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    Default German Bayonet Manufacturers and Their Codes

    Here is a quick reference on the codes used by the manufacturers of the S84/98 III field bayonet before and during WWII.

    S codes used on bayonets between years 1934 - 1937
    S/155 - E.u.F. Hörster Waffenfabrik, Solingen
    S/172 - Carl Eickhorn Stahlwarenfabrik, Solingen
    S/173 – Alexander Coppel GmbH (Alcoso), Solingen
    S/174 – WKC/Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie, Solingen
    S/175 - F.W.Höller Waffenfabrik, Solingen
    S/176 – Paul Weyersberg & Co., Solingen
    S/177 - Ernst Pack und Söhne, Solingen
    S.178 - Gebr.Heller, Marienthal
    S/184 - Josua Corts und Sohn, Remscheid
    S/185 - Elite-Diamantwerk, Siegmar-Schönau bei Chemnitz
    S.238 - Dürkopp Werke Actiengesellschaft, Bielefeld
    S/239 - Rich.Abr. Herder, Solingen
    S/240 - Friedrich Herder und Sohn, Solingen
    S/241 - Clemen & Jung Waffen und Metallwarenfabrik, Solingen
    S/242 - Berg & Co. Solingen-Ohligs
    S/244 - Mundlos AG Nähmaschinenfabrik, Magdeburg Nord
    S/245 - J.Sch. - Jetter und Scheerer, Tuttlingen

    Bayonet makers marked their full name on bayonets between the years of 1937 - 1940/41
    Berg & Co.
    Clemen & Jung
    Coppel G.m.b.H.
    Jos. Corts
    Carl Eickhorn
    Elite Diamant
    Gebr. Heller
    F.W. Höller
    E.u.F. Hörster
    F. Herder
    Rich Abr. Herder
    E. Pack & Söhne
    P. Weyersberg
    Maschinenhaus Ferlach – Kärnten, Ostmark – was the only manufacturer to use a logo with no name on their blades and scabbards in 1940. (see the attached picture at the bottom of this posting)

    Letter Codes used in the remaining years of WWII
    ab - Mundlos AG, 1941/44
    agv - Berg & Co., 1941/mid 1944 then switched to pyy
    asw - E.u.F Hörster, 1941/mid 1944 then switched to sgx
    bym - Maschinenhaus Ferlach, 1941/45
    can - Aug. Wallmeyer, Eisenach-Thüringen 1944 replacement scabbards only
    clc - Richard Abr. Herder, 1941/44
    cof - Carl Eickhorn, 1940/45
    cqh - Clemen & Jung, 1941/44
    crs - Paul Weyersberg & Co., 1940/45
    cul - Ernst Pack & Söhne, 1940/44
    cvl - WKC, 1940/45
    ddl - Josua Corts, 1941/44
    ffc - Friedrich Abr. Herder und Söhne, 1941/44
    fnj - Alexander Coppel Gmbh, 1941/44
    fze - F.W. Höller, 1941/44
    i - Elite Diamant, 1941 only
    jwh - Staatliche Waffenfabrik, Chatellerault, France 1941/44
    pyy - Berg & Co., late 1944 only
    sgx - E.u.F Hörster, 1944/45
    Hope this is of some help. Any errors or corrections, let me know and I will make the necessary changes.

    Maschinenhaus Ferlach

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    Last edited by denny gaither; 04-24-2013 at 09:33 AM.

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