Hi Dan thanks for sharing and showing a piece of history..you are now a teacher on the forum Regards Larry
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!!
- Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
03-30-2015 01:59 AM
Another nice example Dan
This is one of the type made specifically as a dress bayonet and not capable of being fitted to a rifle. For anyone who doesn't know you can tell from the picture that there is no spring loaded release button (therefore no slot) in the handle. Marked I believe for Schuttzpolizei Gumbinnen District formerly in East Prussia and now in Poland/Russia since the Russians moved countries around to suit them after the war.
By the way, the marks on these bayonets are pre-war and not Nazi which I think makes them all the more historically interesting.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."