M1917 Bayonet/Scabbard info?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Mygrainman, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Mygrainman

    Mygrainman
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    So I just got my very own M1917 bayo in the mail today, and noticed the scabbard isn't like most of the ones I see on The net... At first I was worried that it wasn't correct for my trench gun build, but I found out it is what they call a Maxim (yep same guy) first pattern scabbard, and they are kinda rare. Evidently they ditched them early on because the belt hanger proved too weak and a second pattern scabbard was designed, incorporating the wire belt hanger into the locket.

    Are there any Bayonet gurus out there in NWFA land that can tell me how rare and valuable my new scabbard is?

    Should I get a different scabbard for the Trenchgun now?...It seems the scabbard is more rare and fragile than the bayo it's meant to protect... IMG_4124.JPG IMG_4132.JPG IMG_4133.JPG IMG_4130.JPG IMG_4125.JPG
     
  2. MountainBear

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    Run this by the CMP forum guys. This is right in their wheelhouse...
     
  3. Caveman Jim

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    Nice find my man. I'm not a curator of old relics but that one is SO COOL!!!!:s0023: Definitely a worthy find.
    IMHO I would place that bad boy on a mantle or in a shadow box with other time correct collectable items.;)
    Look foe another one you would not care if it looks like bubblegumpty as long as it is functional....
    Good luck with your cool build.;)
     
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  4. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson
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    Very nice bayonet and scabbard...
    If it were mine and my project...I'd keep that one for "show and tell" and find a newer improved pattern scabbard for actual use...100 plus year old leather might suffer from use ...
    Andy
     
  5. Medic!

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    I have a 1905 bayo in a leather scabbard with later wire hanger.
    Yours is very nice.;)



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