Scarce US M1917 “trench gun” bayonet a military 12-gauge pump-auction Trench Shotgun. The bayonet and correct original scabbard are unissued and in near-mint condition – the blade is still covered in a thick coat of rust-preventing cosmoline. This type is VERY hard to find unused AND with correct original scabbard. The M1917 bayonet originated in WW-1; interestingly enough this type was also used in combat in WW-2, as well as during the Korean and Vietnam War. More information on this rare bayonet type could be found here, courtesy of Wikipedia.
This is a rare M1917 specimen manufactured circa 1966-1967 by General Cutlery of Fremont, Ohio, under the government contract. Very high-quality manufacture with crisp lines and excellent gun-gray finish throughout; the blade is very sharp with original edge; needle-like tip is intact. Black plastic handle grips are perfect with no chips or cracks. All handle parts are tight; the pommel is clean is problem-free; bayonet release mechanism is excellent and 100% functional. The bayonet is about 21-3/4″ / 55.2 cm overall; the blade is about 17″ / 43 cm long. Original composition scabbard was made by B.A. Inc.; black DAS “spread eagle” Acceptance Stamp is below the throat on the back side. The scabbard is unused with no cracks or dings; it’s in practically mint condition.
Overall, this Vietnam War era Trench Gun GEN CUT M1917 bayonet and original scabbard are in excellent unused condition. A desirable and highly collectable type; VERY rare this nice and complete. This scarce Vietnam War era Trench Gun GEN CUT M1917 bayonet and original composition scabbard have not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos.
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