1 Reply Latest reply on May 13, 2020 10:21 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking records on M1905E1 bayonets


      What information is available on M1905E1 bayonets?

        • Re: Seeking records on M1905E1 bayonets
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Sollom,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          We searched the National Archives Catalog for Army Ordnance records related to bayonets and located 5 files in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance (Record Group 156) that are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2). Please email RDT2 at Archives2reference@nara.gov for more information about these and other military records in their custody. 


          We also located 6 series, 1 file, and 3 items regarding bayonets in the records of the Springfield Armory that are in the custody of the National Archives at Boston (RE-BO). There may be additional records of the Armory that relate to bayonets that did not turn up in our Catalog search. For more information about these Springfield Armory records, please email RE-BO at boston.archives@nara.gov.


          In addition, there may be drawings and plans for the bayonet in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC). Please contact RDSC via email at carto@nara.gov for more information.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2, RE-BO, and RDSC. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Also, the National Park Service’s Springfield Armory National Historic Site has many documents, artifacts, and publications in their custody and may be able to assist you.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!