The Italian model 1891 bayonet was made for the 1891 6.5mm Mannlicher-Carcano rifle and was used by Italian forces in both WW1 and WW2.
The 298mm single-edged blade has a deep fuller below a flat spine and terminates in a spear point. The blade is in excellent condition and retains its original black finish with only minor scabbard wear.
The blackened steel crosspiece has a ball finial and is stamped with the serial number of the rifle with which it was issued, F 5683. The front of the crosspiece is stamped with the letters PS and the production date, 1942.
The wooden grip scales are in excellent condition and are held firmly in place with the original rivets. The facing scale is stamped with a circular makers mark. The blackened steel pommel is in good condition and the press-stud mechanism is in good working order.
The bayonet is complete with its fluted leather scabbard with steel locket and chape. The scabbard is in very good condition. The bayonet sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a very good example of a Model 1891, WW2 Italian Mannlicher-Carcano rifle bayonet.