da, 3ra, 4ta y sus variantes que para engarzarse necesitaban el Adaptador Riccheri y por tal razón sus empuñaduras debieron ser 10 mm más cortas que la ModArg09 1ra versión. Recuérdese que las Carabinas de Caballería MAUSER "Modelo Argentino 1909" provistas por la DWM de Alemania se diseñaron sin sistema de engarce para bayoneta aunque años más tarde se modificaron para tal fin (las construidas en la República Argentina ya traían de fábrica su dispositivo apropiado), sin embargo ninguna de éstas Carabinas de Caballería aceptaban la bayoneta Oficial o 1ra versión, en cambio sí las versiones 2da, 3ra, 4ta y sus variantes.
Clarifications II:
Its design with a Low Muzzle Ring allowed to be fixed to the rifle or carbine barrel muzzle as any bayonet but it did also introduce the rifle cleaning rod into its pommel/hilt making a strong and compact combination between both weapons at the same way like the Gewehr 98 from the Imperial Germany of that era, with no neediness of any adapter (the others ModArg09 2nd, 3rd, 4th patterns and their variants needed the Riccheri Bayonet Adapter for this operation; that´s the reason that all of them have a shorter hilt, less 10mm = .39in, than the ModArg09 1st pattern). Remember that all the MAUSER "Argentine Model 1909" Cavalry Carbines provided by the DWM of Germany were designed and constructed without any system to fix bayonets ("Argentine Model 1909" Cavalry Carbines manufactured in Argentina had been made with the neccesary lug to fix bayonets), but years after they were modified to attach either ModArg09 2nd, 3rd, 4th patterns and their variants except the ModArg09 1st pattern because its low muzzle ring and long hilt that didn´t allow to be fixed to any of these type of Cavalry Carbines.

Aclaraciones III:
Adjunto algunas denominaciones fundamentales sobre ésta ModArg09 1ra versión, que antes yo dejé señaladas con un (*) en la sección Características y Observaciones varias, observadas en el Folleto Técnico inscripto en el Registro de la Reglamentación del Ejército (R. Red. 2a) bajo signatura F.T. - Mat. B. 1 y nombre FUSILES Y CARABINAS "MAUSER" agregando Deroga al R. R. M. 60 (Utilización de la Edición de 1911) realizado en 1961 en Talleres Gráficos del Instituto Geográfico Militar de BUENOS AIRES de carácter PÚBLICO, estabilidad (Permanente), gestionándose su publicación por la SECRETARÍA DE GUERRA y archivada en la Inspección General Logística.
(*) Hoja Acero fundido de Sólingen especial para hojas, (*) Guarda y Pomo Hierro de Succia, (*) Cachas Madera de nogal, (*) Remaches y Arandelas; Botón para tahalí y punta de la vaina Acero de lingote pobre en carbono, (*) Vaina Palastro de acero embutido, (*) Brocal con sus Muelles El brocal de hierro y los muelles de acero.
Existen algunos errores ortográficos en dicho folleto pero en el caso de Hierro de Succia lo imprimieron en forma errónea en vez de Suecia. Sin embargo en la sección correspondiente yo lo escribí en forma correcta como Hierro de Suecia aunque manteniendo la palabra Hierro ya que puede también denominarse Acero. La última observación para finalizar es que éste Folleto Técnico lleva el título de FUSILES Y CARABINAS "MAUSER" sin embargo internamente especifica que está dedicado solo al Modelo Argentino 1909 mostrando las características y gráficos del fusil para Infantería y las carabinas para Ingenieros y Caballería de ese tipo, además de sus accesorios como sable-bayoneta, tipos de munición empleada, limpieza y conservación, tabla de trayectorias y distancias de tiros, etc.
Clarifications III:
I have added some technical denominations about this ModArg09 1st pattern which they had an (*) and surely you could see them in the Features and some Observations item and, of course they are noticed in the Technical Booklet inscribed in the Regulation Register from the Army (R. Red. 2a) under the signature F.T. - Mat. B. 1 and the name (FUSILES Y CARABINAS "MAUSER") "MAUSER" RIFLES AND CARBINES adding Derogate to the R.R.M. 60 (Utilizing the Edition of 1911) with 1961 realization date in the Graphical Workshops from the Militar Geographical Institute located in BUENOS AIRES in PUBLIC character with (Permanent) stability, managing its publication through the SECRETARY OF WAR and keeping in archive by the Logistical General Inspection.
(*) Blade Special melted steel of Solingen for blades, (*) Crossguard and Pommel Iron from Sweden, (*) Grips/Scales Walnut wood, (*) Rivets and Nuts; Frog Stud and Ball finial for the scabbard Steel from ingot with low carbon content, (*) Scabbard Sheet rolled steel, (*) Mouth Piece with Springs The throat of iron and the springs of steel.
And don´t forget that this Technical Booklet was titled as (FUSILES Y CARABINAS "MAUSER") "MAUSER" RIFLES AND CARBINES but it is only dedicated to the Modelo Argentino 1909 - Argentine Model 1909 weapons showing the features and graphics from the Infantry Rifle and Engineer/Pioneer and Cavalry Carbines, and also its accesories as saber-bayonet, types of ammunition to use, cleaning and maintenance, trajectories tables and shot/fire distances, etc.
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