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    Quote Originally Posted by 22SqnRAE View Post
    thoughts of opportunity and cost foregone
    The cost was reasonable then and staggering now, except they're completely gone. The man that sold them too... Still then, I didn't have the cash to buy those scarce examples.

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    Thanks to all who chipped in on this one, but the question still remains....do I leave it as is, or remove the paint? The actual blade is a fairly dark blue; sorry no pics, as I don't have a home computer or camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AradoAR234 View Post
    do I leave it as is, or remove the paint?
    I'd have doubts it's actually suncorite and I'd just take it off. If it comes off with acetone it's just paint. I prefer blue or park or what remains.
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    Photos would be helpful so we can see what you are talking about.

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    Blued blades were also used in India - in WW2. The painting began in the 1960th. You can see the same with the Indian short bladed SMLE bayonets. The following bayonet is a in WW2 used in India used P14. The false edge the only made with a few bayonets. Lot of India used P. 14 bayonets have no false edge but a white painted strip on the grip.

    An I have the same prolem with the camera - the bluing is dark black, but the photos were made to show the false edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie_Daniels View Post
    The following bayonet is a in WW2 used in India used P14.
    Interesting marking method with a chisel...Mk 1/1 is a bit rough.
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    Shame I can't upload any photo's, but I've got the general idea. The paint is pretty shabby anyway, and literally peels off with a finger nail. I'll remove it and clean it up. Thanks once again for the tips.

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    I'm sure you know people with cameras or phones that take pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AradoAR234 View Post
    After much searching, I managed to find bayonet for my Remington P14. Previous ones I had found had outrageous prices or looked a little dubious, but mostly they were simply non-existent. So, for a good price, and a relatively local find, I'm pretty happy with what I have.

    I checked the markings in my reference books, and everything looks in order, however, I'm not 100% sure about the finish. Compared to my SMLE 1907 pattern bayonet, it seems to have had the metal components of the scabbard painted, as well as part of the hilt.

    It looks similar to the black paint used on NO.4 Savage Lee- Enfields', but poorer quality, and nowhere near as neat as on the NO 5 carbine. Sorry no pics, as I can't get them to load, but was wondering if anyone knows how they were originally finished.

    Although the paint is scratched and patchy, I don't want to remove it if it is original. My P14 is totally original and un-restored, and looks fine as is, so I would like to keep the bayonet in character. Any advice is greatly appreciated
    This is what the original finish looks like, along with the brown Remington scabbard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AradoAR234 View Post
    Thanks to all who chipped in on this one, but the question still remains....do I leave it as is, or remove the paint? The actual blade is a fairly dark blue; sorry no pics, as I don't have a home computer or camera.
    Remove the Paint, they were blued, like Husk's example in post No19, (nice example) I've had a few in this condition in the past, I had an outstanding example many years ago, looked like it had just come off the production line.

    Anything painted by the Indian Army needs to be removed and done in Suncorite or similar, I'm sure the Indians used the good stuff for there own use first, metal work around the house or push bikes etc and replaced it with a few gallon of thinned out cheap black gloss.

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