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Camillus MC-1 red plexi glass handle?


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dunmore1774

Has anyone seen one like this?  I've mostly seen the ones with orange handles.  Appears to be plexi-glass, either red tint or red paint (some is wearing on the side). Is this factory made? field modified?  Vietnam era?   Any help is appreciated.

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I'm 99% sure this is not a factory made handle.  The knife itself was definitely made during the Vietnam era.  The Camillus MC-1 was made from 1960 -1986. Then again later 1988-1993.

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When the Camillus Company auction took place in 2007 the late Tom Williams, a Camillus employee and official Camillus company historian, purchased some knife parts.  Among them parts for the MIL-K-818, and the MC-1 knives.  These parts were used to repair knives for owners of the original Camillus Company knives where possible. Tom passed away a few years ago.  

There also was a small company consisting of some former Camillus employees that was called RockUSA Cutlery. Unfortunately RockUSA closed it doors at the end of 2021.  At this time I don't have any recommendations regarding who may be doing this sort of work.

The plastic scales do get damaged and if someone doesn't have a supply of original scales this certainly looks like a good improvisation.

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dunmore1774

Thanks again for the info :)

 

Does anyone know of someone who repairs these?  This one needs a little help

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