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Are any of the M1905 bayonet reproductions worth the money? And if so, which one? Or would I be better off just keeping my eyes open for a bargain on a real one?

I'd like to have a correct, wood handled-bayonet to go with the 1918 dated M1903 I just bought, but I don't want to spend more for the bayonet than I did the rifle!

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The repros I have seen are comical when placed next to an original.
 

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i think you will be most happy with the real deal , having said that , its likely to cost you a bit , i can refer you to some but would prefer to do so off line
 

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As I recall, the repros are not that cheap, and they will never increase in value (probably you will have trouble selling them for what you paid) and even though the original bayonets are getting expensive, they will continue to increase in value save a major economic collapse, you would always be better off getting the real thng unless you are going to be playing cowboys and idiots with it.
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1905 Reproductions

I bought one of the 1905 reproductions ( I have a well weathered original that was given to me ) and it is a pretty sad copy. The grips are very bad fitting, improperly ribbed, the locking mechanism is poorly fitted, the blade has an uneven grind that is quite noticeable, the ricasso stampings are not even close, The scabbard is poorly made and the metal belt loop and swivel are not made of spring steel and do not work properly. I suppose it is OK for kicking around in re-enacting but I don't think it is worth the money. I have seen beautiful reproductions of swords and bayonets but this isn't one of them. Just my opinion but it seems I am not alone in this. Best regards, Joe
 

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Thanks for the replies. Sounds like I'll definitely look around for a real one. I've found that if you're willing to wait, a bargain (or at least a reasonable price) will eventually turn up!
 
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