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    I think its only the scabbard, but I'll ask to make sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by SimsonSuhl View Post
    Does Sleepwalker's bayonet have a "PwB" and a property marking (1920)? Or is it only the scabbard?

    Bruce sold a bayonet back in 2007 that was PwB and unit marked, on ebay, he took terrible pictures of it back then, but these sometimes have unit markings that are more involved, sometimes just the PwB, plus some recordings I have saved I have doubts about. It could be the temporary or expedient nature of the organization but there is a good bit of inconsistency in how items were marked. (which makes it easier for character challenged individuals to turn a buck or two)

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    only the scabbard is "PwB" marked.

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    Default PwB = Polizeiwehr Bayern = Bavarian Protection Police

    Here are some pics of a PwB marked bayonet.

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    Len, That is a nice one, I assume 1918 dated bayonet? So far all confirmed are 1918 dated and this manufacturer, but only 3-4 recorded. (one Dürkopp Werke is known, but I think it might be bad). None of the unit markings are similar to one another, two only has "Pw.B.", Bruce's was Pw.B. A.12. or A.18.; the rifles are equally oddly marked unit wise, some only Pw.B. apparently.

    Anyway, yours might be the nicest I have seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimsonSuhl View Post
    Len, That is a nice one, I assume 1918 dated bayonet? So far all confirmed are 1918 dated and this manufacturer, but only 3-4 recorded. (one Dürkopp Werke is known, but I think it might be bad). None of the unit markings are similar to one another, two only has "Pw.B.", Bruce's was Pw.B. A.12. or A.18.; the rifles are equally oddly marked unit wise, some only Pw.B. apparently.

    Anyway, yours might be the nicest I have seen!
    Hi Simson,
    It's a 1917 date. It's the only PwB marked item I've come across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len S View Post
    Here are some pics of a PwB marked bayonet.

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    Very nice! Thanks for showing.
    Did the frog and knot/tassel come with the bayonet? Can you please post a photo showing the knot/tassel.

    From a fellow collecor I got the attached photos.
    A Mauser 98/05 shortened and reworked to 84/98 configuration with PwB stamp, dated W18 and 1921.
    I always thought the PwB was transformed into the Landespolizei in 1920!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amberg View Post
    Very nice! Thanks for showing.
    Did the frog and knot/tassel come with the bayonet? Can you please post a photo showing the knot/tassel.

    From a fellow collecor I got the attached photos.
    A Mauser 98/05 shortened and reworked to 84/98 configuration with PwB stamp, dated W18 and 1921.
    I always thought the PwB was transformed into the Landespolizei in 1920!?
    Hi Amberg,
    Here's the pic of the knot you requested. The fella who sold it to me said it was an Imperial Navy NCO knot , looks Bayern to me though. Very nice 98/05-84/98 conversion!

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    Very nice Len, but the knot appears to be an Officers Sword Knot. Of course it may be post-WW1 and my knowledge is not good after 1918.

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    Wolfgang,Very neat bayonet, very uncommon to find such a bayonet, shortened and 1921 property marked!

    Thanks for the date picture Len!

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    here are a couple of pics of my P.w.B. marked 1915 ERFURT Kar98
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    that crazy second amendment

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