UFH 1943 DATED BAYONET & SCABBARD FOR THE M1 GARRAND

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Item Code: 1047-182

In 1943 the government adopted a shorter bayonet for the M1 Garand and in addition to newly made bayonets older M1905 and M1942 bayonets were modified to conform to the pattern and are known as the M1905E1. This one bears a 1943 date and the UFH stamp of the Union Fork and Hoe Company, a private contractor. The date and plastic grip indicate this was a Model1942 bayonet and the fuller reaching the spearpoint tip shows that it was one of those altered to conform to the 1943 M1 bayonet for the Garand, though whether from a completed bayonet or a blade blank cannot be determined. (Newly made M1 bayonets have a fuller ending about 3 inches from the tip.) On one side of the ricasso the blade shows a “UFH” stamp over an ordnance bomb flanked by a “U” and “S,” with the 1943 date below. The other side simply has a small ordnance bomb.

Pommel, grip, guard and blade are excellent, with just a little rubbing to the deep blue of the blade at the tip and a small bit of standing rust coming up on one side of the muzzle ring, which will clean. The scabbard is very good and shows no scuffs or damage. The metal throat has thin blue finish and shows a US inside an ordnance bomb on the throat. The scabbard is the M7 configuration, but the lack of retention cuts on the body below the throat show that is likely an M3 shortened to take the new bayonet.  [sr]

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