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Dagger or bayonet?


Marnik
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Hello,

Is this a dagger or a bayonet?

Length: approx. 390 mm

There's also an inscription: 7899 S/242G

In which army was this dagger/bayonet used?

Any help is much appreciated.

Regards,

Marnik

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This is a WW2 German mauser bayonet. S242 is a Manfactureres code and as far as I know G is a year of manufacture letter. It will fit the gew 98 and K98 as well as other Mausers. Regards.

Tom

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Thank you Tom for this quick reply!

Do you also knows for what year the letter "G" stands?

Regards,

Marnik

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I think its around 1935.

Regards. Tom.

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There should be a two digit date (ie 37 for 1937) at the base of the spine of the blade.

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See this link:

http://www.old-smithy.info/bayonets/84-98%...%20pictures.htm

It appears from other sources that the manufacturer is Berg & Co. I'm no expert, but I believe 7899 is simply a serial number

Hope this helps,

Bob.

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