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Item:
KZ0103

Original U.S. WWI M1917 Enfield Rifle Bayonet by Remington with Scabbard - Excellent Condition

Item Description

Original items: Only One Available. This is a CHOICE example of the rare and hard to find U.S. M1917 Enfield bayonet, in excellent condition. It comes complete with it's original issue leather scabbard, which is also in excellent condition. They really do not get better than this.

The M1917 bayonet was originally designed to be used with the US M1917 Enfield .30 caliber rifle, as well as with the seven different U.S. trench shotguns. The blade is 17 inches (43.18 cm) long. The M1917 Enfield was the U.S. Version of the British P-14 rifle, and the bayonets used are identical, down to the double groove in the grips, used to differentiate the bayonets from the P-1907 for the SMLE rifle.

This bayonet is in excellent condition, and is marked on the blade ricasso with date 1918 over the REMINGTON in a circle manufacturer's mark. The reverse ricasso is marked with the ordnance "Flaming Bomb" over U.S., next to an Eagle / 21 proof mark. The blade is great, with the original arsenal sharpening, and a great phosphate finish, with no damage or rust pitting. The bluing on the hilt and ricasso is also in great shape, and the grip scales are close to unissued.

The scabbard is also in great shape, with almost all of the original green paint on the leather scabbard body, and intact bluing on the fittings. This is the best condition original scabbard that we have seen in many years.

A great chance to pick up a great condition rare bayonet with scabbard. Ready to display!

More on the M1917 Bayonet

The M1917 bayonet was used first during World War I by American soldiers on the Western Front. A sword bayonet design, the M1917 bayonet design was based on the British P1907 bayonet, which incorporated a long 17-inch blade. While designed primarily for the M1917 rifle the bayonet was fitted for use on all the "trench" shotguns at the time.

The M1917 was used frequently during the several different Banana Wars.

The U.S. continued to use the Word War I-made M1917 bayonets during World War II because of large stockpiles left over. The new Trench Guns being procured and issued were still designed to use the old M1917 bayonet.

The bayonet was again called on during the Korean War for issue with the various Trench guns still in service.

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