GUN WWII German Bayonet...Question

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  1. Mizer

    Mizer Who needs sleep!

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    I got as a gift this past Christmas a Bayonet to a German WWII era K-98 Mauser. The blade and sheath have matching serial numbers on it. The bayonet has some rust and etc on it from aging. My question...is it better to let it sit in its current condition or let find someone who can clean it up and make it look good. Im more concerned with it keeping what value it has as I am getting into the habbit of collection WWII stuff.

    Does anyone know anything about this?? Any info is appreciated!

    Heres a pic (this is not mine but its what it looks like)

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  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    if its just surface rust you should be able to clean it up yourself. Not sure what the value on it is I've seen them for sale not all that expensive but dunno if they were WWII german production either, does it have any markings besides serial numbers? any Nazi markings? If you just want to store it away for now get some cosmo and coat it over and wrap it up and put it away.
     
  3. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    ive got one.
    what you want to do is get some 0000 steel mesh wire. put some oil on it and slowly scrub the rust off. thats what i had to do with my ss dagger.

    its best to take the rust off, if you leave it on it will slowly hurt the metal more.
     
  4. Rooster

    Rooster y helo thar

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    I heard that when you clean silver for instance, it loses its value. I have a feeling that cleaning that all up would make it lose some value as well.
     
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    They arent worth insane amounts of money anyways, so id say clean it. maybe a max of $70 if its matching and in good condition
     
  6. Michael Westen

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    is that the one that says blood and honor on it?

    the ATF and FBI will be at your door soon! :noes:
     
  7. sprite

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    Usually with antique shit they say to leave it alone. And you have to use the right lingo to fit in with the antique snobs... you take it to a "conservator" to have it "restored".
     
  8. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    no the ss or sa dagger say that.
     
  9. david_4x4

    david_4x4 New Member

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    Clean it if you want, if not don't worry about it.

    You won't lose much either way.
     

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