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Old 06-06-2019, 11:39 AM
bobclark86 bobclark86 is offline
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 7
Default Got my M5A1 today

Hey, all. Got my Imperial M5A1 bayonet today (ordered Monday, shipped Tuesday). Looks like it was re-arsenaled at some point in its life and was caked in so much cosmoline. I spent an hour cleaning it on my lunch break with simple green and engine degreaser. Also got a patch, a decal and a sling as I wait for my Service Grade.

Anyone know how to get the cosmoline out of the canvas part of the sheath? EDIT: Paint thinner or mineral spirits seem to work well -- took some soaking and heat to get enough out.

Also any way to roughly date it?

But thank you to the CMP. I'll order a few more. Didn't know the $6.99 shipping charge was for 2-day!

Last edited by bobclark86; 06-06-2019 at 09:26 PM.
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