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Old 02-17-2020, 11:34 PM
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Many thanks. Missed that one.


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Old 02-25-2020, 10:43 AM
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I got a Greek M1 bayonet about a month ago with scabbard......it cleaned up really nice, but two of the M5a1 bayonets I got had blunted points, which I promptly fixed to add points back....now I just need a scabbard that isn't broken for one of them

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Old 02-25-2020, 03:25 PM
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I got a Greek M1 bayonet about a month ago with scabbard......it cleaned up really nice, but two of the M5a1 bayonets I got had blunted points, which I promptly fixed to add points back....now I just need a scabbard that isn't broken for one of them
Question: How do you know if the bayonet is Greek?

I just got an M5A1 bayonet from CMP. For the price I thought I would take a chance on one. The description sounded well used and maybe damage. I got this...

1. Scabbard is very good condition M8A1

2. The bayonet was covered with either very dried grease or cosmoline. It looks unissued, if that is possible. Milpar on cross bar with no sharpening marks on blade.

This isn't Greek, is it?
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Old 02-25-2020, 05:29 PM
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Hi bigdog,

Look for some #s on the cross guard. that is how the Greek military marked them. Usually they are hand stamped.

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Old 02-25-2020, 05:44 PM
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Hi bigdog,

Look for some #s on the cross guard. that is how the Greek military marked them. Usually they are hand stamped.

Enjoy it,
broom
Broomhandle, thanks for the reply.

I took a magnifying glass to it and only found this.

U.S. M5A1

MILPAR COL


Can't find anything else on the bayo..
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Old 02-25-2020, 05:57 PM
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Hi Bigdod,

The Greeks most likely never issued or used your bayonet! It just rested in a crate somewere.
If the bayonet is laying on the table, facing up, you should have seen 5 or 6 # stamped on the cross- guard about 1/8 of a inch high. It would be hard to miss.

Some times we get a lucky pick!

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Old 02-25-2020, 06:36 PM
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Hi Bigdod,

The Greeks most likely never issued or used your bayonet! It just rested in a crate somewere.
If the bayonet is laying on the table, facing up, you should have seen 5 or 6 # stamped on the cross- guard about 1/8 of a inch high. It would be hard to miss.

Some times we get a lucky pick!

Take care,
broom
Thanks again..

No numbers.

Lucky is right... I would take another one of these in a heartbeat...
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:56 PM
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Question: How do you know if the bayonet is Greek?

I just got an M5A1 bayonet from CMP. For the price I thought I would take a chance on one. The description sounded well used and maybe damage. I got this...

1. Scabbard is very good condition M8A1

2. The bayonet was covered with either very dried grease or cosmoline. It looks unissued, if that is possible. Milpar on cross bar with no sharpening marks on blade.

This isn't Greek, is it?
I should have clarified.....my bad. The Greek bayonet was one of the 10 inch blade bayonets, and on the scabbard it had a sticker that had Cyrillic text on it......the M5A1 bayonets were American
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Old Yesterday, 09:12 AM
L3964 L3964 is online now
 
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This is one that I received from CMP with what I believe to be are the Greek markings.

https://imgur.com/Zt8rDcD
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Old Yesterday, 11:22 AM
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I went and looked again at the bayonet.

1. No stickers on sheath and length is about 6.75"

2. No numbers on edge of cross bar.

So, guessing not Greek...
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