Germany WW2 Jos Corts K98 bayonet for Mauser Karabiner 98K; manufactured in 1939 by Josua Corts Sohn Remscheid. Original 1940-dated Berg & Co. metal scabbard, leather frog included.
Original WW2 era German bayonet for “Karabiner 98K” Mauser bolt-action rifle. Manufactured in 1939 by Josua Corts Sohn Remscheid, as indicated by the manufacturer’s logo JOS. CORTS SN on ricasso. Josua Corts Sohn of Remscheid was a tool manufactured before the war. They had always made an excellent quality product, even in the middle of the war as the resources and quality materials became scarce.
The bayonet comes with original WW2 ear steel scabbard manufactured in 1940 by Berg & Co. (non-matching serial number 8102 on the scabbard’s throat) and the original leather frog. The frog is in very good overall condition, considering the age; the leather is soft and supple still. The keeper has been removed; all stitching and rivets are intact.
The bayonet is unused but the blade is unsharpened with original blunt factory edge. Ricasso is sharply stamped JOS. CORTS SN on one side and serial number 5042c on the other. The bayonet is about 15-1/8” / 38.4 cm overall; the blade is about 9-7/8″ / 25 cm long. The blade has retained some of its original gun-blue finish. Original dark-brown bakelite grips are in very good condition with no cracks or chips. The bayonet’s release button is in perfect working order; no contact marks on the pommel. The Waffenamt stamps on the bayonet’s butt look like WaA253; scabbard’s tip is marked WaA283.
About 83 years after it was made this World War II era Germany WW2 Jos Corts K98 bayonet and its original scabbard/frog are in 100% serviceable condition still. Don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!
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