German WWI Ersatz Bayonet
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As with most Ersatzs bayonets, this is of all steel construction. Built with an un-fullered blade, what makes this bayonet different is that the muzzle ring is solid, and has been modified to fit to the side of the barrel, and not under it. Probably for either the Commission 1888 rifle or the earlier 71/84
The bayonet and scabbard are in fair to good condition, which is common with all ersatz bayonets I have seen.
There appears that there is a inspection mark on the side and top of the blade
"Ersatz" bayonets and scabbards are emergency war-time issue bayonets made for reserve and rear-line troops.
Ersatz translates to "replacement", and they were constructed of whatever happened to be on hand, resulting in some very interesting examples