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 Post subject: M 1917 Bayonet
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:15 am 
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Recently acquired a second pattern M1917 bayonet scabbard with MPW pressed into the leatherwork. Anyone know what this might refer to, maker?

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The scabbard was accompanied with a 1917 dated Winchester bayonet. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: M 1917 Bayonet
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:01 am 
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I believe it is the government inspectors mark, as described here:

http://www.worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Id ... wwi_2.html

The one on that scabbard is UVK.

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 Post subject: Re: M 1917 Bayonet
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:57 am 
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Useful site, thanks. Then MPW is another as yet unknown inspector.

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 Post subject: Re: M 1917 Bayonet
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If it's in the same place as the other one, in a similar font, then I would think so.

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 Post subject: Re: M 1917 Bayonet
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BaggyPants wrote:
If it's in the same place as the other one, in a similar font, then I would think so.


Yes, it looks identical font/size, all in caps.

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Managed to do a deal on both a Remington and a Winchester example. If I was offered more of the same are they worth getting hold of? Value?

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 Post subject: Re: M 1917 Bayonet
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:04 am 
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The Remington is 1917 pattern, but stamped 1918, quite a rarity as only a few were stamped in this way before Remington were told to revert to stamping 1917.

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