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Larry Ruth M3 fighting Knife/M4 Bayos

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    Posted: Feb 15 2023 at 7:28pm
I am working on a list of all the M3 fighting knifes, Looks like all are represented (except a Case that was sold) Most are in good to excellent M8 scabbards

http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/forum/uploads/7129/M3Fighting.jpg


WW2  M4 bayonets, again seems most all are represented (except a Case that was sold)
They are in like M8 or M8a1 scabbards

http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/forum/uploads/7129/M4bAYO.jpg



Leather is from like new to lightly used. some show a little more wear but better than most that I have seen.

We would like to offer these up to our members first, if not then off to auction

If anyone is looking for a collector grade please PM me and I will move that up on the "take photos" list.

If anyone is looking for post ww2, foreign, or commercial M4 bayonets please let me know and when I can get to those I will put them to the side.

Take a look at WB3 for some of the commercials that will be available




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Very cool!
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I am looking for a couple foreign made M4s. A Greek and a Norwegian are top of the list currently. 
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I'm looking for a blade dated one. Let me know if any show up.
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A blade dated M4?
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M3....although a blade dated M4 might be possible. Some M3s were rebuilt as M4s and have the blade markings.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote New2brass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 16 2023 at 12:43pm
I am not completely up on the M3s, so maybe someone has something to add.
1943 there were 8 manufacturers of the M3 and they dated the blade.
1944 they still marked the blade but dropped the date. The marking may not be the same  from 43 to 44.
An example is the Utica. U.C.-1943 to UTICA/

In late 44? and 45 the name was moved to the guard.

9 manufacturers total, 24 basic variations to collect. This may not account for leather handle variations.

I know of one M4 that has a M3 marked blade. It did not appear to be a rebuild.

I have seen several rebuilds with M3 blades.
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What would be the starting price. On a decent war vintage unit?
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I have a M4 with a M3 marked blade. It has been rebuild and has a rubber handle 
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Will any of these be listed on EBay? THANKS, JB
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Let me know what the price are on any of the post war made ones are. I only want 1 bayonet for giggles but want a nice one
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Prices on M3 + M4
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Prices on both the M3 and M4 please: dmg4@cornell.edu
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Did any of these go up for sale.
I still need a M3 and an M4 bayonet
any maker except Imperial.
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Guys, Sorry for falling behind on this as I got sidetracked and other things that needed attention first. The good news is I found Larry's notes on which M3 knives he had on display. He lists leather scabbards that went with them, that were displayed separately. I need to sort and get estimates.

Hopefully this week I can get to it.

There are some knife/bayo books that are hard to find. Some signed.

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Thank you and good luck with your efforts.  Looking forward to seeing the list. 
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Dan, Any update on the M3 Knives or M4 Bayonets?
It is Mid July...
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