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Identifying Strange Japanese Bayonet

Article about: Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could identify this Japanese bayonet all the way on the right side of the picture for me. The "story" is it came out of the Pacific in 1943. Than

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    Hi,

    I was just wondering if anyone could identify this Japanese bayonet all the way on the right side of the picture for me. The "story" is it came out of the Pacific in 1943. Thanks!

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    It's not Japanese, it's a French Lebel bayonet
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    It's a French Lebel Bayonet...Pure speculation on my part, but possibly taken from the Vichy French in Indochina...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Thanks guys! That explains why I couldn't find it under Japanese bayonets anywhere

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    Here are a couple links that I have found handy over time ...

    Bayonet Identification - Identify Bayonets and Related from Selected Countries

    and

    Untitled Document

    Regards,
    Stu

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