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S/172 1940 K98 Bayonet

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    The only matched original bayonet I`ve ever owned,unfortunately it came with an unmatched 1943 frog,in excellent condition,if there are too many faults with it maybe I can get back the $25 I paid for it many years ago.....Pete.
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    If you only have one K98 bayonet, this would be a good one to have. Made by Carl Eickhorn, this one is a little unusual in that Eickhorn was still using it's "S-code" in 1940, when other makers were using full maker names. The S-codes were used from 1934-1937, and then from 1937 to about 1940 the Maker names appear on the ricasso, to be replaced by letter codes from 1941-45. The actual change over dates seem to have been a little fluid and some makers like Eickhorn were a little slow to change over.
    A very good example Pete, $25 well spent.

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    Nice piece! Maybe it belonged to one of these corn balls Rossi

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    This site notes some other Eickhorn examples as well as one by S/239 [Rich. A. Herder] from 1940.

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    "The actual change over dates seem to have been a little fluid and some makers like Eickhorn were a little slow to change over."
    I would disagree with this, as Eickhorn was one of the greatest producers, as he got direction to hide name of maker on blade, he used a old numeral code prior time they got new stamps with cof code. So i would say they were quick enough. b.r.Andy

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    Interesting theory Andy but why didn't E.u.F. Horster & WKC do the same and use their S-code before receiving their letter code?
    Both were large bayonet producers in fact Horster may have been a larger volume producer than Eickhorn.

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    Yes is theory but real, i have anywhere read that the numeral codes should be not used, but the new die stamps of letter codes were to obtain and this was not quick enough for some firms, so by Hoerster it was in very late of production of 1940, so even they had a asw code, they changed very late.
    Eickhorn (cof letter code) made more bayonets as Hoerster in 1942 to sample. b.r.Andy

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    Lovely bayo!
    Excellent condition.. and yes well spent 25$ on that baby, well done.
    Best regards,
    Lt. Col
    Ullergaard

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    Quote by AndyB View Post
    Yes is theory but real, i have anywhere read that the numeral codes should be not used, but the new die stamps of letter codes were to obtain and this was not quick enough for some firms, so by Hoerster it was in very late of production of 1940, so even they had a asw code, they changed very late.
    Eickhorn (cof letter code) made more bayonets as Hoerster in 1942 to sample. b.r.Andy
    I think that your point of view has some good potential for being what might have happened. The 1943/44 dated group of bayonets that were made in 1944 being an example of where it was more important to get them manufactured instead of waiting for a correct new stamp. Best Regards, Fred

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