Hard to find pre-WW1 era manufacture M1905 bayonet dated 1906 with original uncut 16 blade, wood grips and scarce canvass-covered M10 scabbard. This is the 1st year of m. Anufacture; made by the famous Rock Island Arsenal. / "flaming bomb" / 1906.Side, US on the other. Blade M1905s are scarce in general - most were cut-down during WW2 and were re-furbished as the short 10-blade M1 bayonets; finding an unaltered 1st year of issue M1905 bayonet is even harder - a rare find novadays! A superb quality manufacture bayonet with crisp lines and original walnut grips; both grips have a pair of X marks cut into them.
Could be a personalization of some sort, a kill count? It's impossible to know for sure at this point. The pommel and muzzle ring are excellent with no ding markss. Scabbard is in good overall. Condition, considering the age; the leather tip is a new replacement.This type was issued to the US Marines during WW1 - see WW1 era photo of a young Marine with the full combat load, including M1905 bayonet in the M10 scabbard (photo is not included with the lot). This rare 1st year of issue uncut Rock Island Arsenal-made M1905 bayonet and equally scarce original M10 scabbard are in great shape overall. A desirable and highly collectible pre-WW1 era M1905; this type is VERY rare this nice.
We have several WW2 and WW1 era American and European fighting knives and bayonets available for sale. This original WW1 era bayonet has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way; 100% original condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with this lot ; Buyers must be over 18 years of age. Buyers must notify us prior to return. Unless we did not describe the item correctly.
We always treat our customers with professionalism and respect. We are looking forward to having business with you; you will not be disappointed.We try our best to answer all questions within 24 hours. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "US pre-WW1 RIA 1st yr M1905 16 blade 1906 bayonet, orig M10 scabbard RARE type" is in sale since Monday, April 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons". The seller is "pasha_28" and is located in West Haverstraw, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.