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    Father's Day Gift

    No ties this year. I got a 1912 RIA M1905 bayonet. It comes with a 1911 RIA M1905(Variant 3) scabbard. It's in really good condition. One drawback: the locking latch on the right side of the scabbard is broken but that wasn't a deal breaker. It beats all my other M1905s for condition.
    I'm a happy Grandad/Dad.

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    Very nice. I bought myself a Father's Day bayonet but not as nice. Dutch Beaumont bayonet. Price was right. $35.

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    No ties for you, either. Congratulations!

    The parkerization under my flash makes it look like it was parked during WW2 but it is an authentic WW1 park. Here's a picture of three WW1 finishes and a WW2 finish.

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    Very, very nice blade. Yes, I believe it was parkerized for war because it should have been left bright at manufacture. I think they started parkerizing them in 1917? Had it been WW2 they likely would have changed the scabbard and small parts, scales... Such a nice piece too...beauty.
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    Thanks Jim
    According to Gary Cunningham's "Bayonet Points", the armories started bluing blades in 1917 then switched to the Parkerization in 1918 and all blades continued as such until end of production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAR View Post
    the armories started bluing blades in 1917 then switched to the Parkerization in 1918
    Makes sense.

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