The M4 Bayonet Knife was first adopted in 1944 for use with the .30 caliber M1 Carbine. Many countries produced their own M4 bayonets to use on the iconic M1 Carbine. The US Military provided M1 Carbines to Italy in the 1950s and 1960s under what was called the Military Assistance Program. Those M1 Carbine rifles were used in Italy well into the 1990s. The Italian Military had to have a bayonet for the M1 and ended up producing these excellent M4 bayonets. Blade measures 6 ½’’. Hand crafted, wooden grip. Bayonets are dated in the late 1950’s and have the Arsenale Esercito Torino (Turin Army Arsenal) maker stamp. Most blades appear to be unused. The unique scabbards appear to have only slight use or storage wear and come with the original web belt hanger. This is a very rare and interesting collectible, get yours while they are still available! Genuine European Military Surplus.
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