WW2 1942 AFH M1 bayonet later cut-down and re-worked by United Fork & Hoe (UFH), bright finish, original M7 composition scabbard. Very good overall condition, considering the age.
Original WW2 era M1 bayonet for US Garand which was originally manufactured in 1942 by United American Fork and Hoe - marked AFH / US / flaming bomb / 1942 on one side of ricasso. This is the former 16″-blade M1905 specimen that was later cut-down to about 10″ blade by United Fork & Hoe; ricasso is crudely stamped UFH on the other side. This re-manufacturing was done on a massive scale; the majority of newly-produced and older M1905 bayonets were cut-down to the new, 10-inch blade length standard. See a copy of a couple of infantrymen with this exact type M1 bayonets attached to their M1 Garands; the photo was taken during the June 1944 invasion of Normandy (photo s for a reference only and is not included with this lot).
Bright-finish blade and the handle; all metal surface seem to be chrome-plated. The bayonet release mechanism is excellent and 100% functional; black plastic handle grips are in great shape with just a few contact marks; all parts are tight with no play. This M1 is about 14-1/4″ / 36.2 cm overall; the blade is about 9-5/8″ / 24.5 cm; the tip is intact; a few minor edge nicks are noted for accurcy. Original WW2 era M7 composition scabbard was manufactured by Victory Plastics. The throat is marked with US “flaming-bomb” ordinance mark on the throat; the throat’s underside plate is stamped B 3/5 M. There are a few chips on one rib; the tip is expertly reinforced with a metal protector. In spite of the minor damage the scabbard is in excellent overall condition; it’s 100% serviceable still.
Overall, this original WW2 1942 AFH M1 bayonet is in 100% functional condition still; it is not cleaned or tampered with in any way, it is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the bayonet 😉
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