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what kind of bayonet is this

Article about: i picked up this bayonet, i was told it was german and am wondering if someon can give me their opinion of what weapon it went too and what the stamp on the blade means

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    'E&F Horster'.........


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    There is a listing for both makers Horster and Coppel,, using the "AWS" stamping,,, but because of the "balance scale logo", being used ,,it would be reserved for the Alexander Coppel firm. (see this link) #18 post . Scroll down a bit
    It is true that the AWS logo existed for the 2 makers. This maker of this bayonet listed in the first post, is an Alcoso product,, or the stamping belonging to it. Larry

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    Coppel used a variety of commercial trademarks/logos for its products (including the AWS/Scales), for its identical to German Army/Wehrmacht bayonets that it made for non-Wehrmacht users of combat arms like the German Police. With the commercial “AWS” marking believed to represent Alcosco-Werke-Solingen. Whereas with the “asw” on Hörster bayonets, that is a military marking in the (classified secret or confidential at that time) “Liste der Fertigungskennzeichen” (Manufacturer’s Markings List). That was assigned to Hörster in November of 1940, presumably to confuse intelligence gathering by Allied forces with Coppel being assigned the military “fnj” letter code in June of 1941. Fred

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