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Old 01-11-2021, 01:51 PM
navyrifleman navyrifleman is offline
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Back in 1977, I was stationed in Hawaii and visited a newly opened WW II museum at Fort DeRussey (sp) which was right on Waikiki Beach. A bunch of collectors had put up displays of artifacts and uniformed manikins.

In the "gift shop" one could buy all sorts of World War II items, many of which were found in various military storerooms around the island. I saw two 1905 bayonets in scabbards which were marked $2 each. I asked to see one, and the guy at the counter said, "Oh, you wouldn't want them, look..." and he pulled one from the sheath. It was only the handle with only about two inches of blade still attached.

Now I know what the guy who bought one of them did with it!
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