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Gernika

Just arrived this German 1871 bayonet with a rare regimental mark. It’s stamped in the Bavarian way. I have any theories but no one looks definitive, any help will be welcomed.

Thanks in advance.

 

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trajan

Bavaria retained its own marking system, a modified version of the Prussian one. I think this could be a place name, and so "Landwehr Inf.Reg.3, Bre..." If so, take your pick from the 258 possibilities at: http://www.places-in-germany.com/br-directory-places-in-bavaria.html :thumbsup:

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Gernika

Then you are agree with me to be Bavarian by the way they stamped regimental marks, in opposition to Prussian they did upside down ?

I’ll choose one of 258.....reduced to 75 more or less begining with BRE.

Landsturm or Landwehr ?

Thank you sir.

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Steve1871

I thought Bavarian used a bar instead of teardrop stud. I have a 

S71 PFM and a standard S71 Bavarian's with the "Bar"

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trajan
17 hours ago, Steve1871 said:

I thought Bavarian used a bar instead of teardrop stud. I have a 

S71 PFM and a standard S71 Bavarian's with the "Bar"

 

Yes, normally, but some were replaced with the teardrop when in Prussian service. Note that the surviving scabbard markings are for a Prussian (Baden) unit, the 5. Badisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 113!

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Steve1871

Still a nice piece, an Exelent edition to aS71 collection, I always on the road, no know whenI will be home to check mine. Thanks for pisting

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Gernika
22 hours ago, trajan said:

 

Yes, normally, but some were replaced with the teardrop when in Prussian service. Note that the surviving scabbard markings are for a Prussian (Baden) unit, the 5. Badisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 113!

 

 

True scabbard joined bayonet recently....

It could be nice to see the deleted scabbard stamp to have another point of view but is unreadable.

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trajan
2 hours ago, Gernika said:

... It could be nice to see the deleted scabbard stamp to have another point of view but is unreadable.

 

True, but its not a Bavarian stamp. Looks to be two/three numbers, then an "R", followed by company and weapon number no "B" anywhere

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