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    Can any Forum member help to identify this German bayonet.

    The scabbard is marked on the metal throat: 140.R.8.245.
    The bayonet is stamped on one side in three lines:
    WEYERSBERG / KIRSCHBAUM & C?? / SOLINGEN

    And on the reverse side: A 'Crown' over 'DANZIG'

    On the back of the blade is stamped: A 'Crown' over 'W' over '89'. Below this a 'Crown' over 'F'.

    Any help or advice will be gratefully received.

    Kind regards, Malcolm.
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    Quote by mjw View Post
    Can any Forum member help to identify this German bayonet.

    The scabbard is marked on the metal throat: 140.R.8.245.
    The bayonet is stamped on one side in three lines:
    WEYERSBERG / KIRSCHBAUM & C?? / SOLINGEN

    And on the reverse side: A 'Crown' over 'DANZIG'

    On the back of the blade is stamped: A 'Crown' over 'W' over '89'. Below this a 'Crown' over 'F'.

    Any help or advice will be gratefully received.

    Kind regards, Malcolm.
    This is the German model 84/98 First Pattern...BILL
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    As Bill said this is the first model known as S 84/98 aA converted from the S 71/84 ,info is from The German Bayonet by John Walter.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Hello Bill & Zwerge:

    Thank you both for identifying this for me. You help is very much appreciated.

    Kind regards, Malcolm.

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    The scabbard marking is a regimental marking.

    140.R.8.245. indicates the 140th Infantry Regiment, 8th Company, weapon number 245

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    Hello Matt,

    Thanks for that.

    Kind regards, Malcolm.

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