2N Bayonet Collection

The United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1917, developed at the Royal Small Arms Factory in Middlesex. When the United States prepared for WWI, there were shortages of the m1903 Springfield. The '03 manufacturing was not able to keep up with U.S. demand for armaments. The U.S. companies of Remington, Winchester, and the Remington-Eddystone Arsenal, had just completed contracts for m1914 Enfields, for England and were able to retool the existing manufacturing facilities to produce the m1914 in 30-06. Thus the m1917 was born. Phased out at the end of WWI and replaced by the m1903

PATTERN 13 / NO. 3

Remington 1913, Scabbard early US, belthook assembly removed. Frog is leather P37, Home Guard issue

These were manufactured for the U.S. "Enfield" or "Eddystone" .303" caliber rifle (not to be confused with the British No.1 SMLE series which accepts the British P1907 Bayonet).

 Bayonet examples made in the U.S. are stamped "U.S.", dated "1917," and stamped with the U.S. Military "ordnance bomb" (aka "flaming onion") logo above the "U.S." Manufacturers were Remington and Winchester (the latter being quite scarce).

Blade is made of steel, grips are of wood with two horizontal grooves cut into the sides; pommel will havean "oil-hole." Scabbards were either green (olive-drab) fiberglass with steel throat or green leather body with steel throat, drag, and belt hook.

Remington (in circle) made these bayonets in 1917 or 1918 (total production was about 1.5MM and the 1918 marked run was thought to be about 50,000 to 100,000). About 545,000 of the early 1917 bayonets used the P-13 Remington British bayonets (dated 1913) and added the US surcharge markings and 1917 dates (no oil hole in the pommel).

Winchester made about 396,000 in 1917 (W in or out of a circle). The scabbards were leather with metal fittings with the leather marked Graton & Knight or Jewell with date (i.e. 1918).

 After 1926 designation was changed to No.3.