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Title Springfield bayonet
Nationality American
Period 1917
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This bayonet is a prime example of the Lend Lease deal between the UK and the USA in 1940 - part of the near obsolete weapons that America shipped to Britain in her darkest hour after Dunkirk. The leather frog is stamped 'HG' (Home Guard) and dated 1940; the blade is Remington maker marked at the forte and clearly dated 1917.

Both frog and scabbard have been blackened to accord with British practice. Most of the original blue finish on the hilt is intact. The grips are nice dark-stained walnut.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : American : 20th Century]


Picked up the dirk this morning and actually waited until I got back home before unwrapping the package. It really exceeded my expectations...whilst the photos were good, to see and feel it in three dimensions was very exciting. A beatutful piece Chris, and worth the wait.

C C, Australia, 20.08.2010

We did get it. My son was thrilled. Thanks.

A K, USA, 07.04.2009