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Is this a 98/05 Bayonet?

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    edwardnigma
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    Default Is this a 98/05 Bayonet?

    My father in law has some bayonets and I am trying to find out about this particular one. The info I've collected so far that this bayonet is a Seitengewehr 98/05. German stat of issue are Prussia and Wurttemberg. The date of acceptance is 1915. The bayonet is 19 1/2 inches long from end to end. But I do not know what "RG" stands for on the spine of the blade. Is this correct? Here are the pics. Also what would be the value of this bayonet?
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    Welcome to the Forum.

    That certainly is an S 98-05 you have there.

    It is the earlier model which was phased out in 1915 - you can tell the earlier models as they have more prounced muzzle ring "ears"

    RC - is thought by some to represent Revisions Controlle - an additional inspection stamp - possibly a secondary inspection for bayonets rejected during the initial inspection process. Commonly found on Simson bayonets but also occasionally on other items.

    Does it have a flashguard - made of metal and fixed on the same side of the hilt as the attachment slot ?

    Value - without a scabbard - not a great amount I'm afraid - I tend to look at eBay for current values.

    Hope that helps a little.

    Regards

    Richie

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    edwardnigma
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    There is a scabbard and it is in good condition. I've uploaded pics of it and one of the flash guard?
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    The nickname for this is (butcher bayonet) they go for 125$ to 250$ depending on the saler and the condition ,thoses with the sawback go up to 500$.

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