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 Post subject: What bayonet for Gew 88
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:00 pm 
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I've had a Gew 88 for over 30 yrs. I have always kept my eyes open for a bayonet and am really looking for one now. Can anyone tell me what type works on the Gew 88? I finf that they are listed by the bayonet model and not the rifle model.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:57 pm 
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I've got a sporterized GEW88 (88/05) so it doesn't have a bayonet lug, but if you go to http://www.gew88.com/gew_88_forum/ you will find forums there for just about everything you could ask for on the GEW88 and it's many variants. There IS a discussion forum titled "Seitengewehr" that deals with the bayonets.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:53 pm 
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The easiest and cheapest type of bayonet you can find that will fit the 88 would be the WW1 ersatz type.These were made to fit several different types of rifles and come in many shapes and sizes.The ones that fit the 88 will have a split muzzle ring.Heres some photos of one I picked up last year.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:37 pm 
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AQnyone got one that they can get rid of?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:10 pm 
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There are several that can be put on it. The 71/84,84/98,I have seen several pic's with the 98na quillion back and 98/05 butcher blade bayonets used.I've mounted them on mine and they do look good. They even used the captured/modified Foreign bayonets on the 88.
You could use any of the above and still be period correct.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:43 pm 
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There are several that can be put on it. The 71/84,84/98,I have seen several pic's with the 98na quillion back and 98/05 butcher blade bayonets used.


The photos you saw of the quillback and butcher blade bayonets were most likely staged since those would not be stable enough to be mounted on the rifle for combat use due to the style of the bayonet lug and the lack of a muzzle ring.While they do fit and look cool they would not be period correct.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:27 pm 
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http://commissionrifle.multiply.com/
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Staged or guard duty they were used.
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