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WW2 German Militaria

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Ritz34, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Ritz34

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    My Grandfather recently passed away and left me a few items that he brought back from Germany. I'm not really sure how much they would be worth or where a good place to sell them would be. This site was mentioned as a good place to start to get some quality info. I have 2 bayonets and 1 serrated knife. I will post pictures of each of them. Thanks in advance.
     
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    czech VZ-24 bayonet used by german troops... and collectable too, a low end of 100 -200$ range..what markings are on the blade? dot, very desirable..
     
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    wow you got quite a nice collection..They will be worth quite a bit of money. Can anybody get a translation on the etched bayonet?

    so did your grandfather tell you the story of how he got the knives?
     
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    " remembrance on my service" suzie..ray..:)
     
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    I know my Grandfather was in the 7th Armored and he fought in the battle of the bulge. He also came home with both a bronze star and a purple heart. I never got a story about the weapons because we didn't know they existed until after he had passed.

    The dress bayonets markings on one side say "Original Eickhorn Soungen." The German engraved says, "Bur Grinnerung on meine BienOzeif" but I have no idea what it means.

    The other bayonet on the back of the frog it is slightly worn but it says "Something to worn & Schmidt Lederwarenfabrik - Hamburg 8." On the blade there is a marking by the handle that says Stf. a triangle and a small imprint above that it looks like a feathered bird. On the bottom of the handle it says AJR.10. 73 with a small asterik.
     
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    motto explained.. solingen on blade..hope all the above answers, were of help..:)
     
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    Ahh I see! These answers have been a big help. It is so interesting to find more information on these pieces that my Grandfather kept tucked away in his closet for so many years.
     
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    Hi all, actually, on this topic, I wondered if anyone could help me identify this? I think it was found in Dieppe and I wondered if it was German/WWII. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    german WWI sawback, butcher bayonet...would have looked like this originally...

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    Ah great! Thank you very much! Considering it was found in Dieppe, though, do you think it could have been used again for WWII?
     
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    anythings possible, but cant say for sure..
     
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    Highly unlikely - the Germans did not use sawback bayonets in WW2.

    They started to remove the saws from those in frontline service in WW1 following fears that the British and French would execute anybody captured with one.

    The bayonet is an Austrian M1895 Mannlicher bayonet.

    "stf" is believed to be a post WW1 marking for the Steyr factory. The bird is an eagle - an Austrian military acceptance stamp.

    "AJR" = Alpenjäger-Regiment 10

    Regards

    Richie
     
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    Certainly not, these pioneer bayos had been censored by the Germans themselves as early as the middle of WWI and later expressly forbidden by the Geneva convention. During WWI those pows who were caught by such a knive often got it in their guts as a reward , so the Germans did not want to have those anymore and the the saw teeth got grinded on the majority of the blades.
    Therefore surviving ones are quite interesting to have. I have heard stories about a "possible" re-use of some of those in 1940 but certainly not officially. Dieppe is not far from the Northenr France battle fields so I think it's a WWI relic.
     

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