10" Garand Bayonet Union Fork & Hoe UFH Springfield 03A3

Up for auction is a 10" cut down Union Fork and Hoe bayonet. Bayonets were cut down from 16" to 10" because they were either damaged and cut back to keep them in service and/or because the war department decided that a 16" bayonet was too cumbersome so they decided that 10" was a more appropriate size. You can tell a cut down bayonet from the blood groove running all the way through to the point of the blade.
I have more bayonets than I need so I am letting this one go. It is marked on one side with 'UFH' with 'US' a flaming ordnance bomb and '1943' below that. There is what I am guessing is a serial number below that of 'Y2012'. When the bayonet was cut down it was stamped with a proof bomb on the back side and there is another faint flaming bomb. There are some nicks on the blade looking like this particular bayonet has seen a lot of use. The scabbard is included and is marked 'US M7'. The locking mechanism works and locks onto my Garand good and locks into the scabbard as well.
Any questions feel free to ask and I'll answer them to the best of my abilities. I will ship within the US with a tracking number and insured. International buyers please do not check out until I send you an invoice so I can send you an accurate shipping quote.

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