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Old 03-04-2011, 09:29 PM
EarlB EarlB is online now
 
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Default 1898 Krag Bayonet (Rough) value?

Ok, this came with a Garand I just purchased. The first thing that popped in my mind, was WTH is this thing. The US marking and the date (1898) of course left only one option - a Krag bayonet.

It is rough (I guess I would too after 113 years of age) - but looks to be intact. The release button appears to be frozen.

What is the value of this thing? I won't be needing it as it is not Garand related but have no idea as to value.

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Old 03-04-2011, 11:38 PM
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looks like it is for the 6mm Lee straight pull bolt used by the US Navy. I have one in a little better shape bur is missing the Button.
mine reads Winchester on the bottom of the guard.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:49 PM
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I don't know, looking at pics of Krag and Lee bayo's I think it's still for a Krag?

Lee
http://www.19thcenturyweapons.com/91...mmleebayo.html

Krag
http://www.19thcenturyweapons.com/1208/kragbayo.html

Though this bayonet is certainly no where near as nice as those - probably used to hold up someones tomato plants for 50 years.

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Old 03-05-2011, 05:54 AM
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Krag bayonets in VG shape with scabbard run about 100-125 dollars.

the one you have is worth about 20 bucks.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:22 AM
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Thanks. Better than nothing I suspect. Reduces my cost in the Garand a tad more. Earl
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:52 AM
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Krag bayonet prices on Ebay has shot up during the past 24 months. I purchased some good examples for under $50.00 in 2008-2009, but now rough examples are going for anywhere between $45.00 and $85.00. All bayonet and other militaria prices have shot up in the past ten years, many examples appreciating 100% or more. As always, the price is determined on how much a group of bidders is willing to pay at the time, but prices have steadily gone up with no end in sight. I can't even think about buying bayonets today that were cheap a few years ago.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:49 AM
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Those Krag bayonets 1898 and earlier usually bring a premium because of the Spanish-American War.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:09 AM
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That does looke like the earlier type, with grip unmolested; wood sanded flush to metal and rivets ground flush to wood. I think the later ones left the wood proud and rivets recessed.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:25 AM
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If you want to sell, I am interested.
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