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Topic: New Member from VA
Posted By: SomGui
Subject: New Member from VA
Date Posted: Jun 20 2021 at 12:22am
Hi everyone! I am excited to be here to learn a lot about Carbines. When my Great Grandfather passed, I received his bayonet that he had during WW2, meant for a M1 Carbine. I'd love to have one one day for the sentimental value. Unfortunately he didn't talk about the war much, which is completely understandable. I would have loved to hear what he witnessed first hand, but I didn't want to bring up a traumatizing past. I'm just grateful to have gotten the bayonet. I look forward to learning from you all!



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Posted By: shadycon
Date Posted: Jun 20 2021 at 7:54am
Welcome from the BRPkwy..............


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Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Jun 20 2021 at 10:20am
Are the grips black plastic or stacked leather rings?
The name should be on the guard.

Some good reading on the M4 Bayonet
http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/bayonet_points.htm" rel="nofollow - http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/bayonet_points.htm

Start with bayo points 16, 17, 3, 4


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Posted By: SomGui
Date Posted: Jun 23 2021 at 5:17pm
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you -- your question made me do more research, as it doesn't have leather, instead black stippling, leading me to believe it's from the Korean war. It also has an acceptance stamp; the Eagle with the 3 stars above it. I guess my previous research told me it was for an m1 carbine and I assumed it was WW2 era. 

Other than that, the bayonet is marked U.S. M4 IMPERIAL, and has an M8A1 B.M. CO. Scabbard

Not the history that I believed it had, but still history none the less. 

Thanks for the question and getting me to dig deeper into it! I will definitely be doing the reading that you recommended


Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Jun 23 2021 at 5:30pm
The eagle and stars is a DAS or the Department of Defense Acceptance Stamp

look at he top picture for two variations of the Imperial M4 markings

http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/bayo_points_3.htm" rel="nofollow - http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/bayo_points_3.htm
Does your M8A1 have a metal tip?


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Posted By: SomGui
Date Posted: Jun 23 2021 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by New2brass New2brass wrote:

The eagle and stars is a DAS or the Department of Defense Acceptance Stamp

look at he top picture for two variations of the Imperial M4 markings

http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/bayo_points_3.htm" rel="nofollow - http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/bayo_points_3.htm
Does your M8A1 have a metal tip?


Bayonet is the bottom variant, and the tip of the M8A1 is not metal


Posted By: Smokpole
Date Posted: Jun 23 2021 at 8:55pm
Look also at the shape of the guard. WWII guards were narrow and parallel sided. Post War were wider and the sides tapered in at an angle to a rounded tip. Very distinct differences.



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Posted By: SomGui
Date Posted: Jun 23 2021 at 9:54pm
https://imgur.com/a/4DyPZKH" rel="nofollow - https://imgur.com/a/4DyPZKH



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