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    Württemberg Inf F/M Mod 1829

    Guys; As I was leaving a recent gun show, here in Alabama, I found this on a table. Of course I bought it fast!

    Model of 1829 Infantry Faschinen Messer, Kingdom of Württemberg. Made at the State Weapons Factory in Oberndorf, later famous as the Mauser Works. According to the German Language sites, this weapon was made by only two makers, Oberndorf and Weyerburg.

    Marked for the post 1872 Württemberg 13th Train Battalion Vehicle Park. (13. T. F. 7. 67.) I am unable to interpret the earlier marks on the cross guard, other than the script G which is supposed to be the mark of Oberndorf and not the usual G for cast steel.

    Dale
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    Here is the whole thing with the scabbard, awaiting our resident seitengewehr expert.

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    It is pretty amazing how some quite familiar arms stayed in service for so many decades, indeed more than a century. Super cool to have its scabbard.

    The G for cast steel is controversial for English swords but I'm wondering how late they were using the designation. Surely, as the Bessemer technique grew, the use of using the clay pots must have faded pretty quickly.

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    Last edited by Glen C.; 11-04-2022 at 06:13 AM.

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    Glen and Guys: I find a Roman Letter G on the ricasso, very faint. The script G is almost invisible on the guard.

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