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Cleaned and handle refinished.
Prussian Bayonet - made in 1888
Wilhelm I or II. There were three emperors of Prussia in 1888. Wilhelm I, Friedrich III, and Wilhelm II. Friedrich only ruled for 99 days before succumbing to larynx cancer.
This bayonet was assembled by Erfurt.
The 'serial number' is actually a regimental stamp (120.R.R.143) that indicates the following:
120 - 120 regiment
R.R. - Recruitment office of the Infantry
There was only 1 company so the company number is omitted.
143 - 143 weapon
The muzzle ring has been ground off, probably during the 1908/1909 sanctioned rework that many of these had the muzzle rings ground off so as to be used on the GEW98 and the K98K.
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