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Old 06-04-2022, 10:29 AM
neelyja neelyja is offline
 
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Default WW1 M1905 SA 16” Bayonet dated 1916, with history!

Overall, this bayonet is in great condition (see photos). Springfield Armory bayonets dated 1916 appear in low numbers, with an estimate of only 15,649-20,000 having been made (Cunningham 2005: 28), making 1916 a very hard year to find. The tip is in excellent condition, with only the last 3-inches having sharpening before the bayonet was last “blued”. The grips are not cracked, and the latch mechanism is fully functional. The only issue with this bayonet is that there is a single scratch on the right ricasso of the blade. This bayonet is unusual as appears to have been refurbished by the Greeks in WW II, due to the poorly fitting black plastic grips (Cunningham 2011: Personal Communication) and the crossguard numbering. The “bluing” is black, but was applied carefully unlike the Greek bayonets seen with obvious black paint applied. Not only did this bayonet perhaps see action in WWI and WWII, but it historically documents a lend-lease donation from the U.S. to Greece as one of only 3100 - 16” bayonets returned from Greece to the CMP (http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/Imag...1%20M5A1_1.jpg), making it (IMHO) even more of a collector’s item. No scabbard is included.

IMGUR photo link: https://imgur.com/a/URdEWh5

$250.00 OBO shipped within CONUS (buyer pays insurance). First “I’ll take it” here with a confirming PM gets it. Payment by USPS Money Order or PayPal (Friends and Family).
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Old 06-07-2022, 09:33 PM
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