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WWII American Bayonets and Knives

Bayonets could be affixed to the M1 Garand rifle during WWII. Although on the TV series Combat!, you see Lt. Hanley with a M1 Carbine modified to take a bayonet, this was not common until the Korean war. The character of Saunders rarely carries a knife in the show (since his weapon is a Thompson sub-machine gun which cannot take a bayonet), which often requires his character to borrow a bayonet from the other soldiers.

M-9 Style BayonetRight: M-9 Style Bayonet from U.S. Cavalry store


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Recommended reading:

U.S. Military Knives, Bayonets and Machetes
Price Guide, Fourth Edition

by M.W. Silvey, Gary D. Boyd, Frank Trzaska
List price $7.95, Paperback: 32 pages
The ONLY price guide to U.S. military knives, bayonets and machetes. The low cost of this book is maintained through the fact that it is indexed to nine of the most popular identification guides on the subject (Cole's "Book III" and "Book IV"; Silvey's "U.S. Military Knives 1941-1991", "WWII" and "Vietnam" books; Silvey & Boyd's "U.S. Military Knives"; Henry's "Collins Machetes & Bowies"; Janzen's "Bayonets from Janzen's Notebook"; and Hardin's "The American Bayonet".) This eliminates the need for illustrations and allows collectors to buy periodic updates at low cost. Useful to collectors and dealers alike.

Daggers and Fighting Knives of the Western World: From the Stone Age Till 1900
Paperback, 5-3/8 x 8-1/2, 32 pages
List price $10.95
Profusely illustrated, full-scale reference by a leading authority on edged weapons provides a clearly written historical analysis of the entire range of weapons used in hand-to-hand combat — from prehistoric flint knives and bronze daggers of 1000 B.C. to eared daggers of the mid-16th century and 19th-century British and American naval dirks. An excellent resource for collectors as well as students of weaponry and warfare. 108 pictures.

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Other US WWII Weapons pages on this site:
WWII B.A.R. Browning Automatic Rifle
M1911 Colt .45 Pistol - American WWII Handgun
M1 Carbine
M1 Garand Rifle - American WWII Rifles
Tommy Gun - Thompson Submachine Gun
WWII Bazooka
WWII American Tanks and Armor
WWII American Machine Guns
WWII Artillery and Howitzers - American
Mortar Weapons of WWII
WWII Bayonets and Knives - American

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