Object Title

Bayonet

Bayonet

Date

about 1917

Object Number

XXII.8

Physical Description

All steel one piece blade and hilt with wooden grips. Each grip has two horizontal grooves. The pommel has a 'T'section groove, for attachment to the bayonet bar and an internally sprung press stud. All steel crossguard with vestigial forward quillon and rear quillon with muzzle ring 15.5 mm internal diameter. Blade with single edge and a fuller on each face. An associated scabbard of the British P.14 type survives.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 555 mm (21.85 in), blade length: 432 mm (17 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Outer Ricasso: 1917, Remington (in a circle)inner ricasso: stylised eagle's head over 21(?), flaming grenade over U.S.top locket of scabbard: W.O over M (in a diamond)chape W.O over M (in a diamond)along seam of scabbard: J (in a diamond), A over 15

Associations

Places America

Notes

A. Carter & J. Walter 'The Bayonet'