This British Pattern 1913 Mk 1 sword bayonet for the Pattern 1914 rifle is in fantastic condition. The P1913 bayonet was officially introduced into British service on the 21st June 1916 and was made under contract in the USA by Remington and Winchester.
The production date of this bayonet is December 1915, prior to the bayonet’s official acceptance. Although production of the P13 bayonet commenced some months prior to its official adoption, the December 1915 date is a particularly early one.
By the end of WW1, Remington had produced 1,243,000 of the P1913 bayonets.
The excellent 430mm blade has a deep single fuller on both sides and a rounded spine. The blade has its anti-reflective matt grey finish and its factory edge with no additional attempts at sharpening.
The blued ricasso is stamped with the pattern date of 1913, the production date of 12 ’15 (December, 1915) and the Remington maker’s mark. The obverse ricasso bears two inspection stamps, a bend test X and the War Department arrow.
The cross guard and pommel retain most of their original blueing and the wooden grip scales are in excellent condition with a great patina. The press-stud locking mechanism works perfectly.
The bayonet is complete with its original, Remington made black leather scabbard with a teardrop frog stud. The scabbard is in excellent condition. The locket and chape bear the Remington maker’s mark. The leather is firm and undamaged with its original finish and the stitching is intact and strong.
This P1913 bayonet is in great condition. The very early production date makes it a rare example of a relatively common Great War bayonet.
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