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Hello to everyone on the forum.

My name is Dave and I have recently acquired this German bayonet from a good friend of mine. It is in reasonable condition with some slight pitting and one deeper spot on the top edge of the blade.. The blade and scabbard numbers do not match and the frog is not original (but a well make replacement). My friend said I should find out the going price and pay him that. Could any members with knowledge of these bayonets please give me an idea of its value .I am in Australia so it would probably be easiest if we talk in USD.

I will post some more pictures.
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Bayonet S84/98 made by Durkopp Werke, Bielefeld in 1938, low number, the 731 on flashguard is not typical, could be postwar using, for this speaks the blueing over rust on pommel, the blade looks like proper blued, the scabbard is prewar, anyway the stamping is not visible under frog, frog is not german could be austrian or Czechoslovak. b.r.Andy
 

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Hi Andy and thanks for that infomation.
I managed to pull the frog back enough to read the number 7241 on the scabbard. Scabbard also has a stamp on the tear drop at the bottom but it's difficult to read.
Do you think the frog could be original but from a country other than Germany ?
Would you have an estimate of its value in USD?
Have a great day.
Dave
 

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Hi Andy. I have attached photos of the back of the frog and the two stamps on it.

One is an oval with letters inside at the top and bottom. Top row starts with an F. then maybe another F can't read the rest.
The bottom line seems to have a D at the start but the rest is unreadable.

The other stamp is a symbol of some sort. Do you recognise it ?????

Thank you for sharing you knowledge with us.
Dave
 

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Never seen numbers on the flash guard like that before. Combined with the blueing over rust someone mentioned I would suspect post war reissue to police or the like. Overall value wise these days I would say $100-160
Cool example. I would dig further into the numbers on the flashguard, try to find other examples of that.
 

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Dave, yes, these are fairly common in the US. Mismatch sets often tell you they came in via an exporter, whereas matching bayo & scabbard combinations are more likely bringbacks. This is just my own assumption and not base on any expertise.

A good condition matching bayo & scabbard can fetch more. Ebay is probably a good avenue for determining value. Of course, things sell on eBay for prices that many here would never pay.
 
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