Ersatz Bayonet

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Ersatz Bayonet

Post by Porcelain44 » 05 Jan 2018 05:30

Can anyone give me some info on this imperial german bayonet? It is crown proofed and has numbers on both sides.
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Re: Ersatz Bayonet

Post by John G. » 06 Jan 2018 14:42

One of many variations of a German Ersatz bayonet, the "3952" number is most likely Turkish (Ottoman Empire) markings... as many Ersatz bayonets were supplied to Turkey during and after the war. These are still quite collectible and appears to be a nice example of this type.
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