Just want to share with you all what an incredibly lucky day I had today at the local monthly Antika Pazari! Normally there is very little bayonet-wise on offer and it's usually overpriced and in bad condition. BUT today I managed to pick up a scabbard for a scabbard-less Gras bayonet I have, and a nice late model (brass handle) Lebel with working catch, together at about GBP 30. However, the pride and really great joy was getting two leather scabbards with frogs. Both scabbards are for the Turkish 1874 'straightened' Peabody, although while one (bottom) is full length at 50 cm top to bottom of finial (and my scabbard-less 'straightened' 1874 Peabody fits it!), the other (top) has been shortened to 45 cm top to bottom, I don't know for which bayonet. The frogs, however, are not original for the Peabody - the Peabody quillion does not fit over the edge of the frog. BUT, I suspect that they are German, for 98/05's (issued in Turkey in 1917) - when I get a chance I'll try them and let you all know. Total cost for these was GBP 40...!!!
A very happy Trajan!
PS: For those of you who don't follow the pointy-things thread, the great joy here is that while it is relatively easy (i.e., hard!) to find certain relatively rare WWI bayonets in good condition without scabbards, it is very rare to find loose scabbards that will fit those scabbard-less bayonets
PPS: the photo's are here thanks to using 4thGordon's recommended method for downsizing using M******t picture method