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Should the tang be blued on the argentine mauser bayonets? I believe that is thing just infront of the handle.
 

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The techinical term for the hooked thingy in front of the grips is a Quillion. On Argentine 1909 bayonets it should be bright un-blued metal.
 

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I have seen many that looked blued for sale and was wondering if they were a fake or not?
 

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If a M1909 were blued, it would not be right. As Jimmy C indicated, all metal should be in the white. Sometimes the highly-polished blades can become stained and take on a grey-black coloration. They haven't gotten around to faking the Argentines - at least not yet.

The part you refer to is the crosspiece, the lower portion of which is sometimes referred to as the quillion (the upper portion being the muzzle-ring). The tang is the portion of the blade that is surrounded by the grips.
 
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