Model of 1905 Bayonet with
This bayonet is the type issued with
the early 1903 rifles. They were made by Springfield and
Rock Island from 1905 to 1922.
In mid-1941, with the war coming, it was decided to restart production of
the M1905 bayonet. To simplify production, these later
bayonets had handles with black or dark red ribbed
grips, made of phenol formaldehyde resin
the earliest type of synthetic plastic. Production was
scheduled to begin in January 1942, but the first
bayonets were not delivered until April, with quantity
deliveries not beginning until the summer of 1942.
Despite initial setbacks, the M1905 bayonet was
manufactured in sufficient numbers to keep up with the
widespread introduction of the new M1 Garand rifle in
1942. By the end of 1942, all six manufacturers had
changed the shape of their fullers to a narrower,
round-bottomed shape. The later version of the M1905
bayonet with plastic grips is sometimes referred to as
the M1942 by collectors and historians, but this
designation was never used by the Army.
This one is in excellent condition. It
has been sharpened but not scarred up in doing so. Made by Springfield Armory and dated
1916. These are getting scarce in this nice condition
and has the correct canvas covered wood and rawhide
This is a very nice original
for the .577-450 Martini-Henry rifle. This a British
made one and not one of the Nepalese ones. It has
the original leather and brass scabbard. Both are in
excellent condition for their age.