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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    I will double check may try to rescan the picture too for some better close ups.
    Thanks.
    I found two very nice photos showing Navy soldiers with K98 in forums over here.
    One from I. Seeflieger-Abteilung, the other one from 2. Matrosen Artillerie-Regiment. Both photos are dated 1917.

    A fellow collector told me that the Navy units on the Western front had about 5,000 K98. Including naval airship and air force units.

    4,016 K98 with infantry and artillery units (unknown date)
    107 K98 with the Marine-Luftschiff-Detachement and I. Marine-Fliegerabteilung (October 1915)
    810 K98 with B.M.A. Liebau und I. Seefliegerabteilung (October 1915)

    If I can find out more, I'll let you know.

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    Default Marinepionierkompagnie 04/28/1916

    I was under the impression we were seeking rifles, not evidence in pictures... however here is a wartime example of KM use.

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    The markings "O.M.D.1 124" show this bayonet to have been issued to the 1st Company of the East Asian Marine Detachment ("Ostasiatische Marine Detachment") based at Peking and Tientsin, weapon number 124. This bayonet was made by Simson & Co in Suhl and has no date marking though it was probably made around 1900-01. The one piece wooden grip on this S98aA was discarded in favour of the two piece grips of the S98nA in 1902. As the bayonet has no signs of previous issue markings it may well have been kept in storage for sometime before being issued: the East Asian Marine Detachment was only formed in 1909. This bayonet has a leather scabbard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelWC View Post
    The markings "O.M.D.1 124"
    Did you notice the "7" overstamped with the "4" and the additional dot at the end?
    As far as I know, the Germans did not grind off old markings, but rather lined or Xed them out.
    I don't like what I see.

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    Here is my friends 1913 Erfurt. Unfortunately I have no pics of the acceptance but I’m told it’s an Eagle vs the crown you see on Naval Gew 98s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj556 View Post
    Here is my friends 1913 Erfurt. Unfortunately I have no pics of the acceptance but I’m told it’s an Eagle vs the crown you see on Naval Gew 98s.
    Wow, that's a nice one!
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    Wow that is a nice one and very interesting too. I'm curious if the muzzle lid is also unit marked for the Navy as well. From what I'm gathering the Kar98a Navy Contracts had to be very small.
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    almost speechless!

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    ^ what they said. Hope you can talk him out of it one day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    Wow that is a nice one and very interesting too. I'm curious if the muzzle lid is also unit marked for the Navy as well. From what I'm gathering the Kar98a Navy Contracts had to be very small.
    Unfortunately the muzzle lid isn’t navy marked

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