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Where there any special markings on the Romanian VZ 24 bayonets telling me that they were made for the Romanian vz24 and did they use two different blade lengths?

Also how scarce are these bayonets?

Where the blades bright or blued and what was the length of the blade?
 

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hello the romanian contract bayonets are like czechoslovak Vz.24 with special serial numbers on pommel and frog stud, and proofed with CM or MC variation stamp. The bayonets are the most cheaper of Vz.24 model, many on US market, the blade is 300 mm long and was not blued originally.best regards,Andy
 

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- @ bph9: The 7.92mm M-24 [vz/24] Mauser rifles and their bayonets were not manufactured in Romania, all had been imported directly from Czechoslovakia during the late 1930s. The Czech vz/24 bayonets [with blades 299mm / 11.75-inch long] used by Romania during WW2 have a very small mark [the letters "CM", sometimes encircled] stamped on the blade tang or pommel. If the bayonet was exported to Romania before 1939, only an export mark [the letter "Z" inside of a circle] is stamped on the left ricasso blade. After 1939 under German occupation, many thousand vz/24 bayonets were also sent to Romania by the Germans, bayonets which had been used by the Czech army and having the "CSZ" mark ["Czech State manufacture" - mark] stamped on the ricasso blade and also military accptance marks for the Czech army. The vz/24 bayonets used by Romania may have serial numbers stamped on the sides or the end of pommel and all these bayonets have the muzzle ring in place [as you probably know, the Germans removed the muzzle ring of the Czech vz/24 captured bayonets which were later issued to the Wehrmacht]. => NOTE: Some vz/24 bayonets used by Romania during WW2 have an unusual ricasso mark showing "two crossed horse heads" and these bayonets are also stamped with the Romanian army acceptance mark [the letters "CM"]. E-mail me if you want to know more details. Lido 01/10/09
 
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