WW2 era German K98 bayonet made in 1936 by Mundlow & Co.; original metal scabbard and leather frog included. Scarce pre-WW2 type in great overall condition- rare this nice and complete.
Original WW2 era German bayonet for “Karabiner 98K” Mauser bolt-action rifle. Scarce pre-WW2 manufacture – made in 1936 (number 36 on the spine at the base of the blade) by Mundlow & Company of Magdeburg (Mundlos AG), as indicated by the number code S/244. This pre-WW2 blade numbering system of letters-and-numbers codes was used from 1934 to 1937 to keep the maker’s identities secret. Before the war Mundlow & Co was manufacturing sewing machines and their spare parts; the experience and expertise of this precise machinery maker certainly show through the excellent quality of this bayonet.
The bayonet comes with original blued steel scabbard (serial number 8180/C on the scabbard’s throat) and original leather frog marked BK on the belt hanger. The frog is in excellent condition, considering the age; the leather is soft and supple; all stitching and rivets are intact. The bayonet is apparently unused with original blunt factory edge. Some minor dents on the steel scabbard are noted for accuracy; original pre-war specimens are very scarce this nice and complete.
The bayonet is about 15-1/4” / 38.8 cm overall; the blade is about 10″ / 25.5 cm long. The blade retained 95% of its original gun-blue finish; the edge is in as-issued condition (blued and un-sharpened); the tip is intact. Original and correct for pre-war manufacture wood grips are in great condition with just a couple of minor dings on the wood (no cracks or chips). Bayonet release button is in perfect working order. Ricasso is stamped S/244. on one side and serial number 3947 / P on the other. The Waffenamt on the bayonet’s butt is Wa439; scabbard’s tip is stamped with what looks like Aa253.
Almost 80 years after it was made this WW2 era German K98 bayonet and its original scabbard are in 100% serviceable condition still; pre-WW2 specimens are scarce this nice and complete. Don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!
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