Original U.S. WWII Imperial M4 Bayonet for M1 Carbine with M8A1 Scabbard by B.M. Co
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a genuine WWII U.S. Army M4 Carbine bayonet fighting knife, with an original M8A1 scabbard. Nicely marked U.S. M4 / IMPERIAL on underside of hand guard for the Imperial Knife Co., next to the U.S. Ordnance "Flaming Bomb". The blade has unfortunately been rather crudely sharpened throughout, so the original finish is all but gone. It still retains the original shape well, but it is covered with rough grinding marks. Most likely it became dull in the field, and they had to make due with what they had at the time. Grip, guard and pommel are all tight to the blade.
The bayonet still has the original WWII issue leather washer grip, with the correct original bakelite inserts at the top and bottom. These have not been changed out, and the leather in the grip is quite nice, showing light wear as well as dirt accumulation. The pommel is held on by the correct "starburst" style peened over tang, which with the flaming bomb proves this is definitely a WWII example, and not a later reissue.
It comes in a nice WWII issue OD green thermoplastic impregnated cotton fabric scabbard marked U.S. M8A1 / B.M. CO., also in offered in very good condition. There is some wear to the scabbard, but it still has almost all of the original green paint. The canvas is in very good condition, and the snap still functions, though the finish is worn. Unfortunately, the brass belt hanger has been removed from the scabbard. The OD Green #3 color indicates WWII manufacture. The scabbard was manufactured by Beckwith Mfg Co., a division of Victory Plastics.
Ready to display with your WWII issue M1 Carbine!
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