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M1 carbine bayonet legit?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Awsomepossum, Aug 17, 2013.

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  1. Awsomepossum

    Awsomepossum Member

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    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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    That looks correct, but rc will know.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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