POLICE SIDEARMS

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Bret van Sant
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POLICE SIDEARMS

Post by Bret van Sant » 30 Apr 2002 23:04

OK A BIT OF HISTORY.... I HAVE PURCHASED THREE OF THESE POLICE BAYONETS.RESULT: I HAVE RETURNED EACH ONE TO THE DEALER.REASONS:MIXED, FOUND A PROBLEM WITH ONE.CONDITION WAS ALOT WORSE THAN STATED AND THE LAST ONE LOOKED LIKE IT HAD BEEN FIXED.(A REAL NOTICABLE FIX) SO NOW I AM GOING TO LOOK AGAIN. SO I WILL WAIT FOR JOHNSON'S TO CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE,WAIT FOR #42 WITTMANN OFFERING OR GET LUCKY AT A DEALER OR JUST GET LUCKY PERIOD.OR WAIT TILL MAX SHOW,AT WHICH TIME I WILL WANT SOMETHING ELSE! MY QUESTION:HAS ANYONE NOTICED A CERTIAN DISTRICT OR SCHOOL STAMPING THAT IS WORTH MORE? I KNOW THAT A RURAL POLICE SEEMSTO FETCH MORE.JUST THE STAMP, NOT IF ITS PERSONALIZED,ENGRAVED OR THE LIKE.

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Post by Ken Jasper » 02 May 2002 22:24

Bret,

I can't answer your question about the rarity pf stampings, but three years ago I bought, from a reputable dealer, what was purported to be a rural police bayonet. After I had it for about a year, I showed it to another well respected dealer who pointed out to me that the unit stamping on the bayonet was that of a muncipal police unit, not rural. The frog was the correct brown color as was the scabbard, but the bayonet itself was not a rural one. I have shied away from bayonets because of this. Look carefully at any bayonet you buy and read between my lines here, i.e. I bought it from one dealer and showed it to another.

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Post by Bret van Sant » 03 May 2002 00:11

KEN, JOHNSON HAD A LIST IN ONE VOLUME OF HIS SERIES.

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Post by Ken Jasper » 03 May 2002 04:31

Bret, not sure what you mean. We may be talking past one another. I have no doubt that the rural bayonets existed which is exactly why I was pleased to have found one. The only probblem was that somewhare along the line, someone inserted a muncipal baynoet in a rural scabbard. I am still looking for a rural one, but I am not sure what markings I should look for. Do you know?

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Post by Bret van Sant » 03 May 2002 11:47

KEN,IN VOLUME 4 ON PAGE 215 OF JOHNSONS A LIST OF POLICE CODES CAN BE FOUND.RURAL TYPES START WITH "L". 2 OUT OF THE 3 I HAVE HAD WERE ALSO RURAL.THEY DO SEEM TO BE A BIT MORE RARE.

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Post by Ken Jasper » 03 May 2002 13:02

Bret, Thanks I will check that out.

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Post by MadJim » 13 May 2002 03:55

How about turning off the bloody caps?

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