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Original U.S. Post WWII M4, M5 & M7 Rifle Bayonet Lot With Scabbards - 4 Bayonets

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Original Items: Only One Lot of 4 Available. This is a fantastic opportunity to add 4 iconic American military issued bayonets to your collection. This is a perfect lot for the new collector who has been wanting to find a starting point! These are all wonderful examples that are in great condition with their original scabbards.

The Bayonets In This Lot:
- M4 Bayonet With WWII M8 Scabbard: This is an interesting example of a modified M4 bayonet. This is a “Bayonet-knife” for use on the caliber .30 U.S. Carbine M1. The bayonet-knife M4 was also used on the selective-fire M2 Carbines which were developed post-war. This is a M4 First Production bayonet that has been modified with a hard rubber grip. It is believed that these reworks were probably done in Korea. Some of these regripped bayonets saw use in the Korean War, but many were probably done after the Korean War.
The scabbard is the early, ca. 1943–44 M8 scabbard used primarily with the M3 combat knife. Designed and produced by the Beckwith Manufacturing Co., this variant has the short web loop and no wire belt hanger. Condition is solid but shows signs of definite use.

- M5A1 Bayonet With M8A1 Scabbard by Milpar: The M5A1 was adopted ca. 1956, incorporating an improved latch design. The M5A1 design improvement was implemented very quickly: mid-contract at J & D Tool Co. and with a new contract at Aerial Cutlery Co. A result was that these first examples of the M5A1 bayonet were marked M5–1. Some U.S. M5 and M5A1 bayonets were marked with the Defense Acceptance Stamp (DAS), while others were not or may have had the DAS obliterated during service.

Aerial, Imperial, and Utica were all cutlery manufacturers familiar to bayonet collectors. J & D Tool Co. was a family business in Stamford, CT, that manufactured tools, dies, letter opener machines, and rifle components for the US Government. The company was formed in 1947 and operated until 1963. The initials J & D were once thought to represent Jones and Dickinson (or something similar). However, that is not the case. J & D are the initials of two of the company’s founders, three siblings: John, Dominick, and Theresa Spera. However, the company’s name appears to have just been J & D Tool.

Columbus Milpar & Manufacturing Co. (Milpar) arose in 1959 as the defense contracting division of a Columbus, Ohio, commercial metal stamping firm originally founded in 1946. Milpar’s defense contracting overshadowed the commercial business, becoming the company’s identity as we know it. Milpar ceased operations in 1970.

- Denmark M/62 Field Knife With HTK Scabbard: Bayonet-knife used as a field knife by Denmark. Although it would mount to the M1 Garand rifle, it was typically issued as a field knife, without regard to whether the soldier was armed with the M1 rifle.

The m/62 is a copy of the U.S. M5A1 bayonet, adopted by Denmark in 1962. Two production variants exist, both made in Germany. Early production is believed to have been produced by E & F Hörster. These had a peened pommel, just like this example. Later production had a smooth pommel and were marked "HMAK." These are believed to have been produced by Carl Eickhorn Waffenfabrik. It is believed that approximately 33,000 m/62 bayonets were procured by Denmark.

The scabbard is a copy of the US M8A1, employing a British-style belt fastener. The scabbard body is made of Durofol, a laminated wood developed in Germany during the Second World War. It is made by impregnating beech veneers of 0.2 to 0.3 mm. thickness with 25 to 35 percent of a water-soluble phenolic resin cured under both high pressure and temperature. Post-War, Durofol KG, J. Brangs & Co. of Solingen became the exclusive manufacturer, which later became Durofol Presswerk GmbH.

HTK is an abbreviation of Hærens Tekniske Korps (Army Technical Corps). This marking was used 1960–69.

- M7 Bayonet With M8A1 Scabbard by Bauer Ord Company: The M7 bayonet (NSN 1095-00-017-9701) 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. It can be used as a fighting knife and utility tool. It was introduced in 1964, when the M16 rifle entered service during the Vietnam War.

The M7 bayonet is very similar to the older M4 bayonet with the Korean War era plastic grips for the M1/M2 carbines except that the M7 has a much larger muzzle ring. The M7 has the same two-lever locking mechanism as the M4, that connects to a lug on the M16 rifle's barrel. The M4 (M1/M2 carbine), M5 (M1 rifle), and M6 bayonet (M14 rifle), are all derived from the World War II M3 fighting knife.

There are two variations of this scabbard, both with an olive drab fiberglass body with steel throat. The early version M8 scabbard only a had a belt loop and lacked the double hook that earlier bayonet scabbards had for attaching to load carrying equipment such as the M1910 Haversack. The improved M8A1 scabbard manufactured later in WWII has the M1910 bent wire hook as seen on this example.

These are all fantastic bayonets that come more than ready for display!

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