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Article about: Good evening, gentlemen. Looking for information about 1918 bayonets that are lacking a serial number. Is this common? I have been unable to find any information discussing a lack of a seria

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    Good evening, gentlemen.

    Looking for information about 1918 bayonets that are lacking a serial number. Is this common? I have been unable to find any information discussing a lack of a serial number.

    Thanks for the help

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    Yes similar pieces existed it was not joined with rifle, so not serialed to it. Some bayonets could be woried only as sidearm, or its a reserve item stored in depot. Any pictures?

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    Surplus inventory makes sense. No pictures yet but will post if I purchase.

    Thanks for the help

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    Well, based on my searches since the first post it is obvious Swiss bayonets without serial numbers are certainly not rare. Not as common but I've found probably half a dozen examples. I did find one example with the serial number 'upside down' from all the others I've seen. Opinions on this? A stamping added after the bayonet was surplused?
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    By similar short rifle serial, is possible this was serialed later as the rifle would be for K1911 carbine made in 1917. So added much later as its a M1918 modell.

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    And not unusual for the number to be stamped 'upside down' at the depot?

    Thanks again

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    I dont known, but people as waffenmeister could made errors too, nothing strange there. Normally it was serialed and readable from handle.

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    Understand and thanks for the perspective.

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