Looking for Bayonet
Posted by Wayne White (+255) 7 years ago
In 1958 my brother returned from the Marines and gave me a bayonet that fit the Garrand rifle he carried. The bayonet ended up with my friend Doug Larson.

Within the last five years Doug sold it at a garage sale, Doug lived on main street towards the state school, he lived on the south side of the street on a corner, close to the college.

If anyone happens to have or know where this bayonet is I would be willing to pay 100 dollars for it, I'm sure Doug sold it for much less.

Thank you, maybe it will turn up.
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banned
Posted by NDJ (+144) 7 years ago
Are there any identifying markings on the bayonet.
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supporter
Posted by Bridgier (+9194) 7 years ago
Commie blood.
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Posted by Wayne White (+255) 7 years ago
I don't believe so, It had the wires at the to of the scabbard to attached it to the belt, and the black handles were a little loose from me throwing it at trees. Wish I would have thought to put my name in the green scabbard. Doug used it some, don't know if he put any dings in it.

I know this is a shot in the dark.

Don't think I killed any commies when I was 11, this is just an item I would like to recover. Thank you again, I miss Miles City, funny how some big families of the 50s have left the area, I am related to Jake and Katherine Stienert.
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Posted by Randy Anderson (+169) 7 years ago
Your description of a green scabbard narrows it down to 4 different models (from 7). Chances are it should be marked "M5A1" (bayonet) in an M8A1 Scabbard.
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Posted by Wayne White (+255) 7 years ago
The blade was approx. 10 inches, there is also a button at the hilt that locks it into the scabbard. They may all have that, I don't know.

I do know that it would snap onto a WW1 style bolt action rifle.

Thanks to all that are helping, it may turn up.
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Posted by Randy Anderson (+169) 7 years ago
That narrows it to three, there were two variations of modified m1905 bayonets and the M1 (bayonet, not rifle) that were 10 inch. These were originally made for the 1903, 1903A1 and 1903A3 rifles, because of that, they are hard to find and expensive. They were also issued for use with the M1 Garand during WW2.
Here is a decent website that will help you ID it for sure. https://www.thegca.org/pd...ets409.pdf
Let me know which one it is, I know where a few are.
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Posted by Wayne White (+255) 7 years ago
I would say M1 bayonet with the M7 scabbard,

I have seen the bayonet here in Denver, but I am trying to find a particular one. My friend told me he had it, I never thought he would sell it at his garage sale.

My friend had the sale within the last 5 years, I know it is a long shot and is probably gone.

Thank you for the article Randy, it was enlightening and very kind of you to share it with me. If you know one that was garage sale bought just off Main let me know. Thank you again.
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