Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

US M1 bayonet

Article about: Glad you found it helpful Alex. It is part of Gary Cunningham's very informative Bayonet Points site at: Bayonet Points A lot of excellent info there.

  1. #1
    ?

    Default US M1 bayonet

    Hello everyone

    I'm a bit new with American bayonets. I've found this M1 bayonet for sale and would like some opinions. Sorry about the poor quality photos they are from the seller.

    I've done some research and I think its a US WW2 original (not cut down) M1 bayonet with US Korean War era M7 scabbard. Bayonet is marked PAL who I think only made M1s during WW2. Scabbard is marked on throat under lip B-N with scabbard body marked VP over 7 which is making me think Korean war era.

    To me the bayonet looks in pretty good condition and is reasonably priced. My concern is that it has been for sale for a while and had no other interest. I'm wondering if I'm missing something in my judgment.

    Thanks
    Alex


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1.JPG 
Views:	134 
Size:	23.6 KB 
ID:	616791Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2.JPG 
Views:	139 
Size:	33.3 KB 
ID:	616792Click image for larger version. 

Name:	3.JPG 
Views:	194 
Size:	31.2 KB 
ID:	616793Name:  4.JPG
Views: 265
Size:  21.6 KBName:  5.JPG
Views: 282
Size:  23.1 KBName:  6.JPG
Views: 246
Size:  21.4 KBName:  7.JPG
Views: 244
Size:  27.6 KBName:  8.JPG
Views: 241
Size:  28.3 KB

  2. #2
    ?

    Default

    Doesnt look cut down to me either, but if you post the blade length, the experts will know for sure.

    This bayonet type is close to my heart, as I when a kid was presented with a pristine M1 bayonet and scabbard still in factory or arsenal grease.

    It was my first bayonet and helped spark my interest in cold steel.

    A well made bayonet which to me at least reeks of quality.

  3. #3

    Default

    Greetings Alex,

    The 10 PAL variant is not all that hard to come by in decent condition (at least here in the States). If it was the same 10 Variant, but had the 1943 date stamped (not an original 16 cut down to 10) on the ricasso, then its a rarer and more desirable variant. Heres a (beat up) version of the rarer 10 made variant Im referring too (eBay completed item # 400615253415).

    Hope this has been of some help.

    Merry Christmas!

    Lance

  4. #4
    ?

    Default

    I do like the look of these and the original longer blade ones as well. They just look well designed - functional but nothing too fancy. Lot of history behind them as well with US service and the clones used by other nations. There isn't too many to choose from over here and the ones that are here are very expensive compared to ones in the states.

  5. #5
    ?

    Default

    Quote by Alex W View Post
    I do like the look of these and the original longer blade ones as well. They just look well designed - functional but nothing too fancy.
    Agreed.
    Its the longer version, that I have.

  6. #6
    ?

    Default

    Thanks for the replies. Lance am I correct in assuming that they stopped date marking the blades after 1943.

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote by Alex W View Post
    Thanks for the replies. Lance am I correct in assuming that they stopped date marking the blades after 1943.
    Yep, all contracted companies did. Many of the 10" (uncut that is) bayos were made post WWII. Other than finding one with a "1943" date, I'm unaware of how one can tell for sure (unless it's in its original packaging) that it is an actual WWII made piece. M1942s and their shorter brethren are not really in my interest area. That said, I do own two they are a pair of uncut "1942" & "1943" dated Wilde Tool (WT) made M1942 16" variants as seen below.

    Regards,

    Lance

    Double click the picture to make it bigger.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WT Bayos.jpg 
Views:	188 
Size:	320.9 KB 
ID:	616907

  8. #8
    ?

    Default

    These references will come in handy:

    Bayo Points 23

    and

    Bayo Points 24

    along with:

    Bayo Points 29

    And to check on who else made the M1 bayonet:

    Bayo_Points_44

  9. #9
    ?

    Default

    Thanks for the info and photo Lance. Thanks USNV5 for the links - lots of interesting reading there.

  10. #10

    Default

    Everything looks fine to me. What is the asking price. That might be the reason its still for sale.

    This is a great reference site for US Bayonets.

    Bayonet Points

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Need Help! Identify Bayonet - Possibly Italian M1891/TS Transverse Bayonet

    In Bayonets and trench knives of the world
    11-05-2013, 11:20 PM
  2. 04-03-2013, 04:25 AM
  3. k98 bayonet, unknown stamp ? and dress bayonet ?

    In Bayonets and trench knives of the world
    05-25-2012, 07:09 PM
  4. Krag bayonet and French Gras bayonet

    In Bayonets and trench knives of the world
    08-19-2010, 08:48 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •