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Old 12-03-2021, 02:23 PM
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Is this a real Detroit Gasket M3?

It looks like the lazy "S" is real but not sure about the color and weave.

Any help would be appreciated.





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Old 12-04-2021, 01:55 AM
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Old 12-04-2021, 02:47 AM
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Looks good to me. A little darker than I normally see. Could be the pic.
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Old 12-04-2021, 02:58 AM
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Is this a real Detroit Gasket M3?

It looks like the lazy "S" is real but not sure about the color and weave.

Any help would be appreciated.
Yes, it appears to be a well worn 16" M3 Detroit Gasket scabbard.

The weave appears to be correct. It appears that the original outer coloring is worn off and may have been subsequently been repainted. There is some of the old repainting at the tip.

The Beckwith Mfg. the resin is yellowish. Detroit Gasket used a brown resin fiberglass and the paint they used did not adhere to the fiberglass very well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TodZ8VZzcxY

Detroit Gasket only make the 16" M3 scabbards until mid-1943. They didn't make the 10" M7 scabbards. Some of the M3 were shortened to 10" but do not have the notch in the scabbard body at the throat.

There another example.



from Gary Cunningham's Bayonet Point's web page.

http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/bayo_points_6.htm

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Old 12-04-2021, 05:37 AM
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Thanks guys.

The color threw me and I wasn't sure about the weave.

I will go ahead and buy it and the fairly decent 1918 RIA M1905 that comes in it.




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Old 12-04-2021, 09:35 AM
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Thanks guys.

The color threw me and I wasn't sure about the weave.

I will go ahead and buy it and the fairly decent 1918 RIA M1905 that comes in it.
According to this,

https://www.thegca.org/pdfs/Bayonets409.pdf

it appears to have a correct WWI configuration with "walnut grips, Parkerized blade and handle". Rock Island produced "approximately 430,000" bayonets. The Springfield and Rock Island blades were Parkerized 1918 to 1922.
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Old 12-04-2021, 10:35 AM
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According to this,

https://www.thegca.org/pdfs/Bayonets409.pdf

it appears to have a correct WWI configuration with "walnut grips, Parkerized blade and handle". Rock Island produced "approximately 430,000" bayonets. The Springfield and Rock Island blades were Parkerized 1918 to 1922.
Thanks .I appreciate the help.... I will bookmark that page for future reference.
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