The Bayonet-Knife Scabbard M10 was developed in 1987, as the supply of M8A1 scabbards began to run out. After the Phrobis III bayonet contract was completed, rights to the M9 reverted to the United States Army and there were many subsequent versions from other companies. The Army, Navy, and USAF still use M7s and may do so for years to come. NATO caliber U.S. M14 selective-fire rifle, introduced in 1958 to address the shortcomings of the U.S. M1 rifle. Its two-lever locking mechanism, as well as its grip design, were traits shared with the earlier bayonet. The olive green scabbard body for the Imperial-made Colt New Model bayonet is unique. They remain in the original sealed carton, never having been opened since leaving the Working Home's shipping department. DAAFO3-73-D-1046. It has some extra features, such as a hammer pommel, but uses the same blade and sheath as the M9. However, it is unclear whether they are 1960s Colt "New Model M7" bayonets or more recent production by an, as of yet, undetermined manufacturer. The M7 and M9 are issued to all services. A/       9/68 Foremost of these was the M7 bayonet, introduced in 1964. List of individual weapons of the U.S. Armed Forces,,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 April 2020, at 20:32. This example is still sealed in it's original box. ESTATE AUCTION - PROLIFIC COLLECTION OF 25 CLASS III FIREARMS. An overview of M9 types made by Buck Knives, one of the manufacturers of M9 bayonets. Bayonet-knife for use on the 7.62 mm. Colt "New Model" M7: Bayonet-Knife for use on the 5.56 mm. Stylistically, the M-16 rifle was a radical departure from the long, heavy, wood-stocked weapons previously carried by GIs.

[5] In 1986, Finn received U.S. Patent 4,622,707 , however, unlicensed copies continued to flow unchecked into the United States from Asia and Mexico, cutting into legitimate sales. It was also used with the M3 fighting knife. W52H09-06-D-0068/0011 Where to buy the M7 Bayonet and Scabbard. LanCay got its first contract in March 1992 (taking over production from Buck) for 30 (later 50) thousand knives (with General Cutlery as a subcontractor); in 1994, there was another contract issued for about 100,000 improved M9 models. Bayonet-knife for use on the 7.62 mm. They don't look anything alike and are not even close to the same length. The upper pommel has also been milled away to provide clearance for the M1 Carbine's longer bayonet lug.

They had a green plastic grip that resembled the leather M4 bayonet grip of the Second World War. The M11 knife (not strictly a bayonet as it has no mounting catch or muzzle ring; more of a revision to the Buckmaster 184/188 knife, which was the basis for the Phrobis XM-9 prototype bayonet[6]), or M11 EOD is a version of the M9 specialized for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD). The M7 has been partially replaced by the M9 bayonet in Army service, and the Marine Corps replaced it with the OKC-3S bayonet. CAGE:  20014 P/N  1100077 Learn how and when to remove this template message, "One-Time Delicatessen Owner Builds the Army a Better Bayonet", "Army Selects New Bayonet. DAAFO1-71-C-0066 The only thing the M9 ever had in common with the AK bayonet was the wire cutter feature. In place of a muzzle ring, the crosspiece had a steel stud that inserted into the M1 rifle's gas cylinder lock screw. The Working Home was the prime contractor for assembly of M8A1 scabbards during 1965–70, assembling approximately 4 million scabbards during the Vietnam War years. AR15.Com reserves the right to overwrite or replace any affiliate, commercial, or monetizable links, posted by users, with our own. The scabbard throat flange is stamped "US M8" or "US M8A1" on the flat steel part along with manufacturer initials.

Since the M–1 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. This part number appears on the bayonets commercially made for Colt. Ontario Knife Company also participated in later contracts, and is one of the current (as of 2005) contractors for producing them. The blade has the characteristic AES plum-colored finish and the unique Haitian serial number. (MIL-PAR), Conetta Mfg., Frazier Mfg., General Cutlery (GEN CUT), and Imperial Knife all were awarded contracts, resulting in almost 3 million M-7 bayonets being produced for the military. A-12/73. For general information on bayonets, they're designed and made for stabbing, but not for slashing. A/        11/70". It was similar to the Korean War-era M4 as used on the M1 carbine, except the muzzle ring of the M7 was much larger. Some production runs of the M9 have a fuller and some do not, depending upon which contractor manufactured that batch and what the military specs were at the time. Finn's designs proved extremely popular, and were widely counterfeited and sold illegally by other makers. There are two variations of this scabbard, both with an olive drab fiberglass body with steel throat. The M7 bayonet was also used on some U.S.-issue combat shotguns, such as the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500 and 590. It is issued by the armed forces of the U.S. and other countries, and has also been sold commercially in various versions. As shown in this comparison image, the sheet steel body is of substantially better construction than the MKE example above. Bayonet Knife, M7 —Unknown producer (marked "AN"). Bayonet-Knife for use on the 5.56 mm. The proper name for it was "Restraining Lace." These bayonets first surfaced ca. These bayonets are very well made, exhibiting a level of fit and finish not found on U.S.-made examples. © 2020 Active Interest Media All rights reserved. Bauer Ord Company was the first contractor for the new bayonet. Colt (manufacturer of the M16) and Ontario Knife Company made many of the M7 bayonets for the military and continue to make and sell them commercially.

All Rights Reserved. [1][2][3] It is a refined copy of the Russian AKM Type I bayonet. HTK is an abbreviation of Hærens Tekniske Korps (Army Technical Corps). The M7 bayonet, introduced in 1964, was used as a bayonet on the M16 rifle and as a fighting knife. The M5A1 incorporated an improved press catch design. Belt Hanger (inside dome fastener): "Tiger" (2) stars and 3 letters. The Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind operated from 1874–1979.

The first of Colt's M7 bayonets were made 1961–1962 by … U.S. Bayonet-Knife M6 modified to mount to the caliber .30 U.S. Carbine M1. It has a 7-inch (18 cm) blade and is issued with a sheath designed to double as a wire cutter. Any use of this content without express written consent is prohibited. I wouldn't buy one as a knife but as a sticker. The cardboard box is sealed inside a heavy plastic wrapper. 1 EA The M4 (M1/M2 carbine), M5 (M1 rifle), and M6 bayonet (M14 rifle), all derived from the World War II M3 fighting knife. It is believed that a the bayonets were produced in 1985–86, but deliveries had not began by February 1986, when Duvalier went into exile. —Columbus Milpar and Manufacturing Co. However, the September 11, 2001, attacks caused the government to resume procurement of M7 bayonets in 2003. n/a: n/a: n/a: Label: "1005-00-076-9238 CAGE: 20014 P/N 1100077 Bayonet Knife, M7 1 Each Even their hardness will be lower to withstand the thrusting impact. The M7 bayonet and scabbard are available from militaria dealers or … Another M7 still sealed in its factory wrapping. DAAE20-98-P-02418 A       1/99". The larger M6 muzzle-ring was cut off, then a crude, smaller muzzle-ring welded in place. Scabbard: "K–M8A1" and winged anchor & star logo on reverse. [3] This sheath is correct for all post-war US bayonets including the M4, M5, M6, and M7. The M9 is a better (although not very good) field knife. Other manufacturers included Carl Eickhorn [for Colt], Columbus Milpar & Mfg. Crudely constructed of a pressed steel hilt mated with a recycled blade from an earlier Mauser bayonet. It was introduced in 1964, when … From the little I've been able to dig up about it on the net, the consensus is that it is better than previous bayonet models like the M7 and M9 at doing the things that knives are supposed to do.

Both models are approximately the same length, have the same black finish, and use the M8A1, or later M10 sheath. DAAA09-88-C-0366 The history and construction are as described for the M5A1 bayonet above. Another quantity surfaced in 2017, about the time Turkey returned 13,000 M1 rifles to the U.S. Government. 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. While Vietnam is clearly capable of better work than this, perhaps, they transferred M6 bayonets to a neighboring country like Cambodia, Laos, or Thailand. They are fairly easy to find with a little looking. I have an M7 bayonet and it is a bad knife. —Fraser Manufacturing Corp. The M10 scabbard is made of injection-molded plastic, with an integral nylon web belt hanger. The Working Home was a sheltered workshop that provided employment for visually-impaired people. It is believed that approximately 33,000 m/62 bayonets were procured by Denmark. Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Kingcreek, Mar 7, 2017. Scabbard Body (front):  "M10" and "ASSY 8448476" over "MFG 2V376".

About three inches of the blade was sharpened on the opposite side. Note how large the tie hole in the tip is, compared to a U.S.-made M8A1 scabbard. The Ontario Knife M7-B Bayonet and Standard Scabbard, 6277 is made in the USA. 1095–508–0339 M8A1 Scabbards Produced by the Pennsylvania Working Home for the Blind. Diamonds Tip, I was wondering what attracted you to using a bayonet for a knife. Although it has been claimed that the M9 may be more prone to breakage than the older M7, the M9 bayonet has a 20% thicker blade and tang (0.235" vs. 0.195") and a 75% greater cross-sectional area of steel in the blade than the M7.

Bayonets were and are made by the millions in the most economical means possible. Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand all received M1 Carbines in quantity through the Military Assistance Program (MAP). Haven't handled the new ones yet. The M-7 bayonet was sheathed in the olive drab fiberglass M8A1 scabbard until it was replaced by the M10 scabbard late in its service life. Early production is believed to have been produced by E & F Hörster. Haiti received 799 M1 Garand rifles prior to 1963 via the U.S. Military Assistance Program (MAP), just before U.S. government aid was cut off by the Kennedy Administration over the increasingly corrupt and repressive actions of Haitian dictator, François "Papa Doc" Duvalier. —Aerial Cutlery Co. The M7's release mechanism is on the pommel, while the M6 has a spring-loaded lever near the guard that when depressed releases the bayonet. One edge is sharpened its full length while the opposite side of the blade has approximately 3 inches sharpened. This M7 example is still sealed in its factory wrapping. Other than some verdigris around the brass rivets and glove fastener, the scabbards remain perfectly preserved after more than 50 years in storage. There are no markings on the blade itself. It can be used as a fighting knife and utility tool. A/       7/68. —Imperial Knife Co. (later, Imperial Schrade Corp.) The "TWB" marking was used 1969-1970 to represent the Working Home's corporate name, The Working Blind, Inc. Read more about the Working Home's production of scabbards in my article: M8A1 Scabbards Produced at the Pennsylvania Working Home for the Blind.