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    Default I had Visions of Upgrading to a Nicer Bayonet but --- Updated - Sold Again

    then this happened! About 4x the normal money! http://www.ebay.com/itm/222508054753...p2471758.m4704

    Needless to say I did not place a bid.
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    Now I'm going to have to clean that rifle!!

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    Kinda makes you wonder when one bidder with four feedbacks runs it all the way from $350 to $980 and still doesn't win.

    I'm not saying there was any "hanky-panky", but still, it seems a little odd.

    Nice bayonet though. Kinda makes me think I should get rid of some of mine.

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    Kinda like the carcano folding bayos I was after a few weeks ago. Had been tracking them for a while, and all went over $200. I bought a nice one with no scabbard for $128, then a week later a rusted to hell and back one sold for $174. Folks on ebay have no brain at all. The crappiest stuff goes for big numbers, and some of the good stuff sneaks by once in awhile, no often but sometimes. Patience is the ebay secret.
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    Surely someone's not going to pay for that. I'd expect to see this back up.

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    Have y'all seen this one?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/172663922343...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Looks like the same bidder hit on this one the day before.

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    Sheer madness. They aren't that scarce. Looks like someone is trying to drive up the value of his own collection.


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    I started thread on same bayonet. Sorry. I don't think it is shill bidding. I bought from seller before. They have a store J&M Militaria I believe

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    Who knows what's up. It takes two bidders to get the prices that high. And then the sellers were hit immediately at the auction close for there 12% or whatever selling fees.
    Now I'm going to have to clean that rifle!!

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    I could possibly see myself pay something close to that if I came across a Sortavala CG district bayonet with the matching CG district number to one of my rifles. The bayonet is worth what someone is willing to pay, and though the price looks ridiculous we don't know what's behind the motivation for the high bid. In this case I suspect it's a moron with too much money on his/her hands
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    Quote Originally Posted by jepari View Post
    I could possibly see myself pay something close to that if I came across a Sortavala CG district bayonet with the matching CG district number to one of my rifles. The bayonet is worth what someone is willing to pay, and though the price looks ridiculous we don't know what's behind the motivation for the high bid. In this case I suspect it's a moron with too much money on his/her hands
    I don't see items from the CG Sortavala District to often....at least is it seems so. Denny

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    What is the district number? I could look through mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joe7170 View Post
    Kinda like the carcano folding bayos I was after a few weeks ago. Had been tracking them for a while, and all went over $200. I bought a nice one with no scabbard for $128, then a week later a rusted to hell and back one sold for $174. Folks on ebay have no brain at all. The crappiest stuff goes for big numbers, and some of the good stuff sneaks by once in awhile, no often but sometimes. Patience is the ebay secret.
    If you got a nice one for $128 you did really well. I wouldn't sell mine for less than $250.


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    Quote Originally Posted by capt14k View Post
    What is the district number? I could look through mine.


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    I'd guess 69995 based on Denny's message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointyears View Post
    I'd guess 69995 based on Denny's message.
    I assumed that was one of them but didn't guard districts have a range of numbers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by capt14k View Post
    I assumed that was one of them but didn't guard districts have a range of numbers?


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    69995 is just one of many for that District. Denny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny View Post
    69995 is just one of many for that District. Denny
    That's what I thought. Do you know what the others are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by capt14k View Post
    That's what I thought. Do you know what the others are?

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    May be others....just a quick glance at the list. Denny

    69001 - 70479

    70860 - 71100

    71139 - 71435

    71511 - 73000

    142001 - 143340

    143378 - 144000

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    Quote Originally Posted by capt14k View Post
    What is the district number? I could look through mine.


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    I'm pretty sure I've forgotten some of the CG district number blocks allocated to Sortavala, but most of them should be in here:
    69001 – 70479, 70860 – 71100, 71139 – 71435, 71511 – 73000, 142001 – 143340, 143378 – 144000
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny View Post
    May be others....just a quick glance at the list. Denny

    69001 - 70479

    70860 - 71100

    71139 - 71435

    71511 - 73000

    142001 - 143340

    143378 - 144000
    OK, you beat me to it - that's what you get when you try to do something in the middle of the night :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alsky View Post
    then this happened! About 4x the normal money! http://www.ebay.com/itm/222508054753...p2471758.m4704

    Needless to say I did not place a bid.
    Whooo boy.....that is a pile of dough for an uncommon bayonet! :+O

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_r View Post
    Have y'all seen this one?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/172663922343...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Looks like the same bidder hit on this one the day before.
    I would sell both of my similar bayonets that are linked in this thread for that price!

    Whooo boy! :+O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pahtu View Post
    I would sell both of my similar bayonets that are linked in this thread for that price!

    Whooo boy! :+O

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    I was thinking the same thing. I still have a few of each style left.

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    that one seems to have been buffed also. wish i had sold the 2 i had on Ebay but they still had the protection coating on the metal and didn't look all shiny as this so people may have not wanted them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacman85 View Post
    that one seems to have been buffed also. wish i had sold the 2 i had on Ebay but they still had the protection coating on the metal and didn't look all shiny as this so people may have not wanted them.
    I agree I mentioned on the other thread that it had been polished so much that the Y is missing from Sk.Y. Also the edge and point are messed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capt14k View Post
    I agree I mentioned on the other thread that it had been polished so much that the Y is missing from Sk.Y. Also the edge and point are messed up.

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    i agree, that one would a hard sell on here from what i've seen. no way i'd gave that price for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capt14k View Post
    I agree I mentioned on the other thread that it had been polished so much that the Y is missing from Sk.Y. Also the edge and point are messed up.

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    Just proves the old racing adage I remember well from drag racing years ago, if it don't go chrome or polish it. Had an old Fenton intake for 2 two barrels for my old flat head Ford and made of aluminum which never ran well so I polished it out to a shiny finish. Got twice what I paid for it at a swap meet. Things have not changed that much over the long years ago that sold. The very first rifles I sold from my collection were bright shiny new looking ones that went many years ago for much over what I paid for them. Keep and cherish the battle field veteran's that fill my safes these days. Bill
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    Looks like different bidders on round number 2 bring more realistic results. http://www.ebay.com/itm/222539465965...torefresh=true
    Now I'm going to have to clean that rifle!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alsky View Post
    Looks like different bidders on round number 2 bring more realistic results. http://www.ebay.com/itm/222539465965...torefresh=true
    So much for him being a straight shooter. That is disappointing. Well hopefully it cost him $100 in fees the first time around. Same exact bayonet.

    I did snipe one at a decent price today. I couldn't resist. It is definitely an addiction.

    Fiskars M/35 with nice bluing.

    Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/222539455187

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    Quote Originally Posted by capt14k View Post
    So much for him being a straight shooter. That is disappointing. Well hopefully it cost him $100 in fees the first time around. Same exact bayonet.

    I did snipe one at a decent price today. I couldn't resist. It is definitely an addiction.

    Fiskars M/35 with nice bluing.

    Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/222539455187

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    Didn't I recall you were going to do some sort of a book or something on Finn bayonets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointyears View Post
    Didn't I recall you were going to do some sort of a book or something on Finn bayonets?
    Working on it. I got another 20-30 years before I will have time to devote to a book. I did help write and provide pictures for the Finnish Frog Section in an upcoming 3 Volume Set on Frogs. The initial plan is just to have an info page to correct a lot of the misnomers.. Like the difference between a M/27 and M/29 Bayonet. You can not tell by looking at them. Only x-ray or disassembly.

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    It was relisted and sold for under $400.00.
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    Appears that even the rather poor quality repro's are catching close to $300. I just bought an original from Finland for just over $200 ....
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