(German WW2 converted M1895 "Carbine No.3 & No.4" Bayonet)

To be fixed on the M1895 No.3 & No.4 Carbine 

After the German invasion in the Netherlands during the Second World War (May 1940) Dutch Bayonets were given to Dutch volunteers who joined the German Army (SS-Westland Regiment) and other German regiments. 

During the invasion of the Netherlands many M1895 were captured by the Germans. According to German documents they had to be shortened in order to be called "Seitengewehr"  

Only the Dutch M1895 "No.3 & No.4 Carbine" bayonet was converted into the Seitengewehr 104 (h)

Also the leather scabbard was shortened by removing a bit of the tip of the scabbard. the tip than was to be sewn closed after shortening it to 290mm.


Overview of German WW2 names for Dutch M1895 bayonets:

It is also a known fact that the Germans used captured Dutch bayonets in their original length and that these bayonets were also referred to as the Seitengewehr 101 (h), 102 (h), etc.

Overall Length: 420 mm
Blade Length: 280 mm
Muzzle Ring Diameter: 14,5 mm

Seitengewehr 104 (h) Gallery:

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