View Full Version : OT-For Celeon999 and any Gun Nuts (pic heavy)

05-06-2006, 09:04 PM
I started talking about this in the OT hobbys thread and asked Celeon999 about the bayonette if it was hard to put on his K98. He asked me to show some pictures of mine to see if he could help. Here they are. Posting it here due to the pictures!

I own a Yugoslavian made M-48 version of the K98 built durring the 1940's on German tooling set up in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia, and, together with its standard accessories, has been in Military Storage since that time. The rifle is classified as "Military-New". It is a collectors grade rifle and has all original matching serial numbers on all major components.

This is a picture of the accessories. Bayonette and scabbard, ammo pouch with ammor from 1940, 1939 and 1938 (ammo aquired seperately)Frog, cleaning kit and oil&grease container (my favorite)
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h185/Josef_Reiter/Cle...netteAmmopouchoi.jpg (http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h185/Josef_Reiter/CleaningkitFrogBayonetteAmmopouchoi.jpg)

Close up of the Bolt (sorry camera not good enough for real close photos)

900 8mm rounds from Yugoslavia in original case from 1955. Each box contains 15 rounds all on 5 round stripper clips. They fit the gun perfectly and re-loading takes about 3 seconds http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

This is the certificate that came with the rifle.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h185/Josef_Reiter/Cer...teofAuthenticity.jpg (http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h185/Josef_Reiter/CertificateofAuthenticity.jpg)

05-07-2006, 02:42 AM
Very nice extra equipment you have there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

And enough ammunition i see http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ive noticed that the yugoslavian version looks very similar to the version produced for the german police. Especially the different longer foregrip that surrounds the ironsight with wooden parts.

My thought was that your bayonette could had been manufactured in another country and that this might be the reason why it only fits so hardly.

Looks like i was wrong. Its propably due to slight differences in production that happen a lot when so many different manufacturers produce the same parts for something, even in one country.

Here is a pic of my bayonette. You will notice although the design is similar there are several differences between the german and the yugoslavian version.

The grip is different.
The blade has the same length but has other differences to yours.

But the most obvious difference is the missing barrel ring in the german version.

Thats the main sign that lets you differ german k98 bayonettes from all other manufacturers on first sight. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


05-07-2006, 03:17 PM
Yes, your is very diffrent from mine. The release buttons are totaly diffrent. I have a feeling that if I were to use one like yours, it would probably fit better. Thanks for the insight on this matter!

05-08-2006, 03:13 AM
Here are some pics from the bayonette button.

You can see the approvement markings of the "Heerswaffenamt"

Looks like i need to do something against this first traces of rust. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Is it really so different from yours ?