trajan Posted 6 June , 2016 Share Posted 6 June , 2016 This was my other little nice find at the Ankara Pazari (see: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=239944#entry2408619for the other). Well, not that nice-looking really, but S.98/05 a.A. are almost as rare as hen's teeth over here and so yes, it had to be bought even in this condition, especially as this is my first E&F Hörster-made one (I have a K.98 by them)... Allegedly from a village on the Gallipoli peninsula - but one buys the bayonet not the story, although 98/05's were around at Gallipoli. Whatever, it has clearly been looked after as a show piece since the GW: woodworm-ridden grips that have been varnished and the cleaned and damaged scabbard (one of the Ersatz 98/05 type - perhaps / probably intended for the EB 98/05 look-alikes, the EB 41+ series - missing its finial). The spine mark is worn but certainly W/15 - not certain about fraktur there and on the pommel, also worn... I'll post the photographs in two... EDIT: putting the umlaut ö in the name and adding alternative spellings (Horster, Hoerster) to aid web searches! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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