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The original crosspiece was replaced with a M1924-style crosspiece with a muzzle ring. Measures 8.375 in. Ostpreußisches) Nr.4, Kompagnie 4, Waffen Nr. The unit marking, "4.R.4.167.”, signifies: Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich der Grosse (3. 3. Modifications include: The following makers' codes are noted on some bayonet blades and scabbards, it is quite possible that they may also appear on firearms and related components. The regimental marking "100.R.3.97" signifies:  Königliches Sächisches (Leib) Grenadier Regiment Nr. Gewehr 293 Jugoslawien [G 293(j)] was the German designation for the Yugoslavian Puska 98. (213 mm.) This terminology was used during the pre WW II years, since Germany was not permitted an Air Force (i.e., Luftwaffe) under the Treaty of Versailles. Rheinisches) Nr.25, Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie, Waffen Nr. German: WWI German bayonets were S98/05 bayonets with a low muzzle ring that were typically attached to the Gewehr 98 rile. A huge quantity of small arms fell into German hands when Yugoslavia capitulated in April 1941, including some 250,000 Yugoslavian Mauser M1924 rifles. 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. I also offer a membership subscription to my Reference Section. This example was made in 1902 by Simson & Co., Suhl. Carter classified this frog as #308. The Puma trademark dates back to Lauterjung's beginnings in the 1700s and remains in commercial use to the present-day. Read the full story on this well-traveled bayonet. During the World War II (1933–1945) period, Germany used three different marking systems … Haenel" over "Suhl", Ricasso: "Georg Rieder, Munchen"; Tiger figural. The attached photo show marking. The scabbard is painted with high-gloss black lacquer. The frog caries the unit marking "B11R", which signifies: Königliches Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment, von der Tann Nr. ... Maker Marks: Newsletter. 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. 132. It was also made without a flashguard. Illegible waffenamt on ball tip. 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. A late-war example with the plastic grip scales secured by rivets. Both the bayonet and scabbard have matching regimental markings. Sort By. I corresponded with Anthony Carter on this piece, because of the regimental markings it carried. 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. 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. Rockers: "2" and three letters (illegible), Ricasso (right):   "E" (lion) "26" and "6519", This S 24(t) example was made to German specifications ca. This example was made for Prussia, in 1917, by Mauser at their Oberndorf plant. The close-up image at left was taken through a 20x stereo microscope. It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia, who reigned 1888–1918. First pattern example of the M1898, known as the a/A (alter Art = older model), with the scarce one-piece wood grip. 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. Free shipping. Ricasso (right): "BT3" inside a triangle. No scabbard was issued. 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. Scabbard:  "38.R.11.21." Show. 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. This bayonet came in the Afrika Corps web frog shown below. wide. Simson" over "Suhl" and Crown over "Erfurt", Knife bayonet for use with the 11 mm. The number code marking was partially obliterated during rework and new serial numbers were applied to the crosspiece and frog stud. The Lauterjung family began blademaking in the 1700s, producing knives, razors & blades, scissors, table ware, and, manicure implements. The following table lists the German M1884/98 III bayonet makers, their maker's marks, and years of production observed to date. . high. The dimpled metal end cap is missing on this example, although the four staking marks are visible. It was suitable for cutting brushes. 1941–42 in German-occupied Czechoslovakia at, Ricasso (Left): "C.G. 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 Second World War German S 109(j) modifications were to blue the metal and delete the muzzle ring. The join between the original tang and new pommel is evident in the 6th picture at left. Read my article on the M1884/98 III bayonet. The back-to-back squirrels over "C. E." was the first Eickhorn trademark, used from 1906 into the 1920s. Here's a fine example of a S-70 bayonet by WR Kirschbaum. wide by 3.5 mm. Diamant bicycles won world road race championships in the late 1950s. l010583 em's bayonet faustreimen. This example was made by Gebruder Klinge of Dresden in 1937. 132.] French M1866 Chassepot Bayonet & Scabbard, German MFG PDL Price: $115.00 Item #49196. WW2 German Bayonet K98 Matching . This is a good example of how private-purchase bayonets did not adhere to any set standard of manufacture. I have been looking at some information and gathered that it is a German M1898/05 butcher blade bayonet from 1916. The M1888 was typically issued with the longer M1871 sword bayonet. This regiment was formed in 1621 at Darmstadt. The scabbard was made in 1939. Bayonets were often marked with … The bayonet has a functional press stud, however, the muzzle-ring diameter is too small to mount to a M1871/84 rifle. decodes to the 42nd bayonet of the 3rd Company 1st Battalion of the Leinster Regiment. Hilt strap is missing. Match the cartridge the rifle fires with a likely country of origin and model. I have chosen to divide the bayonets into four main groups: 1: Bayonet type M1898 ... Manufacturers’ marks are normally obsolete. (225 mm.) It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser (Emperor) Wilhelm II of Prussia, who reigned 1888–1918. Reference charts on Imperial German bayonet makers, markings, and royal cyphers. The bayonet caries the unit marking “63.R.12.132.”, which signifies:  Infanterie-Regiment Kaiser Karl von Österreich und König von Ungarn (4. Schultz is believed to have produced approximately 300,000 scabbards from 1924–1929. 167.] 1078." The blade is marked using the letter/number code used from 1934–1937 to keep the maker’s identities secret. Holler of Solingen. However the blade had a different shape, without flash-guardback. 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. The Yugoslavian scabbard on this example was shortened by cutting off the bottom, forming a new point, and adding a new ball finial. The chape is missing. The following page illustrates some of the markings. Blade (spine): Crown-W over "88" over inspection mark, Scabbard (ball finial): inspection mark and "5". The blade is marked with the maker’s trademark, as was customary from 1937–1940. per page. 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. 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. They came in saw back and straight designs. Bayonet M1898/05 sawback. Heller" over "Marienthal". 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. and Letter Code marking. long by 2.00 in. Late - 1-3 letter coded. Early Simson examples are fairly scarce. The M1884/98 was discontinued in favor of the M1898/05 bayonet (below). It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm of Prussia. The Scabbard is modified by fitting a German frog stud, so that it may be carried using a M1871 belt frog. 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. Frog (Reverse):  "B11R" over "149" and "BD III" over "1916" inside a rectangle. 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. During the Spanish Civil War of 1936–39, Spain was an export customer for both German rifles and bayonets. This example has serrated, reddish-brown plastic grips. Set Descending Direction. German Bayonet M 84/98 with Leather Frog - JWH. 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) This example has wood grips. Brown leather belt frog for carrying the M1884/98 III knife bayonet. wide. Has 4  aluminum rivets and is of sewn construction. 93 [115th Life Guard Infantry Regiment (1st Hessian Grand Duke), 15th Company, Weapon No. The bayonet has an unusual unit marking, indicating it was issued to a machinegun company. WW2 GERMAN THEATER - BAYONET - RARE ab MUNDLOS AG - MODIFIED - MODERN SHEATH. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. The M1871 bayonet has an unusual brass grip with diagonal serrations on the right grip, while the left grip is smooth. 167. Scabbard (body): "BT3" inside a triangle and "254". Life guard regiments were typically the most prestigious regiments in the army of a German State, tasked with protecting the monarch. Typical makers mark on M1 bayonets. This miniature Third Reich dress bayonet has an etched blade with a national eagle and the name of the tool and die company that had it made as a promotional giveaway. Bayonet has no military acceptance marks but carries a 4 digit serial on the cross guard. This regiment was formed in 1805 at Regensburg. All metal parts are nickel plated. 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. Brown leather belt frog for carrying the M1898/05 sword bayonet. $329.95. It was good fortune that my bayonet had the upper half of the marking and the other bayonet the lower half. (210 mm.) The Puska 98 was a surrendered German Gewehr 98, converted to approximate the FN M1924 Short Rifle. I haven’t found a resource for the markings that included explanation. 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. For ease I have split the markings types into: Weimar - WuK only. The This example was made in 1939 by the Elite-Diamant Werke A.G., Siegmar-Schönau, near Chemnitz, Germany. Spine: Crown over "W" over "17" and proofmark, Scabbard (ball finial): "3" proofmark "6". Rare WW2 German Bayonet AWS Scales Mark Solingen. Commercial 84/98 as used by Police units and as a private purchase piece by officers, this is … King Georg reigned only two years, from 1902–04. The monarchs of the other German states held the title König (King). The first knife bayonet was introduced for the first German rifle with a magazine Rifle M1871/84. Finding this example that bears German markings is most unusual. PrOOF mark CirCa PrOOF hOuse tYPe OF PrOOF and gun since 1950 E. German, Suhl repair proof since 1950 E. German, Suhl 1st black powder proof for smooth bored barrels since 1950 E. German, Suhl inspection mark since 1950 E. German, Suhl choke-bore barrel mark PROOF MARKS: GERMAN PROOF MARKS, cont. Measures 8.875 in. According to M1884/98 III researcher Andrej 'Andy' Blazicek, the serial number suffix is an "N". This historic regiment was one of the most prestigious units in the Army of Saxony, tasked with protecting the King. The hilt is brass based and elaborately made with inspection marks. The scabbard also has a waffenamt acceptance mark. The scabbard was made in 1927 by contractor Karel Schultz, in Kormorany, Moravia. or Best Offer. This example was made in 1944 by E. & F. Horster & Co. of Solingen. This regiment was formed in 1860 at Oppeln (known, today, as Opole in Poland, near its border with the Czech Republic). Sometimes the blades were shortened (as with this example), however, full-length examples are more common. Export bayonets are typically unmarked, except for serial numbers added later by the purchasing government. The blade was manufactured by Gebruder Simson in Suhl. 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. This example was made in 1906 by Simson & Co. in Suhl. 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. Mundlos was a peacetime manufacturer of sewing machines. Gewehr 24 Tschechoslowakei [G 24(t)] was the official German nomenclature for the Czech VZ–24 rifle. Wear on the scabbard shows frog had been on it for an extended period: CBF 287 This example was made for Prussia in 1887 by Alexander Coppel of Solingen. The bayonet was made in 1941 and the scabbard in 1943. The grips are walnut, so are probably originals of Yugoslavian manufacture. 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. Products include the German Trench Dagger and the K98 Bayonet, as well as scabbards and frogs. The "P.W. Bayonet came from Belgian France border and had been found in this combination. This frog came on a the M1898/05 a/A bayonet pictured above. This example is of the second German-made variant, which is slightly shorter than the first two types and lacks the knurled grip section. The bayonet and scabbard were made by F.W. I have been told that this also fits on the, Crosspiece (Left): "R26090" and French proofmarks. Artillery Machete M1909 Weyersberg Kirschbaum - Argentina. Superimposing images of the two revealed that the letters were "gcy". [In English, 4th Grenadier Regiment, King Frederick the Great (3rd East Prussian), 4th Company, Weapon No. 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. 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. This was followed by two German-made variants. The scabbard marking "115.R.15.93" signifies: Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment (1. British M1907 Enfield Bayonet & Scabbard, South African Police Price: $145.00 Item #49210. Both the bayonet and scabbard have regimental markings. Both bayonet and scabbard are blued. Variant marks are shown for some makers/distributors where known. Middle - Makers Names. 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 Both the bayonet and scabbard have regimental markings. The Letter Code "gcy" identifies the bayonet's maker as the firm of L. O. Dietrich in Altenburg, a peacetime maker of sewing machines. or Best Offer. Mauser M1871/84 repeating rifle. Plastic grips are encountered about as often as are wood grips. It was formed in 1670 in Dresden. In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the January, 1971 issue: Identifying Mauser Markings. It has the early leather scabbard with steel mounts. (51 mm.) 2. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. The slender leather scabbard was prone to damage due to its extreme length. l016779 first pattern dagger hanger. long by 2.00 in. or Best Offer. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. Puma is a well known manufacturer of high quality German blades. 100, Kompagnie 3, Waffen Nr. The muzzle ring is ground away, leaving protruding "ears"; Ottoman: Ottoman bayonets were designed to fit on multiple guns due to their high muzzle ring and lack of flash guard. They employed a variety of logos over the years and accross several lines of products. Haenel in 1916. $320.00. Sword bayonet used with the 8 mm. 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). This regiment was formed in 1813 at Aachen, at the westernmost point in Germany, where Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium meet. The second section is a list of 162 distributor marks. signifies: Infanterie-Regiment von Lützow (1. This example was made in 1916 by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co., of Solingen. An unusual example with a full muzzle-ring for export customers. 137,000 bayonets were manufactured at Waffenfabrik Brünn Werke during this period. The original German markings are still present, confirming its lineage. 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. Web frogs were used in North Africa by the. 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?" 84-98 MAkers marks. 115, Kompagnie 15, Waffen Nr. Waffenfabrik Brünn Werke production shifted to the Kar 98k rifle in 1943 and continued until cessation of hostilities in 1945. Gewehr 98, Kar 98a, and Kar 98k rifles. 79]. The bayonet and frog had obviously been together a long time. This frog came on the 1939 Elite-Diamant bayonet shown above. 79 [25th Infantry Regiment von Lützow (1st Rhineland), Machinegun Company, Weapon No. The unit marking "25.R.M.G.79." Bystrica Werke production shifted to the Kar 98k rifle in 1942 and continued until cessation of hostilities in 1945. Screw slots have been cut in the grip-securing nuts and in the nut securing the press-stud; Scabbard: "44 ASW" and "2424" over "dd" and illegible waffenamt on ball tip. The scabbard was made in 1943 and bears the year of mfr. It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser (Emperor) Wilhelm II of Prussia, who reigned 1888–1918. This would have allowed only a few months during which Simson produced bayonets with the one-piece grip. Similarly, the VZ–24 bayonet was designated Seitengewehr 24(t) [Sidearm 24 Czechoslovakia]. It's the first bayonet I've ever recorded marked to this regiment, so it was good to hear about it.". [In English, 63rd Infantry Regiment, Emperor Karl of Austria and King of Hungary (4th Upper Silesia), 12th Company, Weapon No. Luftwaffe (LBA) acceptance mark. The first is believed to be a shortened French M1936 bayonet. This example was made in 1910 by Simson & Co., of Suhl. The letters are tiny, unreadable to the unaided eye. This example was made in 1937 by Richard A. Herder of Solingen. The bayonet was made in 1944 by Carl Eickhorn Waffenfabrik AG of Solingen. Leather washer is present on blade. At the beginning of the First World War, it was the fourth oldest regiment in the German Army. Makers marks on Nazi period 84/98 bayonets (K98). 14 Items . (51 mm.) Ricasso: "Gebr. This pairing suggests that it may have been issued to local Belgian "police" who helped maintain order during the German occupation. The M1884/98 first pattern bayonet was an older M1871/84 bayonet altered, ca. All Marks … Although the date is no longer visible on the blade, BCN data proves that the bayonet was made in 1940. The WKC company was a very prolific manufacturer of daggers, combat bayonets, parade bayonets and other styles of blades. However when used as a bayonet plunged into an enemy it … This represents the first S 24(t) variant, a bayonet and scabbard taken from Czech military stores and modified to German specifications. The Bayonet M1898/05 with a saw-back was used by pioneers and machine gunner crews among others. This example has wood grips. l012483 luftwaffe k98 bayonet frog. Black leather belt frog (Carter #293) and Fire/Police troddel (knot). Filter by. L. O. Dietrich produced M1898/05 bayonets during the First World War and machine guns during the Second World War. A pre-war example that was captured and reworked in eastern Europe, probably Yugoslavia. Anthony wrote the following, " . Both the bayonet and scabbard have regimental markings. l012383 luftwaffe k98 bayonet frog. 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. $10.90 shipping. Scabbards often had a German-style throatpiece screw added to replace the original rivet. 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. At the beginning of the First World War, it was the second oldest regiment in the German Army. wide. 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