The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 9, 2013, 09:24 PM   #1
jimmythegeek
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 10, 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 216
Bayonet for M1 Garand

I am in the market just because. I see people are about 50-50 on a $25 repro. Worth a shot, I guess, except it's made in China. You know, the folks who were shooting at the guys carrying M1's in Korea.

I can't see owning a Norinco 1911 for the same reason. If I wanted an SKS, AK, or other butt-ugly firearm, sure. But not this.
__________________
"Jeez, man, what's another word for 'stupid?'"
"Tactical." -Tom Servo
Marlin 795, 795ss, 39A Mountie, CZ-455 American, CZ-452 Scout, CZ-75 Kadet, AOM160 M1 Carbine, USGI M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, Dan Wesson PM7 1911
jimmythegeek is offline  
Old February 9, 2013, 11:01 PM   #2
springer99
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 14, 2008
Posts: 146
CMP. Get the real thing.

http://www.thecmp.org/Sales/accessories.htm
springer99 is offline  
Old February 10, 2013, 12:27 AM   #3
Jo6pak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 5, 2010
Location: West Coast...of WI
Posts: 1,462
A few years ago I purchased a repro bayonet for a M1917. The blade was excellent quality with all the correct markings and a nice scabbard.
Encouraged, I ordered a 16" Garand repro from the same company (don't recall the name now). It is a really cheap imitation, I was not pleased at all, especially considering the quality of the M1917 bayo from the same company. Feels like pot-steel and the scabbard was crappy imitation leather.
Shoulda sent it back immediately, but it's still sitting in the closet somewhere.

If you can find and handle a decent repro, then go for it, but don'tget stick with a blade made from a recycled matchbox car.
__________________
NRA Life Member, SAF contributor.
Jo6pak is offline  
Old February 10, 2013, 08:09 PM   #4
Ridge_Runner_5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 8, 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,872
CMP will not ship you one until you snail mail them a proof of citizenship.



I paid more, but I bought one locally, and didn't have to wait up to 4 weeks for them to ship it.

Ridge_Runner_5 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06995 seconds with 9 queries