Italian M1 Garand Bayonet with correct M7 scabbard

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Knife bayonet for use on the caliber .30–06 U.S. M1 Garand rifle. This bayonet is an Italian-made copy of the US M1 bayonet.
The USA provided 122,185 M1 Rifles to Italy between 1950 and 1963 under the Military Assistance Program. Beretta and Breda also manufactured M1 Garand rifles and developed the BM–59 selective-fire rifle.

The scabbard is patterned on the U.S. M7 scabbard, but has a web belt hanger, rather than the U.S. M1910-style wire belt hanger. A second Italian scabbard used with the M1 bayonet has a leather body with steel mounts, similar to the scabbards used with the M1871 Vetterli and M1891 Carcano bayonets (see M4 scabbard below).