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Article about: I have this Italian Carcano bayonet serial number C7301 and the letters PS stamped on the muzzle ring, does anyone know the approximate date of manufacture. Thanks z4. Annoyed from this ads?

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    I have this Italian Carcano bayonet serial number C7301 and the letters PS stamped on the muzzle ring, does anyone know the approximate date of manufacture.


    Thanks z4.
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    This is the M1891 Italian bayonet. They were used on the M91 Carcano rifle during WW1 & 2
    I can't help with the exact date of Mfg.
    Great looking one

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Thanks for the info Phil, the bayonet is in really good condition and does not look it has ever seen service.

    z4

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    often dropped but never used,some might know what I mean.---lol.

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    Your scabbard must have a date, see my pic.
    Cheers, aghs
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    The scabbard has no date.

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    Hi Zep, I have no way of knowing for sure, but in my experience early 1891's tend to have lighter colored grips and those just prior to, and including WWII, had the darker grips. Also, late 1941 or early 1942, the bluing had a "plumb" or purplish color. So, a wild guess would be just prior to, or early in WWII.

    Jim

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    Thanks for the info Jim.

    z4

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    Quote by Jim P View Post
    . Also, late 1941 or early 1942, the bluing had a "plumb" or purplish color. So, a wild guess would be just prior to, or early in WWII.

    Jim
    Thanks for that tid bit of info. My M1891 has the plumb color blade.

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Normally there should be maker anywhere or some stamps on blade, crossguard, when PS in oval, it could be maker well known from M1938 bayonets, so the late interwar period or early WW2 is real.

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