Vietnam War Gen Cut M1917 trench gun bayonet made in the 1960th by General Cutlery in Fremont, OH; original B.A. Inc. composition scabbard. Great overall condition; scarce this nice.
Scarce Vietnam War era US M1917 “trench gun” bayonet issued for the US military 12-gauge pump-action trench guns. The bayonet and the original US-M1917 VZM-marked composition scabbard are in practically unused condition; this type is VERY hard to find this nice. The M1917 originated in the WW1 era; interestingly enough this type was also used in combat in WW2, as well as during the Korean and Vietnam War. . More information on this rare bayonet type could be found here, courtesy of Wikipedia.
This rare M1917 specimen was manufactured circa 1966-1967 by General Cutlery in Fremont, Ohio (stamped GEN CUT on the guard), under the government contract – DOD “spread eagle” acceptance stamp on the guard. Very high-quality manufacture bayonet with crisp blade lines and excellent dark-gray parkerized finish throughout; the blade is very sharp with an original edge; needle-like tip is intact. A couple of minor edge nicks near the tip are noted for accuracy. Black plastic handle grips are perfect with no chips or cracks. All handle parts are tight; the pommel is intact and problem-free; bayonet release mechanism is excellent and 100% functional. The bayonet is about 21-1/2″ / 54.5 cm overall; the blade is about 16-3/4″ / 42.3 cm long. Original composition scabbard was made by Beckwith-Arden Inc. in MA, USA – marked B.A. Inc. on the throat. The scabbard is in great overall condition with just one small chip at the tip – see photos. This original Vietnam War Gen Cut M1917 trench gun bayonet and its correct original BA Inc scabbard are in overall condition. A desirable and highly collectible type; VERY rare this nice and complete.
This scarce Vietnam War Gen Cut M1917 trench gun bayonet scabbard set has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way it’s in 100% original “as purchased” condition; these are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the lot 😉 Don’t miss your chance to add this scarce Vietnam War era bayonet set to your collection! I have several Vietnam War era knives and fighting knives, as well as some scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in the store’s Militaria section.
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