The blade is blued with fullers and unsharpened. Any chance of the number of the back of the pommel - it should only contain numbers if it is pre 1930's. The main way to date Arisaka bayonets is by the serial number on the end of the pommel. Japanese WW2 Type 30 Bayonet Serial Number 7072 .Check photos they are part of the description and show condition. The bayonet, or juken, that was produced to fit the developing Arisaka rifle at the end of the 19th century was designated the Meiji 30 (1897) infantry bayonet. There are numerous makers but the most common is Koishikawa Arsenal (Tokyo) 1870 to 1929, which then became Kokura Arsenal (1929 to 1945). The frog is made of layers of … if (year < 1000) year+=1900 The maker’s mark on this example is of the 2nd style, with the Kanji inside the diamond pointing downward. Up for sale is a nice original Japanese type 30 bayonet. Every soldier was issued one, whether or not he used a rifle. $179.99. 0 bids. He believes it is 2203956. The Type 30 bayonet is also known as the "Pattern 1897 bayonet". The Type 30 bayonets are normally seen with a serial number on the butt of the pommel. PRE? Type I Naval Rifle. Best to search the 'Arms' thread for 'Arisaka' and/or Naval. The flat sided grips and lack of quillion would indicate later, probably WW2, production. ( ) (voluntary) E-mail address Address City State Zip ① ② Rifle Carbine ③ Serial Number: Caliber: A. Japanese WII Type 30 bayonet. The Model of 1905 bayonet was made for the U.S. M1903 Springfield rifle. We specialize in all military surplus weapons from AK-47s, AR-15s, Mausers, CETME, Enfields, UZIs, and much more! Johnson does not attempt date production years from serial numbers. •  Thin crosspiece; and, This is called a.A. which means in German “alter Art” (old type). All early production bayonets (say about pre-1930) are "type A" as the example photographed in this thread, with screw bolts securing the grips using oval washers and oval nuts, and with a hook quillion. One of the more commonly known Japanese bayonets is called the Type 30 Arisaka or 30th Year bayonet. I think it is pre-26 based on markings.Has a triangle in a circle stamped on left side of the receiver along with an "s". Chilean Model 1895 bayonet. The Imperial Japanese Army Type 30 bayonet was produced from 1897 until 1945 to accompany the Arisaka Type 38 rifle. Country Pages —start here if you think you know the country of origin. The Type 30 bayonet was in continuous manufacture from adoption in 1897 until 1945 and used with the initial T30 6.5mm Arisaka rifle which was replaced in 1905 by the T97 Arisaka and also fits the new model 1939 rifle T99 Arisaka in 7.7mm. The blade has not been sharpened and has only a few tiny stains. 19th Bn. dailyinfo[18]= '261224 Private Herbert Charles McNEVEN City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) who died on 18/12/1920 ABNEY PARK CEMETERY United Kingdom' . The scabbard is made of wood, with minimal steel mounts, held together with string. Leading Stoker Alfred James PRICE H.M.S. Each bayonet had its own unique serial number (range 1 to 1,196,000). It is quite common to find Type 30 bayonets with quite knocked about grips and it does look as if the bayonet has been cleaned up to remove surface rust at the same time as the grips were replaced. The Type 30 bayonets are normally seen with a serial number on the butt of the pommel. An unusual variant with the serial number on the blade tang and pommel. long by 2.25 in. Again the bayonet in this thread has this arsenal mark. According to Ray Labar's book, "Bayonets of Japan", bayonets with serial numbered tangs were in the first 221,000 production range made at the Tokyo Arsenal rather than Kokura. Bayonets. Carter classified this frog as #361. Most of these bayonets are not rare, but all are becoming scarce in very-good condition. This example exhibits rather good workmanship for a school bayonet. The Type 30 bayonet is also known as the "Pattern 1897 bayonet". $14.00 shipping. Grips show possibly two names and serial numbers, Rose and ? dailyinfo[28]='1712 Sepoy GAL SINGH 2nd Bn. Late production with wooden scabbard. (197 mm.) http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=227140&page=1, Not much more to say, very well done chaps, Once again you have shown your knowledge of bayonets (not strictly WW1) ☺☺☺☺. var year=mydate.getYear() The frog measures 7.75 in. long by 2.875 in. I have put together a quick reference sheet for Japanese Bayonet Markings for the Type 30 Bayonet. According to Labar Nagoya bayonets come in blued and bright blades. The serial number on the rear behind the wood grip is … I think it is pre-26 based on markings.Has a triangle in a circle stamped on left side of the receiver along with an "s". Ricasso: Stacked cannonballs (Kokura Arsenal mark) and "M" with an arrow through it. Common characteristics that differentiate school bayonets from service bayonets include: