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WWII German modification(s) of Belgian bayonets?

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    Default WWII German modification(s) of Belgian bayonets?

    I searched around for this but didn't find anything definite.
    Were there any confirmed WWII German modifications of captured Belgian bayonets, similar to the same mods done on French, Yugoslavian, and Dutch bayonets? If so, what are the known indicators? I've heard that many M1916 Belgian bayonets were shortened in the 1930's, but can't confirm this.

    Thanks,
    Pat

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    Hello,

    belgian Bayontes M 1916 were modifed too.

    I have serval in my collection

    Regards

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    Hello Sleepwalker,
    Thank you for responding. If you have time, would you post pictures of them, especially the modifications? Do you know of any documents that indicate what needed to be modified, and to which specifications?
    Thank you in advance,
    Pat

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    Hallo,

    I plan for a book of german captured bayontes. Pictures of german soldiers who use modifed belgian bayontes and dukoments were shwon there... if its finished.

    it stiil existes three versions of german modified M1916.

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    Quote by Sleepwalker View Post
    Hallo,

    I plan for a book of german captured bayontes. Pictures of german soldiers who use modifed belgian bayontes and dukoments were shwon there... if its finished.

    it stiil existes three versions of german modified M1916.
    Sleepwalker,
    Thanks for your response. I'm not sure I completely understand. Are you saying that the book exists, or is being written?
    Thanks,
    Pat

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    Does anyone know of what the German modifications consisted of on the Belgian bayonets?
    Thanks,
    Pat

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    Thank you, Sleepwalker. Those blades appear to be very short, probably the shortest of the German modified types I've seen. Thank for posting them!
    Pat

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    the ones with the longer blades are belgian shortings out of the 1930īth.

    Regards

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    How long are the blades on your examples?
    Pat

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