I think so
As suspected, the OP bayonet is a Chinese made copy.
Those early Buck models with the large saw teeth
are not your typical modern issues and are
going to be rather expensive today.........
@Marc, here´s an example of an Ontario made M9
This pattern M9 was issued in the Military, also made for the "commercial" market.
Note: the "bright" forest green" of handle and sheath.
As you can see, the blade is heavilly greased with sticky cosmoline.
Some collector´s mean, this is a sign such bayonets were manufactured and stored for the Army, (stored in Army magazines / storerooms).
Thanks for those extra pictures Reibert. I now know what to look for. Might acually give this China copy to the father in law for chrissy as he goes hunting and will still make a alright hunting knife
Last edited by tailor marc; 12-08-2014 at 01:20 AM.