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Need Help Identifying Bayonet. Please!!!!! Any help would be awesome!

Article about: My Grandfather gave my father this bayonet many years ago and now my father gave it to me. My Grandfather was a navigator in WWII in the B-17's. He was shot down over Romania and was a POW f

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    Default Need Help Identifying Bayonet. Please!!!!! Any help would be awesome!

    My Grandfather gave my father this bayonet many years ago and now my father gave it to me. My Grandfather was a navigator in WWII in the B-17's. He was shot down over Romania and was a POW for 6 months. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Need Help Identifying Bayonet. Please!!!!! Any help would be awesome!

    It's a std WW2 German K98 combat bayonet - made by E & F Horster in 1941. Nice bayo. Is the scabbard matching (same serial no and makers details)?

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    Yes the scabbard s/n#'s match the bayonet. Any advice on pricing this piece?

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    Condition seems to be excellent. Matching numbers and an original frog
    are a good thing.

    Is that the Vet's name inscribed on the flashguard ? This may be
    a factor somewhat, when pricing. I've seen sets such as this
    selling for around $150 to $200, perhaps more............
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I wouldn't sell a piece like that for less than $285.00.
    There is a real craze out there for matching numbers, and the prices have gone through the roof in the last 10-15yrs.
    Strictly my opinion, of course. Thanks for sharing that one!

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    I wouldn't sell a piece like that for less than $285.00.
    There is a real craze out there for matching numbers, and the prices have gone through the roof in the last 10-15yrs.
    Strictly my opinion, of course. Thanks for sharing that one!
    $285 naa mate for that it's got to be a 44 or 45 dated piece

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    $285 naa mate for that it's got to be a 44 or 45 dated piece
    a minty full blue one

    but anyway, nice SG 84/98 for k98k

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    As said, must be mint/excellent to command such high prices.

    They are not hard to find in any shape, but overall condition
    will play an important part in the rising costs these days,
    although 'auction hysteria' and dealer mark-up
    have a great effect too......
    Regards,


    Steve.

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