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    What is the bayonet model for a M1903A3?

    whats the bayonet model used on a m1903a3?

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    Issue varied but a variety were available and hence acceptable. By that late in the war the 1905 was least likely, the 1942/43 1905, the M1icon and the M1905E1. Any of these were possible but the 16" 1905 was losing favor and many were modified to 10" blade.

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    Agreed, likely not the 16" bayonet...by the late war. As for whether or not it was a 1905E1 or an M1icon blade would depend on what came out of the QM pile next.
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    It's the same bayonets as the 1903 and M1icon Rifle. Trick if you're looking for one, is finding a real one. There are repro's out there.
    Most '03A3's were issued to troopies guarding things, Stateside and got the 16" bayonet. There were some troopies in the Pacific who were issued the 16" for their M1's too. There's a picture some place on-line showing that. It was found that they couldn't compete with the Arisakaicon's 15.75" blade with a 10" blade.
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    Bayonets used with the 03A3.
    Bayonets are not bent just the camera angle.

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    Bear's got it covered above, also....
    Let me offer this site for all US bayo's. Gary has passed, but was the authority on U.S bayonets .A true historian and good guy that would answer questions on forums.
    His website lives on, but who Knows for how long. Bayonet Points

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickax View Post
    Bear's got it covered above, also....
    Gary has passed, but was the authority on U.S bayonets .A true historian and good guy that would answer questions on forums.
    His website lives on, but who Knows for how long. Bayonet Points
    Thank you, somehow I missed Gary's passing, he was one of the best researchers if not the best regarding bayonets, scabbards and military knives.

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    His book, published a couple of years ago, is a good place to start.

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