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Strangely marked US M7 bayonet scabbard

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by leemozoid, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. leemozoid

    leemozoid Sharpshooter

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    This came with a very nice UFH M1. I've never seen one so marked. The construction is by all accounts USGI. The throat is marked US M7. There is an odd character in the body below the throat, both front and back. It has been suggested that it may be Taiwan in origin. I have no clue. Thoughts? First of these that I've seen. Are they uncommon?

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  2. coolhandluke

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    You are correct...these scabbards were 1960's era contract pieces produced by the Taiwanese. It is suspected that they may have also been supplied to the Greeks and Chinese Nationalists. This would seem correct as I believe these scabbards were received on CMP Greek return bayonets along with scabbards marked with the E-U.S. and standard U.S./ ordnance bomb marking.

    Not an uncommon piece at all...the going rate for these are 1/2 to 2/3 the value of a U.S. production M7 scabbard.
     

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