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K98 Bayonet

Article about: Morning all, I've got a K98 bayonet, but I'm unsure whether it is WW2 period, or later, and whether it is actually German issue at all. Also I'm a little confused by the markings. It is Waff

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    The bayonet is ok, it could it was reworked in late of war, the grips are from 1943/4 period, the finish looks nice, but could be postwar too. is hard to say, by early 1941 piece should be the grips serialed to tang . best regards,Andy

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    Kibuvillu
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    Quote by WoodyUK View Post
    Hi Andy,

    I've took pictures of all of the markings on the bayonet. Hopefully this should clear it up either way!

    Kind Regards,
    Lee
    Hi! This one looks reworked, observe the pommel WaAs and rust signs cowered by new oxide, I think!

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    When you say reworked, does that mean it's an original bayonet that has been restored?

    Cheers,
    Lee

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    Kibuvillu
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    When you say reworked, does that mean it's an original bayonet that has been restored?

    Cheers,
    Lee
    Yes, that`s right, reworked is means restored and you can see it, if you collate with another pommel where the WaA stamps are in good condition.

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    Ok, so that's not the end of the world is it? I can cope with reworked... it's that other 'R' word I can't stand.... urgh, I can hardly bring myself to say it... replica!!!


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