© Per Holmbäck
|2.2.||Inspection and armoury stamps|
|1.1||99-08-15||Many updates, No word version anymore|
|1.2||99-09-07||Curent working version|
|1.3||2011-07-17||English version, currently working !|
|||Svevap, "Bajonetten då till nu", 1976|
|||Schöön, Björn. "Bayonets, Bajonetter, Bajonette", 1986|
|||Kiesling, Paul, "Bayonets of the world"|
|||Aarum, Finn & Stein G. Saegrov, "Döllebajonetten i norsk bruk"|
|||Haga, Even, "Kongsberg våpenfabriks blankvåpenproduksjon for hæren"|
|||Karlsen/Mathiesen/Ruud, "Norske blankvåpen 1814 - 1980", 1982|
|||Svendsen, Walter, Diverse artiklar ur bl.a. Nordisk Våpenforum.|
|||Gundeid, Arne, Diverse artiklar ur bl.a. Nordisk Våpenforum.|
|||Janzen, Jerry L, "Bayonets of the Remington cartridge period", 1993|
|||Norheim, Per T, "Avdelningsmerking på norske militære våpen i tiden ca 1700 - 1866", Hærmuseet årbok 1965|
|||Sunde, Harald, "Norske Kammarladdningsgevoerer og karabiner for Hæren 1842 - 1877"|
|||Møller, TH, "Gamle Danske Våben", 1977|
The marking of Norwegian weapons is built by several parts. Some
are left out or used in certain time periods.
* First is the name of the regiment or corps.
* If it is 'gevorbent' (hired) or 'nasjonalt' (national service).
* If it is musketeers, jaegers or infantery.
* The name or number of the company, normally followed by 'C' for 'Compagni'. It might be a city name or just the company number.
* The number of the weapon, i.e. 'No 152' or '152'.
Both '.' and ':' seems to have been used to separate the different
parts of the markings.
Most often is only upper case letters used, but for certain regimental names is both upper and lower case used (I.e. Sh.M.C.)
It seems to be common with only company marks on edged weapons (i.e. bayonets), but they may also be found with only regimental markings.
|- 1810||The first letter of the regiment name is most often used (sometimes
two or three letters). More often engraved than stamped. The name of the
company was most often the name of the city.
S:F:R 2B I:C = Sønderfjeldske (Gevorbne Infanteri) Regiment, 2. Bataljon Iddske Compani
|1810 - 1817||The major difference seems to be that stamped marks are used now. It is common to mark if it is 'gevorbent' (hired) or 'nasjonalt' (national service)|
|1818 - 1834||The ' Hær' was reorganised, but other differences was noted.
The first (possibly two) letters of the name of the Corps, 'M' or 'J' to
mark Muskteer or Jaeger, the first letter of the company name. It is often
marked if it is 'gevorbent' or 'nasjonalt' .
A:G:M:C:1:G:C: = Akershuske Gevorbne Musketer Corps 1. Gevorbne Compani
or equally common
SFC:LC. = Sønderfjordske Corps, Larvikske Compani
|1834 - 1866||It is always marked if it is a musketeer of jaeger.
Companies are marked with 'A' - 'D' instead of number 1. - '4'. City names are only used in a few cases.
'C' for Compani is often left out.
N:M:C:D = Nummedalske (Nasjonale) Musketer Corps, 4. Compani
Armoury marking states that the weapon is received by the Norwegian
state, and the inspection mark states that the quality of the weapon is
approved. these marks can be either the chipher of the monarch or
the initials of the inspector.
The chipher is normally stamped on the ricasso, but the inspectors mark is stamped on the arm.
|Kongsberg Vaabenfabrik||m/1829, m/1846/46/55/67||6, 4, m|
|Kongsberg Vaabenfabrik||m/1829, m/1843 war academy, m/1843 navy , m/1842, m/1846/46/55/67, m/1851, m/1860 chamber loader, m/1860 rolling block||6, 4, m|
|Kongsberg Vaabenfabrik||m/1859||6, m|
|Kongsberg Vaabenfabrik||m/1916, m/1894||6, m|
|m/1894 hird Manufactured during German occupation.||6, m|
Maker markings was usually stamped on the ricasso.
Pleas note that bayonets manufactured on Kronborg (before 1825) (e.g. m/1746, m/m/1765-67-74, m/1785, m/1789, m/1791) can be found in the section about Danish bayonets.
|'g' looks like cursive script||m/1860 chamber loader, m/1860 remington, m/1851 (Kongsberg)||4, m|
|HE||m/1825, m/1834, m/1843, m/1846-49-55-67 (Kongsberg)||4|
|HO||m/1843, m/1846-49-55-67 (Kongsberg)||4|
|IP||m/1843, m/1846-49-55-67 (Kongsberg)||4|
|OH||m/1825 (Kongsberg), m/1829||4, m|