Original British WW1 P-1913 Bayonet with Scabbard for the P-14 Enfield - By Remington
Original Item: Few Available. P-1913 hard to find British WW1 bayonets all made by REMINGTON Arms Company in the U.S. for the British Army's Pattern 1914 Enfield (P-14) Rifle. This one is in very good condition with all their original markings. Complete with steel mounted leather Scabbards with a round frog stud.
The British Rifle, .303 Pattern 1914,was developed from the experimental Pattern 1913 Enfield, originally intended to replace the S.M.L.E. as the standard issue rifle for British Troops. During the Second Boer War, the British Army had been faced with expert Boer marksmen equipped with the Mauser Model 1895, in 7×57mm caliber. This led them to develop a similar rimless cartridge and a Mauser action based rifle to shoot it, the first version being developed in 1911. This went through several revisions until the 1913 Enfield was developed and put into trials. A bayonet based on the P-1907 bayonet was developed at this time as well, and was known as the P-1913.
The outbreak of World War 1 then stopped the development in its tracks, as introduction of a new rifle cartridge during Wartime would have been a logistical nightmare, and there was no time to set up mass production to be ready for...