Military Surplus M5A1 Bayonet Unissued, Original Packaging

The Military Surplus M5 Bayonet was adopted in 1953 as a replacement bayonet for previous versions designed for the M1 Garand rifle. The M5 bayonet is the only US bayonet that does not attach by a muzzle band around the rifle barrel. Instead, the M5 utilizes a stud that fits the gas cylinder lock screw under the M1 barrel. Due to complaints that the M1 bayonet was difficult to remove while wearing heavy winter gloves, the M5 features a lug release button that can be depressed to make removing the bayonet simple, even while wearing gloves.


While the M5 bayonet was a distinct upgrade of the M4 and mounts to the rifle differently, the blade profile is similar. This allows the M5 to utilize the same M8 and M8a1 scabbards in popular use for many previous bayonet versions.


M5 style bayonets were manufactured by 5 different contractors for the U.S military. The companies and bayonet style produced by each are listed below for reference purposes. This current supply has not been sorted by manufacturer and there is no preference given to one supplier over another.

  • Utica Cutlery Company, Utica, New York (M5 only)
  • Aerial Cutlery Company, Marinette, Wisconsin (M5 and M5-1)
  • Imperial Cutlery Company, Providence, Rhode Island (M5 and M5A1)
  • J & D Tool Company, Glenbrook, Connecticut (M5 and M5-1)
  • Columbus Milpar and Manufacturing Co., Columbus, Ohio (M5A1 only)


Note: It is very uncommon to find M5 bayonets in their original packaging, so we’ve chosen to leave these intact in their wrapping.  The condition of the bayonet inside the wrapping is therefore unknown.


Product Information

Condition Unissued, Original Packaging
Weight 11.5 Ounce
Overall Length 11.5 Inches
Blade Length 6.75 Inches
Blade Finish Black
Blade Shape Bayonet
Handle Color Black
Serrated No
Sheath Included No
Country of Origin United States of America
Meets US Military Specifications Yes

Delivery Information

Shipping Weight 0.870 Pounds