Japanese Type 30 Bayonet (Matsushita Kinzoku)
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This type 30 Bayonet is in excellent condition with the original polished blade, blued pommel, quillion guard, and scabbard. The wooden handle is in excellent condition and is held by 2 rivets. With the square type, birds head pommel, the production of this bayonet would be around 1939 to 1940 from my observations
The number on the back of the pommel was the serial number of the rifle this bayonet was originally issued with.
A great collectors piece
Introduced in 1897 for use with the Type 30 rifle, although no official designation for these bayonets has been found, they are commonly referred to as the Type 30. The Type 30 bayonet had a 394mm polished blade, a crossguard with hooked quillion, contoured wood grips held by screws, and a contoured birdshead pommel. Production of the bayonet remained virtually unchanged until the outbreak of the Second World War, throughout which variations, of which over 100 have been catalogued, were made to the design to facilitate production. The Type 30 bayonet was used on all Japanese rifles and carbines, with the exception of the Type 44 carbine (which utilized a folding bayonet), until the end of the Second World War.
|Weight||0.54 Kg||1 lb 3 oz|
|Fits||Arisaka Rifles & Carbines|