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Old 04-06-2021, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DougS View Post
if Rock Island bayonets followed Rock Island rifle production in serialization then the number on the bayonet does not seem out of line with a 1919 date.


•RIA PRODUCTION OF MODEL 1903

1903 1 7500
1904 7501 16000
1905 16001 28000
1906 28001 75000
1907 75001 130000
1908 130001 165000
1909 165001 178000
1910 178001 201000
1911 201001 210634
1912 210635 217801
1913 217802 234830
1914 PRODUCTION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
1915 PRODUCTION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
1916 PRODUCTION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
1917 234831 257061
1918 257062 326935
1919 326936 348414
TOTAL: 346000
RIA receiver numbers for M1903s went through 430,742.
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