Hi there! Looking to get some more info on this scabbard i picked up today in the antique store. I figured it was WWII since it didn't have a pistol belt hangar so i picked it up. I paint stripped 2 layers of OD paint that was on the metal throat. It took 30mins using stripper and a brush which revealed a rather nice original Park finish underneath the paint! My question is, Is it normal for early wwii m8 scabbards to be lacking any engravings /maker marks on the metal throat ? My buddy I sent photos to said it's a early 1943 M8 scabbard that's scarcely found since it has the OD3 webbing.
Any help is appreciated