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U.S. M5 Bayonet - Imperial     

U.S. M5 Bayonet marker marked by Imperial under cross guard  with US M8A1 scabbard. Overall nice average used and worn condition. Additioanl background, during the Korean War, the M1 bayonet and M1905 bayonet which mount to the M1, were difficult to remove with gloves. As a result of this, the U.S. M5 Garand bayonet was designed and started being issued in 1953. This was a complete redesign based on the M4 bayonet used by the M1 carbine. The M5 bayonet looked nothing like the original M1905 or M1 bayonets. The M5 U.S. bayonet has no barrel mount ring on the crossguard which makes it look more like a fighting knife than a bayonet. Note: The M5 fits only the M1 and does not interchange with any other firearms.

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