M1917 Bayonet

Dated 1917 along with the first pattern leather hanger scabbard. The wire hanger would be mounted on a metal bracket on the second pattern. The M1917 is the same as the British Pattern 1913 bayonet, which is a variation of the Pattern 1907 for the famed SMLE. The differences being some slight dimensional differences in the muzzle ring size and height and mortise slot. Since they are so similar (but not interchangeable) the M1917/P13 bayonets have two grooves on the grips versus the smooth grips of the 1907 to help keep them from being mixed up.
This particular example sports a Canadian Broad Arrow stamp from it’s use in WWII by Canada. Sent along with M1917 rifles via lend lease and used by home guard type units.

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