When I first got this, I thought it must be a repro, however after showing photos to a well known American Dealer, collector ect.
He tells me it is correct. M-1 Bayonets are not uncommon, rather common indeed, however due to the condition of this one, I thought I would show it.
This has been in a collection for more than 40s, or so I am told, and I do know where it came from.
But just to be sure, I would like the thoughts of others here that know more than I do, perhaps I was lied too, but everything else I have gotten from this collection has been right.