Original U.S. WWI M-1912 Springfield Fencing Trainer Bayonet Metal Body
Original Item: Only One Available. These are very rare and very hard to come by, in any condition. Initially introduced as the Model 1906, it featured a leather covered straight spring steel blade with a leather covered loop in the blade on the front. The rear has two muzzle rings which by using clamping screws to secure the practice bayonet to the front of the rifle. In 1912 it was determined that the bayonet worked better by turning the blade portion through 90 degrees. These were often called "Fencing bayonets", and were used for man to man training.
Our example is in good "relic" condition, with an oxidized "Barn Find" patina overall. We have not made any attempts to clean or restore the bayonet to the bright finish it once had. It also is completely missing the original leather cover, which would usually be marked with the date and manufacturer information, so this is just the metal body of the training bayonet. However it has a great look as is, so we do not recommend anything more than a light wipe down.
See THE AMERICAN BAYONET 1776 - 1964 by Albert N. Hardin Jr. page 192, published in 1964, for more information.
A very rare U.S. Bayonet, ready to display!
Blade Length: 16"
Blade Style: Practice
Overall length: 19“
Crossguard: 3 1/2"
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