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    M5A1 bayonet, please help identify: purple blade no serial. Haitian?!

    Hi, I bought this bayonet sight unseen and didn't notice the plum colored blade in the pics. I then noticed the lack of manufacturer stampings and the phillips screws. From what I can find online it has all the markings of a Germanicon A.E.S. for Haiti blade EXCEPT no Haitain serial number engraved on the blade. Do these exist without that serial number? If not any idea of the maker/authenticity of this bayonet? I tried to capture the plum color as best I could but it's far more obvious in person. Like the color of an SVT-40 bolt carrier.
    Thanks in advance!

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    The purple blade is correct. Yes, it's Germen made, everything looks right there too. As for why no number, I couldn't say but can't imagine a contract being filled with exactly the number required and no more...
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    It has all the characteristics of an AES bayonet.
    They mixed and matched a lot of parts to make up bayonets for the commercial market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deleur View Post
    the commercial market.
    That makes perfect sense.
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    Awesome, thank you kindly good sirs!

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