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Posted: 8/22/2017 10:29:41 PM EDT
So, it's my buddy's birthday coming up.  I asked his wife  what he had been talking about buying for himself. She said M-7 bayonet. I found one on Amazon made by Ontario.  I know Ontario is a legit company so I went with it. 49 bucks.
Anyone own one ?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:32:58 PM EDT
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Don't own one, but by dad has recently been bitten by the bayonet bug. He wants a bayonet for all of our old guns.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:36:49 PM EDT
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If it's the actual GI M7, it's a pretty cool blade. I bought one a couple months ago from eBay that was a new in wrap Ontario issue bayonet, and I like it. There are many knockoffs out there so it all depends on what seller you purchased from.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:41:14 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:44:26 PM EDT
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I have a few M-7's. Have one in tan with a tan M-10 scabbard that came in a government stamped wrapper.
Apparently just slightly rare. Were issued during Desert Storm as I understand it, even though we had already adopted the M-9.

Ontario Knife is a legit supplier. Good to have buddies like you! 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:44:31 PM EDT
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I've got one.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:45:49 PM EDT
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Surplus ones used to be $20 on ebay, but they are now $40+.

It is probably a better bayonet than the M9, but both should be a few inches longer IMHO.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:46:58 PM EDT
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I have a few M-7's. Have one in tan with a tan M-10 scabbard that came in a government stamped wrapper.
Apparently just slightly rare. Were issued during Desert Storm as I understand it, even though we had already adopted the M-9.

Ontario Knife is a legit supplier. Good to have buddies like you! 
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It was their Amazon listing.

He's been a great buddy to me.

He must be getting nostalgic.  He did 2 tours in VN with the 1st Cav
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:48:08 PM EDT
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I have a few M-7's. Have one in tan with a tan M-10 scabbard that came in a government stamped wrapper.
Apparently just slightly rare. Were issued during Desert Storm as I understand it, even though we had already adopted the M-9.

Ontario Knife is a legit supplier. Good to have buddies like you! 
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Dang I just looked up the tan ones.  Those are pretty fucking cool looking!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:48:27 PM EDT
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I have an Ontario.

He'll like it, heck you should've bought another for yourself.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:53:49 PM EDT
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The M7 is what was issued to me, so that is of course my favorite.

As a bonus, it fits my midlength carbine and 590 equally well.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:55:46 PM EDT
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I have an Ontario.

He'll like it, heck you should've bought another for yourself.
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I wanted to.  Can't get it past wife  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:56:37 PM EDT
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Awesome knives.  Now get their OKC-3S.  Ho Lee Phuk.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:57:56 PM EDT
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The M7 is what was issued to me, so that is of course my favorite.

As a bonus, it fits my midlength carbine and 590 equally well.
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@Papaw
What's your opinion on it as a utility knife when it's not attached to the end of an assault rifle?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:29:32 AM EDT
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My M7.





Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:44:27 AM EDT
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I got one to go with my A2 clone build. Bought it off eBay. They have a ton of them in there, both new and used. I wanted a surplus one with rack number markings.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:46:39 AM EDT
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Once I got an edge on that dull-ass blade, it has worked out pretty well. It's a GOOD utility knife, not a GREAT utility knife.
The blade's origins are as a trench/fighting knife, after all.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:16:36 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:32:50 AM EDT
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Lots of salty surplus ones out there on the market, too.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:37:24 AM EDT
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I have one with Colt logo and Colt markings.  Is that rare or unusual?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:39:16 AM EDT
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I like the m-7s and the new Marine one.

The m-7s are probably better at stabbing even though it's shorter. Spear point, narrow blade, with no serations to get stuck.

As a field knife it works fine. It's what I was issued. You don't need much to cut open MREs. I did also use a sog seal pup and a kabar.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:44:08 AM EDT
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Get him a manual/book on how to use it.....
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:05:05 AM EDT
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I have bayonets for all of my milsurp rifles and a couple for my AK's but none for my AR's. I need to fix that.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:17:04 AM EDT
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Get him a manual/book on how to use it.....
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His time at ft benning was the mid 60s
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:17:41 AM EDT
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Make sure you tell him to yell really loud and have a war face when he stabs with it  


Gotta finally pull the trigger on one myself soon, or 2 an m7 and the okc Marine one. my kabar is lonely
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:50:55 AM EDT
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Surplus ones used to be $20 on ebay, but they are now $40+.

It is probably a better bayonet than the M9, but both should be a few inches longer IMHO.
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I once heard that a Roman General complained to Caesar that the short Roman Gladius was putting Roman troops at a disadvantage against the longer blades of the barbarians. Caesar told him to stand closer to the enemy!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:06:00 AM EDT
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https://s3.postimg.org/61irw0yhf/rescorla.jpg

Lots of salty surplus ones out there on the market, too.
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Ontario makes good knives.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:19:57 AM EDT
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What's everyones feelings on the M7 bayonet versus the M9 bayonet?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:25:34 AM EDT
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I would like to know this as well. Especially from those that used them.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:30:23 AM EDT
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I bought one from the government liquidation center but it won't fit my 590. It does fit on my AR though.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:31:31 AM EDT
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Sports Man Guide has used surplus M7 with Scabbard's for a little over $30 bucks right now, I ordered a couple last week, cleaned and sharpened and they are good to go.

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/us-military-surplus-m7-bayonet-with-scabbard-used?a=406497
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:37:03 AM EDT
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I have one with Colt logo and Colt markings.  Is that rare or unusual?
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I could swear the one I had in basic in 1981 was a Colt also as I don't think Ontario was making them at that time, but I might be wrong.. I think they were Vietnam era leftovers.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:49:34 AM EDT
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@thomas41
There were a few different ones with Colt markings. Is yours one of the ones below?
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:06:58 PM EDT
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Bought one at the CMP North store earlier this year for $40. New old stock wrapped in foil and boxed with a sheath since 1973.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:13:13 PM EDT
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Sweet
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:31:32 PM EDT
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There are lots of "fake" chicom and commercial M7 Bayo's out there
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:49:51 PM EDT
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M7 will only mount properly on the rifle length barrel (not a carbine length barrel).. I believe..
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:54:52 PM EDT
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Bought one at the CMP North store earlier this year for $40. New old stock wrapped in foil and boxed with a sheath since 1973.
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Yep, that was a fantastic deal. Especially since it came with a brand new USGI M8A1 scabbard (the kind with the metal tip). Just the scabbards alone, if in new condition, are $30+ a piece. So you're getting a new bayonet for $10.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:57:34 PM EDT
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M7 will only mount properly on the rifle length barrel (not a carbine length barrel).. I believe..
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It will mount just fine on a *proper* carbine barrel (14.5") just not our stupid civie/non-NFA version.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:10:33 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:28:29 PM EDT
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It will mount just fine on a *proper* carbine barrel (14.5") just not our stupid civie/non-NFA version.
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yes, I assumed his buddy didn't SBR a carbine gas rifle.. I apologize for not clarifying..



I'm looking for an M9.  I already have a couple Colt M7s that I've picked up over the years.  one sits permanently on my Colt Sporter II HBAR.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:38:35 PM EDT
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I thought it would be cool to get a beat up looking M9 just to keep.. but I realized that if I'm ever explaining to my unborn grandkids how I used one, saying "Pretty much only in parades" doesn't sound as cool..
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:46:18 PM EDT
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So, it's my buddy's birthday coming up.  I asked his wife  what he had been talking about buying for himself. She said M-7 bayonet. I found one on Amazon made by Ontario.  I know Ontario is a legit company so I went with it. 49 bucks.
Anyone own one ?
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I have an Ontario Machete. EXTREMELY high quality... I would not worry about it letting him down.


Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:18:58 PM EDT
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Took an M7 with me to Iraq and Kuwait.  Probably the only one in my company who actually had one.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:18:20 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:27:34 PM EDT
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You can just worm out the steel hanger to carry the old frog on your uniform belt.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:31:13 PM EDT
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I have an Ontario Machete. EXTREMELY high quality... I would not worry about it letting him down.

www.amazon.com/dp/B00152MF1O
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I have an ontario ASEK and it is solid as well.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 6:51:37 PM EDT
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Ontario is 100 percent legit
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 7:51:30 AM EDT
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anyone wanna go halvsies on one with me?
I found a set of two for $158 on sale..  (still in the wrapper)

$79/ea is a decent price, isn't it?
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 12:36:41 PM EDT
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I would like to know this as well. Especially from those that used them.
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Quoted:  What's everyones feelings on the M7 bayonet versus the M9 bayonet?
I would like to know this as well. Especially from those that used them.
Happily I never used mine, and I'm extremely unlikely to ever do so.  But I chose the M7 to buy and deploy w/.  I'm unlikely to have to cut my way through barbed wire to get OUT of my camp.  

The OKC is very nice - I wish Ontario would offer it w/o the serrations.  I bought one in Kuwait for my former Marine NCOIC, and have a pic of us together w/ crossed bayonets on our M4s.
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