Original U.S. Vietnam War Era M7 Bayonet by BOC for M16 Rifle with M8A1 Scabbard by VIZ
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, with some signs of use and a bit of post-arsenal sharpening. There are some dents on the edge, and the blade is currently not very sharp. The 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 some paint markings from service.
Comes with an OD green fiber scabbard marked U.S. M8A1 / VIZ also in offered in very good condition. This design features a thermoplastic impregnated cotton fabric body, metal throat, and canvas frog with a securing strap and steel pistol belt hook. It was manufactured by Viz Manufacturing Co. of Philadelphia, PA, who only made these scabbards during 1969. The canvas is in great shape, with a functional securing strap and moderate service wear. The scabbard body was repainted OD green at some point, which has made the markings a bit difficult to read.
The perfect accessory for any Vietnam War issue M16 Rifle.
Blade length: 6 3/4”
Blade Style: Spear Point Bayonet
Overall length: 12”
Scabbard length: 7 3/8" with belt frog
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