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  1. Boy! You guys get up early. (I'm a west coast guy) Here's a picture of an 1895 Lee Navy handle, made by Remington. You can see the greater height of the the muzzle ring. The second picture is of the bayonet that fits the Number 5 rolling block. It also fits the Remington Lee rifle 1899. Your bayonet looks more like the 1899 bayonet. Remington did not have many US contracts. The 1899 was mostly exported to other countries like Mexico and South American countries. However, the 1899 was used by the Michigan Militia for a time. Marv
  2. I collect US bayonets, but I have a few military knives. I have always loved the look of this knife, great cool factor. I don't think you'll find them too often for $50 anymore. Marv
  3. That's a great "still shot". As you know, the M4 carbine bayonet was not yet available. I would hate to be in combat in close quarters with the enemy without a bayonet. This guy may have felt the same way. There are several ways he could have done it, but it would sure be great to see exactly how. Marv
  4. Robert Reilly's book says the period between 1816 and 1822 was transitional. He says the Model 1816 bayonet will be found with or without blade flutes (the flute can vary as much as several inches in length). They can be found with or without markings, and they vary in length of socket and in blade length. The blade tip will also vary, with straight tapers, prow tip and modified, slash tip. The "odd" mark might be a "2". I have one more source to check, so if anything changes I'll check in again. Marv
  5. The Johnson bayonets used by the Marines were unmarked. Many Johnson bayonets you find today were marked post WWII, mostly by the Dutch, but maybe by other countries as well...not many though. Johnson bayonets were also used by Cuban troops, pre- Castro. Don't know if they were marked or not. The truth is that there is little documentation about this little bayonet. Marv 1563621..... that's an amazing collection of Johnson bayonets. Thanks for showing us.
  6. There are no iron clad guarantees about the Marine Johnson bayonet. However, what we do know, is that the "Marine used" Johnson bayonets were unmarked. They came from the factory unmarked. The only marked ones we know of, were the ones that made it to the Dutch. Just keep in mind that the reproductions are also unmarked. Marv
  7. mohawkALSE I didn't remember who posted those pictures I used. Both of those pictures are yours. I renamed them to give you credit the next time I post them. Thanks for the info in the above posts. Great information. As far as the M724 safety slide moving too easily, your F-16 pilot friend must have had a loose one. On mine, there is no way to inadvertently slide it back, it is very tight. I love that Benchmade knife. It certainly is a hard duty knife, as are most of the good quality modern knives today. I have a pet peeve when knife reviewers on yout
  8. Hi Folks, Part of the confusion comes from the fact that in WWII, switchblade knives (M2) were issued to airborne troops. They were also issued the M3 trench knife. They had a pocket on their shirt specifically used for the M2 knife. After the war, the military started to transition away from M2 use in favor of a "regular" fixed blade knife for use by airborne troops. That being the case, the Pilots and the rest of the crew still needed a knife that was small, fast, and easily deployed just in case they needed to bail out of the plane. In 1957, the MC-1 was born. I don't know who said
  9. Great Lee-Navy! Here's the bayonet for it. Made by Remington.
  10. Here's a Belgian 1889 bayonet with a US connection. Hopkins and Allen Arms company was famous for making inexpensive revolvers and a few long guns, from 1869 to 1916. During the beginnings of the Great War, Belgium was mostly overrun by Germany and needed arms to fight off the Kaiser. They took bids to make their 1889 Mauser rifle and bayonet. Hopkins and Allen was the lowest bidder. They quickly found out they were in over their heads. They declared bankruptcy in 1916. It is not known how many rifles were actually delivered. This bayonet looks like it never left the US. It is we
  11. Good job! That's a new one on me. Very cool. Marv
  12. Hello Kai, When Remington and Winchester were making these bayonets for England, they were called the P1913 bayonet. Originally, they were used on the short lived P1913 rifle and then used with the P1914 rifle. Once the U.S. entered WWI, and converted the P1913 bayonets, the name was changed to the M1917 bayonet. Your bayonet is called an M1917 bayonet. It happens to be a rather rare one because the reverse side retains the P1913 markings, but on the obverse side, the full U. S. markings are present, except for the small "X" bend test mark. Usually, the Broad Arrow, Crown and A. would
  13. My Blue Sky M1 Garand was purchased in the late 80s, but was marked on the gas tube, not the barrel. Changed the gas tube. Now I have an "original" GI M1 rifle. Marv
  14. mohawkALSE, Thanks for the clarification. Good information. As you explained, the last line of my label would be classified as "MILITARY METHOD & DATE OF UNIT PRESERVATION". Thanks Marv
  15. Hi Folks, I did not want to distract from Bobcat87 and Casca174's fine conversation about the OKC 3S prototypes, so I thought it better to simply start a new thread. Casca174 mentioned the OKC M10. The M10 designation is on the packaging I bought in 2009. At the time, no one knew why or what the "M10" meant. Now I'm hearing things like "mass reduced scabbards" being issued. I have never opened the package, because I thought it was a regular OKC 3S bayonet. Gary Cunningham indicated that the commercial sale bayonets and the military contracts were labeled exactly the same. Can
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