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Old 05-26-2018, 01:46 PM
MikeP MikeP is offline
 
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Default M1 Bayonet Question (Photos Added)

I picked up an M1 bayonet from the South Store on Friday to have one to go with my Garand. I know nothing about bayonets so I wanted to know if the scabbards originally had a layer of paint on them or was this done by whatever country was using them? Mine has a traces of OD paint on the plastic and metal parts.
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:18 PM
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On the scabbard body, yes. On the metal throat, no.
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:28 PM
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I picked up an M1 bayonet from the South Store on Friday to have one to go with my Garand. I know nothing about bayonets so I wanted to know if the scabbards originally had a layer of paint on them or was this done by whatever country was using them? Mine has a traces of OD paint on the plastic and metal parts.
Thanks,

If the metal throat is painted, it is a re-paint. The throats (and body tips on the M8A1 scabbards) are originally parkerized. Usually when the body is repainted, the throat is covered as well. I have more rarely seen the body re-painted with the metal left original.
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:29 PM
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Paint on the body and metal of the scabbard is indicative of ceremonial use. Most of the
recently released 03A3s were veteran organization returns. Maybe some bayonets were turned in and CMP just put them in the system with no notoriety?
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:15 PM
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I bought a cut down SA 1909 bayo some time ago, looked perfectly normal, when I disassembled for clean and oil under the hand grips was solid gold paint on the metal and grips. Acetone made short work of the paint without harming the grips. Seems it was once used as a parade bayo or something.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:18 PM
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Photos Added
Thanks for all the thoughts

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Old 05-26-2018, 09:56 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, how much are they selling those bayonets for? I settled for a M5 they had on their website, but would like one with a barrel ring.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:47 AM
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If you don't mind me asking, how much are they selling those bayonets for? I settled for a M5 they had on their website, but would like one with a barrel ring.
It was $68
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:31 PM
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Haven't seen them for sale on the estore. Must not have big enough numbers in stock.
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:55 PM
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You did pretty good to get a bayonet without the stamped Greek numbers & a scabbard without the metal tip. Good Score!
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