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Article about: Hey. Can anyone help me with me with this? I picked this up in Shanghai. Inside it was a 1917 Remington U.S bayonet. Any info would put my mind to rest. Thanks

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    Hey.
    Can anyone help me with me with this?
    I picked this up in Shanghai.
    Inside it was a 1917 Remington U.S bayonet.
    Any info would put my mind to rest.
    Thanks
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    just a guess, but it might be something from the flying tigers.

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    Do you have more photos? I believe the star looks like a nationalist Chinese symbol, but the parachute symbol is unknown to me. Did the seller have any background information?

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    The Nationalist Chinese forces were supplied with M1917 Enfield rifles and bayonets by the US during the Pacific campaign-as with most Nationalist equipment much was captured by the Red Chinese during the war and afterwards in the Civil war that ended in 1949 with the Reds victorious.

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    Hey guys.
    Thanks for helping.
    The seller didn't give me any backround on the items he sold me.
    I was lucky to find his junk shop in a run down area in Shanghai.
    I was really looking for ww2 Japanese stuff but my wife ( being Chinese ) told me they didn't have
    places that sold them.( what she meant was "we are looking for shoes not weapons" )
    So while she was getting her nails done I got lost and found the junk shop.
    I will upload more pics.
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    Hello-the M1917 bayo appears to have been cut down to a trench/fighting knife length weapon-the scabbard is a cut down Japanese Arisaka type-the markings may be a trench art style decoration for a Japanese parachute unit-what makes it hard to be sure is all the stuff sent to China during the war ended up being used on all sides by the end.

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    hey.
    cheers mate.
    It's a shame when weapons get cut down by hunters etc..., but in this case I'm happy because I know they were cut down by another army for a new war.
    The 1942 U.S M1 bayonet is complete and mint.
    The 1969 Chinese (made for V.C army) bandolier is a nice find too, although a little different from others I've seen.
    I thought the scabbard might be Japanese and had been cut down, but like you said it all got mixed and matched by the winning side at the time and re-used againest the losers.

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    Any trouble getting this stuff past Chinese customs on the way out?

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    Hey.
    Had no trouble getting this stuff out.
    China is very relaxed about taking stuff out and bringing it in.
    Getting it into New Zealand was a problem, they almost took them off me.
    Even though I decleared it all they asked a lot of questions and weren't going to let me have them.
    But, lucky for me they were very very busy and I sweet talked them and said they were all blunt and rusty.
    The customs guy likes war stuff too and gave me a special stamp to let me through the x-ray part but said I was lucky they were so busy otherwise they would have looked at them and taken them away.
    For the 2 bayonets I paid $40nz and the bandolier $22nz.( $31u.s & $17u.s ) or ( $20gbp & $11gbp )

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    went back to china not too long ago and tried to find more of the same in the same place.
    no luck.
    did get a pistol holster though.
    turkey next for Gallipoli. will see what i can find.

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