Dating k98 bayonet sheath
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The meaning of the letter B under the CSZ stamp is unknown, however I would guess that it corresponded to a "batch run" of bayonets.
These bayonets can be dated to a "time period" based on which side of the blade the CSZ is stamped on.
Initially the Germans issued existing Czech bayonets.
The Germans then had the muzzle rings ground off the captured VZ24 bayonets before issue, and then they changed the production lines to produce bayonets without the muzzle rings.
ABOUT 90% BLUING PRESENT ON BLADE,, ALL BLUING GONE FROM SCABBARD, WITH OXIDATION BLOTCHES...
NICE LEATHER FROG HANGER,,,, SCABBARD MARKED "fnj 44" ,,,,, ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE-ALL ITEMS BOUGHT WITH BUY-IT-NOW OR I'LL TAKE IT OR OFFER ACCEPTED MUST BE PAID FOR WITHIN 24 HOURS UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED UPON.,, FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS PROVISION BY THE BUYER MAY RESULT IN BEING BANNED FROM FUTURE SALES.
The Czech bayonets will fit both the VZ24 and K98 Mausers without any alteration, with or without the muzzle rings.
GERMAN ISSUE BUTCHER BAYONET & SCABBARD in good clean original condition, grips are in good order, no cracks or splits, scabbard re-painted black with some dents in places, MUNDLOS & Co marked to blade, with W letter to top of blade.
Priced 125RARE AUSTRALIAN MK1 45 ORANGE ARSENAL OWEN SMG BAYONET, both bayonet and scabbard are in really nice order, wooden grips are marked Slaz 44, and blade dated 45 as with the Mangrovite leather scabbard. Priced 195VERY RARE BRITISH ISSUE MKI No4 1st PATTERN ISSUE BAYONET in good used condition showing signs of use, bayonet housing marked G Crown R No4 MKI S. scabbard is also marked MKI canvas frog is post war type, but looks nice, these were well manufactured quality bayonets, blade is of the cruciform from type, later model where just plain old spike type, getting hard to find these days!!
The most unique feature on these bayonets is the "reversed blade".
When you first look at a Czech VZ24 bayonet, it looks like any other Mauser bayonet of the era, however, on closer inspection, it is apparent that the cutting edge is on the TOP of the blade!The VZ24 bayonets are not uncommon and it is thought that the Czech's manufactured several hundred thousand of these over the years!