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Bayonet Marks and Bayonet I.D

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GWF1967

Hi, 

a couple of bayonets with (to me) odd markings. 

1. P1907 with poorly struck crown and scrubbed Pall Mall, has the reverse also been scrubbed?

2. P. 1913 Remington, with American and British markings. Would this be made for British use, or intended for export, but finished for American use? The American style scabbard also appears to have a matching British inspection stamp. Green painted grips and scabbard. 

3. Can anyone identify the mystery bayonet shown in the last three pictures please. 

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Andrew Upton
1 hour ago, GWF1967 said:

3. Can anyone identify the mystery bayonet shown in the last three pictures please. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Italian Vetterli bayonet - google that, should give you more than enough information.

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4thGordons
2 hours ago, GWF1967 said:

2. P. 1913 Remington, with American and British markings. Would this be made for British use, or intended for export, but finished for American use? The American style scabbard also appears to have a matching British inspection stamp. Green painted grips and scabbard. 

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The green painted bayonet was produced under the British contract for Pattern 1913 bayonets but  was perhaps not delivered 10/17 is very late to be still stamped with the UK marks and absorbed under the US Contract and accepted for service by the US as an M1917 bayonet.

The scabbard is made by Jewell I think.

Interesting to see that much green paint - it is likely later (ie not WWI) - it may be related to WWII service or it may have been added later in an unofficial context.

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shippingsteel
2 hours ago, GWF1967 said:

1. P1907 with poorly struck crown and scrubbed Pall Mall, has the reverse also been scrubbed?

2. P. 1913 Remington, with American and British markings. 

3. Can anyone identify the mystery bayonet shown in the last three pictures please. 

 

1. I think this P1907 may have been through the Indian "refurbishment" program which did involve a whole lot of scrubbing back and removing of markings. The remaining mark on the ricasso I believe could be a partial Indian Government inspection mark ie. IG 2

 

2. This P1913 was produced towards the very end of the British contract, and when the US took over the production these remaining undelivered stocks were overstamped and "repurposed" as US M1917 bayonets. As Chris mentioned the October 1917 date is quite late (but not unheard of) to bear the British markings, as the changeover occurred during September that year. August and September are the most common dates with the October dates more rarely seen.

 

3. As Andrew indicated this is a cutdown Italian Vetterli bayonet. Known as a Sciabola-Baionetta Modello 70/87/15 the shortening of existing M70/87 bayonets was undertaken during 1915. These modified bayonets were usually issued with the obsolete Vetterli rifles that had had their barrels relined and updated to suit the current 6.5mm service calibre.   

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GWF1967
7 hours ago, Andrew Upton said:

 

Italian Vetterli bayonet - google that, should give you more than enough information.

 

7 hours ago, 4thGordons said:

 

The green painted bayonet was produced under the British contract for Pattern 1913 bayonets but  was perhaps not delivered 10/17 is very late to be still stamped with the UK marks and absorbed under the US Contract and accepted for service by the US as an M1917 bayonet.

The scabbard is made by Jewell I think.

Interesting to see that much green paint - it is likely later (ie not WWI) - it may be related to WWII service or it may have been added later in an unofficial context.

 

6 hours ago, shippingsteel said:

 

1. I think this P1907 may have been through the Indian "refurbishment" program which did involve a whole lot of scrubbing back and removing of markings. The remaining mark on the ricasso I believe could be a partial Indian Government inspection mark ie. IG 2

 

2. This P1913 was produced towards the very end of the British contract, and when the US took over the production these remaining undelivered stocks were overstamped and "repurposed" as US M1917 bayonets. As Chris mentioned the October 1917 date is quite late (but not unheard of) to bear the British markings, as the changeover occurred during September that year. August and September are the most common dates with the October dates more rarely seen.

 

3. As Andrew indicated this is a cutdown Italian Vetterli bayonet. Known as a Sciabola-Baionetta Modello 70/87/15 the shortening of existing M70/87 bayonets was undertaken during 1915. These modified bayonets were usually issued with the obsolete Vetterli rifles that had had their barrels relined and updated to suit the current 6.5mm service calibre.   

Many thanks for your time and information gents.

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FireGuy73

Hi guys.. New here... But a friend has a bayonet with these markings...I can't find anything on it. Obviously the1725999715_IMG_20190311_2241033102.jpg.fe61852ae3e2dd661073ad21a0898b4d.jpgIMG_20190311_224155395.jpg.59165e3d449fecc588356030e1c34ea8.jpg one pic shows it's a 1913 Remington...Can you help?

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peregrinvs

Yes, it’s a 1913 Pattern bayonet for the .303 1914 Pattern rifle made by Remington in April 1917. The markings on the rear of the ricasso are inspection markings. I expect someone will give you some more details.

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Gernika

Vetterli Vitali 1871 if correctly remember but chopped length and quillon.

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trajan
11 hours ago, Gernika said:

Vetterli Vitali 1871 if correctly remember but chopped length and quillon.

 

Now that had me confused for a second coming immediately after a post showing a P.1913 Remington! :blink: I guess you mean the one in the OP as I can't see anything else like it here!:thumbsup:

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