1937 Richard A. Herder trademarked bayonets are uncommon. Has 4  steel rivets and is of sewn construction, without a hilt strap. It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm of Prussia. long by 2.00 in. This example has wood grips. 137,000 bayonets were manufactured at Waffenfabrik Brünn Werke during this period. wide by 3.5 mm. These long, slender blades are often called “quillback” or "pipeback" blades, due to the round spine that runs through the blade like the quill of a feather. However the blade had a different shape, without flash-guardback. Diamant was privatized in 1992, following German reunification, and, today, is the oldest bicycle factory still operating in Germany. The King of Prussia served as the Imperial head of state and was given the title Kaiser (Emperor). The bayonet and scabbard were made by F.W. Sawback bayonets were used by pioneer and machine gun troops to clear vegetation and other obstructions (much as U.S. machine gun crews used the various bolo knives and machetes). This example has wood grips. Volunteer / Militia / Reserve markings are different, and are normally (but not always) in the following format: (type) (regiment) (company) For example, V 3 MXR 3 decodes to the 3rd Company, 3rd Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. The bayonet was subsequently captured by the Germans during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71. This bayonet came in the Afrika Corps web frog shown below. Measures 8.375 in. Our full range of Knives and Bayonets for WW2 German Weaponry. Three different FG 42 rod bayonets were used. 11 [11th Royal Bavarian Infantry Regiment, Von der Tann], which formed part of the III Bavarian Army Corps. The scabbard was made in 1927 by contractor Karel Schultz, in Kormorany, Moravia. The rework included bluing the metal and cutting slots in the screwbolts securing the grip scales and press stud. 1078." The blade was manufactured by Gebruder Simson in Suhl. Bayonet came from Belgian France border and had been found in this combination. As the Afrika Korps only existed for two years, these frogs are very scarce. Carter classified this frog as #308. The Bayonet M1898/05 with a saw-back was used by pioneers and machine gunner crews among others. German Bayonet M 84/98 with Leather Frog - JWH. Brown leather belt frog for carrying the M1898/05 sword bayonet. Rheinisches) Nr.25, Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie, Waffen Nr. The grips were replaced with crude facsimiles of the originals, some examples (like this one) have the diagonal serrations running in the opposite direction. . Measures 8.875 in. From 1939–1941, the Užice Arms Factories (known, today, as Privi Partizan) converted surrendered First World War German Gewehr 98's and bayonets to conform to the M1924Б specification. They came in saw back and straight designs. The scabbard is painted with high-gloss black lacquer. (41 mm.) Although the date is no longer visible on the blade, BCN data proves that the bayonet was made in 1940. Read the full story on this well-traveled bayonet. It has the early leather scabbard with steel mounts. The blade is marked using the letter/number code used from 1934–1937 to keep the maker’s identities secret. At the beginning of the First World War, it was the second oldest regiment in the German Army. WW2 GERMAN THEATER - BAYONET - RARE ab MUNDLOS AG - MODIFIED - MODERN SHEATH. Blade (spine): Crown-W over "88" over inspection mark, Scabbard (ball finial): inspection mark and "5". wide. WW2 German Bayonet Weapon - Knife Blade Vintage. The second section is a list of 162 distributor marks. 1905, for use on the Gewehr 98 Rifle, as shown in this comparison image. "Yataghan" is derived from the Turkish word for "one who lays down" to describe the downard-sweeping double-curve blade profile. This example was made in 1916 by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co., of Solingen. The bayonet shows no evidence of ever having been blued, suggesting that it may have failed German government quality control prior to bluing and been diverted for use in fulfilling export contracts. This mark indicates that the frog was issued by the Bekleidungs-Depot des III, Bayerischen Armee-Korps (Clothing Depot of the III Bavarian Army Corps), based near Nuremburg. A late-war example with the plastic grip scales secured by rivets. The Second World War German S 109(j) modifications to the M1924 bayonet were to blue the metal and delete the muzzle ring. wide. The M1871 bayonet has an unusual brass grip with diagonal serrations on the right grip, while the left grip is smooth. This regiment was formed in 1860 at Oppeln (known, today, as Opole in Poland, near its border with the Czech Republic). At the beginning of the First World War, it was the fourth oldest regiment in the German Army. Scabbard:  "43 cul" and "4067e" and illegible waffenamt on ball tip. A huge quantity of small arms fell into German hands when Yugoslavia capitulated in April 1941, including some 250,000 Yugoslavian Mauser M1924 rifles. Simson" over "Suhl" and Crown over "Erfurt", Knife bayonet for use with the 11 mm. Both the bayonet and scabbard have regimental markings. Artillery Machete M1909 Weyersberg Kirschbaum - Argentina. The hilt is brass based and elaborately made with inspection marks. The M1871/84 bayonet’s historical impact was that its design became the pattern for many subsequent bayonets, such as the Spanish M1983, Chilean M1895, and Venezuelan M1900. Scabbard (body): "BT3" inside a triangle and "254". l012383 luftwaffe k98 bayonet frog. Scabbard is not a standard 84/98 as it has rivets on both sides and not a single one on the side. Almost always made by Waffenfabrik Mauser (who must have had a supply contract with Turkey) and dated 1917-1918. This example was made in 1944 by E. & F. Horster & Co. of Solingen. An unusual example with a full muzzle-ring for export customers. The Number Codes (and corresponding year The first knife bayonet was introduced for the first German rifle with a magazine Rifle M1871/84. (last character almost certainly a 'G') and "7281", Ricasso: "E u F. Horster" and "9756" over "q", superimposed image of the partial maker markings, Yugoslavian M1924Б conversion of the M1898/05 sword bayonet, Branko Bogdanovic’s authoritative work, Bayonets and Fighting Knives:  Serbia, Montenegro and Yugoslavia, Return to Bayonet Identification Guide Index. Schultz is believed to have produced approximately 300,000 scabbards from 1924–1929. $21.00 shipping. This example evidences a repair near the tip. During German Occupation the Germans supplied the puppet Slovak government with Czech made bayonets, these are marked with a mark similar to the Czech marking but using a stamp with 3 hills with a cross on it, later versions do not have the numbers either side of this stamp. Holler of Solingen. The Scabbard is modified by fitting a German frog stud, so that it may be carried using a M1871 belt frog. Fakes are far more common than legitimate examples. The "P.W. The bayonet is an early example, made in 1935. British WWI M1907 Bayonet, Wilkinson 3-16, Parade Finish Price: $125.00 Item #49198. During the Spanish Civil War of 1936–39, Spain was an export customer for both German rifles and bayonets. 132.] However, the Germans would return to the M1884/98 design in 1915, as a way to use their limited steel supply more efficiently. Spain was known to have received some of this unusual variant with a full muzzle ring, where it was designated, Cuchillo Bayoneta Standard Modelo Alemán con Guarda (Knife Bayonet Standard-Modell German with Guard). WW2 German Bayonet K98 Matching . 93]. Waffenfabrik Brünn Werke production shifted to the Kar 98k rifle in 1943 and continued until cessation of hostilities in 1945. This example was made in 1910 by Simson & Co., of Suhl. Ricasso: "Elite-Diamant" and "4156" over "d". Although the muzzle-ring diameter is close to that required for mounting to the Gewehr 98, the height is not and the pommel has a T-mortise, instead of the T-O required to accommodate the Gewehr 98 cleaning rod. [In English, 4th Grenadier Regiment, King Frederick the Great (3rd East Prussian), 4th Company, Weapon No. I have been told that this also fits on the, Crosspiece (Left): "R26090" and French proofmarks. The back-to-back squirrels over "C. E." was the first Eickhorn trademark, used from 1906 into the 1920s. (67 mm.) $340.00. In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the January, 1971 issue: Identifying Mauser Markings. Field Marshal Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke, whose leadership model, Return to Bayonet Identification Guide Index. The knife-bayonet, which had been adopted in January 1884, was named M71/84. The scabbard on this example has had its original serial number struck through and a new number applied, indicating that it was reworked in wartime Germany, before falling into allied hands (and being reworked a second time). The Yugoslavian scabbard on this example was shortened by cutting off the bottom, forming a new point, and adding a new ball finial. The maker and year marks have been worn away. It is possible that frogs were supplied to the Depot before being issued, rather than being made there. long by 2.625 in. Similarly, the VZ–24 bayonet was designated Seitengewehr 24(t) [Sidearm 24 Czechoslovakia]. A note regarding German Royalty: The German Empire was a confederation of semi-independent states. The blade is marked with the Royal Cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm I of Prussia, who reigned from 1861–1888. The bayonet has an unusual unit marking, indicating it was issued to a machinegun company. Ottoman: Ottoman bayonets were designed to fit on multiple guns due to their high muzzle ring and lack of flash guard. It's the first bayonet I've ever recorded marked to this regiment, so it was good to hear about it.". The scabbard marking "115.R.15.93" signifies: Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment (1. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. It was good fortune that my bayonet had the upper half of the marking and the other bayonet the lower half. In this type of marking, V = Volunteer 167. 132. This frog came on a Belgian M1916 Gendarmerie bayonet. 93 [115th Life Guard Infantry Regiment (1st Hessian Grand Duke), 15th Company, Weapon No. Black leather belt frog (Carter #293) and Fire/Police troddel (knot). decodes to the 42nd bayonet of the 3rd Company 1st Battalion of the Leinster Regiment. marking is an abbreviation for Reichsluftfahrtministerium (State Air Ministry). The scabbard was made in 1943 by the firm of E. Pack & Sohn. Knife on one side marked cof 43, the other 9634 aa. This represents the first S 24(t) variant, a bayonet and scabbard taken from Czech military stores and modified to German specifications. Sword bayonet used with the 8 mm. 1941–42 in German-occupied Czechoslovakia at, Ricasso (Left): "C.G. Sawback blades were also carried by non-commissioned officers (NCOs) as a symbol of rank. The bayonet was made in 1941 and the scabbard in 1943. This was the first pattern example of the M1884/98 knife bayonet. 14 Items . The following page illustrates some of the markings. long by 1.625 in. This example carries the Royal Cypher of König Georg of Saxony. 79 [25th Infantry Regiment von Lützow (1st Rhineland), Machinegun Company, Weapon No. It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm I of Prussia, who reigned from 1861–1888. It was reworked for use during the Weimar Period and is one of a small number of 98/05 bayonets to see service with the Luftwaffe during the Nazi Period. It was suitable for cutting brushes. Although the M1871/84 bayonet mounts to the M1888 Commission Rifle, this combination was felt to have insufficient reach. This list does not include all the HJ Knife marks or bayonet marks. This example was made for Prussia, in 1917, by Mauser at their Oberndorf plant. It was also made without a flashguard. The original German markings are still present, confirming its lineage. and Fraktur proofmarks. This historic regiment was one of the most prestigious units in the Army of Saxony, tasked with protecting the King. 1938 Luftwaffe frog in brown leather, makers mark shows a 1938 date : German frog found on Austrian WWI ersatz scabbard containing a cut down UK 1907. Sword bayonet M1891 Argentine Mauser rifle, Weyersberg Kirschbaum - Argentina. The scabbard is the std leather body with brass fittings. Set Descending Direction. Puma is a well known manufacturer of high quality German blades. and Letter Code marking. Filter by. The tiger figural is the trademark of Lauterjung & Co., Tiger Stahlwaren-und Waffenfabrik of Solingen. The following table lists the German M1884/98 III bayonet makers, their maker's marks, and years of production observed to date. The unit marking, "4.R.4.167.”, signifies: Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich der Grosse (3. The Yugoslavian M1924 bayonet and its derivatives (e.g., M1924b) were collectively designated Seitengewehr 109 Jugoslawien [S 109(j)]. (51 mm.) Superimposing images of the two revealed that the letters were "gcy". Although well-preserved, this bayonet has seen heavy use, something also consistent with Spanish service. Pommel:  "WaA51" (probably is 'WaA519' and the '9' didn't strike). Both the bayonet and scabbard have regimental markings. See German M1884/98 III Bayonet Makers' Markings Germany (Post-War) East German Inspection Mark East German Property Mark A. Eickhorn, Solingen Trademark Eickhorn Squirrel Trademark (many variations used by Carl Eickhorn Waffenfabrik and successor firms) E. & F. Hörster Trademark Rheinmetall AG/Carl Eickhorn Waffenfabrik AG (co-branding on G3 bayonet) German: WWI German bayonets were S98/05 bayonets with a low muzzle ring that were typically attached to the Gewehr 98 rile. I found this example mounted on this Kar 98k Zf 41 sharpshooter's rifle brought back by a returning veteran. I will provide a bayonet identification analysis which includes a detailed description, its rarity and market value for the very reasonable price of $5 for each bayonet or edged weapon. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. Life guard regiments were typically the most prestigious regiments in the army of a German State, tasked with protecting the monarch. This example was made by E. & F. Horster & Co. of Solingen. The town's military history goes back to the Roman Empire, however, is most notable as the residence of Emperor Charlemagne, father of modern Europe. The WKC company was a very prolific manufacturer of daggers, combat bayonets, parade bayonets and other styles of blades. The scabbard marking "115.R.15.93" signifies: Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment (1. or Best Offer. There were two M1871/84 blade profiles that differ only in the length of the fuller, as shown in this comparison image. wide. It was formed in 1670 in Dresden. The scabbard was made in 1939. The "R.L.M." Here's a fine example of a S-70 bayonet by WR Kirschbaum. No Czech government markings are present. Mauser-pattern bolt-actions were manufactured in countries including Germany, Turkey, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Belgium, Argentina and Chile, so the round the rifle fires can help you identify the rifle's origins and model, like the 1891 Argentine, 1909 Argentine, Spanish 1893, Chilean 1895 and the Swedish 1896. Both bayonets were identically marked, with "2" on one rocker and three illegible letters on the other. ", located on: pommel (2x), stud nut, backstrap, under grips, underside of both grips, and scabbard ball. This regiment was formed in 1805 at Regensburg. The scabbard also has a waffenamt acceptance mark. The M1898/05 was the most common German bayonet of the First World War. For more information about a bayonet analysis, please click the attached link. This is a good example of how private-purchase bayonets did not adhere to any set standard of manufacture. The number code marking was partially obliterated during rework and new serial numbers were applied to the crosspiece and frog stud. The Lauterjung family began blademaking in the 1700s, producing knives, razors & blades, scissors, table ware, and, manicure implements. Export bayonets are typically unmarked, except for serial numbers added later by the purchasing government. This example was originally a German M1898/05 bayonet made by C.G. Middle - Makers Names. Makers marks on Nazi period 84/98 bayonets (K98). The Puska 98 was a surrendered German Gewehr 98, converted to approximate the FN M1924 Short Rifle. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. Everything here is strictly for educational and reenactment purposes only 79]. Bayonet has no military acceptance marks but carries a 4 digit serial on the cross guard. This example has serrated, reddish-brown plastic grips. The bayonet's marking is partially gone, so the regiment number cannot be discerned. Gebruder Simson became Simson & Co. in 1880. The pink shape in this superimposed image of the partial maker markings illustrates the actual size of the flat on which the marking is stamped. I have chosen to divide the bayonets into four main groups: 1: Bayonet type M1898 ... Manufacturers’ marks are normally obsolete. Anthony wrote the following, " . The Yugoslavian markings remain intact. This example was originally made 1931–41 at the Vojno Tehnicki Zavod (Military Technical Institute), Kragujevac, Serbia. During the War, they also produced small motorcycles. According to M1884/98 III researcher Andrej 'Andy' Blazicek, the serial number suffix is an "N". This example was made by Gebruder Klinge of Dresden in 1937. I also offer a membership subscription to my Reference Section. l013175 em's bayonet faustreimen. Finding this example that bears German markings is most unusual. This example was made in 1867 by the French State Arsenal, Manufacture d'Armes Tulle, using a blade made by the firm of Gustave Felix in Germany. Sort By. This bayonet will also mount on the earlier, Ricasso: Back-to-Back Squirrels over "C. E.", Second pattern example of the M1898, known as the n/A (, Ricasso (left): "Weyersberg" over "Kirschbaum & Co." over "Solingen", Second pattern example of the M1898/05 sword bayonet, known as the n/A (, Blade (spine): Crown over "W" over "16", Second pattern example of the M1884/98 knife bayonet used with the, Ricasso (left): "Gebr. I haven’t found a resource for the markings that included explanation. The M1871/84 rifle was superseded by the M1888 Commission Rifle shortly after entering service, limiting the M1871/84 bayonet’s use by the German Army. 1942 Utica M1905 converted to M1 by Pal. or Best Offer. This is a standard German nA (low ears model) butcher bayonet with the normal German markings and inspection stamps except has Turkish arabic numbers on the crossguard and has a full length blade. German Model 1871 "Hirschfanger" Bayonet German Model 1871 "Seitengewehr" Bayonet German Model 1871 Infantry "Dress" Bayonet German Model S84/98nA 2nd Pattern NCO-Sawback German Model 1898 N/A "Neuer Art" Mauser Bayonet German Model KS98 "Sawback" Knife Bayonet German Model 98/05 "Butcher" Bayonet German Model 1939 "Short" Dress Bayonet Bayonet … 167.] The bayonet types for the rifle Mauser M1898, which are presented here are only the most common and main groups that the German bayonets can be divided into. The unit marking "25.R.M.G.79." The M1888 was typically issued with the longer M1871 sword bayonet. (210 mm.) Measures 8.25 in. 2408 PROOF MARKS: GERMAN PROOF MARKS, cont. Match the cartridge the rifle fires with a likely country of origin and model. The bayonet was made in 1944 by Carl Eickhorn Waffenfabrik AG of Solingen. 3. Second were Commercial Trademarks used, unofficially, from 1937–1940/41 (e.g., E u F. Horster) . 1943 AFH M1905 converted to M1 by AFH. It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser (Emperor) Wilhelm II of Prussia, who reigned 1888–1918. l016779 first pattern dagger hanger. ... Maker Marks: Newsletter. Illegible waffenamt on ball tip. Unlike earlier S 24(t) bayonets, this example has no Czech markings. 84-98 MAkers marks. Although these have no provision for mounting to a rifle, they are still classified as bayonets. Scabbard:  "38.R.11.21." This bayonet will also mount to most other Mauser bolt-action rifles that are based on the M1898 action, although the M1898 bayonet did not see much use after the First World War. 2. Reference charts on Imperial German bayonet makers, markings, and royal cyphers. Scabbard: "44 ASW" and "2424" over "dd" and illegible waffenamt on ball tip. Variant marks are shown for some makers/distributors where known. Crosspiece (right): Cyrillic letter “DJ” (Ђ). Wear on the scabbard shows frog had been on it for an extended period: CBF 287 This example was made in 1906 by Simson & Co. in Suhl. They produced daggers 1935–1945, but were not known to have produced comparable material in earlier years. Heller" over "Marienthal". Free shipping. Measures 9.25 in. 100, Kompagnie 3, Waffen Nr. Haenel in 1916. The Early - S coded. Proofs:  "WaA25? The bayonet's marking is partially gone, so the regiment number cannot be discerned. This bayonet was one of the very first adopted knife bayonets in the world. This example was originally made for the Czech Army in 1926 by Ceskoslovenska zbrojovka, a.s., Brno (roughly, Czechoslovakian Arms Factory, Inc.). The first is believed to be a shortened French M1936 bayonet. L. O. Dietrich produced M1898/05 bayonets during the First World War and machine guns during the Second World War. Carter classified this frog as #267. Bayonet M1898/05 sawback. Frog (Reverse):  "B11R" over "149" and "BD III" over "1916" inside a rectangle. This miniature Third Reich dress bayonet has an etched blade with a national eagle and the name of the tool and die company that had it made as a promotional giveaway. Need help with German Bayonet markings/stamps Article about: Hey guys I have a bayonet and wanted some info on markings etc. During the World War II (1933–1945) period, Germany used three different marking systems … I have been looking at some information and gathered that it is a German M1898/05 butcher blade bayonet from 1916. The bayonet and scabbard were made by E. & F. Horster & Co. of  Solingen. This regiment was formed in 1813 at Aachen, at the westernmost point in Germany, where Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium meet. This example was made in 1937 by Richard A. Herder of Solingen. This was followed by two German-made variants. However, the bayonet was assembled by the Prussian Royal Arsenal at Erfurt. Late - 1-3 letter coded. The riccasso is nicely stamped with the maker mark. This regiment was formed in 1626 at Rastenburg in East Prussia (known, today, as Kętrzyn in Poland, near its northern border with Russia). The M1884/98 was discontinued in favor of the M1898/05 bayonet (below). French M1866 Chassepot Bayonet & Scabbard, German MFG PDL Price: $115.00 Item #49196. According to John Walter's book, The German Bayonet, Simson began making the M1898 in 1902 and the change to the two-piece grip was implemented by May 1902. Typical makers mark on M1 bayonets. Both Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II reigned during 1888, so there is no way to attribute the cypher to a specific monarch (Friedrich III also reigned for 3 months during 1888, although no bayonets have been documented with his cypher). Another wartime example that was captured and reworked in eastern Europe, probably Yugoslavia, where new serial numbers were applied to the crosspiece and frog stud. I was able to compare my example with another bayonet that was still paired with its Heinrich Krieghoff-manufactured rifle (in Canada). Mauser M1871/84 repeating rifle. The frog caries the unit marking "B11R", which signifies: Königliches Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment, von der Tann Nr. The bayonet and frog had obviously been together a long time. As shown in the images at left, there is some damage; and both the frog and the outward-facing wooden bayonet grip show evidence of charring. Both the bayonet and scabbard have matching regimental markings. The M1898/05 superceded the M1898, whose long, slender blade was prone to breakage. The M1871/84 was the first knife bayonet to become general issue in a major army, setting a trend that continues to the present day. German Manufacturing Codes of Occupied Countries during World War 2 These codes may be found on various wartime small arms manufactured in Nazi-occupied Europe during WW2. $10.90 shipping. This represents the final S 24(t) variant. Web frogs were used in North Africa by the. At the beginning of the First World War, it was the oldest regiment in the German Army. signifies: Infanterie-Regiment von Lützow (1. This terminology was used during the pre WW II years, since Germany was not permitted an Air Force (i.e., Luftwaffe) under the Treaty of Versailles. Read the full story on this well-traveled bayonet. or Best Offer. However, Germany applied a new serial number to the bayonet, scabbard body, and throatpiece. Modifications included removal of the muzzle-ring and fitting of a longer pommel with the T–O mortise to accommodate the Gewehr 98's cleaning rod. Rockers: "2" and three letters (illegible), Ricasso (right):   "E" (lion) "26" and "6519", This S 24(t) example was made to German specifications ca. Commercial 84/98 as used by Police units and as a private purchase piece by officers, this is … The monarchs of the other German states held the title König (King). This example was made in 1942 by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co. of Solingen. A serial number has been applied to the ricasso; A derivative of the Yugoslavian M1924 bayonet, the M1924Б bayonet was also designated Seitengewehr 109 Jugoslawien [S 109(j)] by Germany. The blade is marked with the maker’s trademark, as was customary from 1937–1940. This example was made for Prussia in 1887 by Alexander Coppel of Solingen. l012483 luftwaffe k98 bayonet frog. Gewehr 293 Jugoslawien [G 293(j)] was the German designation for the Yugoslavian Puska 98. After the Second World War, the firm's property was seized by the East German State and the firm disappeared. per page. Both the bayonet and scabbard have matching regimental markings. The Second World War German S 109(j) modifications were to blue the metal and delete the muzzle ring. Wilhelm II was the "Kaiser Wilhelm" of First World War fame. Products include the German Trench Dagger and the K98 Bayonet, as well as scabbards and frogs. This example was made in 1917 by Gebruder Heller of Marienthal. (235 mm.) The grips are walnut, so are probably originals of Yugoslavian manufacture. Bayonets were often marked with … The second letter a looks like it was stamped over another. Großherzoglich Hessisches) Nr. This example has serrated, brown plastic grips. They employed a variety of logos over the years and accross several lines of products. The close-up image at left was taken through a 20x stereo microscope. All Marks … However, Carter recorded production dates from 1939–43. wide. [In English, 63rd Infantry Regiment, Emperor Karl of Austria and King of Hungary (4th Upper Silesia), 12th Company, Weapon No. Approximately 20,000 rifles and bayonets are believed to have been converted before the Germans overran Yugoslavia in 1941. Georg Rieder of Munich was the retailer who sold the piece. The slender leather scabbard was prone to damage due to its extreme length. All metal parts are nickel plated. K98 Bayonet: Markings Research Hope anyone can help, my son has a German K98 and a not matching Scabbard. However, the bayonet has the Czech Povazska Bystrica factory mark and and the German waffenamt acceptance mark, WaA80, which was used at Bystrica. The following makers' codes are noted on some bayonet blades and scabbards, it is quite possible that they may also appear on firearms and related components. The dimpled metal end cap is missing on this example, although the four staking marks are visible. The bayonet has a functional press stud, however, the muzzle-ring diameter is too small to mount to a M1871/84 rifle. $329.95. According to Carter, the color of these frogs varied, with the earliest type being olive drab in color. Another wartime example that was captured and reworked in eastern Europe, probably Yugoslavia, where new serial numbers were applied to the crosspiece and frog stud. long by 2.00 in. This example was made in 1935 by Mundlow & Company of Magdeburg (Mundlos AG), as indicated by the Number Code of 244 and Year Code G. Mundlos was a peacetime manufacturer of sewing machines. According to Carter, The "BD III" marking, dated 1916, is referred to as a Garnitur (Clothing Mark). It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser (Emperor) Wilhelm II of Prussia, who reigned 1888–1918. Instead, both bayonet and scabbard are marked the same as German-made bayonets, with the Letter Code (dot = Waffenfabrik Brünn Werke) on the ricasso and two-digit year of manufacture. 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