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1942 Springfield bayonet

Article about: Hey everyone, just joined this forum to get some help with a bunch of ww2 pieces I inherited from my grandfather that recently passed away. He severed in the 2nd Infantry division 1944-1949.

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    Hey everyone, just joined this forum to get some help with a bunch of ww2 pieces I inherited from my grandfather that recently passed away. He severed in the 2nd Infantry division 1944-1949..... First I have this what I believe is a 1942 springfield bayonet and Im just curious is its original or a replica.... Heres some pics
    In its scabbard

    Scabbard marking

    Blade

    Blade markings

    So what do you guys think? original or replica? Thanx for any help!

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    Nice original made by the Union Fork & Hoe Company.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks for the reply! Happy to hear its a original. I actually have it back on its ammo, canteen, and first aid pack belt

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    Nice to have it with the rest of the rig.

    I have been reading about your Grandad in the helmet thread you posted. It is great you have these items from him.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Nice to have it with the rest of the rig.

    I have been reading about your Grandad in the helmet thread you posted. It is great you have these items from him.

    Cheers, Ade.
    It is and Ill enjoy and honor these items for my lifetime. Thats what he would have wanted.... I also just found his I believe 8" U F H bayonet or fighting knife. This has alot more wear and tear so I guessing he used it from time to time...

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