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    Danish 1915 Krag bayonet

    This is one you don't see very often. Usually pretty expensive when you do. Been watching them sell for well over what I wanted to pay on eBay for about two years now. Made an offer of $100 for this one today and brought it home so I was pretty pleased. The guy insisted it was WWI Germanicon because he had looked up the name on the handle. This is a guy that sells quite a bit of military items at an antique mall, not the same one the practice bomb came from. I had to clean it up some as either he or someone before him had knocked off some of the light rust with what appears to be a wire wheel. I just polished out the wheel marks.

    Small six pointed star on the top of the blade












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    Very nice! Its interesting how the Danishicon had a very modern knife bayonet, and went to the long bayonet after observing other nations at war in WWI.

    There is a 1889 Danish Kragicon I have been eyeing up for awhile now, tough to decide if I want to buy it or not. Actually I suppose the question isn't if I want to buy it, rather should I buy it

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    I passed on one at Cabelas a couple of years ago and sort of regret it. they are nice looking rifles. I think it was $800 at the time and it was within price guidelines. I was saving for my luger though and didn't want to use the points. Had I bought it, I still would have my luger but wouldn't have the Type 94 or the Browning so I don't regret it too much. Trade off of a rifle never really used in conflict vs two pistols that were.

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    Nice...1915 Danishicon Kragicon...not often seen. DENMARK
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    The Danishicon Krags were used in WWII, and likely saw more service usage than any service pistol (just because service pistols really don't see much use at all).

    Recently I have been thinking of changing up my type of collecting towards a action type collection, i.e. distinctive and unique actions, as opposed to having a bunch of variants which are more or less the same gun just reworked slightly differently. A Danish Kragicon would fit that perfectly.

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    How do you figure that? Denmarkicon basically surrendered without firing a shot, well 2 to 4 hours of limited shooting. Total casualties are under dispute but in all cases very small. Germanicon losses were 2-3 killed and 25-30 wounded, and that the Danish military suffered a confirmed 16 dead and 20 wounded. Casualties among the civil resistance is not certain, but are given as 10 dead and 3 wounded. After the surrender the rifles went to secondary German units which typically means guards of some sort.

    It's still a very interesting rifle and I'd like to have one someday, now I need one to put this bayonet on.

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    Wow, I never realized it was such a short resistance, I knew it was short I didn't realize that short. I stand corrected.

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    It's OK, I was under the impression they surrendered without a fight so you were more accurate than I was.


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