I’m not very well versed on milsurps so I need some help. I picked this up at a flea market type shop. It may be Swedish ( Im guessing).
Yes it should, IIRC.I have one like this with differing markings and the
scabbard is within what I would call a "frog" that is old
leather and a bit stiff so I am having literal fits getting
it off the scabbard for a better look, it isn't adhered to
the scabbard, just a SNUG fit and then some.
Does anyone know if this fits not only the 96 Swede
but also the later shorter model 38?
I managed to get the frog off with difficulty, it was heldYes it should, IIRC.
Get that frog off of the metal scabbard ASAP as the leather tanning chemicals are one thing that can damage the Swedish scabbard's steel. I have several different frogs but they are stored separately from the bayonets themselves. The leather tanning chemicals actually have started working on the brass buckles of the frogs; I have to clean them during periodical PM sessions.
Try Kroil Oil to startI managed to get the frog off with difficulty, it was held
by the retention strap and the leather had apparently
shrunk significantly with age so I had to cut that strap
in order to get it off. I know where I can buy a
replacement frog but the portion of the scabbard that
was covered by the frog is nasty, rust or whatever.
Any thoughts on a method of removing the stuff, a
soak in Hoppe's #9 or WD-40 or some other heavy
duty solvent perhaps? By soak I do mean total
immersion in a pan full for as long as it takes.
Phillip, I have Kroil on hand so that is the first methodTry Kroil Oil to start