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M3 trench-knife "good" or "bad" ?

Article about: Hi, there ! A collectorīs-mate sent me some picīs of his "M3". IMO this is more a repro, than an GI-issued war time-made original item ... What do you think ? Thx. in advance, R. B

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ID:	150791Hi, there !

    A collectorīs-mate sent me some picīs of his "M3".

    IMO this is more a repro, than an GI-issued war time-made original item ...

    What do you think ?

    Thx. in advance,

    R.

    BTW.:
    No makerīs-marks, even not the "Flaming Bomb" spotted on the knife ...

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    Reibert I agree all the blade marked M3's I have seen are maker marked along with the US M3 maker then 1943. Then later just under the guard. Gary

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    Copy. Pinned pommel.Rich A. in Pa.

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    This is indeed a REPRO ! - and it is in a rather common 'M8A1' scabbard
    of the post war era with a metal chape on the tip !
    U.S. 'M5' and 'M7' bayonets are usually associated with this sheath !

    There are current repro M3's from Italy and China, and a decent remake
    came from Camillus Cutlery sometime before they closed.

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    Thx., guyīs !

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    Attachment 151371Attachment 151372Attachment 151373Blade marked ones look like this.The Case is dated and marked in a MILSCO 1943 scabbard. Other is a Utica with no date in a M-8 scabbard. Rich A. in Pa.

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