Difference in ww1 84/98 and ww2 K98 Bayonet
Hello, I need help Identifying the difference between a ww1 1884/98 bayonet and a ww2 k98. I know there are are a couple different models or patterns but are there any obvious ways to tell the difference?
Im usually pretty good with bayonets but these 2 I'm not familiar with. any info would be greatly appreciated.
12-10-2015 03:27 AM
Maybe you could post some pic's of the 2 you have and a better explanation can be provided.
Look forward to the pic's
Thanks for the reply!
Thing is I don't have any because Im unable to tell the difference. I strictly collect ww1 bayonets. I have like 35 and about half of them are German. but I have no 1884/98's and I've probably missed out on a few thinking there k98's. This is the one bayonet I cannot identify.
Have a look here
k98 bayonets data and registry
This will show all the variations and manufacturers after WW1.
If no one else does it, I will try to find some information on WW1 versions.
Look at this website,it might help....Pete......German Bayonets used 1914-1945
Here`s a couple of pics of a S84/98 II and S84/98 III to compare,the WW1 is marked W over 17 and the other is marked 40.....
There are always a little bit difference betwwen the makers...
but the main difference are
- shorter fleschguard with a gap on the backside the grips by III. Modell
- sloted sews und a sloted nut for the retaining pin by III. Modell
- the point of the blade by n.A. is more drop shaped, by III. Modell more pointed
- III. Modell is blued
- differenet stamps and acceptance stamps