Do you have a Wilde Tool M1905E1 bayonet?

As a gun guy who also has a debilitating knife habit, of course, I am into bayonets, an addiction that I have regularly chronicled. Since my early teens, if I came across one in a swap meet, gun show, estate sale, or buddy’s collection at a decent price, it attracted my hot little hands.

If you have a similar monkey on your back, check your collection for a “WT” marked M1905E1. Produced by Wilde Tool out of Kansas City, Missouri, who made some 60,000 standard 16-inch M1905s for the U.S. M1903 Springfield rifle/M1 Garand, the “E1” mod is the later cutdown mod with the blade trimmed to 10-inches.

Thus

Apparently, they are running the same price as M1s themselves these days!

One comment

  • I have a manufactured 10″ PAL Cutlery M1 bayonet with M7 scabbard that matches. I wanted a WWII period correct to go with my Springfield Armory rifle made in July/August1944. I bought it at a gun show over 15 years ago for $99. A quick search around the web shows it is still worth about the same, but I didn’t buy it for collecting. I bought it to actually bayonet enemies, foreign and domestic.

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