Another of my purchases at the Liverpool Arms fair on 22nd June. I had gone there with the express intention of acquiring a nice bayonet to go alongside the Gew98 rifle I recently purchased. I got there for the preview, but the only bayonets I could find were both in rather rough condition. Another dealer I know told me that I had just missed out on a good one he had, and I was beginning to think my luck had run out.
I just happened to be passing the stall of Bill Tagg of Liverpool Militaria when something on his rack of swords caught my eye. Obviously the bayonet has been re-finished, but Bill was of the opinion it might have been done for re-issue during the period of the Weimar Republic. it certainly looks to be a factory re-finish anyway. Apart from one small dent to the scabbard and some wear to the finish on the blade, there is nothing wrong with it.
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