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#135107 05/22/2008 08:57 PM
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A little assistance is requested from my fellow bayonet collectors.

Joined the Forum yesterday and this is my first posting.

Like Richie B (30 january 2008) i have also a bym bayonet but not as listed by the factory Genossenshaft Maschinenfabrik, Ferlach-Kärnten, Ostmark(Austria) 41-44 but 40. Is this a rare one?


Bayonet marked “bym” and 29976 over 150
Blade back - 40
Pommel WaA 76
Scabbard reverse - “bym” 40
Scabbard front - 29976 over 150
Scabbard end is marked at one side but i can't read it.


Your comments please.

Regards,

Willem K.

#135108 05/22/2008 09:25 PM
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Hello Willem

Welcome to the Forum.

Can't help with the rarity but there are lots of knowlegeable people so I'm sure you will get an answer soon.

Richie Cool

#135109 05/23/2008 07:43 AM
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bym ones are rarer than for example asw ones...but not very rare... you can find often.

the numbers are matching...this is very fine.

Important is the condition... new, used or worse?

#135110 05/23/2008 09:08 AM
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bym is a pretty rare marking for 1940. Yours being one of the last made in this year.
bym41 are more common to find, then bym42 is the rarest, then bym43 and bym44 are rare.


If it's '44 dated, I need it!
#135111 05/24/2008 11:53 PM
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Welcome to the forum Willem! I agree 100% with Arnaud that bym 40 is rarely seen. I have owned hundreds of K98k bayonets and never a bym 40 matching. Of course many people know that 1940 is the year that Germany went from uncoded Manufacturer markings to letter codes. That, attrition, and other unknown factors have made this a hard to find bayonet. Early Ferlach made bayonets have always been elusive for me! Hope this helps! Jeff Bernish, Owner: Tenmile Creek Antiques

#135112 05/30/2008 11:02 PM
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My bym 40 bajonet .

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#135114 05/31/2008 06:04 PM
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Looks nice, but the scabbard look like overpainted.best regards,Andy


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