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#273629 11/09/2012 02:03 AM
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I managed to acquire this matching ,'37 date Gebruder Heller today at a local pawn shop. It came with a frog by W.Dophelde/Breckwede. Taking the grips off I found that they and the flashguard were numbered to the bayonet. Was this something done by Heller or by a workshop sometime during the bayo's service life?











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Hello Len, nice piece, the screws looks a little long, is the flashguard and grips proofed with 214 proof? The grips could be stamped later, is there any other serials? thanks and best regards,Andy

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Hi Andy,
Yes the grips & guard are all stamped 214.

Len


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So then should be all ok, the cleaning rod channel area on the right grip looks like something carved in, but probably is not a number, what for other stamps are on the grips? thanks,Andy

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The frog has a nice early date and looks in good shape!

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Nice score, Len! As a rule, earlier military S84/98 T3s had numbered components; flashguard, grips, and catch assembly components.
Usually this matches the bayonet's serial number on the blade. However, some may be numbered internally to a assembly number found stamped on the tang. Commercial S84/98 T3 are often found numbered in this fashion as well. In addition, the round (early) flashguard holes were later changed to oval, which allowed for easier assembly and required less precision.


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