Here's my K98 bayonet
its mismatched the blade is Mundlos 40' No 8391 WaA 243 double stamped on pommel, flash gard, cross gard and one to the release catch!!
the scabbard is 43 FNJ No 8465 WaA 8** on ball finial
Frog is marked Josef Lechner, Hamburg 39, 1940
04-17-2015 08:45 PM
A nice example of an 84/98 bayonet, even if mismatched. Always nice to have an original frog to complete the set. Is this your first 84/98 or just another one added to the collection?
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!!
- Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
From the blueing and special ended flashguard i would say its a postwar refurbished, looks too dark the blueing on pommel and crosguard. br.Andy
PS ball finial should be WaA519
Thanks for the comments!!
The ball finial could very well be a"5" and not an "8".... as you can see it is worn/miss-stamped... and the finish is very good so refinished is very real possibility!!!
would I be right in saying FNJ is A. Coppel maker!????
and blade Mundlos A.G. Magdeburg!???
43 fnj is Coppel GmbH and Mundlos is clear, You are correct by designation of makers.b.r.Andy