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Title Fireman's sidearm by Ernst Pack & Sons
Nationality German
Period c 1938
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This is the senior fire NCO's sidearm with the classic carbine blade, the forte deeply stamped with the logo of the hammer-wielding smith and the wording 'E.PACK // & SOHNE // SOLINGEN'. These were carried by the fire service mostly pre-war as parade and walking out sidearms.

It has the typical chequered bakelite grips common to both this weapon and the Wehrmacht parade bayonet. It also has the steel hilt elements, which tend to date it as a pre-war piece. Most of the wartime examples, like the bayonets, had pot metal hilt components. As a pattern, both bayonet and sidearm were probably introduced into the service in about 1936.

The blade is in good condition, apart from a little loss of plating at the tip on both sides, and some minor pickling to the hilt finish. It has its original brown leather frog, on one corner of which the stitching is slightly defective. The scabbard is an old repaint and the original spring fitting has been tinkered with internally, but is still fully functional.

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[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : Third Reich : SS Police Fire]

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The goods are safely in and I am delighted. Many thanks for the outstanding handling of this order and I hope we can do many more.

M R, USA, 03.04.2009

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