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KZ0349

Original German WWI Seitengewehr M1884/98 II Bayonet by Richard A. Herder with Scabbard and Frog - dated 1917

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an very nice example of a M-1884/98 Second Model Bayonet (Seitengewehr), intended for use on the Mauser GEW 98 rifle. This bayonet design is based on the earlier M1871/84 bayonet with a 10 inch blade, and the first model of these were converted from those bayonets. This example was purpose made for the GEW 98, and was not converted. The sawback version of these are very rare, and seldom seen. The third model of the M1884/98 became the standard bayonet for the k98k rifle used during WWII.

This example has a very nice set of original wood grips, with a very nice hilt with a little rust and a great patina. Bayonet lock is fully functional. The blade ricasso is clearly maker marked:

RICH. A. HERDER
(Diamond Trademark)
SOLINGEN

The blade is also dated on the blade's spine 17 under a proof mark of a Crown over W., for Kaiser Wilhelm II, and the year the bayonet was accepted. The blade is in good condition, showing some sharpening. It has also been blued, probably for reissue during WWII, as the bayonet is pretty much the same as the S1884/98 III issued with the k98K.

The bayonet is held in the standard all steel scabbard, as used in WWII.It is in very good shape, with a little wear and a great painted finish. The attached brown leather bayonet frog has all the stitching intact, with intact aluminum rivets, and is still supple. There are faded manufacturer markings on the back, and one looks to have a 1938 date, which would definitely indicate reissue for WWII.

All in all a nice example of the very rare M1884/94 II Bayonet of WWI, reissued for WWII, in good shape with scabbard and frog. Ready to display!

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