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Posted: 5/29/2008 2:59:04 PM EDT
Traded a guy at work a free lunch for this, it looked old so I thought I would post up and see what anyone might have to share on it.

Hard to see but it has "US M8A1" with "T W B" below it on the sheath.

Bad picture but it says "Imperial"

Not a bad trade for some Panda Express.
Link Posted: 5/29/2008 4:12:03 PM EDT
It would seem a stormtrooper somewhere is looking for his bayonet.




Link Posted: 5/29/2008 4:47:08 PM EDT
Is it an M7 bayonet?  We were still using them in the USMC as of 1997.
Link Posted: 5/29/2008 4:52:19 PM EDT
Looks like a nice M7 bayonet with correct issue sheath.  Not a bad trade at all.

Now you need to build up an M16A1 clone to hang it on.
Link Posted: 5/29/2008 8:36:39 PM EDT

Quoted:
It would seem a stormtrooper somewhere is looking for his bayonet.


Actually, that Stormtrooper stopped by this afternoon to pick up a new bayonet.  



He was quite ill tempered and spent most of the visit complaining that the Orange chicken he had for lunch wasn't sitting well.  I told him "two doors, down the hall on the left" and while he was in the can, I nabbed the scope off of his blaster!    
Link Posted: 5/30/2008 1:09:49 PM EDT
I am in Iraq right now with the 101st Airborne. You might find it interesting that I personally carry an M7. My company doesn't issue bayonets, so being that I am the only one who carries one, the guys poke fun at me. But I carried this same one when I was over here in 03', and until they issue me something that won't take one I will carry it.
Link Posted: 5/30/2008 1:47:09 PM EDT

Quoted:
Looks like a nice M7 bayonet with correct issue sheath.  Not a bad trade at all.

Now you need to build up an M16A1 clone to hang it on.


Hmm...
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 11:06:59 AM EDT
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I am in Iraq right now with the 101st Airborne. You might find it interesting that I personally carry an M7. My company doesn't issue bayonets, so being that I am the only one who carries one, the guys poke fun at me. But I carried this same one when I was over here in 03', and until they issue me something that won't take one I will carry it.


I was issued an M-9 bayonet for Iraq, but I left it in the foot locker.  Not much use for it on an M-14 (second tour) or an M-203 (first tour).
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 4:24:45 PM EDT

Quoted:
I am in Iraq right now with the 101st Airborne. You might find it interesting that I personally carry an M7. My company doesn't issue bayonets, so being that I am the only one who carries one, the guys poke fun at me. But I carried this same one when I was over here in 03', and until they issue me something that won't take one I will carry it.


Cool.  Hell, if i were there, I'd try to have every weapon I could find on me at all times.  You never know.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 4:59:09 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
I am in Iraq right now with the 101st Airborne. You might find it interesting that I personally carry an M7. My company doesn't issue bayonets, so being that I am the only one who carries one, the guys poke fun at me. But I carried this same one when I was over here in 03', and until they issue me something that won't take one I will carry it.


Cool.  Hell, if i were there, I'd try to have every weapon I could find on me at all times.  You never know.


Yeah but when you only have 1 one round for the Mk VI .455 Webley and its a dud...you don't carry EVERY weapon you find !!
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 6:14:54 PM EDT
My Reserve unit didn't issue them while we were overseas.  We're aviation so I figured we didn't even have them.  I asked our armorer about it one day and he looked at me funny. Then he said "[email protected]#nit, I knew I forgot something."  They were all sitting in the vault at the unit packed away neatly in three footlockers.  And they were all brand new M9's.   Oh Well!
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 6:27:31 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
It would seem a stormtrooper somewhere is looking for his bayonet.


Actually, that Stormtrooper stopped by this afternoon to pick up a new bayonet.  
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He was quite ill tempered and spent most of the visit complaining that the Orange chicken he had for lunch wasn't sitting well.  I told him "two doors, down the hall on the left" and while he was in the can, I nabbed the scope off of his blaster!    
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Link Posted: 6/2/2008 11:11:45 PM EDT

Quoted:
I am in Iraq right now with the 101st Airborne. You might find it interesting that I personally carry an M7. My company doesn't issue bayonets, so being that I am the only one who carries one, the guys poke fun at me. But I carried this same one when I was over here in 03', and until they issue me something that won't take one I will carry it.


Awesome.  Even when we got the M9s I still carried an M7.  It's a classic, my father carried one in Vietnam and my grandfather carried an M3 fighting knife which has the same blade.  I like the look and feel and the history.....  Even if I had nothing I could mount it to I think I would still carry it.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:09:14 PM EDT
Shoot, I never asked about the number on it. Is that somthing they put on in basic to mark ownership of the issued item or for some sort of training purpose?
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