This British Pattern 1913 Mk 1 sword bayonet for the Pattern 1914 rifle is in very good 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.
By the end of WW1, Remington had produced 1,243,000 of the P1913 bayonets.
The 433mm blade has a deep single fuller on both sides and a rounded spine. The blade is in good condition and has its factory sharpened edge with no additional attempts at sharpening.
The blued ricasso is stamped with the pattern date of 1913, the production date of ‘6 ’17 (June, 1917) and the Remington maker’s mark. The obverse ricasso bears an inspection stamp, a partially struck bend test X and the War Department arrow.
The cross guard and pommel retain their original blueing and the wooden hilt scales are in good condition with a great patina. The press-stud locking mechanism works perfectly.
The bayonet is complete with its original Remington made leather scabbard with teardrop frog stud. The scabbard is in good condition. The leather is firm and with its original finish. The stitching is intact and strong.
This is a great example of an American made British P1913 bayonet.
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