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ON10154

Original U.S. WWI M1917 Enfield Rifle Bayonet by Remington Reissued for WWII British Home Guard

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. During the often dark days of early WWII, the British Home Guard were armed with almost anything that could be found. Fortunately some of the U.S. Aid consisted of M-1917 Enfield Rifles in 30-06 caliber and accessories which were a different cartridge from the British Army's .303 cal. The Home Guard were the obvious choice to get this aid, and in fact also carried the British version of the M-1917, the P-14, the same rifle but in .303 cal.

Here we have a U.S. issue M-1917 bayonet complete with its original U.S. heavy leather scabbard with belt hooks. However, it has been modified by having a very tight permanent leather belt frog with bayonet retaining loop installed. This would allow it to work with virtually any type of belt, not just the U.S. Pistol belt.

The bayonet is marked 1918 over REMINGTON in a circle on the ricasso. The reverse has the Ordnance "Flaming Bomb" over U.S., along with an Eagle / 30 inspection stamp. The wood grips are in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks we can see. The finish on the blade is worn, with some small traces of past pitting, indicating the long service life of a bayonet that may have seen service in two world wars.

This set has remained together in an attic since WWII, only coming to light in a house sale in England last year. A very nice original British WWII Home Guard Bayonet, M-1917 Scabbard and Frog Set!

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