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    Default Frog or no frog

    I keep the frogs that I think were original to the set. I separate them because I think the frog creates a risk for the scabbard. Given that I apply a light coat of oil, I do not want to damage the frog. There are a few that the frog just will not come off without damage so those stay on.

    I tag the frogs with the identity of the bayonet from which they came, and store them separately.

    Also, I can display more bayonets in the same space if the frogs are removed.

    And another question, how does everyone keep track of what they have? I started with a spreadsheet, but I switched to a matrix that I keep posted on line, which I can access from anywhere. Before I did that, I passed on a few I should not have, and picked up a few I wish I had skipped.

    And leave one or two for me at the next SOS also.

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    Very nice collections pictured here, my pictures is a mixed staff, but mainly german.b.r.Andy
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyB View Post
    Very nice collections pictured here, my pictures is a mixed staff, but mainly german.b.r.Andy
    What country do the large gold bayonet's on the upper left come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAR View Post
    i know exactly what you are saying but, another issue for me is the export. At this point I pay a 40% premium on exchange and about $400/rifle in import fees/duties. It makes a bolt mm not worth it in a hurry. The other thing I like is g/k mags and 8mm Ammo. Both are tough
    To import/export. Bayos would be something that can flow freely worldwide. Would be nice to have something easy. Haha

    @Unutt and KKW22cal
    I agree 44 Bayos are the most common for the most part and maybe more collected. I would likely just do codes and not minute variations. Thanks for the info.

    @Slash
    Thanks for the excellent info, as usual. This would be a long term sideline.
    At least my 44fnj isn't the easiest on the list!!


    If also considered getting one bayo of the corresponding year for each rifle I have with a bayo lug. I'm. It sure if that's a better idea to get a spread or not.
    Ah yes did not think of it as a supplement because of the new import laws. Well, in that case you could follow me down the never ending and expensive rabbit hole of helmet and uniforms ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdibbs88 View Post
    Ah yes did not think of it as a supplement because of the new import laws. Well, in that case you could follow me down the never ending and expensive rabbit hole of helmet and uniforms ��
    I collected helmets in the 80s. I still have 8 or 10. In those days, a decent field helmet cost 50 or 75, and the repros were not that good. Now I would be scared to death to buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAR View Post
    Theres also the debate of frog or no frog. I typically shy away from some leather.
    To avoid the inevitable damage to the scabbard's finish caused by the chemical reactions between the leather and the metal I remove all frogs. If the frog is or appears to be original to the piece I tag it for reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unutt View Post
    And another question, how does everyone keep track of what they have? I started with a spreadsheet, but I switched to a matrix that I keep posted on line, which I can access from anywhere. Before I did that, I passed on a few I should not have, and picked up a few I wish I had skipped.
    I keep the collection spreadsheet in Numbers accessible across all the devices and stored/backed up to iCloud. Seems to work pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash View Post
    I keep the collection spreadsheet in Numbers accessible across all the devices and stored/backed up to iCloud. Seems to work pretty well.
    That must be some kind of spreadsheet. As much information as you have collected, I can only imagine what kind of hardware you have.

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    German Pioneer Faschinenmesser M1871. b.r.Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyB View Post
    German Pioneer Faschinenmesser M1871. b.r.Andy
    Very cool. How uncommon are they?

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