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Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by slowryde45, Dec 4, 2009.
Googled this-- mite be a winner
Show me your Model of 1905 SA or RIA bayonets - U.S. Militaria Forum
Springfield Model of 1905
The pics I've seen has the year of manufacture on the tang..if so yours would be 1911 manufacture
You have a 1905 bayonet for the Springfield 1903/A3. They were made with the blades in the white, but blued near the end of WW1. Your scabbard is the WW2 fiberglass, as these also fit the M1 Garand and were issued again for WW2. The original scabbard was wooden, wrapped in raw hide and again with leather, dyed brown. Originally with a Krag hanger, later with the brass hooks.
They are fairly collectible now, as many (most) were cut down to 10" during WW2.
I can't tell if yours is blued or not. It has been sharpened a lot, as evidenced by the curve to the blade.
Hold onto it, as the prices keep going up on those.
The canvas covered scabbards were the WW1 issue, leading up to pre WW2. Looks like you grandfather upgraded his scabbard at some point, if he was in the PI before the war started.
Glad to hear your blade is straight. Outstanding heirloom you have there.