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M1905 Bayonet



 
Price: $39.99

Product Code: USGWM05
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New, quality reproduction of the M1905 bayonet with M3 scabbard for M-1 Garand and Springfield Rifles. (These are NOT for M1 Carbines). This is a copy of the WWII production M1905 Bayonets- which differ from those produced in WWI by having plastic grips and different markings. Although used throughout the War, the shorter M-1 (or cut down M1905) bayonets began to replace these in late 1942. The bayonets could be worn on the belt or fastened to the side of the Haversack or 782 pack. (Issued to both Army and Marines.)

Will not fit M-1 Carbines

We will NOT ship knives or bayonets outside of the United States. No International Orders!

Notes on the Reproduction M1905 and M1 Bayonets

These are good reproductions. However, the bayonet collector forums have already began caterwauling about their imperfections. Here they are, up front, in detail. As far as reproduction bayonets go, these are the best I've seen. They are NOT the Indian made junk offered in Shotgun News. If these shortcomings inhibit your full time warp experience, get an original. Those are only $175-$500.
1. The parkerizing is black, instead of gray. I spoke to the manufacturer and they tried to get gray done, but it was not feasible. If you want to remove the grips and take it to a gunsmith and spend $100 having it stripped and re-parkerized, go for it.
2. If you hold the rig by the scabbard and shake it, it rattles about twice as much as an original.
3. Some of the bayonets are a tight fit on the rifles. Use a rubber or wooden mallet to tap it on and off a few times and it will loosen up. No, we will not go through them all to pick you the easiest fitting one.
Tip: If you're fixing bayonets and running around at a re-enactment, you will probably get kicked out of the event.


Carbine Bayonets?

M1 Carbines were not originally designed to take a bayonet. Troops using carbines were equipped instead with M3 Trench Knives. In mid-1944, the M4 bayonet and accompanying T4 bayonet lug were introduced for the Carbine. The only Carbines produced in WWII with the T4 bayonet lug were Winchester and Inland models made after August 1944, and even then not all of those had it due to production delays. (Previous production weapons had no lug and thus cannot take a bayonet.) Therefore, the vast majority of M1 Carbines used in WWII did not even have a bayonet lug. An M1 Carbine with a bayonet lug could not have been at D-day. So basically, if you are reenacting WWII, having a Carbine with a bayonet lug is a blatant "history violation" unless you're portraying a soldier in 1945.