WOW!!Up for auction is a 100 % authentic UTICA M5 BAYONET As you know, this bayonet is the most rare of the M1 Garand bayonets-of over 6 million M1 Garands produced, t were only 75,000 Utica M5's manufactured, making this the most sought after !! When was the last time you saw one of these???? No Garand collection is complete without this!! Additional pictures available, please email!! Shipping is a flat rate of $15.00, mailed USPS. Attached are photos of the Utica M5 bayonet. Included, but not pictured, is a M8A1 scabbard that has been painted black. The canvas strap is that secures the bayonet is on it's last legs, but the scabbards are very common and easy to replace if you desire, the bayonet is not!!
IMHO, the overall condition of the bayonet is good-very good, however, I am not an expert on bayonets. I have a grand total of two bayonets in my collection- soon to be one, so please use your own best judgement. I will describe it's appearance to the best of my ability. The blade is straight and has not been converted into a letter opener, jack knife or anything crazy like that. The blade has an odd wear mark on it, it is a spot on the rear portion of the blade on the 'Utica' side that appears to have been gone over with a wire brush or similar item, but I cannot be ... read more