I sure wish they were still as common and cheap as they were when I was a kid! I remember 45 years ago the local surplus store had boxes of 'em, all kinds. I recently bought a cut-down Springfield bayo for my M1, and it cost a fortune.
Ever feel like the world's a tuxedo, and you're a pair of brown shoes? - George Gobel
You are absolutely right about the prices. I have seen the originals going for $300 and the cut downs arent cheap either. Sportsmans Guide recently had some nice reproductions of the long 1905s for under $100 but the scabbards were a lot too.
I was able to get a few cut downs imported from Denmark for about $20 a piece about 5 years ago.
President Theodore Roosevelt didn't like the ramrod bayonet, either. He was instrumental in getting it changed. The long 1905 bayonet was intended to make the 1903 rifle the same length (with bayonet) as the Krag with its shorter bayonet.