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Lets see some bayonets

Discussion in 'Knives' started by DoubleTap, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    Another bayonet I'd be really interested in owning are those issued with I think the G3. Id have to look to be sure on that but which ever they were issued with or for, they're out there and available. Last I looked they were running about $50.
  2. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I could have a spanking new M7 "just like it" without the scabbard for 65 bucks plus tax about 3 miles down the boulevard at Tops Military Supply.

    But my next priority in knife collecting is something else right now. Not to say I wouldn't buy the right thing if I stumbled across it. ;)
  3. SWIGIN

    SWIGIN .410

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  4. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford .410

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    I always thought this was totally bad ass myself..(not mine!!)
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    M1917..which is basically a sword!
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  5. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    If you got a cavalry charge coming you'd be set!
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  6. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford .410

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    Or someone coming over the top of your trench!
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  7. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Well certainly not a sword but it is a real bayonet.

    After seeing the descriptions above I had to take the handles off to find out what the tang looked like.

    It's holey.
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  8. SWIGIN

    SWIGIN .410

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    Yup, It has the correct near 90 degree grind at the hand guard and the Vietnam contracted ''Hollow'' tang.

    From what I have read and heard from Vets the bayonet and scabbard were not paired when new. Just imagine a crate of each being handed out and until you open each package you have no idea what blade and scabbard you got.

    You can still find boxed up new ones but I have little interest in those. I would HAVE to open them up to see what combo I had.
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  9. SWIGIN

    SWIGIN .410

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    I read a story from a major collector who bought an FZR (the rarest and highest priced) on ebay for something like $35. Once he got it and verified That it was a real FZR he contacted the seller and offered him a fair amount of money to make the deal fair. The seller refused and the buyer sent the money anyway and the seller returned it all. He said a deal is a deal.

    Long story short was The seller was a Vet from the sandbox in the 1990s and this Vietnam era rare FZR was the blade he was issued. He was just selling his take home bayonet.

    Kinda hard to believe those things were still being used but that was his story.

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  10. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    From my experience the Army is not the most organized when it comes to material handling, storage and distribution. I was brought up on Sergeant Bilko so I understood this from the outset.
  11. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford .410

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    Oh, I believe it!!

    We (USN) still used .45s in the early 90's..and M12s!!
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