WW2 AFH M1 bayonet (not a cut-down) made by American Fork & Hoe in rare UNUSED/Unissued condition & still covered in factory oil; original M7 composition scabbard included. This type is scarce this nice and complete.
Original WW2 era M1 bayonet for US Garand manufactured circa 1944 by American Fork and Hoe - marked AFH on ricasso in rare UNUSED condition. This is the 10″-blade specimen NOT a cut-down of the older 16″ blade M1905. This M1 is in rare unused condition with the “parkerized” factory blade finish intact; this type is rare as such. This specimen is very well-made with crisp lines and a well-defined edge; ricasso is sharply stamped AFH / US “flaming bomb” on one side.
The bayonet is in unused condition with most of the original parkerized blade finish remaining; the blade is bayonet release mechanism is still covered in factory cosmoline to prevent corrosion. The muzzle ring and pommel are excellent with no contact marks; one side of the guard is has an early-production serial number (was a very short-lived feature). The pommel is marked with a capital letter H. Black plastic handle grips in great shape; all parts are tight with no play. The scabbard/bayonet release mechanism is excellent and 100% functional. This M1 is about 14-3/8″ / 37 cm overall; the blade is about 9-7/8″ / 25 cm. 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 sharply stamped B. The scabbard is in excellent overall condition; 100% serviceable.
Overall, this rare unused American Fork & Hoe WW2 AFH M1 bayonet is in excellent 100% functional condition; this type is rare this nice as most were used as intended. This WW2 AFH M1 bayonet is not cleaned or tampered with in any way, it is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; Garand clips are not included with the bayonet 😉
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