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What do you think these bayonets are worth?

Article about: Hey there everyone, I've been offered these two bayonets. The seller claims that the 98/05 has been shortened to a fighting knife for ww1. Im worried this is post war, can you guys help clea

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    Default What do you think these bayonets are worth?

    Hey there everyone,

    I've been offered these two bayonets. The seller claims that the 98/05 has been shortened to a fighting knife for ww1. Im worried this is post war, can you guys help clear this up? Also a ww2 k98 bayonet, any problems, and what are the two worth?

    Thanks a bunch,
    Quinn


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    Default Re: What do you think these bayonets are worth?

    I'd offer $150 - if you need or want them that bad. Find out what the seller
    wants to get for them first, as it may be a lot less. The blade is not that
    great on the K98 - it looks pitted and polished, and the price will also
    be affected somewhat if the numbers match or not.

    The quill-back bayonet/fighting knife is interesting and desireable,
    but most likely has a replacement scabbard, so each
    should be around $80 or so.

    There are lots of K98's still available in much better shape.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hmmm... did research for a bit and found out its probably a turkish shortened 98/05... I have heard that the turkish bayonets are worth less. Maybe I'll save up for a more desirable piece.

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    Looks like the cut down quillback has a Austrian scabbard. 98K matching numbers/makers? Any crossguard marks? Rich A. in Pa.
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    That's not a cut-down 98/05. It has the blade of a S98aA. Save your money for something better.

    CCMJR

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    Cut-down has really Austrian scabbard - but how the blade is matching this scabbard?

    It might be very much front-line handicraft into trench knife, so I find this item quite interesting.

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    Thanks Rich, CCMJR and Bruno. CCMJR, how can you tell the difference between 98aa and 98/05? I did some more research on the turkish cut downs, and what I have found is that they usually grinded down all regimental numbers and other stamps and added their own. Also, CSZ manufactured scabbards were common. So I emailed the seller, and if this is what he replies I will think its a turkish conversion. Thanks for all he help so far!

    P.S. this is the reply, regarding the K98 bayonet.
    the scabbard has no markings at all, the blade has-
    0241
    a

    on one side, then-
    44asw

    the other side

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    Quinn

    44asw made in 1944 by E&F Horster

    0241a is the individual number of the bayonet - the original scabbard would have had the same markings.

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    Bottom photo - S98

    Regards

    Richie
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    Matthew,

    As Richie shows, the most obvious difference is the width of the blade.

    CCMJR

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