RARE: WWI AEF US Army M1905 Bayonet - Marked: RIA w/Ordnance Bomb 1906 w/M1905 2nd Pattern Leather Scabbard for M1903 Springfield Rifle - M1903 Springfield Rifle. This bayonet is marked RIA (Rock Island Aresenal) w/ordnance bomb 1906 on one side, the other side is marked US. This is a first year issued bayonet. The Bayonet is used, see photo's for Condition. NO evidence of sharpening on the blade.The markings are crips and easy to read. The walnut grips are in Very Nice Condition.
The scabbard is a Original M1905 2nd Pattern Leather Scabbard, with the Krag-Style Belt Hook and long metal throat. This scabbard is in Very Nice Condition and is Extremely RARE.It has not been modified, as most of these were. It has the original marking RIA 1906 H. No tears in the leather. Minor seam separation at the tip, as is common on these scabbards. The leather is still soft and supple.
With the introduction of the M1910 Pistol/Utility Belts using the M1910 belt hook system, it was deceided to modify the existing stock of M1905 Scabbard by removing the Krag-style wire hook and replacing it with the M1910 Belt Hook. Unmodified versions of the Scabbard are Very Scarce. All M1905 Leather Scabbards, original and/or modified, are VERY RARE and desirable. This bayonet will fit the M1903/A3 Springfield Rifles and the M1 Garand Rifle.Cole's book "US Military Knives, Bayonets, and Machetes" page #40. For all you collectors of the M1903 Springfield, M1917 Enfield, M1 Garand, M1942 Johnson, M1 Carbine and other WWII Battle Rifles. Check out my other items. The item "WWI AEF US ARMY M1905 Bayonet Marked RIA 1906 withM1905 2nd Pat Leather Scabbard" is in sale since Tuesday, April 18, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons".
The seller is "koolstuff1958" and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.