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    Identify these bayonets and knife

    Greetings,
    My father handed these to me and said to stick them on the internet for sale. I need to know what they are first, the first photo titled bayonet 2 is in excelent shape except it looks like someone ground the barrel loop off of the handguard and the frog on the scabbard is very fragile. The one titled bayonet 3 has no really identifying marks, however the blade can be released and folded back into the grip, basically making a shorter knife. I pictured it partially folded. The third titled commando, looks like a british commando knife, the scabbard (which is in rough shape) has RC Brown 1943 stamped on it right where the handle is when sheathed. I'm certain none of these are replicas, the original owner (my uncle) collected them in the 50's and was KIA Viet Nam, 1967. Does anyone haV an idea what they are and a ball park of what they're worth. Thanks,
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    ID Bayonets and Knives

    Randy A-Not much on the foreign blades, but I'll try the first go-round. !) Italianicon Model 1938 Carcano Folding Bayonet. These are cool because they can stay on the rifle w/ blade folded under barrel or in the scabbard. 2) Germanicon KAR 98 Bayonet. Check on top of the blade right in front of the guard . There is usually two digits which give the year of production. 3) Britishicon Commando Knife or real close. The flat area (ricasso) in front of the guard might be a very good indicator of an early model version. Handle, I don't know. I'm sure there are folks w/ far more expertise in these areas. Hope I helped some. SKIP

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    Well, that helped, I found the commando knife, turns out it's a WW2 Austrailian commando knife. Here is that exact same knife, (7th one down) his looks nicer though!

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    As far as the K98icon bayonet,,, I thought they all had a ring on the handguard for the tip of the barrel to go through, turns out all of them I've found look just like this,,, I simply thought it'd been ground off. The grips are a brown looking plastic and there is a 44 2SW on the side of the blade, a 9229 y on the other side. This is in real good shape, the scabbard frog isn't so good though.
    You hit the nail on the head about the Carcano folder too. Thanks!
    Any idea what any of them are worth?

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    Randy A-Wild guess on prices. KAR 98 $75-$80??? Carcano-$150-$200??? Australianicon Commando-No clue!!!!! Glad I could help. SKIP

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    The K98kicon bayonet scabbard was originally serial numbered to the blade, which helps with the value. The serial number of the scabbard may be partially hidden by the frog.

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    Yeah, it is, of course they don't match! I would venture to say the bayonet looks new unissued, I'm sure it's not a repro, like I say, he acquired it in the late 50's, I think he had the rifle too but traded it off before he left for Nam.

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    The Australianicon Commando knife I have seen go for $1200 to $1500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy A View Post
    44 2SW on the side of the blade
    Randy

    This is actually ASW which is the manufacturer code for E&F Horster. 44 is the year of manufacture and the 9229y is the individual serial number.

    Does the scabbard have the same markings - if yes the value goes up

    Richie

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