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Certainly Turkish - Model 1935 I think.

Possibly converted from an earlier bayonet - do the fullers on the blade go right to the tip ? - looks like it to me from your photo.

If they do, definitely a conversion/re-use of an earlier blade.

Richie
 

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It appears to be a Turkish M1935 pattern, made using the shortened blade of a M1903 bayonet. The Turkish M1903 used the same quillback blade as the German S98. AS. FA. is an abbreviation for Askari Fabrika (military factory).
 

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haserot

Certainly Turkish - Model 1935 I think.

Possibly converted from an earlier bayonet - do the fullers on the blade go right to the tip ? - looks like it to me from your photo.

If they do, definitely a conversion/re-use of an earlier blade.

Richie
The fuller indeed does go to the tip, and the whole blade does look as though it has been ground.

A gentleman I've bought a few rifles from in the past gave me this because he didn't have $3 change. So nothing ventured, nothing lost.

Thanks for the input guys!
 
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