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GLOCKINGRAT
03-01-2014, 4:37 AM
Hey guys I'm the not a pro on bayonets and wanted to see if anybody can help me identify a bayonet I found a while back hidden inside my house. Bayonet has stamping US initials and also SA which I believe is Springfield Armory If I'm correct. I'll try to post some pics in a bit to help with the situation. If anybody has some info on this what era and how much it is worth please feel free to place your input.

SonofWWIIDI
03-01-2014, 4:57 AM
I am no expert either, but when I needed to identify the one I received as a gift in my youth (carcano folder), I found this site.

http://worldbayonets.com/Researching_Your_Finds/researching_your_finds.html

Good luck.

GLOCKINGRAT
03-01-2014, 6:42 AM
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Blademan21
03-01-2014, 9:38 AM
Bursting Bomb=Springfield.

GLOCKINGRAT
03-01-2014, 11:07 AM
Anybody know the value?

Blademan21
03-01-2014, 12:51 PM
There might be some on ebay.Would be nice if you had the scabbard.

marysdad
03-01-2014, 11:06 PM
Your bayonet is a U.S. M1905, made by Springfield Armory in 1909. This one was parkerized during a subsequent rework. Condition is a little ratty. The point has been reground, probably by bubba. It is too misshapen to be Arsenal work. As others have suggested, you can search completed auctions on eBay to see what examples in similar condition are bringing these days. My rule of thumb is that a naked blade is worth about 60 percent that of a blade and scabbard.