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Original U.S. WWII Theater Made M1 Garand Bayonet Fighting Knife With Leather Scabbard

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice example of a theater made M1905/1942 M1 Garand bayonet with scabbard! In 1943, the U.S. Army made the decision to shorten the M1905 bayonet's blade to 10 inches (25.4 cm) and as many of the M1905 and M1942 bayonets were recalled, their blades were cut down to size, and were reissued. These shortened M1905 bayonets were re-designated as M1905E1. The shortening of this blade continued, the soldier who was equipped with this bayonet wanted to be able to use this weapon as a regular fighting knife and shortened the blade, yet again, but now to 7 inches in length! 

All markings have been removed from the ricasso for reasons unknown. The guard was modified as well, by removing the muzzle ring and latching mechanism the soldier now had a less cumbersome fighting knife. The included leather sheath appears to have been factory made and intended for another knife, but fits this knife almost perfectly. The leather is in great condition and shows signs of slight wear and use.

This is a very nice example of a theater made fighting knife made from an already existing bayonet. Comes more than ready to be displayed!

Blade Length: 7”
Blade Style: Single Edged With Fuller
Overall Length: 11 ½”
Scabbard Length: 12”

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