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    Default Dress Bayonet

    I picked this bayonet up today as well. I know little about these and am just getting into edged weapons. It this for police, military? I didn't think it was fire because there was no S shape. There were other similar ones for sale, but this is the only one with any markings.

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    The bayonet could be used by either the Heer or Luftwaffe.

    A brown leather frog would be Luftwaffe. Black for Heer.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Its a nice bayonet but someone has used a file or grinder to get rid of any rust marks

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    Congrats on your Luft dress Bayo GP it is always nice to get a maker marked item

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    Thanks for the replays guys! Idon't really see any marks where something was used to grind it though. Feels perfectly smooth to me. Also, was $100 too much for this?

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    The cross guard has deep file or grind marks in it , the blade itself has been deeply cleaned, you can see where the deep scratches have been polished out on both

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    So does that kill the value by a lot Dave?

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    Those are marks from a wire wheel and not a grinder to clean it up IMO, also leather buffer pad is gone but I still think you did ok on price, though not a steal.

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    Whatever was used it was far too abrasive, the reason i would suggest was that the rust was quite deep therefore a deeper action was required, unfortunately it certainly does'nt help the resale value if you come to sell it later on, I looked again at the photos and cant be 100% sure but the grips might have been replaced or at least the wire wheel/grinder/file has caught the plastic and caused damage

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    I agree Dave, and I also noticed the grips. They look to be marked from incidental contact from the wire wheel but original.

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