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    Posted 10 years ago

    mysharona
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    My husband found this bayonet years ago... inside the wall of a house that he bought. we are just guessing it's WWII ... but have NO idea. it this thing worth anything? I've got a ton of pics, but not really sure what part of this thing people need to see to tell. thanks for any info! Sharon ps I don't have a clue what category to list either :-(

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    1. James James, 10 years ago
      Being as long as it is it would be better to think WW I. A bayonet started to become what it is today more of a multi role tool. They found the long bayonets to be a single role cumbersome inconvenience. That when WW II rolled around they were busy taking all the 16" bayonets from WW I and in the U.S. shortening them to 10" then finally to 8". They did the same thing to swords. This is European Italy, Germany I don't think it's English or French.
    2. mysharona mysharona, 10 years ago
      Thank you James! do you have any idea of what it's worth?
    3. James James, 10 years ago
      I don't really collect anything other then American. So I can't really say. They seem to be climbing more in value. 20yrs. ago I could pick them up $5- $15 now the last one I saw was $35. That is just for the bayonet they are worth more with sheath and even more with the frog. A frog is a cut and sown piece of leather that fits onto the sheath by slipping over that nob on the brass part of the sheath so they could put it on their belt.
    4. YardSaleDave, 10 years ago
      It looks like a Spanish Mauser Long Bayonet, either 1893 or 1913 I believe.
    5. Jess, 10 years ago
      Would you consider selling it?
    6. tikiray tikiray, 10 years ago
      Spanish it is. You're right Dave!

      Here is a pic of your bayonet. Yours isn't in the condition this one is in, so you'll be looking at less of a sale price.
      http://www.jjmilitaryantiques.com/catdet.asp?TargetItem=10682&CategoryType=bayoeuro
    7. mysharona mysharona, 10 years ago
      James - Thanks for all the info! I just love learning for all of you out there. Sharon
    8. mysharona mysharona, 10 years ago
      YardSaleDave - thank, someone told us at our garage sale... it might be Spanish ... but we really didn't know.
    9. mysharona mysharona, 10 years ago
      Jess, we were thinking of putting it in a barn sale this spring.. for $50.00 buck... but after all I've learned.. that may be a bit high.
    10. mysharona mysharona, 10 years ago
      tikiray - what can I say.... you, with all your info... R Awesome! Thanks Again! Sharon
    11. YardSaleDave, 10 years ago
      So where is this barn sale? I want to be first in line. $50.00 is fair on this, in fact mark it 75, you can always come down.
    12. mysharona mysharona, 10 years ago
      Cool! Thanks YardSaleDave, It's gonna be in Hopedale, IL (central Illinois) we have a 40 x 80 building... to have it in... but we have to figue out HOW to be able to have it there 1st... ya see, it's full.... from front to back... side to side and stacked... you get the picture. We'll have one somehow... but I doubt if we get to everything. We need Frank & Mike to stop by! it's unreal! Sharon
    13. YardSaleDave, 10 years ago
      It's just a bit out of my yard sale range, I'm in NY. Give Danielle a shout at Antique Archaeology, It might be fun to be on one of the shows.
      http://www.antiquearchaeology.com/got_stuff.html
    14. Jess, 10 years ago
      Good luck selling, I would love to have this piece but I'm north of the border so might be tough, does anybody know if there are anymore items like this on here or websites that would sell items for a reasonable price?

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