Hard to find pre-WW2 era manufacture M1905 bayonet dated 1920; this is not a later arsenal-reconditioned bayonet – this specimen still has its original circa 1920 walnut grips. A scarce type in general – most of the original M1905 bayonets were cut-down and re-furbished as the “short pattern” bayonets often referred to as M1942. This bayonet was originally manufactured in 1920 by the legendary Springfield Arsenal: SA / “flaming bomb” / 1920 date stamp on the ricasso on one side; US and serial number 1146970 other. Scarce low-production year: only about 45,000 bayonets were manufactured by Springfield Arsenal in 1920. This is a superb quality manufacture bayonet with crisp lines and nice “gun-blue” finish. This M1905 comes with super-rare “lazy S” type scabbard made by Detroit Gasket Company – the scabbard throat is marked with a large mark that looks like a sideways “S” below the flaming ball. The “letter” is actually not a “lazy S” but rather the misapplied Detroit Gasket Co. logo – a “D” connected to and over a “G”. During the manufacturing somehow the marking got reversed. If seen correctly, the connected “D” and “G” letters are perfectly clear. Detroit Gasket Co. made a very limited quantity of these scabbards using a completely different technology for their composite materials; a rare find these days.
The blade is slightly used; the edge has been re-sharpened (it’s razor-sharp still); the tip is intact; about 80% of the gun-blue finish remaining. Muzzle ring is intact; original walnut handle grips have a few pock marks and dings on both sides; no contact marks on the pommel. Bayonet release mechanism is tight and 100% functional. The bayonet is about 20-1/2″ / 52 cm overall; the blade is about 15-7/8″ / 40.3 cm long. Original Detroit Gasket “long” composition scabbard is in great overall condition but all of the original paint has been stripped. Most of these “Detroit Gasket” scabbard have almost no paint left anyway – the paint generally did not adhere well to this type of plastic.
This rare uncut WW2 M1905 SA bayonet Detroit Gasket scabbard are in great overall condition. A desirable and highly collectible type; VERY rare this nice. This rare 1920-made M1905 bayonet has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos. I have several scarce WW1 and WW2 bayonets, fighting knives, daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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