Bayonet has no military acceptance marks but carries a 4 digit serial on the cross guard. Before the Second World War, the Elite Diamant Werks (Elite Diamond Works) produced bicycles. Brown leather belt frog for carrying the M1898/05 sword bayonet. However when used as a bayonet plunged into an enemy it … Gebruder Simson became Simson & Co. in 1880. (last character almost certainly a 'G') and "7281", Ricasso: "E u F. Horster" and "9756" over "q", superimposed image of the partial maker markings, Yugoslavian M1924Б conversion of the M1898/05 sword bayonet, Branko Bogdanovic’s authoritative work, Bayonets and Fighting Knives:  Serbia, Montenegro and Yugoslavia, Return to Bayonet Identification Guide Index. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser (Emperor) Wilhelm II of Prussia, who reigned 1888–1918. The rework included bluing the metal and cutting slots in the screwbolts securing the grip scales and press stud. The troddel has a red striped ball, black strap with silver/red thread. Rare WW2 German Bayonet AWS Scales Mark Solingen. During the World War II (1933–1945) period, Germany used three different marking systems on M1884/98 Third Pattern bayonet to identify manufacturers: Ricasso: "S/155?" I was able to compare my example with another bayonet that was still paired with its Heinrich Krieghoff-manufactured rifle (in Canada). Measures 8.875 in. The Puska 98 was a surrendered German Gewehr 98, converted to approximate the FN M1924 Short Rifle. Holler of Solingen. Gewehr 293 Jugoslawien [G 293(j)] was the German designation for the Yugoslavian Puska 98. Volunteer / Militia / Reserve markings are different, and are normally (but not always) in the following format: (type) (regiment) (company) For example, V 3 MXR 3 decodes to the 3rd Company, 3rd Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. This example was made in 1867 by the French State Arsenal, Manufacture d'Armes Tulle, using a blade made by the firm of Gustave Felix in Germany. This example was made by E. & F. Horster & Co. of Solingen. Measures 8.25 in. The sawback was a favoured tool among German Military units. The M1871/84 rifle was superseded by the M1888 Commission Rifle shortly after entering service, limiting the M1871/84 bayonet’s use by the German Army. See German M1884/98 III Bayonet Makers' Markings Germany (Post-War) East German Inspection Mark East German Property Mark A. Eickhorn, Solingen Trademark Eickhorn Squirrel Trademark (many variations used by Carl Eickhorn Waffenfabrik and successor firms) E. & F. Hörster Trademark Rheinmetall AG/Carl Eickhorn Waffenfabrik AG (co-branding on G3 bayonet) British M1907 Enfield Bayonet & Scabbard, South African Police Price: $145.00 Item #49210. This example was originally made 1931–41 at the Vojno Tehnicki Zavod (Military Technical Institute), Kragujevac, Serbia. These long, slender blades are often called “quillback” or "pipeback" blades, due to the round spine that runs through the blade like the quill of a feather. Has 4  steel rivets and is of sewn construction, without a hilt strap. The bayonet has a functional press stud, however, the muzzle-ring diameter is too small to mount to a M1871/84 rifle. Another wartime example that was captured and reworked in eastern Europe, probably Yugoslavia, where new serial numbers were applied to the crosspiece and frog stud. Bayonet M1898/05 sawback. Sword bayonet M1891 Argentine Mauser rifle, Weyersberg Kirschbaum - Argentina. French M1866 Chassepot needle-fire rifle. or Best Offer. This example was made for Prussia, in 1917, by Mauser at their Oberndorf plant. The monarchs of the other German states held the title König (King). $10.90 shipping. No Czech government markings are present. 1938 Luftwaffe frog in brown leather, makers mark shows a 1938 date : German frog found on Austrian WWI ersatz scabbard containing a cut down UK 1907. However, Germany applied a new serial number to the bayonet, scabbard body, and throatpiece. A late-war example with the plastic grip scales secured by rivets. . The muzzle ring is ground away, leaving protruding "ears"; The bayonet and scabbard were made by F.W. Black leather belt frog (Carter #293) and Fire/Police troddel (knot). The double-curve added strength and rigidity, while keeping the hilt and point in alignment for thrusting efficiency. Life guard regiments were typically the most prestigious regiments in the army of a German State, tasked with protecting the monarch. The scabbard is the std leather body with brass fittings. Middle - Makers Names. Puma is a well known manufacturer of high quality German blades. These are often called “butcher blades,” due to their resemblance to a butcher’s knife of the period. These modified bayonets were reissued to German rear-eschelon troops as sidearms and some were modified to fit German rifles during the First World War. This example evidences a repair near the tip. or Best Offer. The M1898/05 superceded the M1898, whose long, slender blade was prone to breakage. The following page illustrates some of the markings. The town's military history goes back to the Roman Empire, however, is most notable as the residence of Emperor Charlemagne, father of modern Europe. Brown leather belt frog for carrying the M1884/98 III knife bayonet. Mauser-pattern bolt-actions were manufactured in countries including Germany, Turkey, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Belgium, Argentina and Chile, so the round the rifle fires can help you identify the rifle's origins and model, like the 1891 Argentine, 1909 Argentine, Spanish 1893, Chilean 1895 and the Swedish 1896. (225 mm.) wide. An unusual example with a full muzzle-ring for export customers. The bayonet was subsequently captured by the Germans during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71. The grips are walnut, so are probably originals of Yugoslavian manufacture. However, the bayonet has the Czech Povazska Bystrica factory mark and and the German waffenamt acceptance mark, WaA80, which was used at Bystrica. The blade and scabbard are marked with the Letter Code, as was customary from 1940–1945. Three different FG 42 rod bayonets were used. This example was made in 1942 by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co. of Solingen. Bayonet came from Belgian France border and had been found in this combination. The first is believed to be a shortened French M1936 bayonet. Ostpreußisches) Nr.4, Kompagnie 4, Waffen Nr. This historic regiment was one of the most prestigious units in the Army of Saxony, tasked with protecting the King. The bayonet shows no evidence of ever having been blued, suggesting that it may have failed German government quality control prior to bluing and been diverted for use in fulfilling export contracts. Scabbard: "44 ASW" and "2424" over "dd" and illegible waffenamt on ball tip. From 1939–1941, the Užice Arms Factories (known, today, as Privi Partizan) converted surrendered First World War German Gewehr 98's and bayonets to conform to the M1924Б specification. Bayonet … However, Carter recorded production dates from 1939–43. (210 mm.) 97]. Here's a fine example of a S-70 bayonet by WR Kirschbaum. Export bayonets are typically unmarked, except for serial numbers added later by the purchasing government. Commercial 84/98 as used by Police units and as a private purchase piece by officers, this is … Makers marks on Nazi period 84/98 bayonets (K98). Early - S coded. 167.] Both bayonet and scabbard are blued. It has the early leather scabbard with steel mounts. Schultz is believed to have produced approximately 300,000 scabbards from 1924–1929. The scabbard also has a waffenamt acceptance mark. [In English, 4th Grenadier Regiment, King Frederick the Great (3rd East Prussian), 4th Company, Weapon No. This was the first bayonet produced for use on the Gewehr 98, with its revolutionary bayonet bar mounting system. Screw slots have been cut in the grip-securing nuts and in the nut securing the press-stud; Waffenfabrik Brünn Werke production shifted to the Kar 98k rifle in 1943 and continued until cessation of hostilities in 1945. The M1884/98 first pattern bayonet was an older M1871/84 bayonet altered, ca. Approximately 20,000 rifles and bayonets are believed to have been converted before the Germans overran Yugoslavia in 1941. This bayonet will also mount to most other Mauser bolt-action rifles that are based on the M1898 action, although the M1898 bayonet did not see much use after the First World War. Mauser M1871/84 repeating rifle. Most of these bayonets also have the Rumanian CM marking. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm I of Prussia, who reigned from 1861–1888. The marking on this example was inadvertently double-struck. The join between the original tang and new pommel is evident in the 6th picture at left. The M1884/98 was discontinued in favor of the M1898/05 bayonet (below). It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser (Emperor) Wilhelm II of Prussia, who reigned 1888–1918. 84-98 MAkers marks. Has 4  aluminum rivets and is of sewn construction. The bayonet's marking is partially gone, so the regiment number cannot be discerned. Knife on one side marked cof 43, the other 9634 aa. The scabbard was made in 1943 and bears the year of mfr. 93]. Diamant bicycles won world road race championships in the late 1950s. This would have allowed only a few months during which Simson produced bayonets with the one-piece grip. 1942 Utica M1905 converted to M1 by Pal. As the Afrika Korps only existed for two years, these frogs are very scarce. I have been told that this also fits on the, Crosspiece (Left): "R26090" and French proofmarks. German: WWI German bayonets were S98/05 bayonets with a low muzzle ring that were typically attached to the Gewehr 98 rile. Show. Crosspiece (right): Cyrillic letter “DJ” (Ђ). I also offer a membership subscription to my Reference Section. The back-to-back squirrels over "C. E." was the first Eickhorn trademark, used from 1906 into the 1920s. 132. They came in saw back and straight designs. This was followed by two German-made variants. Although the date is no longer visible on the blade, BCN data proves that the bayonet was made in 1940. high. Oberschlesisches) Nr.63, Kompagnie 12, Waffen Nr. This frog came on the 1939 Elite-Diamant bayonet shown above. Both bayonets were identically marked, with "2" on one rocker and three illegible letters on the other. Rockers: "2" and three letters (illegible), Ricasso (right):   "E" (lion) "26" and "6519", This S 24(t) example was made to German specifications ca. The scabbard was made in 1927 by contractor Karel Schultz, in Kormorany, Moravia. When not in use, the bayonet was reversed to stow between the bipod mount and forestock. Most were crudely marked “M24Б” in Cyrillic (M24B) on the crosspiece. This example was made by Carl Eickhorn of Solingen. marking is an abbreviation for Reichsluftfahrtministerium (State Air Ministry). This example was made in 1916 by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co., of Solingen. The bayonet was made in 1941 and the scabbard in 1943. Ricasso: "Waffenfabrik" over "Mauser A.G." over "Oberndorf a/M". Sawback bayonets were used by pioneer and machine gun troops to clear vegetation and other obstructions (much as U.S. machine gun crews used the various bolo knives and machetes). Plastic grips are encountered about as often as are wood grips. Scabbard:  "43 asw" and "2564gg" and illegible waffenamt on ball tip. A pre-war example that was captured and reworked in eastern Europe, probably Yugoslavia. The flat upon which the marking is stamped measures only 5 mm. They produced daggers 1935–1945, but were not known to have produced comparable material in earlier years. decodes to the 42nd bayonet of the 3rd Company 1st Battalion of the Leinster Regiment. This example was made in 1937 by Richard A. Herder of Solingen. Similarly, the VZ–24 bayonet was designated Seitengewehr 24(t) [Sidearm 24 Czechoslovakia]. Illegible waffenamt on ball tip. Fakes are far more common than legitimate examples. Although the muzzle-ring diameter is close to that required for mounting to the Gewehr 98, the height is not and the pommel has a T-mortise, instead of the T-O required to accommodate the Gewehr 98 cleaning rod. The following table lists the German M1884/98 III bayonet makers, their maker's marks, and years of production observed to date. Ricasso (right): "BT3" inside a triangle. In this type of marking, V = Volunteer The company continued producing bicycles and developed alloy bicycle components, including the first alloy bicycles. . This example was made in 1944 by E. & F. Horster & Co. of Solingen. Artillery Machete M1909 Weyersberg Kirschbaum - Argentina. This example was made in 1906 by Simson & Co. in Suhl. Spain was known to have received some of this unusual variant with a full muzzle ring, where it was designated, Cuchillo Bayoneta Standard Modelo Alemán con Guarda (Knife Bayonet Standard-Modell German with Guard). However the blade had a different shape, without flash-guardback. Blade (spine): Crown-W over "88" over inspection mark, Scabbard (ball finial): inspection mark and "5". Lauterjung is better known for its other Solingen factory, Puma-Werke. The Yugoslavian markings remain intact. Both the bayonet and scabbard have matching regimental markings. The Number Codes (and corresponding year long by 2.00 in. The Bayonet M1898/05 with a saw-back was used by pioneers and machine gunner crews among others. 79]. l013175 em's bayonet faustreimen. Second were Commercial Trademarks used, unofficially, from 1937–1940/41 (e.g., E u F. Horster) . L. O. Dietrich produced M1898/05 bayonets during the First World War and machine guns during the Second World War. Although these have no provision for mounting to a rifle, they are still classified as bayonets. According to Carter, the color of these frogs varied, with the earliest type being olive drab in color. For more information about a bayonet analysis, please click the attached link. Read my article on the M1884/98 III bayonet. All pictures are of bayonets in my collection, I shall be redoing many of these to more clearly show the makers name with a more consistent quality. During the War, they also produced small motorcycles. Reverse: "Gebruder Klinge" over "Dresden" over "1937", Web belt frog for carrying the M1884/98 III knife bayonet. However, the bayonet was assembled by the Prussian Royal Arsenal at Erfurt. All metal parts are nickel plated. Both the bayonet and scabbard have regimental markings. 100, Kompagnie 3, Waffen Nr. At the beginning of the First World War, it was the second oldest regiment in the German Army. King Georg reigned only two years, from 1902–04. This regiment was formed in 1813 at Aachen, at the westernmost point in Germany, where Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium meet. Diamant was privatized in 1992, following German reunification, and, today, is the oldest bicycle factory still operating in Germany. Measures 8.375 in. At the beginning of the First World War, it was the oldest regiment in the German Army. The Scabbard is modified by fitting a German frog stud, so that it may be carried using a M1871 belt frog. The chape is missing. The first knife bayonet was introduced for the first German rifle with a magazine Rifle M1871/84. $320.00. This regiment was formed in 1626 at Rastenburg in East Prussia (known, today, as Kętrzyn in Poland, near its northern border with Russia). The bayonet and scabbard were made by E. & F. Horster & Co. of  Solingen. long by 1.625 in. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. Bayonet M98 existed like other German bayonets with sawback. The M1871/84 was the first knife bayonet to become general issue in a major army, setting a trend that continues to the present day. wide. ", located on: pommel (2x), stud nut, backstrap, under grips, underside of both grips, and scabbard ball. The scabbard marking "115.R.15.93" signifies: Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment (1. Field Marshal Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke, whose leadership model, Return to Bayonet Identification Guide Index. Almost always made by Waffenfabrik Mauser (who must have had a supply contract with Turkey) and dated 1917-1918. There are no markings at all on the bayonet and scabbard except for a script 'o' on the bottom of the blade and a Wehrmacht eagle (with WaA 253) which should be on the blade tang underneath the wood grips. The blade was manufactured by Gebruder Simson in Suhl. The bayonet's marking is partially gone, so the regiment number cannot be discerned. The scabbard was made in 1939. Match the cartridge the rifle fires with a likely country of origin and model. Carter classified this frog as #267. It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia, who reigned 1888–1918. The The first section is a list of 262 currently identified dagger manufacturers totalling 440 marks. Rheinisches) Nr.25, Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie, Waffen Nr. The scabbard marking "115.R.15.93" signifies: Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment (1. Members of the German army pioneers (engineers) could wear a dress bayonet with a short, oval-shaped cross guard similar to that of the standard issue K-98 combat rifle bayonet. The original crosspiece was replaced with a M1924-style crosspiece with a muzzle ring. German Model 1871 "Hirschfanger" Bayonet German Model 1871 "Seitengewehr" Bayonet German Model 1871 Infantry "Dress" Bayonet German Model S84/98nA 2nd Pattern NCO-Sawback German Model 1898 N/A "Neuer Art" Mauser Bayonet German Model KS98 "Sawback" Knife Bayonet German Model 98/05 "Butcher" Bayonet German Model 1939 "Short" Dress Bayonet 3. Early Simson examples are fairly scarce. During German Occupation the Germans supplied the puppet Slovak government with Czech made bayonets, these are marked with a mark similar to the Czech marking but using a stamp with 3 hills with a cross on it, later versions do not have the numbers either side of this stamp. The King of Prussia served as the Imperial head of state and was given the title Kaiser (Emperor). This was a privately purchased item. This pairing suggests that it may have been issued to local Belgian "police" who helped maintain order during the German occupation. The "P.W. The slender leather scabbard was prone to damage due to its extreme length. 1078." Großherzoglich Hessisches) Nr. Both the bayonet and scabbard have matching regimental markings. Spine: Crown over "W" over "17" and proofmark, Scabbard (ball finial): "3" proofmark "6". No scabbard was issued. l012483 luftwaffe k98 bayonet frog. Scabbard (body): "BT3" inside a triangle and "254". The attached photo show marking. The WKC company was a very prolific manufacturer of daggers, combat bayonets, parade bayonets and other styles of blades. The M1871 bayonet has an unusual brass grip with diagonal serrations on the right grip, while the left grip is smooth. Web frogs were used in North Africa by the. A note regarding German Royalty: The German Empire was a confederation of semi-independent states. This was the first pattern example of the M1884/98 knife bayonet. According to John Walter's book, The German Bayonet, Simson began making the M1898 in 1902 and the change to the two-piece grip was implemented by May 1902. and Letter Code marking. This example was made in 1939 by the Elite-Diamant Werke A.G., Siegmar-Schönau, near Chemnitz, Germany. wide. 14 Items . A derivative of the Yugoslavian M1924 bayonet, the M1924Б bayonet was also designated Seitengewehr 109 Jugoslawien [S 109(j)] by Germany. The tiger figural is the trademark of Lauterjung & Co., Tiger Stahlwaren-und Waffenfabrik of Solingen. Crosspiece (face): illegible partial Waffenamt. wide. 1941–42 in German-occupied Czechoslovakia at, Ricasso (Left): "C.G. "Yataghan" is derived from the Turkish word for "one who lays down" to describe the downard-sweeping double-curve blade profile. Georg Rieder of Munich was the retailer who sold the piece. It was formed in 1670 in Dresden. wide by 3.5 mm. The Yugoslavian scabbard on this example was shortened by cutting off the bottom, forming a new point, and adding a new ball finial. According to Carter, The "BD III" marking, dated 1916, is referred to as a Garnitur (Clothing Mark). This bayonet will also mount on the earlier, Ricasso: Back-to-Back Squirrels over "C. E.", Second pattern example of the M1898, known as the n/A (, Ricasso (left): "Weyersberg" over "Kirschbaum & Co." over "Solingen", Second pattern example of the M1898/05 sword bayonet, known as the n/A (, Blade (spine): Crown over "W" over "16", Second pattern example of the M1884/98 knife bayonet used with the, Ricasso (left): "Gebr. 167. Typical makers mark on M1 bayonets. This represents a second S 24(t) variant, originally manufactured to German specifications. 93 [115th Life Guard Infantry Regiment (1st Hessian Grand Duke), 15th Company, Weapon No. This example carries the Royal Cypher of König Georg of Saxony. Haenel" over "Suhl", Ricasso: "Georg Rieder, Munchen"; Tiger figural. I found this example mounted on this Kar 98k Zf 41 sharpshooter's rifle brought back by a returning veteran. 2. (51 mm.) German Manufacturing Codes of Occupied Countries during World War 2 These codes may be found on various wartime small arms manufactured in Nazi-occupied Europe during WW2. Scabbard:  "43 cul" and "4067e" and illegible waffenamt on ball tip. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. Both the bayonet and scabbard have regimental markings. It is possible that frogs were supplied to the Depot before being issued, rather than being made there. l016779 first pattern dagger hanger. Our full range of Knives and Bayonets for WW2 German Weaponry. WW2 German Bayonet K98 Matching . WKC used a special German Sutterlin font which is difficult to decipher. It was also made without a flashguard. German Bayonet M 84/98 with Leather Frog - JWH. British WWI M1907 Bayonet, Wilkinson 3-16, Parade Finish Price: $125.00 Item #49198. This is a good example of how private-purchase bayonets did not adhere to any set standard of manufacture. The hilt is brass based and elaborately made with inspection marks. Gewehr 24 Tschechoslowakei [G 24(t)] was the official German nomenclature for the Czech VZ–24 rifle. (51 mm.) This example was originally a German M1898/05 bayonet made by C.G. Reference charts on Imperial German bayonet makers, markings, and royal cyphers. The M1888 was typically issued with the longer M1871 sword bayonet. It was good fortune that my bayonet had the upper half of the marking and the other bayonet the lower half. This example has wood grips. This regiment was formed in 1621 at Darmstadt. During the World War II (1933–1945) period, Germany used three different marking systems … The frog caries the unit marking "B11R", which signifies: Königliches Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment, von der Tann Nr. I have been looking at some information and gathered that it is a German M1898/05 butcher blade bayonet from 1916. (67 mm.) It was suitable for cutting brushes. The Lauterjung family began blademaking in the 1700s, producing knives, razors & blades, scissors, table ware, and, manicure implements. This example has serrated, reddish-brown plastic grips. The scabbard with this example is of Spanish manufacture. The bayonet and frog had obviously been together a long time. I will provide a bayonet identification analysis which includes a detailed description, its rarity and market value for the very reasonable price of $5 for each bayonet or edged weapon. The close-up image at left was taken through a 20x stereo microscope. This frog came on a the M1898/05 a/A bayonet pictured above. It's the first bayonet I've ever recorded marked to this regiment, so it was good to hear about it.". The number code marking was partially obliterated during rework and new serial numbers were applied to the crosspiece and frog stud. $329.95. During the Spanish Civil War of 1936–39, Spain was an export customer for both German rifles and bayonets. The "R.L.M." The grips were replaced with crude facsimiles of the originals, some examples (like this one) have the diagonal serrations running in the opposite direction. 79 [25th Infantry Regiment von Lützow (1st Rhineland), Machinegun Company, Weapon No. A huge quantity of small arms fell into German hands when Yugoslavia capitulated in April 1941, including some 250,000 Yugoslavian Mauser M1924 rifles. I suspect that the tiny "3" and "6" flanking the Imperial proofmark on the scabbard's ball finial may indicate the year (1936) the bayonet was taken into Luftwaffe service. WW2 GERMAN THEATER - BAYONET - RARE ab MUNDLOS AG - MODIFIED - MODERN SHEATH. Superimposing images of the two revealed that the letters were "gcy". ... Maker Marks: Newsletter. Anthony wrote the following, " . Set Descending Direction. The knife-bayonet, which had been adopted in January 1884, was named M71/84. The flashguard has also been deleted. and Fraktur proofmarks. The maker and year marks have been worn away. The bayonet caries the unit marking “63.R.12.132.”, which signifies:  Infanterie-Regiment Kaiser Karl von Österreich und König von Ungarn (4. Read the full story on this well-traveled bayonet. Filter by. Gewehr 98, Kar 98a, and Kar 98k rifles. The original German markings are still present, confirming its lineage. Both the bayonet and scabbard have regimental markings. Free shipping. This example was made for Prussia in 1887 by Alexander Coppel of Solingen. I corresponded with Anthony Carter on this piece, because of the regimental markings it carried. 11 [11th Royal Bavarian Infantry Regiment, Von der Tann], which formed part of the III Bavarian Army Corps. This list does not include all the HJ Knife marks or bayonet marks. According to M1884/98 III researcher Andrej 'Andy' Blazicek, the serial number suffix is an "N". The pink shape in this superimposed image of the partial maker markings illustrates the actual size of the flat on which the marking is stamped. It was reworked for use during the Weimar Period and is one of a small number of 98/05 bayonets to see service with the Luftwaffe during the Nazi Period. The dimpled metal end cap is missing on this example, although the four staking marks are visible. marking is a Prussian police (Schutzpolizei) property marking believed associated with the Westfalen Police School. Variant marks are shown for some makers/distributors where known. This is a standard German nA (low ears model) butcher bayonet with the normal German markings and inspection stamps except has Turkish arabic numbers on the crossguard and has a full length blade. This bayonet came in the Afrika Corps web frog shown below. 1943 AFH M1905 converted to M1 by AFH. The scabbard was made in 1943 by the firm of E. Pack & Sohn. WW2 German Bayonet Weapon - Knife Blade Vintage. The M1871/84 bayonet’s historical impact was that its design became the pattern for many subsequent bayonets, such as the Spanish M1983, Chilean M1895, and Venezuelan M1900. The worldbayonets.com bayonet identification guide features pictures and dimensions of bayonets from around the world; along with history and other information to aid in identification. Scabbards often had a German-style throatpiece screw added to replace the original rivet. This bayonet was one of the very first adopted knife bayonets in the world. The scabbard is painted with high-gloss black lacquer. The blade is marked using the letter/number code used from 1934–1937 to keep the maker’s identities secret. Ottoman: Ottoman bayonets were designed to fit on multiple guns due to their high muzzle ring and lack of flash guard. As shown in the images at left, there is some damage; and both the frog and the outward-facing wooden bayonet grip show evidence of charring. Sawback blades were also carried by non-commissioned officers (NCOs) as a symbol of rank. This mark indicates that the frog was issued by the Bekleidungs-Depot des III, Bayerischen Armee-Korps (Clothing Depot of the III Bavarian Army Corps), based near Nuremburg. Yugoslavia altered the blade to approximate the M1924 blade profile, so that the Yugoslavian M1924 scabbard would accept it. Measures 9.25 in. Modifications include: Although well-preserved, this bayonet has seen heavy use, something also consistent with Spanish service. Modifications included removal of the muzzle-ring and fitting of a longer pommel with the T–O mortise to accommodate the Gewehr 98's cleaning rod. However, the Germans would return to the M1884/98 design in 1915, as a way to use their limited steel supply more efficiently. For ease I have split the markings types into: Weimar - WuK only. l012383 luftwaffe k98 bayonet frog. (213 mm.) Hilt strap is missing. Need help with German Bayonet markings/stamps Article about: Hey guys I have a bayonet and wanted some info on markings etc. signifies: Infanterie-Regiment von Lützow (1. Fall 2009 • GCA Journal 28 M7 Scabbard (Converted) Similar to the conversion of M1905 to M1 bayonets, there was a wartime program to shorten M3 scabbards to M7 length. $21.00 shipping. This regiment was formed in 1860 at Oppeln (known, today, as Opole in Poland, near its border with the Czech Republic). long by 2.625 in. The bayonet types for the rifle Mauser M1898, which are presented here are only the most common and main groups that the German bayonets can be divided into. Pommel:  "WaA51" (probably is 'WaA519' and the '9' didn't strike). Scabbard:  "E u F. Horster" over "1939" and "8531" overstamped with "0000" and "2061" beneath. This example was made in 1935 by Mundlow & Company of Magdeburg (Mundlos AG), as indicated by the Number Code of 244 and Year Code G. 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