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French Commando Marine Carbine bayonet

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Topic: French Commando Marine Carbine bayonet
Posted By: PLN-TAP-7
Subject: French Commando Marine Carbine bayonet
Date Posted: Apr 08 2020 at 4:39am

French Commando Marine FUMACO Carbine Bayonet

I do not know whether you are aware of an oddity, the French Commando Marine Carbine bayonet:
In the 1950 a specific bayonet was made based on a fighting knife, the Dague FOM (Force Outre Mer), which was regulation in some Paras units and the French Commando Marine.
A specific bayonet lug was created to be fixed on the barrel.



Two different lugs above. Two different mounts below.





Here is links to French Website where this is shown by more knowledgeable people than me:

http://www.passionmilitaria.com/t36127-la-dague-baionnette-fumaco" rel="nofollow - http://www.passionmilitaria.com/t36127-la-dague-baionnette-fumaco

https://laguerreenindochine.forumactif.org/t477-la-fumaco-des-hallebardiers-de-la-royale" rel="nofollow - https://laguerreenindochine.forumactif.org/t477-la-fumaco-des-hallebardiers-de-la-royale


https://www.tircollection.com/t33869-baionnette-fumaco" rel="nofollow - https://www.tircollection.com/t33869-baionnette-fumaco

Note that the Commando Marine are also referred to as FUMACO (Fusiliers Marins Commando).

I once saw one of this bayonet for sell in a surplus shop but did not bought it as it was expensive and not in my collection theme.



Replies:
Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Apr 08 2020 at 10:28am
Very interesting, thanks for posting.

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Wayne
USMC Retired
NRA Life Member


Posted By: carbinecanuck
Date Posted: Apr 08 2020 at 10:36am
This is really interesting. I've never come across this variant before. Learn something new everyday
about the little carbines.

Thank you for sharing.


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Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. - GEORGE S. PATTON



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