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Old 09-20-2020, 04:18 PM
sappy sappy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: PA
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Default M4 bayonet with scrubbed makers mark

I picked up a m4 bayonet that is in pretty nice shape. The pommel does not have any markings. The Blade dosent have any markings. The only marking is on the guard on the top side which is a small bomb. Underneath the guard is a very clean grind mark that looks like it took off the makers mark. I picked up this bayonet because it still had a leather hand guard but Iím curious if anyone knows where it would come from that this would happen.
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:57 PM
bob loughlin bob loughlin is offline
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Texas
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Pictures might help . Bob
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Old 09-23-2020, 09:04 AM
Redleg13a Redleg13a is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Missouri
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I've read that manufacturers did this after the war so they could sell them to the public. They had to scrub the military markings off for some reason. Don't know why unless it was so no one thought it was stolen government property. Could be something completely different too. I have an M3 like that. Has the flaming bomb X'd out on the pommel and you can see where the blade was ground down to get rid of the M3 markings.
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Old 11-27-2020, 09:26 AM
krdomingue krdomingue is offline
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Katy, TX
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I own three Greek made M4 bayonets that look very nice and none of them have markings.
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