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    I've owned a couple of these pistols with the...

    I've owned a couple of these pistols with the features of the ones you are considering. I'm anything but knowledgeable about these, but yours look like the typical mid-war pistols. All I think I'm...
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    Weimar Unit Markings

    I've been confused to one degree or another as to how to accurately interpret unit markings on Weimar period German property / weapons. I was using the pattern or sequence of markings utilized for...
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    I do. It's an excellent original condition...

    I do. It's an excellent original condition matching L block byf44 that I acquired from a friend in the late 70s.
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    Thanks again!

    Thanks again!
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    Thanks for that information. I was using the...

    Thanks for that information. I was using the markings section of Walter's bayonet book as my guide and that was clearly not where I should have been looking. Any idea where they were located?
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    S28 stock washer marking

    Here are the markings on the left stock washer of my S28. Do these these marks indicate this rifle was in the possession at some point of an infantry recruiting depot?
  7. Thread: Unmarked 84/98

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    My pleasure. Thanks again for your help.

    My pleasure. Thanks again for your help.
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    The 44asw number is 104y.

    The 44asw number is 104y.
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    Out of curiousity, where in the overall scheme of...

    Out of curiousity, where in the overall scheme of bayonet usage do these unmarked items fall? Were they sold or otherwise provided to military units or were they used by other organizations?

    I...
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    Ersatz M1915 / EB42 Sawback

    I didn't find one of these Ersatz M1915 or EB42 (as Carter classified them) bayonets posted on the forum, so I thought I share photos of the one I own.

    As always seems to be the case, I have been...
  11. Thread: Unmarked 84/98

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    Thanks for sharing your observations. I think I...

    Thanks for sharing your observations. I think I see the manufacturing characteristics you identify when I compare this bayonet to my matching 44asw. The matching 42asw in the photos definitely...
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    Thanks, gentlemen, for the courtesy of your...

    Thanks, gentlemen, for the courtesy of your replies. Since I know just about enough about these blades to be dangerous (if I'm even at that level of knowledge), would you be so kind as to tell me...
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    Unmarked 84/98

    I thought I'd photos of an unmarked bayonet I dragged home from somewhere. No maker marks or proofs anywhere except for the number 663 on the inside of the press stud. I couldn't get the grips off,...
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    Thanks Andy!

    Thanks Andy!
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    I learned something new this morning. Thx for...

    I learned something new this morning. Thx for posting.
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    S98aA - Help with cyphers/proofs

    I have a 1901 dated Simson S98aA with a crown over what looks like an "M" proof on the blade spine. I've dug around in my limited library and on the net, but thus far I can't seem to identify this...
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    Thanks for posting!

    Thanks for posting!
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    Naval Jelly rust remover, which contains...

    Naval Jelly rust remover, which contains phosphoric acid, can leave a gray finish on metal.
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    My hat's off to your creation. Outstanding!

    My hat's off to your creation. Outstanding!
  21. Thread: PPU Serb ammo

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    I recommend you research reloading rifle...

    I recommend you research reloading rifle cartridges if you have not previously done so. It's more involved than loading straight wall pistol cases which headspace on the case mouth (for auto...
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    Great observations and commentary. I've been at...

    Great observations and commentary. I've been at this hobby (some may term it an addiction) since the late 60's early 70's and I've seen the market fluctuations you all have referenced. I've also been...
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    Nice find Matt!

    Nice find Matt!
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    Sticky: So, according to the alpha code in a previous...

    So, according to the alpha code in a previous post both our rifles (or at least the receivers) were produced in November 1916. Did I miss the significance of the numbers preceeding the letter; a I on...
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    Sticky: Bolt pics.

    Bolt pics.
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