Original Militaria And Curios From All Periods
  • Rural “Cut-Down” - Seitengewehr für Polizei by Alcoso – Alexander Coppel of Solingen

     This "Cut-Down" Long Municipal Police Bayonet features the large ACS Scales (obverse) and Alexander Coppel in an arc above ACS Scales Solingen (reverse)TM. The late Anthony Carter states that, “Police bayonets made during the Weimar period were often stamped with the firm’s full name AND the ACS trademark.” The Nickel-plated hilt fittings show excellent detail to eagle's head pommel and oak leaf embellishments on the crossguard with minor wear to highlights but, with no lifting or loss of plating. The reverse crossguard is stamped, “S.Ko.1  838. The scabbard is in excellent condition and mounted in a well worn frog which remains quite supple, and also includes an original to the piece red and silver bullion and leather portepee which is also well worn with a lot of verdigris hiding in the bullion. The upper scabbard fitting is also marked and has a different number from the blade S.Ko.1 1564. 

    The set of very nice cream and brown stag grip plates show light surface wear with no cracks or chips and the Third Reich Police eagle is properly pinned to the obverse plate. The grip plates were nicely cut down during refurbishing. Plated blade measures 13" 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. The spine of the blade is Waffen-Amt marked, but I can't quite make it out and the blade buffer pad has gone to time, which would be an easy fix. Black leather scabbard shows light surface wear/minor age/nicks but no rips, tears, creases or damage to the reverse stitching. Both nickel-plated scabbard fittings show light surface wear, but no damage to the lower ball and are complete with both retaining staples. 
    Nice Municipal Police Bayonet combination with double-trademark and extras to boot!