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M5 bayonet

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I took delivery of this today, it's an M5 bayonet ,it was adopted by the U.S. military in 1953 to replace other bayonets for the M1 Garand rifle and uses the M8A1 scabbard.

During the Korean war, the M1 bayonet , which mounted to the M1 rifle, was found difficult to remove while wearing heavy gloves. As a result, the M5 bayonet was designed and issued in 1953. This was a total redesign based on the M4 bayonet used by the M1 carbine. The M5 bayonet looks nothing like the original M1 bayonet, and is the only U.S. bayonet without a barrel mount ring on the crossguard, making it look more like a fighting knife than a bayonet.

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Very nice Buster! 

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Thanks Gildwiller, it's a nice piece of kit & the  build quality is outstanding

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