Original U.S. Vietnam War Era M7 Bayonet by BOC for M16 Rifle with M8A1 Scabbard

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Genuine Vietnam War Era U.S. Army M7 Carbine bayonet fighting knife with original M8A1 scabbard. This knife-style bayonet was based on the M4 bayonet for the M1 Carbine, which was itself based on the M3 fighting knife. The M7 is almost identical, except for the much larger muzzle ring to go over the M16's flash hider. This example is nicely marked U.S. M7 / BOC around the blade on the cross guard. This was manufactured by Bauer Ordnance Corporation of Detroit, Michigan, the maker of the majority of Vietnam War Era M7 bayonets.

Very good condition blade with most of the original phosphate finish. There is a bit of oxidation overall, but there has been no post-manufacture sharpening that we can see. It does not appear to have had the original arsenal sharpening done, so the blade is not extremely sharp. Blade shows minor in and out wear and finish loss from cleaning. Grips are the standard hard black phenolic type, and they are in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips, just a bit of wear from the scabbard strap.

Comes with an OD green fiber scabbard marked U.S. M8A1 / B.M. CO also in offered in very good condition. This design features a fiberglass body, metal throat, and canvas frog and securing strap with a steel pistol belt hook.  It was manufactured by Beckwith Mfg Co., a division of Victory Plastics, whose stylized V P logo is also on the back of the scabbard body. The canvas is in great shape, as are the metal fittings and snap, which have almost no wear to the finish.

The perfect accessory for any Vietnam War issue M16 Rifle.

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