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Cut down Garand or Springfield bayonet?

Article about: I removed A LOT of the bogus paint. I tried to be extra careful... but I'm thinking that this scabbard was painted over in the first place because of the amount of dings, scratches and scrap

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    Nice find. The 16" scabbard is desireable. Rich A. in Pa.
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    Quote by rra227 View Post
    Nice find. The 16" scabbard is desireable. Rich A. in Pa.
    Thanks! Is the copper color of the scabbard a legit color, or did someone mess with it?

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Thanks! Is the copper color of the scabbard a legit color, or did someone mess with it?
    The scabbard is the standard M-3 type manufactured by the Beckwith Co. and should actually be of a type of fibreglass construction that was originally an olive drab colour. The bayo is made by the American Fork & Hoe Co. of Evansville, Indiana.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    The scabbard is the standard M-3 type manufactured by the Beckwith Co. and should actually be of a type of fibreglass construction that was originally an olive drab colour. The bayo is made by the American Fork & Hoe Co. of Evansville, Indiana.

    Regards, Ned.
    The scabbard is indeed fiberglass and the copper color paint is chipping off. Does anyone think the scabbard paint is period done? Should I leave it or chip it off?

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    I would remove the incorrect paint.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Scabbards were originally finished in OD green. As Ade says,
    I too would remove it, if possible.............
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I spent about 5mins scratching paint off with my finger nail.


    Tomorrow I'll see if I can get the rest off. Maybe using fine grit sandpaper?

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    It seems to be coming off rather well - Keep going with your fingernail.
    Sanding may remove a lot of the original surface colour...........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    It seems to be coming off rather well - Keep going with your fingernail.
    Sanding may remove a lot of the original surface colour...........
    I'll continue working on it tomorrow. The paint that's still on it will be more difficult to remove.

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    Try a small piece of plastic, say a guitar pick,
    or something not too abraisive........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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