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    Here's my guard marked IMPERIAL M3 fighting knife in quite nice condition
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    Looks quite perfect to me Congratulation prest1
    Best regard
    Arvid

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    Knife is in excellent shape ....................... !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I love it !

    For myself I only have an M3 in my collection, that was stolen by a German Gebirgsjäger, lately escapted from the Adriatic Front, (and Tito´s Partisan´s), out of a Jeep from an soldier of the occupying Army, (US), in St. Johann im Pongau, (Salzburg), in 1945 ...

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    A really wonderfull example. It was produced between Juli 1943 and April 1944. First scabbard was made by leather called M6. Later on the scabbard was made by a plastic-linen-mixture called M8 (your scabbard). The rarest ist the scabbard marked M8A.

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    I have one marked M8A1 is it post war?

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    This marking should be only on the scabbard and it is a very rar one. On April 20 1944 the announced the new M4 and production of the M3 stopped. I dont know if the M4 used also the M8A scabbard. Value of M8A scabbard is around 200 EUR

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    Here's the marking of my scabbard.


    I dont know if they made the M8A1 scabbard during the war but both my M6 and my M7 bayonet's has the M8A1 scabbard
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    Did you sold your M3 ?

    Found an image of your knive, you posted in this thread, on an auction site !

    A guy in Germany is selling "your" M3

    Is this alright ?

    Sent pm !

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    No i have'nt.... I'll register no that site and check it out..........

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