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Willpower: Mine vs The Rifle. I'm losing

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rockrivr1, May 3, 2005.

  1. Rockrivr1

    Rockrivr1 Participating Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Last year I bought a very nice SA Garand from the CMP. When I received it the serial number puts it as a 1943 production rifle. Ok here's my dilema. Ever since I purchased this rifle I've had this darn urge to get a matching year bayonet. At first it was just an impulse that I easily ignored. Lately though, it's turned into some else. Almost as if the Garand is calling to me and telling me to get it a bayonet. At the last couple of gun shows I've looked at bayonets that were there. At first I thought I'd pick up one of the cheaper M5 versions for $25. But that just didn't seem right getting a 1950s version of it's 1943 brother. This urge though just can't convince my penny pinching mind to plop down the ridiculous amount of cash they were asking for one from the proper year. Especially since it will just sit in the safe. Not yet anyway.

    Hummmm, maybe I need to wrap the Garand in tin foil to hopefully stop it from making me pay stupid money for the thing. :scrutiny:

    So does this sound familiar to anyone? When you buy a rifle that has a detachable bayonet, do you get one or just figure it as a waste of money?
  2. secluded

    secluded New Member

    Jan 24, 2005
    I have bayonets for about half of my milsurps only because they came with the gun when I bought it. I don't specifically seek out the ones I don't have though. Usually I'll try them on the gun when I first get it just to see how it looks and attaches then it ends up being thrown in a old yugo sks shipping crate that I have in my basement. (Same with all the greasy oil cans/pouches/slings).
  3. wmenorr67

    wmenorr67 Member

    May 14, 2004
    Tulsa, OK--Formerly Kansas City, Kansas
    Well if it is a problem you could send the Garand to me. That way it will stop calling for you to buy a bayonet. :D :neener:
  4. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Senior Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    Okay City
    Never had that problem. :scrutiny:

    Of course, the only milsurps I've ever had were, well... a Mosin M44 and a Swede Mauser that had the barrel shortened (no bayo lug) :p :neener:
  5. rritter

    rritter Member

    Oct 22, 2003
    Deepinaharta Texas
    Most of the bayonets I've got came with the rifle. The exceptions are a bayonet for the Yugo M48, and the M5 bayonet for my Garand.

    The M1 is a very late war production (August 1945, IIRC), so it probably didn't see combat in WWII. On the other hand, it's got a 1954 barrel and a replacement stock, so it might have seen action in Korea. Given that, the M5 bayonet is a reasonable fit.

    Those original bayonets are, what, $100 or better? I don't think I could see paying that unless I had an all-original, all-correct M1 for it to go on. Even then, it would be a stretch.
  6. jason10mm

    jason10mm Member

    Aug 5, 2003
    Savannah, Georgia
    Aren't most Garand bayonets just original length or cut down 1903 bayonets? I don't think there are many year matching bayonets for ANY rifle. Some one is selling 10 inch Garand repro bayonets if you just want the looks. Go for about $50 IIRC. It was in one of my many C&R catalogues, don't remember the name of the company, sorry.

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