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    hello have You seen this type before?is it a original regulamination bayonet?or maybe some artist's dream?
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    Looks like a socket bayonet blade mated with a 1871 mauser bayonet hilt. Blade looks familiar like a Beaumont or something.

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    Nice find blade looks to have been shorten.

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    Hello Michal,

    Nice find! You have a brass gripped S88/98 ersatz bayonet manufactured with a shortened socket bayonet blade.

    Here is an example of the more common version with the full-length blade.

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    The brass gripped versions are quite rare. Later in the war when Germany was feeling the effects of the Allied blockade, most of the brass gripped ersatz bayonet were recalled and the brass reclaimed for use in producing shell casings.

    Hope this helps!

    Warmest regards,

    JPS

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    thank You all for the answers.ok so if this an original service bayo i will make the purchase,although the condition is bad i do not know when i will found another one so untill this time this piece can be my ''filler''.very nice beautyfull complete bayonet,by the way do You remember how Anthony Carter classified this type?
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    Skip down to Post #17 in this thread.

    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...issue-Bayonets

    Nice find!

    JPS

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    i dont understand how can i forgot about this thread
    thank You very much
    good luck in the hunt!

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    by the way,another strange (for me)some dig out.have You seen the connection of the eagles head and such barrel ring?
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    It was probably a non-functional private purchase walking-out bayonet. The "Bird's Head" pommel was very popular and was used on a variety of private purchase bayonets and knives.

    JPS

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    Quote Originally Posted by michal19 View Post
    ... if this an original service bayo i will make the purchase,although the condition is bad i do not know when i will found another one so untill this time this piece can be my ''filler''. ...
    No problems with originality but yes a filler. Such a pity the grip was aggressively over-cleaned though.

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    thank You JPS for info i hoped that thic can be some prototype hilt.
    how less i know...
    yes Trajan it's a pity that some patina murderer done this and what's worse he thinking that he made something beutyfull...

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    definitely looks to be trench/blacksmith, field made. i think you have a great keeper piece.

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    Same opinion like JPS most real not a combat piece.b.r.Andy

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