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Posted: 11/15/2003 8:46:12 PM EDT
Been seeing ads for M16 bayonets of differing vintage - M4, M7, M9

Can anyone explain the differences ?

Link Posted: 11/16/2003 12:38:26 AM EDT
M7 and M9 fit M-16's (AR15's), I dont know about the M4 though.  I think it may be for the M1 rifle or carbine.  M7 is the basic M-16 bayonet, the M9 is the multi-purpose one that also fits an M-16.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 6:03:41 AM EDT
Thanks; seems to be a big price difference between the two.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 7:39:31 AM EDT
The M4 bayonet fits the Korean War vintage M1 Carbine.  WW2 M1 Carbine has no means to mount one.

M6 fits the M14 in case anyone is interested.  

-- Chuck
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 12:55:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2003 1:55:56 PM EDT by Troy]
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 3:02:04 PM EDT
Thanks Troy, great info. The pics show why the M9 costs so much more.

I was looking for one to put on my 590A1, so a cheapo M7 should suffice for that job. M9 sure does look nice though :-)
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 11:32:53 PM EDT
I just got a catalog in the mail from Brigade Quartermasters, and on the back cover is a bayonet made by Ontario Knife Co. It has an 8-inch blade with a small section of serration at the rear of the edge. The handle is a single piece of OD polymer in the shape of the handles on their Spec-Plus series knives. I wouldn't mind checking one of them out, but they're $120.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 2:53:06 AM EDT
I've seen them for around $90 in several places, just can't remember where right now
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 6:40:01 AM EDT
The M9 is a really big bayonet (blade is about 1/4inch thick), if you want the superior product get the M7, it is a better bayonet and a better combat knife in my opinion.

They were doing more bayonet combat in WWI and WWII and that (M-7 style) design was tops then, we barely use bayos at all anymore, and now we have a knife so large that I think it might be hard to get it through ribs.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 3:41:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2003 3:42:35 PM EDT by Vinnie]
Originally Posted By nylon:
I've seen them for around $90 in several places, just can't remember where right now
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Link Posted: 11/18/2003 4:11:09 PM EDT
Thanks Vinnie
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 7:58:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nylon:
Thanks Vinnie
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No need.  It's funny but I just finished putting together my preban Bushy M4 and was looking at different Bayonets when I saw your thread.  I think I'll be getting the M7 one myself.  I have one other catalog that I need to find.  It had surplus stuff, and I remember seeing 3 or 4 different types for the M16/AR15.  If I do find it I'll let you know.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 9:03:24 PM EDT
RGuns and CDNN are advertising M7s at $20-$30 depending upon condition. CDNN claim German manufacture (for Colt) on some of theirs.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 11:41:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 5:03:01 AM EDT
I can confirm that the german made m7 bayonets
are very nice and very affordable. Mine is curently hanging on my mossberg 500 shotgun. Damn post ban AR!!
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 2:31:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy:
Those Solingen, Germany-made M7s are looked down upon by Colt collectors because they aren't US-made, but the dirty little secret is that the German ones are much higher quality.  They just aren't as rare (at this time) as a new, US-made, Colt-stamped M7 is.

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Mine sure looks good on my pre-ban Colt; think I've got a spare, need to find it.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 4:18:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nylon:
The pics show why the M9 costs so much more.
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I have seen the Phrobis M9's, in Desert Tan, go for over $350. on ebay!
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 10:21:04 PM EDT

I have seen the Phrobis M9's, in Desert Tan, go for over $350. on ebay!
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Heck I gave mine away!  Of course it was a green Phrobis, not the tan. I like the M7s much better for actual bayonnet work.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 2:37:56 PM EDT
Willy to Joe, or was it Joe to Willy?  "Hey, I just realized this can opener fits on a rifle!"[LOL]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:02:13 PM EDT
Mine says US M7   and BOC,what does the BOC mean?

Link Posted: 12/26/2003 12:29:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 2:21:33 AM EDT
So, anyone using the Colt Advanced Multipurpose Bayonet? (Sorry, can't remember it's anacronym or name)
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 9:19:54 AM EDT
The M4 Carbine looks like it's probably a better firearm than a spear. :)

I'll probably pick up the M9 because it does look like a better field knife for hunting, and I guess it's just a bonus that it also fits on the end of my hunting rifle.
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