WW1 Capture Items
Picked this up at an estate auction, as it was either in the garage or basement, it has rust on it, but I do believe to someone who knows how to clean bayonets, this will clean up very nicely. The blade is marked to ""Waffenfabrik Neuhausen" and the sawteeth are in near mint condition (very sharp and pronounced). The blade measures 18 13/16" long. I have been seeing these bayonets, some in the same condition, for over $300 at the shows.
Here is a very rare German message shell from a 76mm Minenwerfer (Mine Launcher) and complete with the ultra rare canister for holding the message inside the round. The shell is profusely marked and the top assembly that holds the fuse/cap has matching numbers with the main shell body. These never come on the market and especially with the steel canister for holding the message inside. The former owners brother, made a full size replica of a type Minenwerfer that would have shot these message shells from trench to trench. This is one of those items that you buy when ever you see one of them come up for sale!!!