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1 first year production U.S. M1905 Springfield Arms bayonet. This early U.S. bayonet would make an important addition to any collection.
This M1905 bayonet was made in 1906--this was the first year of Springfield Arm's production of the model 1905 bayonet. The M1905 bayonet fits the M1903 Springfield rifle, and the M1 Garand.
The front ricasso is stamped 'US 84414'. The reverse ricasso is stamped 'S A 1906'. As detailed in M.H. Cole's book,The Best of U.S. Military Knives Bayonets & Machetes, the early production dates from 1906-1917 had a bright polished blade, with the hilt and guard and about 3/16" of the blade blued.
The blade measures 16". This bayonet measures 20 5/8" overall. This bayonet has the correct M1905 type no. 2 scabbard of leather with a long metal throat. The leather is stamped on the back 'R.I.A. 1910 H.E.K.'.
This first year production M1905 Springfield Arms bayonet is in exceptional condition. The blade has no rust whatsoever. There are a few small nicks in the edge--mostly towards the blade tip likely from sheathing the blade in the scabbard. The handle and guard bluing is perfect. The walnut handle scales is perfect. The scabbard is in exceptional condition as well. The leather is perfect. The scabbard hardware has minor surface oxidation.
|Specific Name||Specific Value|
|Period||World War 1/World War 2|
|Item||M1905 Springfield Bayonet|
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