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Old May 18, 2018, 20:03   #1
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Why does the M1905 bayonet flop around?

Seems like the bayonet lug is too narrow on all my Garands. Bayonet is a 1942 UF&H 10 inch cut down. Anyone else have this problem?
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Old May 19, 2018, 21:58   #2
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Loose is good. If the tolerance was tight the bayonet might not go on if the lug is muddy/dirty or has gotten banged up in combat.
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Old June 07, 2018, 08:08   #3
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Seems like the bayonet lug is too narrow on all my Garands. Bayonet is a 1942 UF&H 10 inch cut down. Anyone else have this problem?
Yup. I only have the one (1955 H&R all original exept the stock) and the fit is awful. I have tried every wartime bayonet that has come through work and they all fit like crap. Of course the M5 bayonet fits great, but let’s face it it is just not as cool looking!

Hopefully Orlando or someone will be along to help, I too would like to rectify this issue.
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Old June 08, 2018, 19:57   #4
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I really need to get motivated and use this iPad to take a photo.

We need to get to the bottom of this.

I want to use this on the bayonet stage of the Vintage Two Gun match this year, which is 1945 or earlier gear.

I was thinking something to narrow the channel the lug slides into...
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We are far from the only people to have this issue. It comes down to the m1 barrel being a slightly smaller diameter than a 1903 barrel. Here is a link to a cmp discussion on it. Basically it is what it is

http://forums.thecmp.org/archive/index.php/t-36048.html

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Cut downs were war time extedient,,,better loose than none at all..

Now if it was an original length 05' bayo, they look best on a proper trench gun...proper being one with a hammer...
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Cut downs were war time extedient,,,better loose than none at all..

Now if it was an original length 05' bayo, they look best on a proper trench gun...proper being one with a hammer...
"Winchester Model 1895 Trench Guns did not use the Model of 1905 bayonet! They used the Model of 1917 bayonet.
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"Winchester Model 1895 Trench Guns did not use the Model of 1905 bayonet! They used the Model of 1917 bayonet.
Your right,,excuse my brain fart...
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