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CRomanos
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Does anyone know if the K31 bayonet had a matching serial number when issued, or were they issued separately and not necessarily matching.

There's a couple for sale that are tempting but I want to know some of the background before I bite.
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The bayonets when issued with the rifle should have matching numbers.

Soldiers do lose them and get issued with another.
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I've got an M94 that the only number that doesn't match is the slide on the rear site.

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Fair enough!

Is the sawtooth the proper one for the K31, or the plain?
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The 1918 plain is suitable for the K31 and the K11

The 1914 Pioneer will also fit both

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The bayonets were numbered to the rifle when issued. Unnumbered bayonets were either unissued or issued to musicians who did not carry a rifle.
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Non combatants such as musicians etc in some instances had dress bayonets which had the Bayonet lug slot filled with timber so it cannot be mistaken for a combat bayonet.
This is a Swiss 1918 version

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