Swiss bayonet M1918 (Schmidt-Rubin) Elsener Schwyz
A very nice Swiss bayonet M1918 (Schmidt-Rubin) made by the Elsener Schwyz.
The blade is numbered 248530 and has the makers mark. The cross-guard has on the bottom a Swiss cross marking and a triangle.
The scabbard has been blued and equiped with the leather belt for attachment to a frog. Marking with Swiss cross on the ball of the scabbard
Blade length 29.9 cm
Overall length 42.8 cm
As with other Swiss bayonets they were only given to the military with a matching numbered rifle.
Bayonet makers were:
- Elsener Schwyz (until 1949)
- Elsener Schwyz Victoria (from 1949 and later)
Bayonet was used on the following rifles:
Schmidt-Rubin carabine model 1911
Schmidt-Rubin carabine model 1931
Schmidt-Rubin carabine model 00/11