Hi Ted, That is a very nice looking bayonet you purchased, it should be a welcomed addition to your collection. Yesterday you posted a question asking if anyone knew where you could find such a bayonet for sale, I took the time to answer your question and provided a link to a site that sells quite a few military collectables, I also posted a photograph of one of the bayonets that were available on that site. When I signed on today I noticed that the whole message including your post and mine had disappeared along with the information I provided. Just out of curiosity would you have any idea as to why this information was deleted, I was only trying to help you and other members by providing a source for militaria collectables. I have absolutely no connection whatsoever with this company, and I'm at a complete loss as why my offer of help was deleted and removed from the board, I checked to see if it was permissible to add links to outside companies and I could not find any such rules. I was under the impression that this forum was to be used by collectors to help and inform each other, I'm disappointed that I took the time to try and answer your question and offer you a little information, but in the end my offer of help was simply deleted. I'm not accusing you personally of deleting my post, that contained the photograph and link to a site that offered the equipment you were asking about, I'm just at a complete loss as to why the post was deleted, after all it could have been of some use to someone else.