The British Pattern 1913 Mk 1 sword bayonet for the Pattern 1914 rifle was officially introduced into British service on the 21st June 1916 and was made under contract in the USA by Remington and Winchester. This very early production example was made by Remington in January 1916. This is the earliest production date that I have come across.
By the end of WW1, Remington had produced 1,243,000 of the P1913 bayonets.
The 430mm blade has a deep single fuller on both sides and a rounded spine. The blade has a factory sharpened edge and is in good condition with small spots of minor pitting towards the point.
The blued ricasso is stamped with the pattern date of 1913, the production date of 1 ’16 (January, 1916) and the Remington maker’s mark. The obverse ricasso bears American based British inspection stamps, a broad arrow and bend test X.
The cross guard and pommel retain their original blueing and the wooden hilt scales are in very good condition. The press-stud locking mechanism works perfectly.
The bayonet is complete with its leather scabbard with round frog stud. The scabbard is in very good condition. The locket and chape retain their original finish. The leather is firm and undamaged with its original finish and the stitching is intact and strong. The bayonet is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a good example of an early production WW1 Remington made P1913 bayonet.
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