Hey guys,

Sorry for the late response, I've forgotten about my thread. I've yet to clean the bayonet.

Thank you Tony and Hubal for your input. I've decided not to aggressively clean it, but I do have two ideas... What do you think about them?

1) I would like to apply a new coat of oil to the blade. Is there a good method of doing so (the old coat is dried up)? Do you have any recommendations for a good oil for the job?

The scabbard has old oil gunk built up inside, so would you suggest keeping the bayonet out of it?

2) I am going to leave everything else alone. However I would like to though stop further rusting. Is there any product that I can apply to the metal parts without causing damage?

Thank you and I'd appreciate any further suggestions,