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how to tell the difference of M1 bayonet. ww2/post war?

Article about: there is what I believe to be an m1 bayonet from ww2 for sale at a local antique shop, but I do not have pictures of it. I am a collector of German militaria, and don't know how to different

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    there is what I believe to be an m1 bayonet from ww2 for sale at a local antique shop, but I do not have pictures of it. I am a collector of German militaria, and don't know how to differentiate us ww2 items form post war. can someone assist me by educating me on how to tell the two apart? any info is much appreciated.

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    Here are some good sites to get you started:

    http://www.thegca.org/pdfs/Bayonets409.pdf
    Bayonet Points

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    Moved to US and British Edged weapons forum
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    If it's substantially different from this one below,
    it is likely an 'M5' ( which was put into service
    in 1953 ) or something else..........


    WWII US M1 bayonet:
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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