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#1 greasemonkey247

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:05 PM

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

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#2 greasemonkey247

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:08 PM

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#3 thorin6

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 03:20 PM

Does it have the VP mark on the back of the  body?  How about the heat lot numbers (B-N) under the guard?



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 03:37 PM

  Pretty sure. It's Italian.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 05:34 PM

The metal throat doesn't look like a typical B.M.Co. M8.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 03:11 AM

I agree with Marv. It's an Italian scabbard for the  Italian M4 bayonet. They're good scabbards, very similar to US M8s, but lack the markings. SKIP



#7 greasemonkey247

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:19 AM

Thanks for all the info gents! It's appreciated !




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