US made M1 Garand bayonet, marked to the Dutch Marine Corps.

€ 295,00
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US. M1 Garand rifle. Cal. 30. - US M 1 bayonet. Serial number KM 00178 (KM = Korps Mariniers) in a brass colour on the crossguard. Excellent parkerized short fullered blade with a false edge. US makers trademark: AFH (= AMERICAN FORK & HOE, Geneva-OHIO) over U- Ordnance bomb- S  in two lines in a brass colour on the ricasso. Excellent parkerized pommel and crossguard with muzzle ring. Pommel is marked:H.  MRD 16 mm.
Excellent very fine ribbed, almost smooth, black plastic grips, secured to the tang by a single screw.
Olive green painted M7 scabbard with a long reinforced steel tip marked with an US in an ordnance bomb. US belt hook.

These were made during 1943-1945 and together with the Garand rifles post-war delivered to the Netherlands. The majority was used by the Dutch infantry. Only a few were used by and marked to the Dutch Marine Corps.
Rare marked US made bayonet!