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I bought a German K98 bayonet and it has some unusual features:

The blade is a Richard A. Herder circa 1939.
The grips are brown bakelite with Waffen 547 on the inside of the grips. There is some wood residue on the actual groove in the blade handle.
This bayonet has a barrel ring on it, rather than the lack of one with standard German bayonets. There are no Waffens are the guard...could it have been exchanged with the original German one...or did they make some early war ones with a barrel ring?
The scabbard is a 42 COF. The thing that matches the scabbard and the bayonet is the following. There is what looks like a lightly stamped star of david on both with what could be a 1 on the inside. Then there is a circle "R" stamp as well.

This blade looks to be rebuilt at some point....

Does anyone know what the story with this bayonet is? It strikes me as used by the Israelis.....?

Thanks ND
 

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Here's a pic of an Israeli conversion of the M84/98 III



This one has a tiny star of David and a Hebrew mark on the pommel. You have to look close to find them.
 

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That is the ticket

the pic is an exact duplicate of the bayonet I bought. Thanks for the information.
 
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