M1 carbine bayonet legit?


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Awsomepossum
August 17, 2013, 04:30 PM
Hello,
I am about to buy a rockola m1 carbine and was wondering if this bayonet is G.I. or a repro. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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gopguy
August 17, 2013, 05:02 PM
What I see looks good, but of course we can't see the whole thing. This site may help you out. http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/m4_thru_m7_series/m4_m7_series_p1.html

hso
August 17, 2013, 06:10 PM
That looks correct, but rc will know.

rondog
August 17, 2013, 08:32 PM
Looks GI to me, but probably late WWII or Korean vintage. The early WWII ones had stacked leather washer handles, that one's plastic or bakelite.

rcmodel
August 17, 2013, 09:16 PM
I don't even have a clue what the handle is made of from your point-on photo.

The guard stamp is legit and period correct if it has a leather ring handle.
An early Type-2 handle would be leather rings with brown plastic spacers at the butt & guard.

But, if it has a checkered black plastic handle with two screws on each side, an Imperial M4 would not have the flaming bomb ordnance acceptance stamp on the guard.

If you could possibly post a side view photo of the bayonet & sheath, and another from the back of the butt showing the weld I could maybe be more helpful.

It's hard to make a call just looking at the point of the spear!!

I have an early Imperial leather with brown spacer & sheath in my collection I can post photo's of it if there needs to be further clarification.

rc

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