Re: WWI BAR Gunners Issued Bayonets???
There's one photo at least, where a GI is aiming a BAR, and has the long bayonet on his pack. It appears to be a posed picture, especially since he and a Garand rifleman are both aiming more or less skyward. Various Marine BAR men relate their experiences of carrying an issue Ka-Bar. I haven't encountered any pictures of bayonets on BAR belts.
I'd expect that Marines would have Ka-Bars or even Navy knives, and Army BAR men might have M3 fighting knives. There's also the private purchase sheath knives, both "hunting" and "fighting" types. Western and Camillus are among the better known outfits which manufactured such knives. Soldiers and Marines can be mighty resourceful.
That's my .02¢
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