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An antique shop close by has 2 bayonets that I was thinking about buying but need some info. The first is sword type bayonet that looks like the one for the model 1856 but the scabbord is metal and does not bend but rather is straight. It has the leather handle which is in good shape but not perfect. The scabbard has a bit of surface rust, no pitting and says cadet co. 169. The blade has an 8 over an L and a 16 over an L.

The other looks like and m1 bayonet with the duel locks on the butt and the blade is unblued and reads winchester made in the USA or something to that effect, and has about an 8 inch blade. The scabbard is a bit beat up but the bayo itself is in great shape.
thanks for any help.
 

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The short bayonet you refer to as an M1 is actually an M4 bayonet for the M1 Carbine. The very early examples had the manufacturers marking on the blade. Later ones are marked on the crossguard. Winchester did not make any M4 bayonets. These show up from time to time, as well as Winchester marked M3 fighting knives. They are not genuine.
 

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I saw one recently with a similar crossguard, IIRC turned out to have been for the Portugese Verquero (SP?).
 
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