RARE: WWI AEF US Army M1905 Bayonet - Marked: SA w/Ordnance Bomb 1914 w/M1905 3rd Pattern Modified Leather Scabbard for M1903 Springfield Rifle - M1903 Springfield Rifle - Very Nice Condition. This bayonet is marked SA (Springfield Aresenal) w/ordnance bomb 1940 on one side, the other side is marked US 606867.The Bayonet is used, see photo's for Condition, bright finish. Some minor discoloration to the blade.
Still has the Blue Line at the bottom of the blade. NO evidence of sharpening on the blade. The markings are crips and easy to read.
No nicks or chips in the blade. The walnut grips are in Nice condition. Minor hairline crack on one grip panel. The scabbard is an Original M1905 3rd Pattern Leather Scabbard, which is a Modifed version of the 2nd Pattern, where the Krag Style Belt Hook has been removed and replaced with a M1910 Belt hook. This scabbard is in Nice Condition and is RARE..
It has the original marking RIA 1911 H. Some fraying at the tip, see photo.
It 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.
This scabbard is an example of this modification. 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 #39.
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 SA 1914 withM1905 Modified Leather Scabbard" is in sale since Friday, May 4, 2018.
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.