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506 PIR Helmet and Items: Real or Fake?

Article about: US M-3 knives in very good to excellent condition fetch a few hundred dollars and more depending on the maker, but in this poor/worn condition it is not worth much, IMO. Can you make out any

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    the flaming bomb on the end of the bayonet is a U.S marking, i have the same markings on my U.S made lee enfield

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    It is a M3.
    Chris

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    Its a M3 marine dagger minus the leather grip rings, which appear to have rotted away

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    Chris is correct: US-M3 knife, the 'best' item in this lot. The M3 was
    Army issue - Marines got the Mark 2.

    The 506 helmet is cool for display even though it has been faked.
    You can see sanding marks on the insignia which was done
    to make it look 'aged'. I wouldn't mind it.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Steve is correct of course, my mistake, the marine dagger had the "bowie "type blade

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    Please post better pics of the other helmet.

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    To my knowledge the M-3 fighting knife was issued to army forces mainly, Paratroopers and Rangers got priority then some made their way to regular infantry. If you were issued a carbine you were generally issued a m-3 to make up for the bayonet, and sometimes if you were issued a thompson and even more rarely a garand you revived one. I personally own a px m-3 that is form the WWII era so soldiers could have even purchased them this appears to be a issued one though. Please correct me if im wrong -Ben

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    Who is the maker of the 'PX' M3 ?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    So is this dagger worth anything in this condition? If so how much ballpark? I hope I can cover the fake helmet and still break even. Thanks, Greg

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    Any idea as to value? Any imput would be appreciated. Thanks, Greg

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