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#1 MisterB

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:44 PM

I bought this today from a local collector that acquired it in the 80's. I'm half tempted to remove it and clean it up, but I won't. I have 4 others that are not wrapped, so this one is special due to that, but it's sure tempting. I'm not the kind of guy that kept his action figures in the boxes lol. They got played with and enjoyed.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:15 AM

Nice find!! I don't think I've ever seen one still in wrap

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:22 AM

Nice find!! I don't think I've ever seen one still in wrap

Andrew


Thanks! I've never seen one either. I was starting to wonder if anybody on this forum even cared. Hell, a GI carrying a Thompson, very well could have carried one of these,even though there were smaller bayonets and knives (which I also own).

Maybe if I put a picture of it on a coffee mug, more people would show interest lol ;)
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:40 AM

AFH = American Fork and Hoe. The blade should be dated as well. The mummy wrap was not done by the factory, but later. The cosmolene used is hydroscopic. It's good for a few years, but it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and eventually promotes rust. Unless you live in a low humidity area, I'd clean that old cosmo off. 


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:43 AM

Nice find!! I don't think I've ever seen one still in wrap

Andrew


Thanks! I've never seen one either. I was starting to wonder if anybody on this forum even cared. Hell, a GI carrying a Thompson, very well could have carried one of these,even though there were smaller bayonets and knives (which I also own).

Maybe if I put a picture of it on a coffee mug, more people would show interest lol ;)

I am interested in almost all things ww2,or any American warbfor that matter. My wallet just can't keep up with my many interests haha. But blades are one thing I also like to collect.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:08 PM

AFH = American Fork and Hoe. The blade should be dated as well. The mummy wrap was not done by the factory, but later. The cosmolene used is hydroscopic. It's good for a few years, but it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and eventually promotes rust. Unless you live in a low humidity area, I'd clean that old cosmo off. 


No rust, that I can see, and it's been wrapped up like that for 75 years. I'm not in a humid area, and I'll keep it in my climate controlled/humidity controlled safe.

I can't see a date on it. Not even on the back side, but there was a period during the war when they stopped putting the date on them
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:10 PM

Nice find!! I don't think I've ever seen one still in wrap

Andrew


Thanks! I've never seen one either. I was starting to wonder if anybody on this forum even cared. Hell, a GI carrying a Thompson, very well could have carried one of these,even though there were smaller bayonets and knives (which I also own).

Maybe if I put a picture of it on a coffee mug, more people would show interest lol ;)

I am interested in almost all things ww2,or any American warbfor that matter. My wallet just can't keep up with my many interests haha. But blades are one thing I also like to collect.

Andrew

AFH = American Fork and Hoe. The blade should be dated as well. The mummy wrap was not done by the factory, but later. The cosmolene used is hydroscopic. It's good for a few years, but it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and eventually promotes rust. Unless you live in a low humidity area, I'd clean that old cosmo off. 


No rust, that I can see, and it's been wrapped up like that for 75 years. I'm not in a humid area, and I'll keep it in my climate controlled/humidity controlled safe.

I can't see a date on it. Not even on the back side, but there was a period during the war when they stopped putting the date on them

Blades are definitely fun to collect. If you have a Garand, M1 Carbine, trench gun (which I do), you almost have to get the correct bayonet, and then the scabbard... Hell, I've bought an incorrect bayonet before, just so I could get the correct scabbard it came with and was incorrectly paired with
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:08 PM

I have bought the scabbard recently and then the bayonet :)

Eric

My favorite is the USMC KA-BAR

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