who made these 2 bayonets?

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    who made these 2 bayonets?

    Post by CamoDeafie on Sat May 02, 2009 8:35 pm






    my google fu isnt strong...at first i thought the black handled scabbardless bayonet is a US M7...but can anyone enlighten me?

    the green scabbard bayonet has a crowned eagle makers mark on one side of blade, and on other side, "ET92975A, a stamp of a dagger on a geared ring, with S A to the sides of the dagger, TOL EDO with dagger point between, and I.N.I.

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    Re: who made these 2 bayonets?

    Post by nkomo on Sat May 02, 2009 8:44 pm

    The top bayonet with the green scabbard is a Spanish FR-8 bayonet.


    Here is a link detailing the rifle:
    http://www.surplusrifle.com/spanishfr8/index.asp

    As far as the M7 bayonet, it should have some sort of manufacturing marks on the hilt or on the blade somewehere. Whatever the case...nice pickups!!!!!
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    Re: who made these 2 bayonets?

    Post by CamoDeafie on Sat May 02, 2009 8:47 pm

    i FOUND the marking on the bayonet lug for the black one..it says U.S. M4 TMN

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    Re: who made these 2 bayonets?

    Post by nkomo on Sat May 02, 2009 10:28 pm

    CamoDeafie wrote:i FOUND the marking on the bayonet lug for the black one..it says U.S. M4 TMN
    TMN stands Turner Manufacturing. Hope this helps!
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    Re: who made these 2 bayonets?

    Post by surplusman63 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:01 pm

    you have a late model bayonet for the m-1 carbine. its probably dated early to mid 60's, because, yes, they did use carbines to some extent in vietnam, mostly used by the south vietnamese.

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    Re: who made these 2 bayonets?

    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:28 pm

    you have a late model bayonet for the m-1 carbine. its probably dated early to mid 60's, because, yes, they did use carbines to some extent in vietnam, mostly used by the south vietnamese.

    Special forces and CIA trained many south Vietnamese and Montagnards with M1 carbines throughout the war , A friend across the street from me was refinishing a stock for my M1 carbine , his buddy was their and said he recognized the rifle as one he used to train the natives with in Vietnam , I asked him what years he was in the Army , he replied "I was never in the Army" , he never really said who he was working for , but the only other possibility was the CIA , I asked him if he still had any of his stuff from the war , and he told me he still had his Tiger uniform with in country patches , I tried to get it from him , but he would not let it go LOL , just goes to show you , you never know whats still out there and who your going to meet !!!!
    I also tried to get him to do a page on my veterans site , But I do not think he is comfortable telling his story , sorry to get off track , you scored some awesome Bayo's !!!

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    Re: who made these 2 bayonets?

    Post by CamoDeafie on Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:22 pm

    I did some more digging on the M4 bayo for the M1 carbine,it is original, dated to 1954 contract made by Turner mfg.

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