WW1 British / Australian Remington P.1913 Sword Bayonet, Scabbard & ’08 Frog
US Made for P14 Rifle & Trench Shotgun – 1916 – Superb
- Item # 455144
- Qty Available 1
AN EXCELLENT QUALITY FIRST WORLD WAR US MANUFACTURED PATTERN 1913 (REMINGTON) BAYONET, MATCHING NUMBER 1 TYPE 2 SCABBARD AND WEBBING EQUIPMENT PATTERN 1903 (2nd ISSUE) FROG PRODUCED FOR THE BRITISH/AUSTRALIAN (ENFIELD) P14 RIFLE, SEVERAL TYPES OF TRENCH SHOTGUN AND THE .276 PEDERSON RIFLE IN DECEMBER 1916. This highly sought after REMINGTON manufactured Pattern 1913 bayonet is in excellent ‘museum quality’ condition and is fitted with a matching First War REMINGTON manufactured version of the Number 1 Type II scabbard also produced in the USA. It was one of 1,243,000 P1913's manufactured by REMINGTON, as opposed to 225,000 by Winchester, and was produced by them in December 1916 in the USA to fit the .303 P14 rifle, the .276 US Pederson rifle and Trench Shotguns issued to both the British/Australian and US Army's during WW1 and WW2. The bayonet was mounted on these 12 gauge shotguns using a split-sleeve clamp bracket adapter. The majority of these weapons were supplied by Winchester (Model 1897 and 12) and Remington (Model 31) although Stevens (Models 620, 620a and 520-30) and Ithaca (Model 37) versions were also employed.
A significant number of P14 or No.3 rifles were used by Australian troops in WW1 while the sniper version was also used by Australian forces during WW2. An example of an Australian used Pattern 1914 Enfield No 3 Mk I* (T) Sniper Rifle can be viewed on the Australian War Memorial Website at: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL/06068.001 . A photograph of a British or Cannadian Sniper with a scope fitted to his P14 is attached for reference.
A 'first class' P1913 in excellent original condition which has been used and well maintained. A very good Pattern 1913 by REMINGTON in 'investment quality' condition; you will definitely not find a better example anywhere.
The markings are clearly visible, with the REMINGTON manufacturers stamp, December 1916 (12/16) date stamp and 1913 type mark stamped at the base of the blade which still retains much of its original blued finish (see pictures). On the other ricasso it bears a unique inspectors mark of a crown over A6 over A and the British War Department broad arrow acceptance mark and an 'X' bending mark. Both the handle, with its ribbed mahogany grips and the 17 inch blade are in excellent condition, while the matching REMINGTON manufactured early No 1 Mk II scabbard, with its distinctive 'teardrop' shaped fixing lug, is in similarly good original condition. It is stamped on both locket and chape with RE Remington manufacturers marks and a 1916 date stamp on the rear face of the leather body.
This bayonet is fitted with a replacement Webbing Equipment Pattern 1903 (2nd Issue) Frog (W.E. Patt.’08 2nd Issue Frog). The second issue Frog was introduced with List of Changes entry LoC 15048, dated 22nd November 1909. This Frog is identical to the first issue, except for the addition of a 1-inch wide brass tipped web strap on the rear. This strap is to secure the Helve holder, which was introduced with List of Changes entry LoC 14795, dated 17th May 1909, dated variously 24th August 1909 & 8th October 1909. According to LoC 15048, the helve holder strap was to be 7-inches long. The entry also notes that the first supply of straps was only 5-inches long, and that these were to be used for modifying first issue Frogs. In actual fact, only a very few Frogs with 7-inch straps have been noted. Most of them, including this example, have 5-inch straps. This example is unmarked.
This bayonet was originally manufactured for use with the British Enfield Pattern 1914 rifle (No3 Mk1) which was produced by a number of US companies (for example the Eddystone Rifle Plant of Eddystone Pennsylvania made 1,181,908 of them). It is interesting to note that upon the United States entry into WW1 in 1917, almost as many American ‘Doughboys’ were armed with P14’s as with ’03 Springfield’s. This bayonet was supplied to the Australian Army by REMINGTON without an oil hole in the pommel. This is unusual as in mid 1916 instructions were issued to all manufacturers to add this alteration to future production. Armourers were also instructed to carry out this modification when bayonets were returned to store or submitted for repair. For some now unknown reason, this example was never altered.
Overall Length: 555.0 mm
Blade Length: 433.0 mm
Blade Width (at guard): 23.0 mm
Scabbard: Remington Number 1 Type II. Leather with steel locket and chape.
Overall length of scabbard: 454.0 mm
Frog: W.E. Patt.’08 2nd Issue Frog
The stand used for photography is not included.
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