$100 including shipping. SKIP, Don- This is getting interesting! Bayonet Knife, M7 Getting interesting! [N.p., ca. Although a very cool-looking bayonet, these are neither rare, experimental, military, nor worth big bucks. Blade is in very good condition with no chipping. The blade is marked "Colt 62316". This marking was used 196069. This example has a standard 2 piece handle held on with two screws. Carl Eickhorn, in West Germany, also produced private-label M7 bayonets for Colt. Post-War, Durofol KG, J. Brangs & Co. of Solingen became the exclusive manufacturer, which later became Durofol Presswerk GmbH. These are believed to have come from a production run of M10 scabbards subcontracted to Hauser Products Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, by Lan-Cay in 1998. Like new. U.S. ARMY Colt M7 Bayonet & M8A1 Scabbard, very good condition, may show some scuffing and rub marks from age. Payment is by USPS Money Order or PayPal only. Original Colt manufactured M7 bayonet (for the M16 rifle) with US M8A1 scabbard, in *Very Good* condition. Crosspiece: "US M6 and "Imperial" and Defense Acceptance Stamp (DAS). DA-11-199-ORD-601 With a limited and numbered edition of 999 worldwide Solingen now ends the production. Fraser Manufacturing Corp. of Lexington, Michigan, was awarded contract DAAF-01-72-C-0188 in October 1971. Expected completion of the Working Home's final contract was May 1970. These bayonets first surfaced ca. 1095-00-223-7164 1 Each The M10 Scabbard includes a restraining lace, proper term for what collectors often refer to as the leg tie or boot lace. It is the same 52-inch length as was used with the M8A1 Scabbard, but in black rather than olive green. Columbus Milpar & Manufacturing Co.Imperial Knife Co. Only one Fraser contract appears to be associated with the M16 rifle, resulting in two orders, both of which I believe are for M7 bayonets. Since the M1 Carbine was still in use, it made more sense that the M7 bayonet use the same black plastic grip parts already adopted for the post-war M4 bayonet. Co. - Visioneering-Bunnel Division, of Cleveland, OH, was already assigned the symbol VIZ. The M5A1 design improvement was implemented very quickly: mid-contract at J & D Tool Co. and with a new contract at Aerial Cutlery Co. A result was that these first examples of the M5A1 bayonet were marked M51. No, US at all. The M10 Scabbard was both less expensive to manufacture and reduced maintenance costs. Characteristic of Milpar's chronic bayonet delivery problems, initial production samples from the May 1964 contract were not delivered until at least February 1965. Other than some verdigris around the brass rivets and glove fastener, the scabbards remain perfectly preserved after more than 50 years in storage. I am told that it was a 1980s commercial venture, so there is evidence that parts bayonets were made by Eickhorn and offered to the public. Makes me kinda wonder if all but the early ones were military. overwritten by 2/89". Milpar's 196667 M7 contracts are not well-documented. TWB was used on the Working Home's final scabbard contract, 196970, after their corporate name change to: The Working Blind, Inc. I'm assuming the marking on the guard is some type of variation, and am curious as to what year these were produced. The scabbards were manufactured sometime between the 1960s - 1970s. Two orders were placed under contract 723 and three orders were placed under contract 0431, totalling $1.3 million. Cunningham reports various figures for the delivery quantity: 24,400; 56,801; and 81,201 (sum of the first two). U.S. government contract scabbards are molded of black plastic (other colors are commercial production). SKIPH, This commercial bayonet was inspired by an experimental bayonet considered during the Vietnam War which was not adopted. Product Information. Scabbard (body): "19204 ASSY 8448476" over "MFG 1Z803". Bayonet, Knife Sheath Vintage Tupperware 10" Cake Taker & 9" Pie Taker Keeper. Eickhorn BAYONET U.S. M7-LE / limited Military Bayonets - Military Grade Knife with 16.9cm 55Si7 spring steel steel blade. Devices Fabrication is the U.S. Army entity responsible for the design and fabrication of training devices such as pugil equipment, targets, rubber ducks (e.g., M4, M16A2, M240B, M60, M249), Improvised Explosive Device (IED) training aids, fox hole stands, weapon mock-ups, and many other devices. This quantity is consistent with the total amount paid under the contract, so appears correct. The added M4 crosspiece covers the ricasso up to original blade runout. "1095-00-017-9701 "1005-722-3097" over "Bayonet-Knife, M-6" over "1 Ea." What are they worth un issued? Should you have a question regarding the source of a particular fact or figure presented here, feel free to drop me a note and I will gladly assist. This quantity is consistent with the amount paid under this contract. SKIP. A- Bayonet-knife for use on the 7.62 mm. Contract W52H09-06-D-0068 was awarded in 2006. 164.99 . This website is a great source for Colt bayonet information: http://www.nirvi.fi/nnbm/page135.html#top Facebook More Loading. $150.00 $20.00 shipping or Best Offer SPONSORED Fonerange M7 Bayonet Knife/US Scabbard Vietnam Era $189.05 Free shipping Most J & D Tool Co. blades have a non-standard curved runout. Note how the label printed on the plastic wrapper has General Cutlery's CAGE Code 20014; and the adhesive label below has the Lan Cay, Inc. contract number. These bayonets are very well made, exhibiting a level of fit and finish not found on U.S.-made examples. A local, Fremont, OH, welding shop performed welding and fabrication work needed to refurbish the bayonets. Columbus, Ohio Victory Plastics Co. manufactured M1917 scabbards 196263 (contract DA-19-058-AMC-462), however, lost out in two successive M8A1 scabbard procurements: to Viz Manufacturing Co. in August 1962 and Wilson-Duggar Co. in July 1963. The blade exhibits a curved runout and the characteristics of a conventional blade stamping process (vs. Milpars patented process pictured above). TY 1-CL B-ST-2 Eickhorn-Solingen Ltd. (7) Price - Display per page. THX SKIP. Throatpiece: "U.S. M8A1" over "V. P. Co.". During the Vietnam War over 3,000,000 M7 Bayonets were produced. US MILITARIA FORUM - COLLECTORS PRESERVING HISTORY The scabbard is molded plastic with a frog stud. Comprised of a crude casting of a M7 Bayonet-Knife hilt and crosspiece with a thick, rounded plastic blade. This and the subsequent pages illustrate some of the more commonly encountered M5, M5A1, M6, and M7 bayonets and foreign copies. The white substance seen in images of the bayonet is a preservative applied when the bayonet was packaged. With the 90 degree back cut, that should make it a legit G3/M16 German issue, but if the cross guard is not right, then it makes me wonder. The M16 bayonet was originally designed by Colt & appeared to have been based on the US M4 .30cal carbine bayonet of WWII origin. Blade width is 3/16 inch and it weighs about 9.6 ounces. German made Colt M7 bayonet with M8A1 scabbard in very good condition. At least I understand exactly where the mark is. A restraining lace is also issued with the M10 scabbard, except that it is made of black nylon. The steel parts have a uniform dark grey/black parkerized finish. B2005-MAL. One piece grip fastened with screw bolts. Lan Cay had no cost-effective way to tool up to produce such a small quantity of M7 bayonets, so subcontracted the job to the General Cutlery, Inc.., who had produced M7 bayonets during the 1980s. The first of Colt's M7 bayonets were made 19611962 by Universal Industries of West Haven,CT. M8A1 Scabbards produced during the Vietnam War Era are found with the following manufacturer symbols: PWH, TWB, VIZ, VIZ/WD, and WD. 8448476 is the official part number assigned to the M10 Scabbard. seen this one in about 64 in Texas wish I had it now Don I sent Bill pix of mine last year he also had more Questions than answers the green short blade stumps them Don. Or $150 for both, shipping included. Made by Carl Eickhorn Waffenfabrik of West Germany in the late 1970's to fit the G3 rifle as well as the M16. However, by January 2, 1962, only 32,500 bayonets had been delivered vs. the scheduled 175,000. The example pictured at left is an early J & D Tool Co. M5. Skip I've had my eye's open for any supporting information on what you have. 2) replace the barrel with a 14.5 and permanently fix a longer FS to it to give you 16" length. According to Colt, 30,000 were made by the Imperial KnifeCo. of Providence, Rhode Island in 19631964, prior to the U.S. Government issuing its first M7 bayonet contract in May 1964. Co. well before the 1965 corporate name change; and the continued letting of new federal contracts under the companys Molded Insulation Co. Inc. identity as late as June 1967. DAAA09-88-C-0366 Once modified, they were designated M8A1 scabbards, regardless of the throatpiece marking. 1 Each 1 Ea. It looks as though Eichorn used up what ever blade blanks were available. Stamped "COLT MADE IN GERMANY" on bayonet and "U.S. M8A1 GERMANY" on scabbard. Other countries produced their own variants of the M5, M5A1, M6, and M7 bayonets. The M7 bayonet is not just a M4 Second Production bayonet with a larger muzzle ring. 2 ea. Item Name: FS Colt SP1 for Sale - great condition * Bayonet & Scabbard added* Location: Jasper Zip Code: 30143 Item is for: Sale Only Sale Price: $1900. I saw one sell on ebay for almost 100 dollars. The government needed 150,000 scabbards per month, however, the Working Homes output was limited by the availability of plastic scabbard bodies. (1.32 m.) long. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged. Designed to be used as a hand weapon or fighting knife, the M7's primary role was as a bayonet for the M16 rifle and the M4 carbine. As amended, the scabbard was designated M8A1. Bayonets observed from these packages have been mostly from Bauer Ordnance Corp. and Imperial Knife Co. Scabbards are mostly PWH and TWB, with a few of the earlier makers encountered. "A TRUE AMERICAN COMBAT HERO" THE COLT M7 BAYONET FOR THE M16 RIFLE, WARNING:This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Buy, Sell, and Trade your Firearms and Gear. Bayonet-Knife, M5A1 Milpar was awarded contract DA-11-199-ORD-601 on February 15, 1961. In addition to this M5 contract, Imperial was awarded three contracts for the M5A1 bayonet, in fiscal years 1967, 1973, and 1976. SKIP. For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov Other items you may like The blade marking, FAD'H, is an abbreviation for Forces Armes d'Haiti. The first bayonet supplied to the US military for the M16 (Colt 601) was very similiar to the well . Bayonet-knife for use on the caliber .3006 M1 Garand rifle. 1956, incorporating an improved latch design. Mine does not. The package pictured at left lacks a government contract number, so it is difficult to say whether it is from a government contract or just a commercial piece. Although Viz only produced M8A1 scabbards 196263, it appears that Viz and its owner, Victor I. Zelov, continued to influence M8A1 scabbard production until the last government-contract M8A1 scabbard was produced in 1970. It's in a "PWH" M8A1, excellent condition, with the retaining strap moved down to the center of the belt loop. These blades do NOT have a Based on the $240,000 paid under this contract, the quantity was likely in the 35,00040,000 range. "1005-300-5378 Parts bayonet?? Also my blade is 61/2" The others are 67/8 will post pix later today Don, Don-Thanks curious to see how it looks. Evidence is both supportive and unclear regarding this timeframe. Colt Reproduction M7 Bayonet w/ M10 Scabbard. Mine has an early type, straight, 90 degree back cut, dark parked blade, no "US" stamp. Here's a link to a page I just ran across recently while puzzling over questions I happen to have regarding back cut in general and the Colt/Imperial M7's. It's easy! Marv-As you look at the guard the way you photographed it, the M7 is directly under the blade. in Ankara (Makina ve Kimya Endustrsi Kurumu, in English, Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corp.). You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. SABC Journal Volume 91, Spring 2015). 1 Ea. The 1956 contract began as M5 bayonets, but production changed to the M5A1 mid-contract. There is no mortise cast into the pommel, so it cannot be fixed to a rifle. Wood grips held by two rivets. This part number appears on the bayonets commercially made for Colt. Ontario has been the sole remaining source of M10 scabbards since 2003. It is well-documented that the Pennsylvania Working Home consumed all of the plastic scabbard bodies that could be externally-supplied and would have utilized even more if they were to be had. Although Samuel Colt did not invent the revolver concept, his designs resulted in the first very successful ones. Although it would mount to the M1 Garand rifle, it was typically issued as a field knife, without regard to whether the soldier was armed with the M1 rifle. General Cutlery also occasionally included foreign equivalents, such as: Danish m/50 & m/62, Italian M1, and South Korean M5 (shortened U.S. M1) bayonets. The Second World War M8 Scabbard was produced beginning in 1943 to replace the leather M6 scabbard originally fielded with the M3 Combat Knife. The initial contractor was Bauer Ord Company. The USA reportedly provided 312,430 M1 rifles to Turkey under the Military Assistance Program (MAP), beginning in 1953 and ending with a final shipment of 5,000 in 1972. The M5 was a patented design introduced in 1953 to replace the M1 bayonet. This contract is reported to have been in the amount $1,858,758. Hauser Products Inc. of Chicago, IL, was a plastics molding firm that operated in the Chicago, IL, area from 19462000. This example is from the first 1973 contract, DAAF-03-73-D-1030, with an April 1974 packing date. Hauser Products, Inc. was a Chicago, Il, plastics firm. Ontario Knife Co. 2V376: 198788; 2001; 200311; 201820. M33 2/20, Scabbard Body (front): "M10" and "ASSY 8448476" over "MFG 2V376". Body (reverse): "Vp" over "F" and DAS stamp. This self-imposed workforce ceiling would later constrain M8A1 scabbard production, likely contributing to adoption of the M10 scabbard. The blade made of highly flexible 55Si7 spring steel (HRC 51-53) is Kalgard coated. Why the government accepted the curved runout is unknown. The sealed package pictured at left is badly yellowed, suggesting that the cardboard carton has been absent for a long time. U.S. government prime contractors and approximate years of production include: Imperial Knife Co.: M5 195354; M5A1 196768, 197273, and 1976 1 Each More Items From eBay. Scabbard is in good condition with minimal scratching on surface. The picture that I'm starting to see, is that Colt marked W German M7s were, 1) Not made to US standard for M7s, or 2) Made for foreign military forces, or 3) strictly for the collectors" market. Here you go. (M7 Bayonet - Knife Only) Delivery Details. The manufacturers mark on Victory Plastics' post-War M8A1 scabbards was V.P. Columbus Milpar & Manufacturing Co.: M5A1 196269. It can be used as a fighting knife and utility tool. JOHN R. ALLGOOD The only packaging observed from this period has been M7 scabbards packaged in July and August 1953 under contract DA-19-020-ORD-2905. To date, approximately 230,000 individually-packaged M10 Scabbards appear to have been produced under U.S. government contracts. What was, in 196869, a non-standard curved (or sloped) runout is found on some Milpar M5A1, M6, and M7 bayonets. Scabbard, Bayonet-Knife Ontario Knife Co. of Franklinville, New York, was awarded its first M10 Scabbard contract, DAAA-09-88-C-0129, in November 1987. However, some (if not all) Wilson-Duggar Co. M8A1 scabbards were apparently assembled using externally-supplied subassemblies (steel throatpieces and plastic scabbard bodies). Colt's Manufacturing Company now serves the civilian market, while Colt Defense serves the law enforcement, military, and private security markets worldwide. 10955080339 In place of a muzzle ring, the crosspiece had a steel stud that inserted into the M1 rifle's gas cylinder lock screw. "1095-00-017-9701 Here's a pic of my Colt, W. German M7. "1005-00-073-9238 In 1967, the Working Homes M8A1 scabbard output was 108,000 per month. This identifies A Company, First Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment. Fullered blade with nearly all its original bright finish and no sharpening. The Second World War U.S. plastic scabbard design was developed by Edwin L. Beckwith (son of Beckwith Manufacturing Co. founder Harry H. Beckwith) and chemist, Charles P. MacIver, of the Beckwith Manufacturing Co. shoe component subsidiary, Felt Process Co. After the government contracted with Beckwith Manufacturing Co. to produce scabbards, Harry Beckwith created a new subsidiary, Victory Plastics Co., to manufacture them. U.S. military honor guards are typically equipped with either the M1 or M14 rifle. Haiti is believed to have obtained additional M1 Garand rifles through commercial arms purchases. 1 EA Anyone have more info? Under J & D Tool Co's. This quantity is consistent with the total amount paid under the contract, so appears correct. FSCM 2V376 MFR/PN 8427025 Belt Hanger (inside dome fastener): "Tiger" (2) stars and 3 letters. It was introduced in 1964, when the M16 rifle entered service during the Vietnam War.. The grip is secured with Phillips-head screws. The history of Beckwith Manufacturing Co., Victory Plastics Co., and their scabbard production has been well-documented by authors/researchers, Gary Cunningham and Frank Trzaska. (M10 Scabbard Only) 1 Each The Bayonet-Knife Scabbard M10 was assigned National Stock Number (NSN) 1095-00-223-7164 on March 16, 1970, as the final M8A1 Scabbard contract was being completed. However, based on the dollar amount of the orders ($99,000) and the value attributed to M7 bayonets provided to foreign governments in 197172 (averaged $2.44 each), the number of bayonets produced appears to be in the neighborhood of 40,000, which explains their scarcity. Viz Manufacturing was a highly-sought after defense contractor with a lengthy backlog of electronics orders. U.S. Bayonet-Knife M6 modified to mount to the caliber .30 U.S. Carbine M1. Crudely constructed of a pressed steel hilt mated with a recycled blade from an earlier Mauser bayonet. (that's probably what you meant). 10955080339-B008 Victory Plastics Co. lost out in successive M8A1 scabbard procurements, contributing to its closure; and, sale of its plastic molding machinery and building. The M7 differs from M6 bayonet for the M14 rifle. Restraining Lace used with the M8A1 Scabbard. Scabbard also includes factory leg tie. Still not conclusive by any means, we need a lot more info. DAAFO1-71-C-0066 Additional information is also found in the M7 Bayonet Contracts Summary. DX24/73 Milpar ceased operations in 1970. Bauer Ordnance Corp.: 196870 Probably looking at some of the same places you've been. The original M6 crosspiece was ground down to an oval, then a spacer inserted forward of the original crosspiece, and forward of the spacer, what appears to be a M4 crosspiece. It was introduced in 1964, when the M16 rifle entered service during the Vietnam War. Sold individually. Scabbard is in good condition with minimal scratching on surface. 5.0 out of 5 stars 1. Completed M8A1 scabbards were packaged in pairs, encased in a heat-sealed cellophane wrapper, which was placed inside a cardboard carton. This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In any case, the number of bayonets contracted for in 1985 would have been relatively small. (267mm.) U.S. government prime contractors and approximate years of production include: Aerial Cutlery Co.: 196062 DAAF0169F8756 This Imperial Knife Co. M6 bayonet was plated for ceremonial use by honor guard personnel. As shown in the images at left, the bayonet is sealed in a foil preservative wrapper inside a cardboard box. German 1871/84 Bayonet Made by Coppel and dated W88 for Wurttemberg. 1 Ea. 58,100 bayonets were reportedly delivered under this contract 198788. This bayonet was produced by A. Eickhorn-Solingen (AES), in West Germany, for the government of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier of Haiti. Payment is by USPS Money Order or PayPal only. Marv-Does your M7 have the retaining bar, under the grips, behind the guard? DAAA-09-88-C-0129 Two production variants exist. Sign up for a new account in our community. These included U.S. M1, M5A1, and M6 bayonets. The manufacturer's initials or name, along with "US M7", will be found stamped under the crossguard (see photo, right). Although adopted much earlier, the first contract for M10 Scabbards was not awarded until 1985. The significance of this mark is undocumented, however, it is most likely related to hardness testing. The most successful and famous of these are numerous M16 carbines, including theColt Commandofamily, and theM4 carbine. C 6/87. Colt Marked Imperial Made M7 Bayonet Unissued - YouTube 0:00 / 7:25 Colt Marked Imperial Made M7 Bayonet Unissued 8,827 views Mar 27, 2013 60 Dislike Share Rick Gillespie 558. U.S. government prime contractors and approximate years of production include: 2 ea. Contract DAAA09-85-C-0540 was awarded in March 1985. It was also used with the M3 fighting knife. Colt branded KCB-77 bayonet manufactured by Eickhorn Solingen This is a Colt branded KCB-77 bayonet manufactured by Eickhorn Solingen in West Germany. The only M4 bayonet to bear this mark was the 1954 Imperial contract (Turner M4s had a -in. Quality Packaging In November 1963, a group of Birmingham industrialists were brought in as fixers to take over Wilson-Duggar factory operations and produce the scabbards. The company's name was actually Molded Insulation Co., Inc. from 1932, when Victor I. Zelov acquired it from the Bendix Corp., until 1965, when he formally changed the corporate name to Viz Manufacturing Co., Inc. Conetta Manufacturing Co. of Stamford, Connecticut, was awarded two M7 bayonet contracts: DA-11-199-AMC-723 in June 1966 and DAAF-01-68-C-0431 in December 1967. Four additional contracts awarded to Milpar in 1966 and 1967 are believed to be for M7 bayonets. However, it is unclear whether they are 1960s Colt "New Model M7" bayonets or more recent production by an, as of yet, undetermined manufacturer. This example was packaged in October 2011. Later production had a smooth pommel and were marked "HMAK." Scabbard, Bayonet-Knife, M8A1 2014 in very small numbers. The upper portion of the butt plate has been milled away. The M7 hilt (and grips) are longer than the M4. Plastic Wrapper: SKIP. During the Second World War, Gen. George S. Patton considered the 45th Division the best Division in the 7th Army, which he commanded during the North African and Sicilian invasions. Slightly different variation. General Cutlery, Inc. is reported to have supplied upwards of 5,000 bayonets used by military honor guards, beginning with the inauguration of President Clinton in 1993 through the inauguration of President Obama in 2009. A clone of the U.S. M5A1 bayonet, but not as well made. DAAF 03-67-C-0067 Milpar was awarded three contracts for the M6 bayonet, in fiscal years 1961, 1963, and 1966. The number of scabbards produced under General Cutlery's three contracts is not known. In 2020, original manufacture heat-sealed cellophane packages containing VIZ M8A1 scabbards labeled with aa August 1962 contract date and March 1963 packing date were discovered by collector/researcher Boyd M. Jenkinson, Jr., conclusively proving that Viz Manufacturing Co. produced M8A1 scabbards much earlier than was previously understood. These have the Colt "Rampant Mustang . The scabbard throat flange is stamped "US M8" or "US M8A1" on the flat steel part along with manufacturer initials. Instead of being on the bottom of the guard (under the blade, as pictured in Gary's book), its on the right side of the guard next to the blade (below) as you look at it with barrel ring to left. This example was made in 2009. Bayonet-knife used as a field knife by Denmark. All M8A1 scabbards produced under Beckwith's government contracts were manufactured by Victory Plastics in Hudson, MA. It is made extremely well, probably one of the best quality M7 bayonets made. Scabbard: "U.S. M8A1" over "Made in W. Germany". Many existing M8 scabbards were modified to the M8A1 strap assembly. In any event, the upcoming merger creating Beckwith-Arden Inc. formally terminated the existence of Beckwith Manufacturing Co., necessitating adoption of a new marking. In addition, Ontario has been subcontracor on three more M7 bayonet procurements.
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