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    M1917 Bayonet

    I have this M1917 bayonet, it haven't the clearing hole.

    Could it be a P1913 left without marks and subsequently stamped with the American marks?

    Any opinion is appreciated.

    Giancarlo

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    Early M1917 bayonets did not have the clean out hole. yours appears to been made as a U.S. M1917, not an over stamped Patn '13.

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    Thank you Tom, you are right.


    I also found this:

    Bayo Points 10

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    giove,... The link you gave above to Gary Cunningham's "Bayonet Points" was great! Gary stated in his write-up that most of the early U.S. M1917 bayonets without the clean out hole had them added at repair or as a modifcation, and that unmodified ones are 'uncommon'. Good find! I'll have to check and see if I have one....

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    Thank you.

    I have also the book by Cunningham, I think I ought to read it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFJon View Post
    Just glad the website has been maintained after his passing.


    indeed. the collector community lost a great one with his passing.

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    It wasn't Gary's website. He ran a monthly page on Frank Trzaska's US Military Knives Bayonets Machetes site.

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