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WW1 GERMAN BAYONETS FROM MY COLLECTION

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trajan

Yet another outstanding piece from your collection! Thanks for showing this. I have yet to see an Erstaz socket - or 'Erscoc' as some prefer - in Turkey. Plenty of the others, but none of these ones.

 

Julian

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zuluwar2006
On 10/02/2019 at 23:02, zuluwar2006 said:

A sawback erased 98/05 NA bayonet with steel scabbard.

Manufacturer is Weyersberg & Co Solingen.

Date is W 17, for 1917.

This bayonet was a sawback model but erased the sawback and there is an inspection stamp on the erased sawback.

Unit marking is : A.R.115.2.54. 

This is for the 115th Feld Artillery Regiment - Rekrutendepot, 2nd compagnie, number of soldier 54.

Very rare to find a late war time unit marking and on sawback erased bayonet. 

 

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Two more detailed photos from unit marking and sawback erased. 

Regards

D. 

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trajan

Thanks D. - that one could not have seen much if any service before its sawback was removed! Which makes its unit-marking even odder! A rare piece there, my friend!

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Steve1871

On the Combain conv., Say ART DEPT, no offence,but could that simply be ART DEPT.  of some university,theater dept,seeing other bayonets with unit marks,someone could have had the thought of putting ART DEPT on the guard as well??

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trajan
16 hours ago, Steve1871 said:

On the Combain conv., Say ART DEPT, no offence,but could that simply be ART DEPT.  of some university,theater dept,seeing other bayonets with unit marks,someone could have had the thought of putting ART DEPT on the guard as well??

 

Hi Steve,

 

The lettering fits expected military size and style, so no, not likely.

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Gernika
On 05/03/2019 at 22:19, Steve1871 said:

On the Combain conv., Say ART DEPT, no offence,but could that simply be ART DEPT.  of some university,theater dept,seeing other bayonets with unit marks,someone could have had the thought of putting ART DEPT on the guard as well??

 

 

Not saying this particular bayonet, but in the past Hollywood film companies had big weapons stores.

Guns and bayonets were marked with the Company stamp. I have seen MGM by Metro Goldwing Mayer and suspect there are any others.

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zuluwar2006

An ersatz converted bayonet from Artellerieseitengewehr 71/98 with flashguard. 

This is originally an 71/98 bayonet which has added a flashguard. 

That is a conversion made on 1915. 

Also the bayonet has been shortened to be used like the 98/05 bayonet. 

Length for blade is 29, 10 cms. 

The scabbard is leather for 98/05 aA model. 

A very rare modification of a very rare bayonet. 

This is placed on section for ersatz bayonets, although this modification for 71/98 model started on 1911.

As this particular bayonet  has an added flashguard and shortened to be used like the 98/05 bayonet, we can assume that the blade was broken and the ARMOURER fit it for use like the 98/05 model. 

A very rare and unusual modification for a very rare bayonet. 

On the blade there is a date 73 with a crowned W, date for manufacture of this bayonet, 1873.

Fron the other side of the blade the name of the manufacturer Coulaux ... Klingental (not very well visible). 

 

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Gernika
5 hours ago, zuluwar2006 said:

An ersatz converted bayonet from Artellerieseitengewehr 71/98 with flashguard. 

This is originally an 71/98 bayonet which has added a flashguard. 

That is a conversion made on 1915. 

Also the bayonet has been shortened to be used like the 98/05 bayonet. 

Length for blade is 29, 10 cms. 

The scabbard is leather for 98/05 aA model. 

A very rare modification of a very rare bayonet. 

This is placed on section for ersatz bayonets, although this modification for 71/98 model started on 1911.

As this particular bayonet  has an added flashguard and shortened to be used like the 98/05 bayonet, we can assume that the blade was broken and the ARMOURER fit it for use like the 98/05 model. 

A very rare and unusual modification for a very rare bayonet. 

On the blade there is a date 73 with a crowned W, date for manufacture of this bayonet, 1873.

Fron the other side of the blade the name of the manufacturer Coulaux ... Klingental (not very well visible). 

 

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First time see one.

The longers  are relative scarce and with or without falshguard, but never seen a chopped one.

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trajan
On 11/03/2019 at 11:24, zuluwar2006 said:

An ersatz converted bayonet from Artellerieseitengewehr 71/98 with flashguard. 

 

 

 

 

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Now that IS an odd one! Goes to prove the point that the German army was nowhere ready for war bayonet-wise in 1914-1915

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An extremely rare bayonet for Remington Rolling Block Egyptian contract 1870 rifle, that was undelivered to Egypt. The bayonet with ribbed brass hilt with Deutschland marking on the pommel which is very rare for this model. 

Steel crossguard with full muzzle ring and adjusting screw. 

Steel yatagan blade with the knights head trademark on the ricasso [look at Roy Williams book for ersatz bayonets, number 760, page 479] . 

Maker is W. R. Kirsch baum. 

There is never recorded an unaltered such model with Deutschland marking on it. 

Also a unit marking LA 6, which is for the Feld Luftsciffer Abteilung (which make sense with the unit marking on the scabbard). It may read it and as Landwehr Feld Artillery Regiment. 

Unique bayonet and extremely rare to find with Deutschland marking. 

Also steel scabbard repainted with Ww1 german hook on it and with unit marking 1.L.II.2.3

for 1st Luftsciffer Bataillon. 

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