Circa 1900 Remington Rolling Block rifle bayonet turned WW2 fighting knife in M1895 leather Winchester scabbard. Great overall condition; RARE this nice. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM!
Rare WW2 era fighting knife that was originally a bayonet for Remington #5 Rolling Block rifle. Manufactured by Remington Arms in Ilion, NY circa 1890-1900. In the beginning of WW2 this Remington bayonet was made into a fighting knife by getting rid of the hook quillon, muzzle ring, and bayonet release mechanism (lead was poured into the void in the handle). The “newly minted” fighting knife was than fitted with a scabbard originally issued with Winchester M1895 bayonets . These “bayonet fighting knives” types are illustrated in the KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WORLD WAR II book by Michael W Silvey – a well-established expert and the author of a number of books on the subject of the US military edged weapons.
A well-balanced fullered blade is about 8-1/4″ / 21 cm; the knife is about 12-7/8” / 32.7 cm overall. The edge is VERY sharp still, the tip is intact; no nicks on the edge; a couple of minor dings on the spine are noted for accuracy. The blade is marked REMINGTON ARMS Co. ILION. N.Y. on one side. Original wood grips are tight; the handle is solid with no plat. Steel-tipped leather scabbard is in very good shape; all staples and stitching are original and intact; the back side is stamped with numbers 20 and 2 on the leather.
This American WW2 era Remington Rolling Block rifle bayonet turned WW2 fighting knife is rare in good condition these days – most these “bayonet fighting knives” were used as intended during the war and relatively few specimens survived in good condition. This rare knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos. This particular Remington Rolling Block rifle bayonet turned WW2 fighting knife specimen is in great overall condition, considering the age; you will not be disappointed!
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