Chas100 Posted November 21, 2015 Share #1 Posted November 21, 2015 I've been searching the web and also referencing Gary's excellent book "US Knife Bayonets & Scabbards" but I can't find any reference of either commercial or non USGI grips for the M5 series of bayonets. The book does mention that some of the early grips had no part number marked on the under side of the grips and the checkering is straight across the top as opposed to the later style where the checkering rolls up to the top. I needed a screw for one of my M5A1's and found them on EBay. The seller had 3 pairs of grips along with 6 screws so I purchased the package to have extra screws and grips if needed. The 3 pairs of grips are in good shape but only 1 of the 6 grips (3 left and 3 right side) has a part number. One pair of grips seems to be a lighter color than the grips that I've saw or have. Is there anyway to tell if the grips are non USGI or commercial ? I'm not sure that there are even commercially made grips. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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