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Posted: 9/9/2010 10:00:38 AM EDT
I acquired a Brand New Vietnam era M7 bayonet for my A1 build, but now I am having a hell of a time finding a correct M8A1 scabbard to go with it. I got a very sweet deal on the bayonet by itself in the wrapping, but finding just a scabbard in new or at least excellent condition is proving to be a challenge.

Does anyone know of a reliable source for these?

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:46:04 AM EDT
Just did a search on GB under M8A1 and found 1 page of scabbards and bayonets
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:50:03 AM EDT
Most of the ones for sale are repros claimed to be USGI or are in worse shape than described. If it looks like fiberglass, then it's probably real. If it looks like plastic, then it's probably fake. The earlier ones (maybe 1960 and earlier?) didn't have the end cap.
Dustin
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 11:38:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 11:38:42 AM EDT by Hal143]
Call Charley's Surplus. I just spoke with him yesterday. I believe he has them NIB from Nam era.
They may not be listed on the Website

http://www.charleyssurplus.com/
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:03:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:18:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 4:19:04 PM EDT by Cdenmark]
Check e-bay. Couple of sellers always have them. Figure at least $10 plus shipping. PWH are letters on my Conetta US M8A1, TWB on my BOC, and VP CO on my Imperial and Milpar. These should all be VN era scabbards. The PWH and TWB have metal at bottom and VP CO is all fiberglass. There was a seller on e-bay last week with the Colt unmarked mfg scabbards only in Colt krinklish green finish. Search US bayonets on e-bay. Think they were buy it now for $19.95 and he had at least two for sale.
Dave
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:43:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 7:54:05 PM EDT by 44Echo10]
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:43:15 AM EDT
That Omaha's one looks like what I needed. Next time I buy the bayonet AND the scabbard together....
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