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Article about: G'day, Very new to the study of German militaria, though I have had this K98 for a while now, never really had a good look at it. It's in great shape, the blade is almost pristine (under all

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    Default Yugoslavian reissue S84-98 ( M98 bayonet)

    G'day,

    Very new to the study of German militaria, though I have had this K98 for a while now, never really had a good look at it. It's in great shape, the blade is almost pristine (under all that muck!).I have noticed so many different markings and serial numbers, this rings a bit strange to me.

    The numbers seem to suggest an odd couple, however in saying that, it also appears to have a matching number: 7348 on the guard and (strangely?) on the frog guard. There is existing numbers elsewhere that mean very little to me.

    Could a kindly member please assist me in learning a little about this particular bayonet's history?

    Much appreciated

    Regards,
    Chris
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    The matching serial numbers on the cross guard and frog stud are not German - they are indicative of post war refurbishment and re-use - Yugoslavia perhaps.

    This is a site with lots of information on Germans S84-98 bayonets.

    k98 bayonets data and registry

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    Quote by Richie B View Post
    The matching serial numbers on the cross guard and frog stud are not German - they are indicative of post war refurbishment and re-use - Yugoslavia perhaps.

    This is a site with lots of information on Germans S84-98 bayonets.

    k98 bayonets data and registry
    Many thanks for pointing that out; I should have thought of that. There would certainly have been a huge surplus of K98 rifles after the war!

    Also a great link, cheers for that.

    Regards

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    Agree serial numbers in those areas are common on post reworks by another country still a good original vintage s84/98 used in German service during the war. Bayonet cvl=W.K.C. Stahl u. Eisenwarenfabrik scabbard cof Carl Eickhorn all in all nice bayonet. timothy

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    These is Socialist Yugoslavian M98 bayonet, type A.
    Grease on these bayonet is JNA grease for conserve bayonet in a military warehouse.
    M98 (Model 98), bayonets were created by processing captured German K98 bayonet - pre and after WW2.

    Yugoslavian M98 type A:

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    Yugoslavian M98 type B:
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    Regards
    Vedran

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    Quote by timothy View Post
    Agree serial numbers in those areas are common on post reworks by another country still a good original vintage s84/98 used in German service during the war. Bayonet cvl=W.K.C. Stahl u. Eisenwarenfabrik scabbard cof Carl Eickhorn all in all nice bayonet. timothy
    Many thanks Timothy. I never realised how solid these were until it was in hand; an extremely well made bayonet.

    Thanks again gentlemen; I really appreciate the assistance with this. There is very little doubt that this was a reissue. Even more accurately, I feel Richie is on the money in suggesting a Yugoslavian reissue - I have attached a comparison with a Yugoslavian made M1948 bayonet; the lettering is comparable and note the common Yugoslavian habit of stamping the serial number into the frog stud.
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    Best regards,
    Chris

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    Quote by Rancid66 View Post
    These is Socialist Yugoslav M98 bayonet, type A.
    Grease on these bayonet is JNA grease for conserve bayonet in a military warehouse.
    M98 (Model 98), bayonets were created by processing captured German K98 bayonet.
    Hi Vedran, thanks for your reply. I must have been typing the above post as you listed yours. I was quite sure it was Yugoslav reissue so again many thanks for the confirmation on the model.
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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