US WW1 P17 Bayonet by Remington, 1917 Dated, Jewell Scabbard
Overall length 55cm (21½ inches), with a single-edged straight sword blade measuring 43cm (17 inches) with a 32cm (12½ inch) fuller. Ricasso marked with the Shell and Flame (aka Flaming Bomb) inspection mark, eagle head inspection mark over 25 (identifying the individual inspector), ‘Remington’ within a circle and the manufacture date 1917. Iron hilt and pommel with oil hole, black-painted wood grip panels with two vertical grooves between securing screws. Second-pattern scabbard of green leather, marked ‘Jewell 1918’ (for Jewell Belting Company, which made the leather sections) and ‘J.H.Y.’ (unknown) with black-painted iron fittings at throat and chape, marked ‘M.S.’ (Maxim Silencer Co., which made these parts).
Blade has a bright finish, with only very minor staining around small chips to the edge. Edge has been sharpened, particularly forward of the fuller. Tip has been lost. Some paint rubbed from the wood grips, minor denting. Pommel has some wear and loss of original browned finish. Locking button is fully functional. Scabbard leather is undamaged and retains its green finish, the metal fittings clean and retaining almost all their original paint.
This bayonet was designed to be used with the US M1917 Enfield rifle and the seven types of US ‘trench’ shotguns. It will not fit the M1903 Springfield or the M1 Garand.