Chinese Type 81 Bayonet and Scabbard

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Re: Chinese Type 81 Bayonet and Scabbard

Post by Mr. B. » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:57 pm

This is a US M1 .30 Carbine with a mounted US M4 bayonet (top picture). The modified Chinese T81 will fit on this carbine. It will not mount on a US M1 .30 Garand rifle (bottom picture). Mike
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US M1 Carbine Bayonet (M4).jpg (19.46 KiB) Viewed 1968 times
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US M1 Garand Rifle with M1 bayonet.jpg (52.76 KiB) Viewed 1968 times

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Re: Chinese Type 81 Bayonet and Scabbard

Post by Mr. B. » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:21 pm

The top picture below is of a US M4 bayonet mounted on a US M1 Carbine. The modified Chinese T81 bayonet will also mount on this carbine. The lower picture is of a US M1 bayonet mounted on a US M1 Garand Rifle. The M1 Carbine and M1 Rifle bayonets do not interchange. Mike
US M1 Carbine Bayonet (M4).jpg
US M1 Carbine Bayonet (M4).jpg (19.46 KiB) Viewed 1968 times
US M1 Garand Rifle with M1 bayonet.jpg
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Re: Chinese Type 81 Bayonet and Scabbard

Post by mill_speer » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:20 pm

Super Mike.
So verstehe ich das.
Den US M1 Carbine habe ich noch nie mit diesen Bajonettadapter gesehen ,so ergibt es einen Sinn.
Danke für diese Info.

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Re: Chinese Type 81 Bayonet and Scabbard

Post by kstim » Fri May 11, 2018 6:06 pm

What is a decent price for a PLA Tyoe 81 (not the commercial ones?)

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Re: Chinese Type 81 Bayonet and Scabbard

Post by Mr. B. » Fri May 11, 2018 6:30 pm

IMHO The issued PLA version is currently worth $35.00 - $45.00 as an unusual collectable bayonet. No real value as a bayonet or knife. Not necessarily much of an investment either as the Chinese made a million(?) of them and have moved on to a newer weapons system. Mike

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Re: Chinese Type 81 Bayonet and Scabbard

Post by Brian » Mon May 14, 2018 8:51 pm

Mike, I would take any issued ones I can get my hands on at those prices.
I think people are easily getting double that for non-commercial ones. Can't even find them for sale, and I am looking for a few.
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Re: Chinese Type 81 Bayonet and Scabbard

Post by Mr. B. » Tue May 15, 2018 12:50 am

That was just an opinion, not from any recent experience. You could be correct as I have not observed any sales or trades for the issued ones recently. I will try to remember and watch for them for you. Just remember they made a lot of them and they could hit the market at any time. When a small lot of them came in 25 years ago (excess production?) they hardly sold even when the importer tried to convert them to mount on the US M1 carbine. If the Chinese would decide to release a few hundred they would flood the collectors market and be worthless again. Just my humble opinion. Mike

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Re: Chinese Type 81 Bayonet and Scabbard

Post by Mr. B. » Tue May 15, 2018 12:54 am

FYI One of the original batch that was converted to fit the M1 carbine is currently (5-14-18) listed on eBay if anyone is interested. Mike
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Re: Chinese Type 81 Bayonet and Scabbard

Post by Brian » Wed May 16, 2018 11:33 am

That seller is a tool.
Selling it as a regular type 81 bayonet. When informed it was converted to fit an M1 bayonet, he plays stupid.
Then when told where it was converted, and that it is a known thing and not once off...he replies sarcastically "Ok, if it is well known, then I dont have to update listing, excellent. Thank you"

Hmm....hope the buyer claims their PP funds back when they get it.
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