Italian Vetterli-Vitali Model 1870/87 bayonet

This bayonet was made by shortening the earlier Model 1870 Vetterli sword bayonet, straightening and removing the hooked quillon. The conversion was done in WWI and the bayonet issued with Vetterli-Vitali rifles 6.5mm calibre. The long leaf spring is distinctive of this model. The 1870 brass mounted leather scabbard was also shortened to fit. Grip is composite (plastic).. Condition is original GOOD+ overall with scabbard being in very good original condition. Comes with uncommon leather belt frog correct for this model bayonet.An uncommon and unique transitional bayonet.

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$265.00

Italian Vetterli-Vitali Model 1870/87 bayonet BA1466

Italian Vetterli-Vitali Model 1870/87 bayonet Description

This bayonet was made by shortening the earlier Model 1870 Vetterli sword bayonet, straightening and removing the hooked quillon. The conversion was done in WWI and the bayonet issued with Vetterli-Vitali rifles 6.5mm calibre. The long leaf spring is distinctive of this model. The 1870 brass mounted leather scabbard was also shortened to fit. Grip is composite (plastic).. Condition is original GOOD+ overall with scabbard being in very good original condition. Comes with uncommon leather belt frog correct for this model bayonet.An uncommon and unique transitional bayonet.

Italian Vetterli-Vitali Model 1870/87 bayonet Additional Information

Catalog Number BA1466