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Old 19-05-17, 11:29 AM
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Default 1917 Enfield bayonet by Remington later used by Home Guard

I acquired this bayonet this morning from an acquaintance, it has a leather attachment marked "G &K 1917" ( the scabbard itself is marked GF ) on the scabbard which is not like others I have seen but that may be because I haven't seen too many of these bayonets before.

My acquaintance tells me the bayonet was issued to his father in the Home Guard in Bangor North Wales during WW2.

With this fitting on the scabbard I wonder how the Home Guard would have attached the bayonet to their belts ?

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Old 19-05-17, 11:50 AM
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Peter,

Its a standard P.17 fitting for US webbing belts, which had parallel rows of holes along their length from which to hang pouches, bayonet, water bottle etc.

The HG usually slipped a leather or webbing frog over the scabbard to use on their leather or web belts. I have also seen the fittings removed completely.

Also came with a P.07 scabbard as a replacement.

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Old 19-05-17, 12:13 PM
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Thanks Simon,

I was expecting a frog as in the attached picture but the person I acquired the bayonet from was convinced it was worn as it is by his father in the Home Guard with the scabbard as it is with the fitting for the US belt.

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