Long Municipal Police Bayonet w/Double-Trademark & Matching Numbers (#26631)

Long Municipal Police Bayonet w/Double-Trademark & Matching Numbers (#26631)

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Large ACS Scales (obverse) and Alexander Coppel in an arc above ACS Scales Solingen (reverse)TM. These Alexander Coppel/Alcoso trademarks are illustrated on pages 105-106 of The Sword And Knife Makers Of Germany 1850-2000 Volume 1 by the late Anthony Carter who states that, “Police bayonets made during the Weimar period were often stamped with the firm’s full name and the A C S trademark.” Nickel-plated hilt fittings show superb detail to eagle head pommel and oak leaf embellished crossguard with minor wear to highlights but, lifting to loss plating. Reverse crossguard is stamped, “S. E. I. 430″ (Schutzpolizei/Municipal Police Property, administrative district Erfurt, Duty Location I, weapon number 430″. Dark brown stag horn grip plates show light surface wear with no cracks or chips, and with the Third Reich Police eagle properly pinned to the obverse plate. Grip plates show evidence of being cut down during refurbishing as there are holes on the lower obverse/reverse where the Weimar Police emblem was attached as well as the original rivet holes that have been filled with a brown paste filler. Plated blade measuring 32.9cm in length grades EX+/EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks and some minor gray speckling towards tip where blade was shortened at the time the original Weimar clamshell was removed. Spine of blade is Waffen-Amt marked with a ” * over B “, and blade is complete with brown leather buffer pad. Black leather scabbard shows light surface wear/minor age/nicks but, no rips, tears, creases or damage to the reverse stitching. Nickel-plated scabbard fittings show light surface wear with a depression to the obverse lower fitting but, no damage to the lower ball and are complete with both retaining staples. Upper fitting is stamped with the matching Municipal Police Property and weapon number, “S. E. I. 430”. Nice Municipal Police Bayonet combination w/double-trademark and matching Numbers. EX+