- U.S. WWI M1917 Winchester 17" Rifle Bayonet marked "Circle W" w/M1917 Scabbard - ORIGINAL
U.S. WWI M1917 Winchester 17" Rifle Bayonet marked "Circle W" w/M1917 Scabbard - ORIGINAL
This is a M1917 bayonet and was designed to be used with the US M1917 Enfield .30 caliber rifle, as well as with the US trench shotguns. The blade is 17 inches long. The bayonet has a maker marked with "W "in a circle, this is the maker mark for the legendary arms manufacturer WINCHESTER and dated 1917. On the right side is the ordnance stamp showing the ordinance shell and flame "The Flaming Bomb" and inspectors mark. Scabbard is a model 1917 - second type, body is made of sole leather, painted olive drab by the factory, folded and stitched up the back. Mouthpiece and ferrule (tip) made of sheet steel and finished blue.
The M1917 bayonet was used first during World War I by American soldiers on the Western Front. Designed primarily for the M1917 rifle the M1917 bayonet was fitted for use on all the "trench" shotguns as well. This is great original WWI bayonet, not many were made by Winchester.