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Old 09-16-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
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M1 bayonet help & info

This was given to me have all the internal parts also except for the grips should this have the wood or plastic resin grips there is also an "A" stamped above the slot where it slides onto the bayo lug info or points of interest would be apprecitated
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:56 PM   #2
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I can't make out all the stamps, but it's a Springfield Arsenal marked cut down, with what looks like a 1907 date.

These were originally 16" long blades that were shortened during WWII to 10".

As such, it would have American walnut grips.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:35 AM   #3
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SA is Springfield Arsenal -- 1907 is the date of mfg. The "flaming cannonball" is the symbol for Army Ordnance.

On the reverse, US is standard military property stamp. 215091 is the serial number of the bayo. The "8" on the tang looks like a proof mark or inspector mark-- just a guess on this one.

No clue what the "A" is about, but it might be a production line mark indicating which press it was produced on or something similar.

This is cut down WWII from the original 16" to 10" -- This bayo mounts on the Springfield M1 1903 and the M1 A Garand.

Even without the scales on the grip, it's highly collectable and an interesting piece. If you had "provenance" -- who it was issued to, who carried it and where, during what period, that would increase the value as an antique collectable.

Light coat of machine oil. Don't try to polish or "restore." It's worth more like it is than if attempts are made to "fix" it or clean it up.

I have a 1943 PAL, same model, cut down, with a sheath, like new, that I paid $70 for 5 yrs ago at a gun show. No provenance.

Yours is 100 yrs old, and worth more. Springfield Arsenal makes it particularly interesting as a collection piece.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:10 PM   #4
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Re: M1 bayonet help & info

I've got an M1905 marked UFH/U(flaming bomb)S/1942 in absolutely mint condition. Virgin blade, never had an edge put on it, still has machining burrs on it as well.
The scabbard is marked USN/MK 1. Any one want to do a straight-across trade for the scabbard with the US inside the flaming bomb on the throat? It's in 98% condition or better. WWII production only, no repros or current mfg. I got this about 30 years ago at a gun show. Traded about $15 worth of stuff for it, BTW.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:32 PM   #5
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Bayo scabbard

I'd love to buy that scabbard if it's a 16 inch WWII Jon. I have a 16 inch 1909 SA Bayonet...no scabbard. Edited never mind I found one. Thanks


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I've got an M1905 marked UFH/U(flaming bomb)S/1942 in absolutely mint condition. Virgin blade, never had an edge put on it, still has machining burrs on it as well.
The scabbard is marked USN/MK 1. Any one want to do a straight-across trade for the scabbard with the US inside the flaming bomb on the throat? It's in 98% condition or better. WWII production only, no repros or current mfg. I got this about 30 years ago at a gun show. Traded about $15 worth of stuff for it, BTW.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:56 PM   #6
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I can't see the image and I guess I'm a little late making a comment, but most often, a marking on the top/spine of the handle was an indication of the company that actually did the cut-down on those longer blades.
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