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  1. My opinion is this is fake. It just doesnt look right.
  2. Cost of the order is a lazy $150,000 (I had to ask the dealer).
  3. The badge is for post WW2 Serbian organization 'Dusan Silni', named after Emperor Dusan The Mighty. My late father was a member of this organization when established in Italian camps after the war. I'll find some pictures and post.
  4. Hi, The first photo of your grandfather, he appears to be wearing an officers cap badge for Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The man to left is wearing a chetnik cap badge (skull & bones), likely from the Dinaric Division from Bosna or Lika. The other photos appear to be taken in camps is Germany after the war. The men wearing the black berets are Serbs who served in the British army after WW2. What I can suggest is to go onto a group on facebook called "I am from a chetnik family". There are many members on there, some that may even be able to identify or give further information on the individuals
  5. Knife bayonet for use with the 7 mm. M1899, M1899/07, and M1910 Mauser rifles. This bayonet was made for Serbia by Plumb in 1915. The bayonets were marked with "Plumb" and the year of manufacture on the ricasso. However, additional bayonets were made in 1915 by Plumb for commercial sale, using the leftover parts from the Serbian contract. The absence of any markings identifies this example as probably a contract overrun piece that Plumb made for commercial sale. The Serbian M1899 bayonet is one of the few double-edged Mauser bayonets. The grips are secured by high-domed rivets, with washers.
  6. Mauser 1924B sword bayonet for use with the 8 mm Puska 98 rifle. The Puska 98 was a German Gewehr 98, modified to approximate the FN M1924 Short Rifle. This bayonet was originally made as a German M1898/05 bayonet by C.G. Haenel in 1917. The original German markings are still visible. From 1939–1941, the Uzice Factory, in Yugoslavia, converted captured World War 1 German Gewehr rifles and M1898/05 bayonets to conform to the M1924 specification. Approximately 20,000 rifles and bayonets are believed to have been converted before the Nazis overran Yugoslavia in 1941. The bayonet's blade was re
  7. This is a Kingdom of Yugoslavia Artillery Non-Commissioned Officers Sidearm M1924, BT3 marked.
  8. This is a M1924 bayonet which has been shortened. Many of the long sword bayonets were shortened for use. Long and short bayonets together.
  9. Hi Lightfoot, the picture you attached is a different model of the NCO cap badge. It can be seen by how close the eagles beak is to the wing tip (I have the same badge). The book "Oznake jugoslovenske vojske u otazbini" by Branko Jeftic is an excellent reference for the topic.
  10. That I am not exactly sure of. The badge was left to my father by one of the old Chetniks before they passed away. My father was a young Chetnik at 16 at the start of the war. When he migrated to Australia, he was a lot younger then many of the others. My father was a leader in the Serbian community in Adelaide and was the president of the Serbian Cutural Club, as well as a historian (growing up my house was like a museum). Many of the older Chetniks passed away long before I was born (my father was 56 years old when I was born in 1981. When they became elderly or enfermed, some of them who ha
  11. Here is another nice example of a bayonet. Sword bayonet for the 8 mm Yugoslavian M1924 Mauser Short Rifle, AT3 marked. The bayonet has been reworked with a nice blue finish. The blade would originally be a nice white steel colour.
  12. Serbian Mauser 1899 double edge bayonet. Made in the Kragujevac factory BT3, Vojno Tehnicki Zavod. http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2012/post-13201-0-54090400-1332199351.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2012/post-13201-0-16218700-1332199375.jpg
  13. Probably my favourite of the Serbian Bayonets, the Mauser Milanovic M1880 bayonet.
  14. Unless someone else would like to add to the sword section, maybe we can look at some of the more frequently used cold steel on the battlefield, the bayonet.
  15. Here's another officers sword, post 1922 type. This one has the etching on the blade along with the stamp Stojan Simic and Brother, Beograd. As always, Solingen made blade. Enjoy. http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2012/post-13201-0-40128600-1330939875.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2012/post-13201-0-33577100-1330939901.jpg
  16. Hi Matt, This is what the badge would have looked like complete.
  17. Thanks Brian. Lets wait and see if the others will put their treasures on display for all to see.
  18. Next sword is the same as the first one, however was used in the period between 1920 and 1922. The difference between the two is the first sword has three stars above the crescent moon of the slovenian coat of arms, this sword has only one. There are other differences from sword to sword. This one in particular has the floral designs and Kingdom of Yugoslavia coat of arms on the blade, whilst the first one does not. The designs varied from one maker to the other. http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2012/post-13201-0-97403100-1330815242.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2012/post-13201-
  19. I'll start this off then. First up we have a Kingdom of Yugoslavia army officers sword from the period between 1922 and 1941. This was used by all military branches and services other than navy.
  20. All you collectors out there, let's see some of the edged weapons in your collections. Bayonets, swords, knives, daggers.
  21. The King Petar II cockade is original as far as I know. They were given to me by an old man I respected like a grandfather. I have two of the badges that are exactly the same. Not sure on that one. Maybe made post WW2 in Germany or Italy? Interesting finish on the enamel, different to most other ellipse cockades.
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