Michigan NG REm-Lee Bayonet
I recently examined a Remington M897 bayonet with a steel body scabbard and a leather integral frog fitted with long brass hooks which will fit Mills type belts with eyelets.
It was obtained in Michigan so I think it may be part of the Michigan Rem-Lee contract.
Does anyone have a confirmed Mich NG bayonet or a pic of one showing the scabbard?
09-16-2012 05:38 PM
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Re: Michigan NG REm-Lee Bayonet
In his book on Remington bayonets, Janzen indicates that the Michigan State contract included the short export knife bayonet, with the scabbard type you describe. There is a picture on page 109 showing the Michigan troops with their Remington-Lee rifles and short knife bayonets.
Last edited by marysdad; 09-17-2012 at 12:32 AM.
Thank You to marysdad For This Useful Post:
Thank you, I have Jansen's book as well as the Rem Lee book with that photo. The belt attachment hooks are 3 1/4" long and I was wondering if they are original.