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OT - WWII Army Bayonet Value?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by dmarbell, Jan 5, 2009.

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  1. dmarbell

    dmarbell Active Member

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    My wife has a WWII US Bayonet. It has the genuine PAL logo, flaming bomb between the U and S, and 1942 stamped on it. She has been looking at eBay for values.

    It appears the value goes way up if the bayonet has never been sharpened. The bottom edge is not perfectly straight, but doesn't carry any obvious stone marks. Is there a definitive way to tell if it's shapened or unsharpened?

    Anybody good at determining values on these things?

    Pics later.

    Danny
     
  2. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

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    Is it the long or short version?
     
  3. Uncle Sam

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    Danny.....can probably help but need the pictures. I'll check later.......Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  4. Uncle Sam

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    jbmi....the garand had both long and short but it might be an m-1 carbine bayonet which had only one size.
     
  5. TommyTEREX

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    Sam, If it`s marked 42, it`s not for a carbine, as they didn`t issue carbine bayos till the end of the war. JMO,

    Tom R.
     
  6. KEYBEAR

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    M-1 Short $100.00 Long $120,00 . If you have the scabbard
     
  7. dmarbell

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    15.75" long. Has the scabbard. Pics being made now.

    Danny
     
  8. dmarbell

    dmarbell Active Member

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    Pics.

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  9. dmarbell

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    Up with pics.

    Danny
     
  10. k1200ltc509

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    Would you like to sell this? I have a Garand on two that it would look good on. Rick Gibbs
     
  11. dmarbell

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    Rick,

    Yes. Check your PM.

    What's a good price for both sides?

    Danny
     
  12. Tbonz411

    Tbonz411 TS Member

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    I've seen a 16 inch go for $300 in good shape. The M1 had three different lenghts...16" was early WW2 and prior, most of the 16's were ground down to 10" which was standard through most of WW2. Afterwards they were again reduced in lenght by the Korean War to about a 7-8" blade. They were originally for the '03 springfield and the Garand was built to take the same attachment lug.
     
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