WWI U.S. Model 1917 Bayonet with Scabbard, No Reserve

This auction is for aWWI U.S. Model 1917 Bayonet with Scabbard, No Reserve. The Model 1917 Bayonet wasdeveloped originally for the British Pattern 1913 rifle and, like the later Pattern 1914 rifle, was adopted for U.S. troops in World War I. It was used primarily on the M-1917 Enfield Rifle. The blade is about 16 inches in length with a cutting edge of almost 15 inches. The overall length of the M-1917 bayonet is 21 1/2 inches. It has the original edge on it and has never been sharpened.

Left and right wood grips are mounted on the tang, between the pommel and guard, held by two screws. The grips are countersunk, to receive the nuts and the heads of the screws. Originally the grips were wood, but later production was black plastic. The grips on this piece are wood. We do not see any problems with the wood on the handle. The metal marked with the serial number #P4222. The blade also has this same serial number on it. The other side of the blade reads “Weversborg Kirs­­_______ Solingen. We could not read the letters in the blank space even when using a magnifying glass. There is some light surface rust on the metal on the scabbard. The metal round tip of the scabbard has the letters “RA”, on it. The blade and tip of the blade are in excellent condition with no cuts, gouges or defects that we could see. The blade has a dark
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