TY 1-CL B-ST-2 The cardboard box is sealed inside a heavy plastic wrapper. 1 Each Buck Knives was contracted to make 300,000 units and sold a commercial version under their own name. [4] He later produced it under the Phrobis III name, filling a military contract for 325,000 units. While Vietnam is clearly capable of better work than this, perhaps, they transferred M6 bayonets to a neighboring country like Cambodia, Laos, or Thailand. (MIL-PAR), Conetta Mfg., Frazier Mfg., General Cutlery (GEN CUT), and Imperial Knife. The DAS is oriented with the stars toward the blade, which was done by the Imperial Knife Co. of Providence, Rhode Island. Diamonds Tip, I was wondering what attracted you to using a bayonet for a knife. Bayonet Knife, M7 These were likely intended to be the last M7 bayonets procured by the government, since the M9 bayonet had been in production since 1986. The steel throatpieces and plastic scabbard bodies on "WD" scabbards often have mold or inspection markings typically associated with Beckwith's Victory Plastics subsidiary, which adds to the mystery surrounding this maker. This example is believed to have been produced 1987–88 by the Ontario Knife Co. of Franklinville, New York. The non-slip grips are molded black plastic. 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. The history and construction are as described for the M5A1 bayonet above. The cardboard carton has been unsealed, revealing two scabbards sealed inside a single cellophane wrapper. Vietnam-era pieces are the most desirable. These appeared in 2009, advertised to be new-old-stock 1960s examples. 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. This open box shows how the Working Home packaged scabbards for shipment. AES stopped production and sold what they had already produced on the commercial market. The USA provided 51,338 M1 rifles to Korea between 1950 and 1963 under the Military Assistance Program. 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. Blade width is 3/16 inch and it weighs about 9.6 ounces. However, based on the dollar amount of the contracts ($99,000) and the value attributed to M7 bayonets provided to foreign governments in 1971–72 (averaged $2.44 each), the number of bayonets produced appears to be in the neighborhood of 40,000, which explains their scarcity. The scabbard is a copy of the US M8A1, except for the woodgrain colored plastic and British-style belt fastener. The M10 scabbard is made of injection-molded plastic, with an integral nylon web belt hanger. 1 Each This package contains two M8A1 scabbards assembled at the Pennsylvania Working Home for the Blind in 1968. The M7 bayonet is a bayonet that was used by the U.S. military for the M16 rifle, it can also be used with the M4 carbine as well as many other assault rifles, carbines and combat shotguns. The larger M6 muzzle-ring was cut off, then a crude, smaller muzzle-ring welded in place. More than 4 million M7 bayonets were produced during its more than 30-year service life. 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. In addition to this number, similar bayonets (some even marked “M7”) were sold commercially. There have been five main makes of M9s: Phrobis, Buck (subcontracted by Phrobis III during the original Army contract), LanCay, Ontario and Tri-Technologies. These bayonets are very well made, exhibiting a level of fit and finish not found on U.S.-made examples. 1 EA The upper pommel has also been milled away to provide clearance for the M1 Carbine's longer bayonet lug. The blade has the characteristic AES plum-colored finish and the unique Haitian serial number. Still relatively inexpensive, collectors are beginning to take note of the M7 bayonet. Some M8 scabbards were later modified by adding the M1910 hook. —Imperial Knife Co. (later, Imperial Schrade Corp.) Haven't handled the new ones yet. Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand all received M1 Carbines in quantity through the Military Assistance Program (MAP). However, Viz appears to have only produced scabbards from May 1969 to November 1969, which accounts for their relative scarcity compared to scabbards produced by Beckwith and the Working Home. Records at Rock Island Arsenal indicate that General Cutlery delivered 24,400 M7 bayonets during 1989. Sheltered schools and workshops were common until social policy was changed to integrate people with disabilities more fully into the community. The M7 bayonet NSN is NSN 1095-00-017-9701. The M9 multipurpose bayonet system is used as a bayonet on the M16 series rifle, on the M4 series carbine , as a fighting knife, as a general field and utility knife, as a wire cutter when used on the sheath , … The U.S. Government adopted the "New Model" M7 as the Bayonet-Knife M7 in 1964. 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. A U.S. military M9 Bayonet affixed to an M4 carbine. It can be used on  many other assault rifles, carbines, and combat shotguns, as well. It was also used with the M3 fighting knife. New scabbards were shipped with the lace attached. However, it is unclear whether they are 1960s Colt "New Model M7" bayonets or more recent production by an, as of yet, undetermined manufacturer.