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My late Father-in-law gave me a bayonet that he liberated from the army in '45. All metal parts look to be chrome plated. The blade is 16 inches measured from the hilt. It has a wooden handle. Markings are US and 118670 (S/N?) on one side and RIA, the flaming bomb, and 1907 (model?)on the other. I have a Korean War and WWll 10" bayonet but I have not seen one like this. Can anyone help with any info?
 

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Thanks Tom. With the chrome that must be were the term "bayonets gleaming in the sun" came from.

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I'm no bayonet expert, but I think the "1907" bayonet was for the M-1917 Enfield rifle and the"trench" shotguns. With the nickel (or chrome) plating, it sounds like a parade bayonet and was made at the Rock Island Arsenal.
 
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