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The M4 Bayonet was issued for only a very short period due to the limited time when the M-1 Carbine was being issued. There was never any performance issues with the M4 bayonet, but soldiers who were issued M-1 Carbines often wanted a harder hitting round for their main battle weapon. This lead to the development and adoption of the M-14 rifle which meant the M-4 Bayonet was no longer needed.
While soldiers felt they needed a stronger main battle rifle, the M-1 Carbine became extremely popular with civilian shooters and collectors. These M-1 Carbine fans have bought, sold, and traded original M-1 Carbines many times over and few if any came with original accessories. One of the most sought after accessories for an M-1 Carbine that features a bayonet lug is the M-4 Bayonet which is also one of the more rare M-1 Carbine accessories.
- Authentic USGI M4 Bayonet
- Designed for the M-1 Carbine Rifle
- Rare M-1 Carbine Accessory
- Arsenal Refinished Condition
Please note: As these bayonets were made over 50 years ago, they have been arsenal refinished with newer plastic grip panels. There may also be minor differences from the bayonet pictured.
Definitely arsenal parkerized refinished with period correct markings.
Almost looks too new.
Excellent shape and value. Hard to find this bayonet at a reasonable price.
I lucked out. It will do.