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    Another one here; awaiting it's trip to the pile...

    Another one here; awaiting it's trip to the pile .......
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    Very nice .....

    Very nice .....
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    Very nice. The bayonet was made by E. Pack &...

    Very nice. The bayonet was made by E. Pack & Sohn which is one of the scarcer later period behoerden makers. Uncommon frog as well. The box contents are even more desirable than the bayonet. Some...
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    Thanks. No K; just the last three of the serial.

    Thanks. No K; just the last three of the serial.
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    Nice jack944. Here are pics of mine from the...

    Nice jack944. Here are pics of mine from the Photo Reference section:

    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread.php?10036-Perhaps-My-Favorite-P-38
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    Checked my late Mod P38. Just the last three of...

    Checked my late Mod P38. Just the last three of the serial number; no K. I like these guns as well. Am also intrigued by the machining flaw or heavy grinding to the lower front strap observed on a...
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    grimlin13 I'm certainly in agreement that you...

    grimlin13 I'm certainly in agreement that you see a lot of edged weapons that have been embellished with faustriemen/troddels/portepees. You really have to look at the wear patterns and aging,...
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    Faustriemen attachment to frog

    Sometime back a member here (may have been KKW22cal) was asking about the correct "tie" for attaching the faustriemen to a S.84/98 frog. I couldn't find the original thread so posting here. I knew...
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    Garbage .....

    Garbage .....
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    It's really kind of interesting to read through...

    It's really kind of interesting to read through the posts in both threads and track how the story devolved over time:

    "Nope. I had some local experts that saw it in person tell me it looks legit....
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    This is very interesting. I had never seen a no...

    This is very interesting. I had never seen a no letter block 1937 Portuguese contract. Had been under the assumption that all were letter blocked and to the matching rifles. Reference books have...
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    Glad to have you back ....

    Glad to have you back ....
  13. Thread: ZF41 Study

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    Sticky: Happy to help. The former number was four...

    Happy to help. The former number was four digits. It looks a little longer than the 4565 but in reality they are the same length. Even with a powerful loupe I can not discern the two center...
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    You make a good point. I think it would be fair...

    You make a good point. I think it would be fair to suggest that other makers DID use Braunsweigische cans. There are also unmarked cans which appear to be Braunsweigische made. Personally, I'm not...
  15. Thread: rco45

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    This twisted wire chain is a typical component...

    This twisted wire chain is a typical component for late Braunsweigische Blechwarenfabrik produced rg34. Usually found with three (sometimes two) steel or alloy beads at the terminating end. This is...
  16. Thread: ZF41 Study

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    Sticky: I know next to nothing in regard to the ZF41 but...

    I know next to nothing in regard to the ZF41 but can provide this example for your research. cag Z.F.40 converted to 41/1. Blue + lubrication marking. Original serial number on top of ocular tube...
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    I'm with you guys. Big pet peeve of mine's well....

    I'm with you guys. Big pet peeve of mine's well. Along with the guys that call all web bayonet frogs "Afrika Corps." Drives me nuts ......
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    Another late contribution:

    Another late contribution:
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    rco45

    Noted flare gun collector Greg Baker shared pics of this rg34 to the old BCN group about 20 years ago. It took over two years of near constant badgering and some healthy trade bait but I was finally...
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    Me likes .....

    Me likes .....
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    Very nice kS.98 pieces. A favorite of mine as...

    Very nice kS.98 pieces. A favorite of mine as well. There is a reference book specific to the kS.98 which should be published later this year or early in 2020.
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    It is a scarce maker. But there does not seem to...

    It is a scarce maker. But there does not seem to be a lot of interest in collecting frogs by maker names. Collectors seem more interested in the year of manufacture and overall condition. Your...
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    H. RUBY & Co. > MARIENBERG > 6/1938

    H. RUBY & Co. > MARIENBERG > 6/1938
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    13 Companie. The frog marking is OTTO STEPHAN >...

    13 Companie. The frog marking is OTTO STEPHAN > LEDERWERK > MÜHLHAUSEN/TH > 1937 for the maker Otto Stephan of Mühlhausen in Thüringen.
  25. Well done on these. Regarding the 42asw. ...

    Well done on these. Regarding the 42asw. Interesting that the bayonet is 4530 letter block c, while the scabbard is 4530 b block. It also appears that the scabbard is not marked on the reverse? ...
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