Original U.S. WWII M1942 Garand Rifle 16 inch Bayonet by Union Fork & Hoe with M1910 Scabbard - dated 1942

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition U.S. M1942 bayonet for the M1 Garand Rifle, complete with an M1910 Springfield Bayonet scabbard, reissued for use in WWII. Technically, this bayonet is considered an M1905 bayonet by the U.S. Army, manufactured in 1942 with plastic ribbed grips. The M1 Garand rifle was designed to take the same blade bayonet as the M1903 Springfield rifle, so at the beginning of the war they were issued with bayonets originally made for those rifles. To keep up with Wartime production, new orders were placed for a version of the M1905 bayonet with plastic grips, and collectors use the designation M1942 for these bayonets, made from 1942 to 1943. Six civilian firms produced 1,540,578 M1905 bayonets from April 1942 to May 1943.

After this, the specification was changed to have a 10 inch blade, and many M1905 bayonets were shortened to this length. This bayonet however is still in the original configuration, which is rare to find on the market today.

The blade ricasso is marked with maker U. F. H. (Union Fork & Hoe of Ohio) above U.S. around the Ordnance flaming bomb. Below this is the manufacture date of 1942. The parkerized finish on the blade and handle is in good condition, with the expected wear of age. The edge of the bayonet has had some sharpening, but not enough to alter the original blade shape.

The original M1910 Scabbard is in good condition, which is probably why it was reissued for use in WWII. The canvas cover is complete, with no tears or rips, just some popped stitches on the end of the leather tip. The canvas has shrunk a bit over the years, so it it is no longer able to be removed easily.

A very nice clean 16” M1942 Garand bayonet by Union Fork & Hoe with reissued M1910 scabbard! Ready to display or fit on your Garand Rifle.

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