USA Model 1917 (Winchester) Bayonet
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This bayonet is made by Winchester in 1917 made for the US M17 rifle. The scabbard is typical of the WWI manufactured British scabbards with the tear drop frog stud.
The bayonet has been refurbished and has minor chipping to the blade edge. The scabbard is in fair to good condition, due to be coated in grease for long term storage.
This pattern bayonet was originally designed for the P'13 British experimental rifle, and was adopted for the Pattern 14 rifle that was made in the U.S. for the British during WWI. On the U.S. joining the war in 1917, the US government purchased the design of the P'14 rifle, converted it to 30-06, and this rifle became known as the Model of 1917 (M17) U.S. rifle.,/p>
During the progression of these rifles, the bayonet stayed the same. The P'14 and the M17 bayonets were made by Remington and Winchester, except for a quantity of 1500 bayonets which were made be Vickers in the UK. The only difference with the bayonets were the markings
These bayonets and the rifles were used in both WWI and WWII. With the M17 bayonets in US service, the scabbards were changed.
|Weight||0.52 Kg||1 lb 2 oz|
|Scabbard||Leather (Integral Frog)|
|Fits||Model 1917 Rifle|