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|M7||Bayonet-Knife for use on the 5.56 mm. NATO caliber M16 assault rifle.
The USA provided 23,011 M16 rifles to the Philippines between 1969 and 1973 under the Military Assistance Program.
A crude copy of the U.S. M7 Bayonet-Knife manufactured in the Philippines. The bayonet is outwardly similar to its U.S. cousin, but is constructed differently. The pommel has been milled smooth after peening, unlike U.S. M7 bayonets, which are peened and left proud. The plastic grip scales are hollow and secured with phillips-head screws in large brass threaded inserts, where U.S. grip scales are solid, secured with slotted screws in small steel inserts.
The Philippine M7 bayonet scabbard is patterned after the U.S. M8A1 scabbard. The belt hanger rivets and glove fastener are steel. The letters "AFP" (Armed Forces of the Philippines) are stamped into the steel throatpiece. The scabbard body has the AFP Crest molded-in and a crude steel tip.
|6.75||171||11.75||298||.880||22.4||Scabbard (throat): "AFP"
Scabbard (body): Armed Forces of the Philippines Crest
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