Bayonet, M1 Garand, RIA & AFH, Shortened
Rare genuine pre-WWI US Army M1905 bayonet, initially intended for the M1903 Springfield rifle. Manufactured by Rock Island Armory and dated 1909.
The left side of the ricasso features hallmark RIA above the Ordance Department bomb and date 1909, while the right side bears initials US and production number 152729.
Subsequently shortened by American Fork & Hoe (hallmark AFH on the tang) in order to be used with the M1 Garand rifle. This type was redesignated M1 in March 1943.
In very good overall condition, the present bayonet comes in its OD bakelite scabbard.
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