Bayonet, Bayonet, Who’s Got the Bayonet?

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The DrillMaster Bayonet is for the M1 Garand and M1903 rifles, it is a real bayonet, but the blade tip is rounded, it does not have a sharp edge and has welds for extra stability- there is also an unwelded version. Armed drill has a certain amount of danger; drilling bladed ups the ante considerably. The DrillMaster Bayonet is a ‘safer’ bayonet for Drillers.

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Bayonet Information (Learn as much as you can before buying)

Gary Cunningham has a website that has a great deal of information about bayonets.

There is great, detailed information at World M4-M7 Series, WWI, WWII and Post War

  • The M6 (6.625 in.*) bayonet is made for the M14 rifle
  • The M1905 (16 in.*) is made for both the M1 Garand and the M1903 rifles
  • M1942 (16 in.* an exact copy of the M1905) is made for both the M1 Garand and the M1903 rifles
  • The M1 (10 in.*, a shortened M1905) is made for both the M1 Garand and the M1903 rifles
  • The M1 (10 in.*) is made for both the M1 Garand and the M1903 rifles
  • The M5, M5-1 and M5A1 (6.625 in.*) are made for the M1 Garand rifle

About original bayonets

US WW2 made:

AFH – American Fork and Hoe
OL – Oneida Limited
PAL – Pal Blade and Tool
UC – Utica Cutlery
UFH – Union Fork and Hoe

Made post WW2 (mostly in the 1950s) in other countries. Excellent copies, parts usually interchangeable.

Italy – several possible letter markings, does not use the US Shell and Flame mark.
Denmark – marked FKF, no shell and flame.
Japan – marked N P with a J under the shell and flame.
Taiwan – marked 60-6 over KS (markings inverted), no shell and flame.
Norway – marked with a crowned ornate K over the shell and flame.
Greece – EN-S over the shell and flame

You will want to get a reproduction bayonet since real bayonets can be expensive and can also be collector’s items.

Stay away from these web sites (non-drill worthy bayonets)

  • Cheaper Than Dirt- there is a reason why they are “cheaper than dirt”

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  1. I was wondering if this bayonet will work with the glendale M1 Garand if I were to tape the handle onto the gas cylinder/barrel (since it is missing the lug)

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      Hi Alex,

      Thanks for the question. I don’t have a time table at all since it is an initial funding issue (the tooling and then creation process). I will keep everyone updated through the website.


  3. This is awesome! I hope this comes out very soon because i would most definately love to start exploring bladed drill.

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