Yugoslavian M24/48 Bayonet & Scabbard
In the late 1940's and 1950's Yugoslavia standardized on the M1948 knife bayonet for their Mauser Model 98, M24/47, and M48 type rifles.
To accomplish this goal, they took the long M1924 bayonets still in storage and cut them down to a 10" blade and shortened or replaced the scabbards. The resulting short knife bayonets were referred to as the M24/48 to differentiante them from the later new manufacture M1948 bayoents.
This example is in fair condition and is missing the press stud assy, so it may have been reporposed as a fighting knife as it will not lock onto a rifle without the release assy.
Ricasso, Left: None
Ricasso, Right: BT3 Triangle (Military Technical Institute, Kragujevac)
Crosspiece, Right: None
Crosspiece, Left: None
Pommel, Left: 1116
Pommel, Rear: None
Scabbard, Left: None
Scabbard, Right: None
Condition: Used. Metal patinaed and some scaling. Show marks and bumps from years of military use and storage.
Stock Number: R744