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Old 02-17-2020, 05:25 AM   #1
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Today I purchased this 1917 Remington bayonet with scabbard for about $60. I really don't know a lot about these so I'd like your opinions on it to make sure if everything is original or if something is off. Keep in mind the close ups has been shot with blitz and the colors are much brighter than in natural light.

From what I could read the bomb stamp means it was approved by the US military, the eagle/bird stamp was from when it was returned and the belt hook should symbolize a bayonet used by the US armed forces in WWI.

Besides that I don't know a lot about these and I hope you guys could help me. It'll stay in my collection but I'd like to know an approximate value in case of theft.
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Old 02-17-2020, 05:25 AM   #2
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:42 AM   #3
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Greetings,

You have a US M1917 Bayonet, which also possesses a Canadian acceptance mark (that "C" Broad Arrow/Pheon located on the pommel). Typically, these post WWI lend-lease bayonets have their American marks overstamped/canceled out, but yours does not appear to have had that modification done. Yes, it is an American WWI bayonet, but the Canadian mark shows it went into their service (most likely) during the early phases of WWII.

Thank you for sharing your bayonet.

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Old 02-17-2020, 09:22 AM   #4
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The eagle head/number is the acceptance mark of the U.S. military. Each inspector was issued a different number to identify him. The flaming bomb over U.S. is the logo indicating U.S. property.
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:32 AM   #5
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Thanks guys great information! Looks like the scabbard has been repainted at some point, would that be as a reissue to the Canadian army in WWII?
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Thanks guys great information! Looks like the scabbard has been repainted at some point, would that be as a reissue to the Canadian army in WWII?
Greetings,

It is an original WWI US scabbard, purely up to the Canadians whether or not to fit a more compatible P13 scabbard to wear more easily on their kit or to modify this scabbard further so it could be used (as the British often did with the early WWII Lend Lease's US Scabbards they received for their Home Guard's Forces' use). We typically, sent US style pistol belts with these Lend Lease shipments, so there may have been no need to modify/switch out anything. And too, it could have been mated with a US scabbard well-after the bayonet was surplussed or sold out of government use.

As to the scabbard's re-paint, scabbards get repainted when they require it, nothing odd there. As to repainted by the Americans or Canadians, either could have.

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Thank you Lance, much appriciated
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Old 02-18-2020, 02:02 PM   #8
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I believe $60 is a really good deal on this bayonet. it appears like a really nice one. I paid $200 for a very nice Winchester made one and I was considering it a good deal already. although Remingtons are more common
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I believe $60 is a really good deal on this bayonet. it appears like a really nice one. I paid $200 for a very nice Winchester made one and I was considering it a good deal already. although Remingtons are more common
If they're in that price range then it must've been a good deal! I just liked the way it looked and paid the price But good to know a price range in case of unwanted visitors. Thanks for your input
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