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Old 07-11-2021, 10:37 PM
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Default Help- Unknown M1 Bayonet ID

Hi folks-

I have an unusual PAL M1 bayonet that I can't ID. It looks factory but it has a larger than normal guard and the barrel mount hole is much larger than normal. Fits a regular scabbard just fine. Barrel ring hole is .863" as opposed to a regular hole of .625"

Anyone every seen one of these? Thanks-Muddy

https://imgur.com/gallery/q38pRlC
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:22 AM
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Think its modified for a BM-59 but one of the Bayonet experts will need to chime in.

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Mark
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:29 AM
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I am with Mark on this one. I know some were modified to fit over the muzzle brake on the Italian BM-59.

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Old 07-12-2021, 10:16 AM
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It's been converted to fit the early first type BM59 with short muzzle break. I have one in my collection. The scabbard should have an Italian hanger.
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Old 07-13-2021, 09:02 AM
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Excellent info guys. I knew this Forum would nail the answer to the mystery. The bayonet is in great shape but sadly it doen's have the special scabbard mentioned. At least I don't think it does. The scabbard looks just like any regular M1 scabbard. Still a very interesting bayonet variation.

Now do I try to acquire and early BM-59 to match it??? That would be an interesting challange for sure.

Thanks again guys for sharing your time and knowledge. muddy
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Old 07-13-2021, 09:20 AM
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Contact Tony Giaobbe. www.garandguy.com gman366@comcast.net
At one time he sold the early model of the BM59. You can use the bayonet on an M1 Garand by putting a short BM59 muzzle brake on the M1 Garand. The brake replaces the gas cylinder lock.
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