Yes, the naval pattern is a rare and valuable piece-the last true 'sword' bayonet, produced for naval troops manning coast defences.
The condition isnīt that good, but the bayo owns itīs original frog !
BTW, this bayonet also was in use together with the swedisch 1945 pattern submachine gun:
The development of the Swedish Submachine gun kpist m/45b
Last edited by Reibert; 01-27-2012 at 02:29 PM.
A friend of mine has a AK bayonet with 1991 and some Cyrillic letters carved into it, I'll get some photos and post them.
Hi,the scabbard and frog on the middle bayonet does not look german?
JEDEM DAS SEINE
That looks to be a very nice example of these exceptionally marked bayonets. Discussed at length some time back elsewhere, I would offer another explanation for this seeming paradox. The result of which was that after a fairly thorough analysis of all of the available data with multiple examples being looked at it, there was a much greater probability that there was simply a problem with getting the proper metal stamp tooling replacements, especially in 1944.
Some other examples: The single "4" dated Mauser rifles. And various 1944 bayonets with the single "4" dates, and even bayonets from one maker where the old "WaA253" Waffenment stamps were "recycled" by grinding off the "3" creating a "WaA25" stamp. My point being that it's more likely that the old 1943 date stamps for the blades were just pulled out of storage and used as is - instead grinding off the "3". And there is a little more to the research that was conducted like the time/steps it took to make a bayonet and its parts versus the scabbards. Where do you store 75,000 consecutively serialized bayonets from the "o" and "u" plus blocks (they reached "zz" in 1943) while waiting for scabbards - etc. etc.
Best Regards, FP