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    I know this is an old thread, but I just caught...

    I know this is an old thread, but I just caught an area of interest ...... Antoni, can you elaborate on the Luftwaffe accepted Appel kits? Not sure that I have ever encountered one ......
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    Have been chasing one of these for more than 10...

    Have been chasing one of these for more than 10 years. This is only the third example I have recorded in many years of collecting and researching the rg34. And the first example that was for sale. ...
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    R.F.V. Marked S84/98 by Elite Diamant

    1937 dated S84/98 coded S/185 for Elite Diamant and property marked R.F.V. for the Reichsfinanzverwaltung (Reich Finance Administration). The bayonet has matching serial number (4618a) and is...
  4. Thread: RME 1945 sling

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    You make some good points.

    You make some good points.
  5. Thread: RME 1945 sling

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    There are a number of "codes" in all upper case...

    There are a number of "codes" in all upper case letters. Especially on metal worked items such as canteens and mess tins. In most cases these are not actually codes but abbreviations for a company....
  6. A B and C "groups" are recorded. Just checked...

    A B and C "groups" are recorded. Just checked the Reichsbahn Behoerden spread sheet and have a listing for Bz. 15. B. 145. Only four numbers away from this example.
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    The horizontal line is odd but this is the...

    The horizontal line is odd but this is the standard g stamping die used by Weyersberg on their scabbards throughout the 1940s. It is unique to this firm.
  8. Nice narrow pattern here for sure. Congrats .....

    Nice narrow pattern here for sure. Congrats .....
  9. Thread: 3 new bayonets.

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    The 44cvl is indeed in the k letter block. The...

    The 44cvl is indeed in the k letter block. The original grip scales would have been wood.
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    From my observations over many years including...

    From my observations over many years including spread sheets with several thousand cans and their contents recorded the CNX cans are certainly uncommon if not rare. As an example they are observed...
  11. Thread: bym43/44

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    bym43/44

    Early 1944 Maschinenhaus Ferlac piece with matching numbers (470A); bayonet dated 43 and scabbard 4. Assembled with blade blanks from 1943 numbered and matched to 1944 scabbards. There are perhaps...
  12. Lightly struck serial number in this font is...

    Lightly struck serial number in this font is original for early 1942 Hörster. The font changed later that year.
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    All matching byf44 in the k block from 1979 was...

    All matching byf44 in the k block from 1979 was my first and I still have it.
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    A couple of original projectiles for the...

    A couple of original projectiles for the Tankgewehr. Both bear the stylized P stamp for Polte to the recessed base. Note there are two distinct styles of the marking - Right is thin font within a...
  15. Thread: Unmarked 84/98

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    Thank you .....

    Thank you .....
  16. Thread: Unmarked 84/98

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    As Andrej indicated there were only a handful of...

    As Andrej indicated there were only a handful of firms that manufactured late war behoerden bayonets. Three or fours companies only and Hörster was responsible for the vast majority of the pieces...
  17. Thread: Unmarked 84/98

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    The bayonet was made by Hörster. The locking...

    The bayonet was made by Hörster. The locking bolt or lug appears to be a replacement, not original to the piece. The top beveled edge at the tip is unevenly completed which is not unusual. Agree...
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    Outstanding!

    Outstanding!
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    Have tried to provide pics to show the details of...

    Have tried to provide pics to show the details of what has been discussed. Especially to show and contrast the differences between the standard and variant style oilers. Anyone having additional...
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    A very few sheet metal oil bottles in a variant...

    A very few sheet metal oil bottles in a variant pattern have been observed. These oil bottles are of the seamless variety with a blued finish. The readily observable primary difference is the...
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    The Sheet Metal Oil Bottle for rg34

    The Sheet Metal Oiler is a simplified oil bottle constructed primarily from stamped metal components. These oilers function essentially the same as the earlier finely machined metal, phenolic...
  22. Thread: Collection

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    These are great pieces. Especially the OMC which...

    These are great pieces. Especially the OMC which is an amazing early example. Congrats. I agree with Andrej regarding the grips on the Eickhorn as replacements. They were certainly phenolic...
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    Congratulations on the 45crs. It is a rare and...

    Congratulations on the 45crs. It is a rare and very desirable piece. Value is difficult to establish as they are so seldom offered for sale. By serial numbers observed there were only...
  24. Thread: SS contract

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    A lot of good information here.

    A lot of good information here.
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    From Dusk till Dawn .....

    From Dusk till Dawn .....
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