Up for saleis a WWII US Army/USMC M1942 Bayonet.This bayonet ismarkedAFH(American Fork & Hoe) US 1943, w/ordnance bomb. This bayonet is used, see photo's for Condition. It has parkerized finish, 90% is remaining. There are some veryminor wear on the high spotsof the blade.The bladehasminor evidence of sharpening.No nicks or chips in the blade. It has the brown plastic grips that arein NiceCondition,full ridges, no cracks or chips. Also included with the bayonetis an M3 Scabbard. The scabbard is in Excellent Condition,no cracks or chips in theplastic. The throat has the US logo within a flaming bomb.
The M1942 Bayonet is essentially the same bayonet as theM1905 Bayonet. The main difference being a change from wooden to plastic grips, from blued to parkerized finish, and from Arsenal Manufacture to Private ContractorManufacture. M1942 Bayonets are dated only 1942 or 1943.
This bayonet will fit the M1903/A3 SpringfieldRifles and the M1 GarandRifle.
See M.H. Cole's Book: Best of US Military Knives, Bayonets and Machetes, page #42
For all you collectors of the M1903Springfield, M1917 Enfield, M1Garand, M1942 Johnson, M1 Carbine, M1ASpringfield and other WWII Battle Rifles.
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Wwii Us Army M1905 M1942 Bayonet Marked Us Afh 1943 W/scabbard M1 Garand Rifle: $325