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There was a bayonet variant that required an adapter to mount to the rifle. The bayonet variant has a hollow in the pommel, where the knife variants do not.
 

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I won't spoil the surprise, but I've seen this particular knife/bayonet dated 1976 and 1977. The current Glock and Eickhorn knives are very similar but this one has a metal belt loop attached to the scabbard with four screws versus a molded plastic hanger on the current knives.
 

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OK, mates !

This is a "ZEITLER 77", (there also was the structurally identical "ZEITLER 76").

The pommel recess took an adapter to attach this knife/bayonet onto the barrel of the "Steyr AUG 77" assault-rifle.

The "ZEITLER" was a commercial venture and finally the "GLOCK Feldmesser 78" won the competition.

Rgds.,

R.
 

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The "FM78" also was in use in the famous German "GSG 9", ("Grenzschutz-Gruppe 9").

The Austrian "Jagdkommando", ("Hunting-commando"), aka "snake-eater´s", also the "EKdo Cobra", (Einsatz-Kommando "Cobra"), of the Department of the Interior, (this is the Austrian SWAT-unit), use this knife.


The Austrian "GLOCK Feldmesser 78":
 

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The "ZEITLER" never was established and lost the race ...

The "GLOCK" "Feldmesser 78" won !

Intermediately, the attachable, (German-made), "KCB77M1" was introduced in the "Austrian Bundesheer" in small number´s to use with the "AUG 77", ("Armee Universal-Gewehr 77")

On doctrinal matters the attachable "KCB" was rejected and the "FM78" was established in the Austrian armed Forces and Austrian SWAT-units.

Here´s an image, out of an official Austrian Bundesheer-folder:
 

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"Feldmesser 81"
Here´s the "Feldmesser 81", (the "Sawback-version" of the "FM 78" ):

Also this knife former was in use in the German "GSG 9" !

The "Green" "FM81" is in official use in the "Edok", ("Cobra").
In this unit are private purchased examples of this knife, made of black Polymer, in use also !

"Sonder-Einsatzgruppen der Österreichischen Landesgendarmerie-Kommando´s", (Special Alert-Team´s of the Austrian Federal States, f.e. of Salzburg, Tyrol, Vienna, ...), also used the "Green" "FM 81".
(the "SdEGrp.d.Österr.Lds.Gend.Kd´s" meanwhile "retired") ...

There´re also tan Polymer "Glock´s" in use in Austrian UN-unit´s.
 

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