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    Are 1940 Josua Corts Sn bayonets considered rare or collectible? If so what is the approximate value on a matching blade and scabbard?

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    1940 was year of transition, from S/code to manufacturer name to three letter code. Rich A. Herder and Eickhorn were still using the S/code in the beginning of 1940. The others had already started using the manufacturer name then switched to the three letter code later in the year. Jos. Corts used the manufacturer name then switched to ddl. I think the switch was done after the C block run. Others here would be able to tell the exact numbers produced with the name and with ddl stamp. You need to post pictures if you can. Condition mandates the value of bayonet. Matching is great but, if blade is sharpened you can knock $50.00 off right away. There are a lot of other things to factor in to determine value as well. And again get pics, post them here.
    " Hey, I got it from a long time dealer in Third Reich militaria years ago, so you know it`s real." Over heard comment at a table.

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    The bayonet in question is part of a an ongoing sale and I wasn't sure of the rules around posting photos from open auctions.

    The bayonet retains all of its bluing the scabbard is nice but has a little bit of wear. The blade is unsharpened and matching to the scabbard. Both are "a" block and use the full name Jos. Corts Sn.

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    Nice piece when matching and origin blueing, i assume dark plastic grips, normal production under name early 1940, no extra scarce. Corts is middle range producer, so not low or not extra high production numbers.b.r.Andy

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    Yup dark plastic, black looking Bakelite from the photos. Any idea on fair market value so I donít get burned?

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    The market is all over the place depending on where you look. On ebay that bayonet could get over $250 and a lot more if there are a couple of bidders who want it. Bayonets on the trader here have been a little high lately especially the asking price of non matching ones. If your bayonet is in excellent shape, I could see it pulling $250 to $300. Others please voice your opinion as I am just going off the current market where I live and bayonets are scarce.
    " Hey, I got it from a long time dealer in Third Reich militaria years ago, so you know it`s real." Over heard comment at a table.

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    I suggested to him 150 to 175 in 80% condition, and up to 225-250 in 99% condition. Condition, condition, condition.

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    This is a good bayonet, could be turn in extra good hit, when there is a single WaA519 on pommel.b.r.Andy

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    Hard to tell from auction pictures but it appears to have two waffenampts. What is the significance of only having one stamp?

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