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Records at Rock Island Arsenal indicate that General Cutlery delivered 24,400 M7 bayonets during 1989. A/        11/70". The M-7 bayonet was sheathed in the olive drab fiberglass M8A1 scabbard until it was replaced by the M10 scabbard late in its service life. Scabbard, Bayonet-Knife, M8A1 Bayonet Knife, M7 "Mickey" Finn at his R&D company, Qual-A-Tec. © 2020 Active Interest Media All rights reserved. Haiti received 799 M1 Garand rifles prior to 1963 via the U.S. Military Assistance Program (MAP), just before U.S. government aid was cut off by the Kennedy Administration over the increasingly corrupt and repressive actions of Haitian dictator, François "Papa Doc" Duvalier. I refused to carry the M9 long, dug out my old M7, and carried the field knife of my choice (Randall, Chris Reeve, Camillus "kabar" type, Pilot Survival, etc.) Finn's designs proved extremely popular, and were widely counterfeited and sold illegally by other makers.

—Imperial Knife Co. Bayonet-Knife M7 U.S. military contract producers included: This M7 example bears the scarce "FZR" maker mark. There are two variations of this scabbard, both with an olive drab fiberglass body with steel throat. W52H09-06-D-0068/0011 Plastic Wrapper: A/       9/68 The M9 bayonet is the current issue. Scabbard (body): "19204 ASSY 8448476" over "MFG 1Z803", Crosspiece:  "M5" and "Imperial" and Defense Acceptance Stamp (DAS), Crosspiece: "K–M5A1" and "DYW" and 'figure–8' symbol, Crosspiece:  "US M6" and "MILPAR COL" and Defense Acceptance Stamp (DAS), Blade: Colt 'rampant horse' logo, followed by "Colt's 62316," Hartford, Conn USA", M8A1 Scabbards Produced at the Pennsylvania Working Home for the Blind, leather M4 bayonet grip of the Second World War, black M10 scabbards to go with these bayonets, Return to Bayonet Identification Guide Index. This bayonet and scabbard are crude copies of the U.S. M5 bayonet and M8A1 scabbard. NATO caliber U.S. M14 selective-fire rifle, introduced in 1958 to address the shortcomings of the U.S. M1 rifle. The crosspiece is modified by grinding the lower portion of the M6 crosspiece to a width comparable to the Second World War M4 Bayonet-Knife crosspiece. I'm not challenging you, but as I had to carry a bayonet for 23 years (both the M7 and subsequently, the M9) I find it strange that someone would want to use one of these heavy things as a field knife.

The flat outer portion of the throat was stamped “US M8A1” along with the maker’s initials. Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. The M8A1 had a steel throat. There have been five main makes of M9s: Phrobis, Buck (subcontracted by Phrobis III during the original Army contract), LanCay, Ontario and Tri-Technologies.

Designed to be used as a hand weapon or fighting knife, the M7's primary role was as a bayonet for the M16 rifle and the M4 carbine. In contrast to the design of military M7, most commercial M7s had long sloped or curved runouts. The modifications evidence crude hand work, suggesting these were done by a country that lacked modern production facilities. Scabbard: "K–M8A1" and winged anchor & star logo on reverse. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. The belt hanger on this example is made of canvas, folded and stitched. Buck Knives was contracted to make 300,000 units and sold a commercial version under their own name. It can be used on  many other assault rifles, carbines, and combat shotguns, as well.

While Vietnam is clearly capable of better work than this, perhaps, they transferred M6 bayonets to a neighboring country like Cambodia, Laos, or Thailand. Belt Hanger (inside dome fastener): "Tiger" (2) stars and 3 letters. Although the original maker marking is gone, the Defence Acceptance Stamp (DAS) is still present. The initial contractor was Bauer Ord Company. Both models are approximately the same length, have the same black finish, and use the M8A1, or later M10 sheath.

I just found a wwII m3 Ontario trench knife that is better than what I could make.

This example was made in 1964 by the Columbus Milpar and Manufacturing Co., Columbus, OH.  According to noted U.S. bayonet authority Gary Cunningham, Milpar delivered 182,000 M6 bayonets to the U.S. Government in 1964. The M7 bayonet is a bayonet that was used by the U.S. military for the M16 rifle, it can also be used with the M4 carbine as well as many other assault rifles, carbines and combat shotguns. AES stopped production and sold what they had already produced on the commercial market.

In place of a muzzle ring, the crosspiece had a steel stud that inserted into the M1 rifle's gas cylinder lock screw. Blade width is 3/16 inch and it weighs about 9.6 ounces. Later production had a smooth pommel and were marked "HMAK." As an Amazon Associate, Military Trader / Military Vehicles earns from qualifying purchases. Copyright © 1996-2020 AR15.COM LLC. It was around this time that Buck sold commercial M9s as well, which it did up to 1997. Starting in 1987, Phrobis subcontracted Buck, finishing up in 1989. The M9 bayonet was designed and developed by Charles A. As expensive as original M7 bayonets have become, I would not alter one into a fighting knife. The non-slip grips are molded black plastic. [1][2][3] It is a refined copy of the Russian AKM Type I bayonet. NATO caliber U.S. M14 selective-fire rifle. Bayonet-knife used as a field knife by Denmark. The M5 bayonet used the same M8A1 scabbard used with the M4. Lace, Restraining This M7 example is still sealed in its factory wrapping. It is unclear whether the hilt is new-made or both the hilt and blade are from an earlier bayonet, with only the crosspiece being new. The M7 bayonet was also used on some U.S.-issue combat shotguns, such as the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500 and 590. It can be used as a fighting knife and utility tool. The wrapped bayonets were packed 50 to a carton. The M7 bayonet is a bayonet that was used by the U.S. military for the M16 rifle, it can also be used with the M4 carbine as well as many other assault rifles, carbines and combat shotguns. Some production runs of the M9 have a fuller and some do not, depending upon which contractor manufactured that batch and what the military specs were at the time. At the top of the scabbard a M-1910 bent wire hook was installed, differentiating it from the earlier M8. Fraser had hundreds of government contracts and was most well-known for its design and production of vehicle mounts for machine guns.

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