Long knife bayonet for Krag-Jørgensen rifle and carbine
The M/1916 bayonet is a stronger version of the M/1913 bayonet. The fuller on each side of the blade is terminated a bit before the doble edged point.
The first 3,720 M/1916 bayonets was delivered with a numbered leather scabbard of same type as the M/1913 bayonet got. Later they got a metal scabbard.
The metal scabbard for the M/1916 bayonet is thicker than the one on the M/1894 bayonet, so the frogs are not interchangeable.
The Norwegian military decided to use the M/1916 bayonet for both the M/1894 rifle and the M/1912 carbine. For the M/1894 rifle 31,000 bayonets was made, and for the M/1912 carbine 12,160 bayonets. The only was to figure out if the bayonet was delivered to the M/1894 or the M/1916 firearm is to check the serial number. Bayonets with serial numbers between 121,000 and 152,000 were delivered to the M&1894 rifle.
42,481 bayonets was produced at Kongsberg våpenfabrikk with the following serial numbers:
|From No||To No||Comment|
|12 159||12 178|
|13 179||16 678|
|21 479||21 678|
|21 679||30 118|
|121 000||152 000|
An unknown number of M/1916 bayonets were during WWII shortened by the Germans. These shortened bayonets are called M/1916 short.