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Norwegian AG3 assault rifle bayonet

Norwegian AG3 assault rifle bayonet

495 SEK

Model/Product no.: 30199
Stock status: In stock

Norwegian AG3 assault rifle bayonet, first model.

Bayonet was used with the G3 Heckler & Koch assualt rifle. These bayonets were manufactured from 1967 to 1974.

 

As far as we understand this bayonet is manufactured by the German firm Eickhorn.


Bayonet is in near mint condition. Fully working.

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Norsk AG3 automatkarbinbajonett, första modellen.

Bajonetten användes med Heckler & kochs G3 automatkarbin. Tillverkningen skedde mellan 1967 och 1974.

 

Utifrån vad vi kan läsa oss till så är denna bajonett tillverkad av firman Eickhorn.

Bajonetten är i nära mint skick. Fullt fungerande.

 

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HISTORY:

The Norwegian AG3 Type 1 bayonet differs from the German G3 bayonet in having a 0.5 in. (13 mm.) shorter hilt. The shorter hilt and narrow crosspiece keep the hilt behind the rifle's flash-hider, eliminating the need for a steel flashguard.

The blade is patterned after the U.S. M4 bayonet-knife. The ungrooved, oval, stippled green plastic grip is unique among G3 bayonets. The press catch is at the 9 O'clock position and lacks the serrations found on other G3 bayonets. It has a plain narrow crosspiece.

The scabbard is patterned after the U.S. M8A1. Early examples had a woodgrain colored plastic body with a metal tip protector. Example with a green plastic body and large leg-tie hole has the characteristic of A. Eickhorn GmbH, Solingen (AES) production.

The earliest examples were made by Carl Eickhorn Waffenfabrik in Germany. Subsequent production was at Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk (Kongsberg Weapons Factory), initially, by rehilting M4 bayonet blades. Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk later produced bayonets with new-made blades. This example is likely an Eickhorn, as it does not bear the Kongsberg factory stamp.

The AG3 rifle entered Norwegian Army (Hæren) service in 1967, with 250,000 made at Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk by the time production ceased in 1974. The AG3 was phased out of army service following adoption of the HK416 rifle in 2007, but is still used by Home Guard (Heimevernet) units.