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Old August 30, 2015, 01:23 PM   #1
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1903 Springfield Bayonet.

Anyone know where I can get one, not looking for an original as I don't want to pay $500+ for it. A good repop will do, I know I've seen a couple places that sell them but who carries the best?

Thanks for any help THR.
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Old August 30, 2015, 01:44 PM   #2
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These appear to be the real deal, though refinished.

https://www.libertytreecollectors.co...&idcategory=10

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Old August 30, 2015, 01:50 PM   #3
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A quick search turned up ima.com (International Military Antiques), which has a repo M1905 bayonet for $67.95 (scabbards are sold separately and go for $39.95).
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Old August 30, 2015, 02:37 PM   #4
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Turned up another repo M1905 bayonet with scabbard at sarco.com for $29.95
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Old August 30, 2015, 02:58 PM   #5
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I see a lot of reviews on those repo bayonets not fitting on a rifle without doing some file & Dremel work on them.

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Old August 30, 2015, 04:16 PM   #6
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I saw a disclosure like that on the ima.com website about their repo bayonet possibly requiring some fitting to get it to go on the rifle.
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Old August 30, 2015, 04:31 PM   #7
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The repops I've seen weren't worth the trouble to pick up and look over, IMO. I remember when I was a kid the local surplus store had all kinds of bayonets in big wooden boxes for $5 apiece. And everything in there was REAL USGI surplus! Those were the days.....
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Old August 30, 2015, 04:36 PM   #8
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Thanks guys!

I'm going to order one from Sarco tomorrow, they have the 16" blade 1905 that's supposed to fit without any filing. For $30 it's hard to beat that as I don't need a real one costing 10 times that amount or more. Would be cool if they had one with saw teeth on it, not sure if one of those types was ever made for a 1903 though.

Reading an article in surplus rifles magazine it said they banned that type because they thought troops were sawing up enemy troops to hide the bodies! Pretty gruesome stuff and as the article said, highly unlikely this ever happened.
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Old August 30, 2015, 05:20 PM   #9
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Tell me about it! I received this M1905 bayonet from a friend of mine many, many years ago. He had dozens of them and coated them with enamel paint and used them as tent pegs!

This is the one he gave me after I removed all of the paint from it. Cleaned up rather nicely and is still in good working order.

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Old August 30, 2015, 06:35 PM   #10
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Any bayonet that fits the M1 will also fit the 1903. I've bought a couple of the long repro bayonetz for abouf $30. They all are the same no matter who you buy them from. They are made in China if that bothers you. I have one bayonet that will not fit on one of my 1903A3 rifles so I just don't put it on that one. If you have this issue modify the bayonet not the rifle.
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Old August 30, 2015, 07:26 PM   #11
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There is one M1 Garand bayonet that won't fit the 03 Springfield.

The M5 and M5A1 bayonet had no muzzle ring.

It had a pin that inserted into the Garand gas cylinder plug.

https://www.thegca.org/pdfs/Bayonets409.pdf

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Old August 30, 2015, 07:47 PM   #12
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Yep, go with the IMA repros.
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rc,

M5 had a ring and the M5A1 the gas plug pin.

Never tried an M5 on any sort of '03, though it should work despite being just wrong.

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You sure?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M5_bayonet

http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Ide...series_p2.html

http://olive-drab.com/od_edged_weapons_bayonet_m5.php

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