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    Default Ultimate Ersatz Mauser Bayonet

    A friend of a friend dropped this by for me to sell for him. I chuckled and just had to share it.

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    From what I can see looking it over, it seems to be three bayonets.

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    Those Turks used everything they had.

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    Pretty common Turk refurb...How much is he asking?

    The Turks used many German bayonets for their GEW98 and VZ98/22 rifles but they also took those same bayonets and shortened the hilt, added Export pattern Muzzle ring/guard and used them on the K.Kale and other "M38 type" refurbished rifles

    Here are two examples from the world wars that Turky used the same technique on

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    Here most real a S98/05 blade rework to M1935 standards, the pommel looks like a polish Wz28 or it was a new turkish production.b.r.Andy

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    Hope he's not expecting a large amount of money for it......

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    Here'so my 1943 K Kale Turkish Mauser with its Turked ersatz bayonet.
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    Oh, he's expecting top dollar. Three or four figures. Based on our reasearch it's easily worth at least . . . $5.00 or $10.00

    I don't need another Turk bayonet, otherwise I would have put it on the pile. I'd need to buy another rifle for it, and I've bought rifles for lesser excuses, but too much else going on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fal Grunt View Post
    Oh, he's expecting top dollar. Three or four figures. Based on our reasearch it's easily worth at least . . . $5.00 or $10.00

    I don't need another Turk bayonet, otherwise I would have put it on the pile. I'd need to buy another rifle for it, and I've bought rifles for lesser excuses, but too much else going on!
    Three or four figures? $34 sounds about right, if you needed it.

    The problem with Turk bayonets is that there is always another variation that pops up. State-run, creative Bubba-werke at its best.

    My grandfather was a Turkish armorer at heart. He would spend hours turning a couple soup cans into a funnel he could have bought for 25 cents,and then hang it from the rafters and forget about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgm View Post
    Three or four figures? $34 sounds about right, if you needed it.
    Did you read the following sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fal Grunt View Post
    Did you read the following sentence?

    Yep, used both figures - 3 and 4.

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    Ok, just checking

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    Sold for an impressive 4 figures. $26.17

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    Back when Turk Mausers were going for $35 including sling, bayo, and bandolier of ammo, a dealer I knew offered to sell me a big box of Turk bayonets for $5/ea. I only had a ten on me, so I picked out the two weirdest ersatz ones. When I got home I grabbed some more cash and went back, but somebody had already come in and grabbed the whole box. Another of my brilliant financial moves.

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    Unfortunately I have lots of those stories....

    When turk ammo was $75? for a case of 1400 rds, I think it was $83 out the door, anyway, managed to put I think it was 6 cases away. I am down to 2 un opened.

    When Australian .308 was $99 a case I only bought a few cases.

    When FAL G1 kits were $99 shipped I only bought a couple.

    When new matching number Romanian G kits were $80 I only bought a few.

    When Swiss K31's were $89.95 I only bought a few.

    When 7.62x25 was $99 a a tin 1200rds? I only bought... well, it still wasn't enough.

    Hell! The last Mosin Nagant I bought was $35!!!! And I am NOT THAT OLD.

    The first Turk's I bought were 1903's. I bought 5. For $250. The guy let me pick the best of the table full....

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    Finn capture M91's for $29.95, refurb 91/30's for $39.95, and this is in the 80's. A crate of Egyptian 9mm ammo which worked out to $1.60 per 40 rd box. Canadian 8mm Mauser for $6/100. I bought a Turk'ed GEW88 from a magazine ad in the '70's for $35 that looked mint compared to the ones around now. It came with an ersatz bayonet and sling. In the late '60's, I bought an as-new 1916 Spanish Mauser from Monkey Ward for $25. My Dad chewed me out for spending that much money. Then again, I was 12. It hurts so good to remember those days.

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