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Old 12-01-2020, 08:39 AM
Tester19 Tester19 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by 59Caddy View Post
Thank you for your responses. If I see a Garand bayonet for sale and it has numbers on the guard, is that a definitive indication that it was used/returned/lent to/etc a foreign government? I am seeking a 'rule of thumb' (if you will) that I can use when making a decision to purchase a Garand bayonet.
Definitive? Probably not as there are exceptions to most anything. But it is a very reasonable rule of thumb. On the flip side, absence of numbers does not definitively mean that it WAS NOT in the possession of a foreign government at some point.
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