I bought one to put on my 1903 Springfeild rifle. And it did not fit properly, I fond that with some filing of the lug receiver it fit fine. As for the cartoche it is not correct, but that can be expected on reproductions. I have bought other repo bayonets from Atlanta and they were much closer to the originals. Over all for the price it is a go purchase.
March 28, 2015
Just got a M-1 Garand and this bayonet fits like a glove it fits better then the original one I have. Very well made and required not fitting to get it on my rifle. Great buy.
March 21, 2013
It does look good but it will not fit a real M1 Garand rife. I have tried it to put it on my real Springfield Armory M1 Garand and it will not fit. I have the standard length war surplus bayonet that does fit easily. The problem is the female slot in the handle of the long bayonet is not alined right for the male slot of a real M1 Garand. Maybe this bayonet was made for a non-firing replica M1. Anyway as long as it is sharpened in makes a good short sword.
June 27, 2011
As a wall hanger this is an ok M1942 repo but will not stand close scrutiny.
Blade is nicely finished.
Ricasso stamps are not distinct and believe the makers stamp is supposed to be RIA which is inaccurate.
Scales are gloss painted black and original scales will not fit.
Took some fitting to get it into an original WWII scabbard.
December 14, 2010
It's a great collectors item
June 05, 2010