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Bajonett Mod. 1908 Brazil --- why?

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    Hello, I have a bayonet from a K98 Mod. 1908 Brazil.
    When and why were they used in South America?
    The mark is German. So that was made in Germany.
    Why was this sold to South America and what conflicts were committed with it?

    Thank you

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    Hello Dickdan,
    I love bayonets and I like photo's of bayonets . Could we see yours?

    The answer to your question is $$$$$$, Money it makes the world go round. Mauser had MANY contracts world wide. They made a great rifle. Look at the US 1903 action(MAUSER) and many other's.

    As far as conflicts it was used in? I would suggest using your Bing Fu. Seek and you shall find!

    Wiki is your friend!

    Mauser - Wikipedia

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Hi Phil,
    here are 2 pictures.
    I think they were used in various conflicts and colonial struggles. But it could have been that the Germans produced specifically for a war in South America.
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    They sure did. To this day, War is money to arms manufactures.
    And if you take a look at uniforms also, Many countries including the US were looking for another alternative to those.
    After their win in the Franco/Prussian war. They were the thing to emulate.
    Look at the M1872/M1881 US helmets. Pickelhaube's!!!!
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    At the time (early 1900's) the German gun and blademakers had significant export business to South America, supplying weapons to also Argentina, Peru, Chile, Columbia as well as Brazil. This bayonet was made between 1908 and 1914 by about three different makers Alex.Coppel, Simson & Co and W.K & C). This looks like it's one of the early ones. The scabbard is interesting in the use of brass for the chape & collar, when steel was being used on German military contracts at the same time.

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    That's from Simson :-) Thanks guys!

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    For example:
    YouTube

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    Brazil M1908 contract, the scabbard is early normally it should be matching with rifle. b.r.Andy

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