USA Model 1917 (Winchester) Bayonet

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This bayonet is an original WWI made bayonet by Winchester in in 1917. This bayonet was rebuilt for WWII, probably for British issue due to the British pattern 1907 scabbard. It was common for WWI bayonets, pushed into service during WWII to be fitted with a different scabbard.

The bayonet is in very good condition. The handle appears to be a replacement. The scabbard shows more ware, and that it has been stored with the bayonet, in grease.

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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.