Flea market find
Hi. Found this at a local flea market. I was rather surprised as they typically don't have much in the way of militaria. Quite sure it's the real deal. RZM with plate lifting on zinc, diamond has the proper movement. Looks like the finger guard was removed or broke off and was ground/sanded smooth. Scabbard also modified with a bayonet frog. The frog is stamped but very faded and I can just make out the 1942 date(not sure if it will show on the picture) it's my first HJ so I hope I did OK in that it is original.
10-10-2015 11:29 AM
As you say, it's missing the guard and the scabbard has been
altered using the upper half of a K98 bayonet frog.
Hope it wasn't expensive.........
Very creative...but I want to expand on the combination...if this was possible. There seems to be marking on the back of the frog..which may shed some light on a time line..when the 2 were married together.
I like details on this stuff Regards Larry
I also solicited the Help of the Bayo guys to bring the 2 forums together on this. It is a a very interesting Combo.
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
I also like this piece. With the alterations it gives to me mare a sense of history. Implies s a story to me.
Thanks again. I agree it's an interesting combo. Unfortunately the frog markings are very faded and I can't make them all out.