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Article about: I recently bought an M1917 Winchester bayo at auction. Im really happy with the purchase but the frog has presented me with a problem. Rather then the wire "frog" that Ive seen wit

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    I recently bought an M1917 Winchester bayo at auction. Im really happy with the purchase but the frog has presented me with a problem. Rather then the wire "frog" that Ive seen with it, it actually has a leather frog studded to it. Does anyone know about this?
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    British Home Guard issue.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hmm thats crazy. Did the Brits not re-stamp the bayos after getting them from the Americans?

    This one has had me beat for a few days now. Thanks for the help!

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    No, they did not re stamp them.

    See here for a bit more info:

    Sword Bayonets U

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    I have one just the same as yours with the rivetted leather frog only the scabbard on mine still has the us wire belt hanger.The Bayonet itself has a very small british acceptance mark or proof mark..a small 'x' basically.

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    I have one just the same as yours with the rivetted leather frog only the scabbard on mine still has the us wire belt hanger.The Bayonet itself has a very small british acceptance mark or proof mark..a small 'x' basically.
    The 'X' mark is actually a bending mark. Blades were bent at a certain angle and were required to come back to straight. If they passed this test, the X was applied on the side opposite the bending, (if you see what I mean?).

    Rob

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