Norwegian M 1894 modified Belgium M 1916 bayonet frog(AC43)

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Norwegian M1894 Krag rifle bayonet frog. Modified Belgium M 1916 bayonet frog  issued to the DNLDen Norske Legion( = Norwegian Legion, a Norwegian volonteer SS legion) by the outbreak of WWII and used with the German produced Norwegian M 1894 bayonet.
Excellent light brown leather bayonet frog with a leather scabbard retaining strap and a bright metal buckle. The modification includes removal of the bayonet retaining loop and attaching an alloy plate to the inside of the frog to retain the bayonet. Loop is crisp marked and dated JL 1940 in two lines on the reverse.
According to the Skandinavian bayonet autority Per Holmback this is an extremely rare bayonet frog.