The M1 Carbine was originally issued in 1942 without a bayonet lug. This period did not last long as by 1943 all M1 Carbine rifles were being fitted with a bayonet lug. The original M4 bayonet was similar to the M3 fighting knife with a wood grain leather grip, blackened steel blade, razor sharp blade, and sturdy crosspiece. This attractive reproduction 1943 Style M4 bayonet is perfect for recreating the look of a period correct M1 Carbine.
It roughly resembles an American M-4 bayonet used on M-1 Carbines. The description doesn't claim that it fits any particular rifle, and it doesn't. The handle is about 3/8 inch too long to fit M-1 carbines. That said, it doesn't make a bad dagger. It seems fairly well put together and comes fairly sharp. The plastic scabbard is pretty similar to the ones we had in the military
Very good fit and finish.
not bad for the money
The bayonet itself is reasonably well made, but the varnish on the leather handle is sloppy and takes away from the overall look. It just about can squeeze on the lug of my Inland WW2 M1 carbine with some TLC. I lubed the latch mechanism and that helped. The scabbard is the reason for 3 stars overall. It isn't the same quality as the knife. You can get some surplus Italian made for more money, but they have plastic handles and aren't quite the same as the leather.
reproduction m4 bayonet very nice
Review byMICHAEL PATRICK
seems to be made pretty good, fits my ww2 inland good
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Made in China
Will not fit stock M1 carbine lug. I have two M1's with lugs and it is too narrow of a notch to fit either.
found this site and just ordered it! remains to be seen how it looks when i receive it in the mail. I will follow up later.
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