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    Knife picked up from Vietnam-Granada vet estate ?

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    Post by Gungadd on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:06 pm

    This knife was picked up at an estate sale of soldier who served in Vietnam and Granada. looks like an altered bayonet. Marked F-59 on the blade . Any ideashttps://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image11.jpg
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    Post by Gungadd on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:07 pm

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image12.jpg
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    Post by Gungadd on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:09 pm

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image14.jpg
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    Post by Gungadd on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:10 pm

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image15.jpg
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    Post by zvez on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:18 pm

    it looks very much like either a Canadian C1 or British L1 (fn-fal rifles) assault rifle, I'm no expert however. The loop for attaching to the barrel has been removed.

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    Post by Gungadd on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:56 pm

    Thanks Chris
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    Post by zvez on Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:02 pm

    Here's a pic the C1 and L1 bayos are virtually identical

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    Gungadd wrote:Thanks Chris
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    Post by Gungadd on Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:32 pm

    Looks like the vet modified it . He made a para cord lanyard and lower grip loop .
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    Post by Gungadd on Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:33 pm

    The back of the sheath actually has U.S. Stamped on it.
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    Post by loski on Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:05 am

    Gungadd wrote:The back of the sheath actually has U.S. Stamped on it.
    Is the sheath metal or canvas and a photo of stamp on sheath please
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    Post by Gungadd on Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:07 am

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image19.jpg

    It's canvas
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    Post by zvez on Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:36 am

    that's interesting so he made the scabbard from a US army web belt.

    Gungadd wrote:https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image19.jpg

    It's canvas
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    Post by loski on Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:47 am

    yep zvez beat me to it, it's not the original bayo scabbard IMO it’s a SLR / C1 ect bayo
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:40 am

    Bayonet is a British L1A1,made by Fazakarlay in 1959. Scabbard/sheath is a Vietnam Era US M1956 Belt that somehow has been fashioned into some form of scabbard/sheath.
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    Post by Gungadd on Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:36 am

    The estate I purchased it from said the vet was in Vietnam so the date on the bayonet and the era of the sheath makes since. Thanks to all for input.
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    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:54 am

    The Australians and Kiwis used their own version of the L1A1 rifle so could well be either of them.

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