USA Model 1917 (Winchester) Bayonet
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This bayonet is a Winchester made WWI bayonet made for the US Model of 1917 rifle, made in 1917. The bayonet Has been refurbished, and is in very good condition, with minor chips to the badge edge.
The scabbard is typical of the WWI British made scabbards and is in good condition with the tear drop frog stud.
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|