The bayonet is beautifully finished, but it is non-functional because: 1) it is milled wrong so it will not fit over the K98 cleaning rod; 2) because there is no barrel ring to fit around the barrel, then the bayonet is not firmly secured on the rifle, but is flimsily affixed, not stable, and could not stand the stress of real combat. I suggest the bayonet be drilled out wider for the cleaning rod, and a barrel ring left on... Then if someone wanted to change it, they could do so on their own. I am curious about how the K98 bayo evolved to have no barrel ring - I suspect the lug was intended to be full-length, but some model variations, including mine, lack this. My model is a Yugoslavian K98 made in 1944, so it is supposed to be the same design as the German army. If you have any more explanation, I would be glad if you would share it with me.
Louis Burkes 985-893-2016