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British, 1889 Dated, Pattern 1887 MK III Sword Bayonet By Wilkinson Sword Company London For Martini Henry Rifles & Scabbard. Sn 13970 - 13970
Production of Pattern 1887 MK III bayonets for Martini Henry .577x450 rifles was approved on 22nd June 1888. The bayonets were initially manufactured by Wilkinson until 1889 then at Enfield between 1894 & 1900 (see Skennerton's book, British & Commonwealth Bayonets Page 163). This bayonet dated 1889 was manufactured by Wilkinson. The 18 ¼” blade correctly has no fullers and has just light staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked at the ricasso ‘Crown VR’ (Victoria Regina) above ‘/89’ date (1889) and manufacturer detail ‘Wilkinson Sword Company London’. The reverse and back of the blade have WD inspection marks. The steel pommel is numbered ‘10571’ and has the correct push button release & oil hole. The chequered leather grips are secured by the correct 2 rivets. The grips have light areas of service wear and are totally secure. It is complete with its original brass mounted leather scabbard. The scabbard’s throat mount has WD stamps together with 1916, ’16 date stamp (illustrated). The chape is stamped ‘CI16’ with WD arrow. The leather is impressed with partially readable letters and numbers (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13970

WW2 British WD Wilkinson Sword Company ( WSC S294) No. 5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet With Large Muzzle Ring, Scabbard & 1937 Pattern Webbing Frog. Sn 13858 - 13858
This is an excellent original British No.5 Jungle Carbine bayonet and scabbard with frog (see page 238 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton). The bayonet with 8" Bowie style blade retains much of its original blue finish and its original large muzzle ring, cross guard and pommel with lug button that has a good strong spring action are in great undamaged condition. It has undamaged slab wood grips secured by screw bolts. The ricasso is stamped 'WSC' ( Wilkinson Sword Co) together with WD wartime code ‘S294’ (Wilkinson Sword Company) . The reverse is stamped with WD broad arrow inspection mark. The bayonet is complete with its steel scabbard. The scabbard is undamaged and retains much of its original black finish. The scabbard is fitted with an original 1937 pattern green webbing frog. The price for this complete No.5 set includes UK delivery. Sn 13858

VERY RARE, L1A1 1957 Dated British Enfield WD L1A1 SLR Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 13845 - 13845
The L1A1 Bayonet was introduced into Service in the 1957 for the 7.62mm L1A1 Self Loading Rifle (SLR). This is an excellent original example. It has an 8" fullered blade with Bowie type tip. The blade is marked WD arrow ‘57’ (1957 date) and Enfield combined ‘ED’ mark. This early example has the locking stud protruding from the pommel rather than recessed as found in later L1A3 models which were introduced just a year later in 1958. The locking stud was modified due to the risk of easy removal by civilian combatants during riots or other civil disturbances (see page 260 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton). The short production time of the L1A1 bayonet makes this weapon a very rare and sought after piece. The grips are correctly marked 'L1A1' and with Stores number '960-0011' together with Enfield combined ‘ED’ mark and WD arrow mark on one scale and matching Enfield mark with WD arrow on the other scale. It is complete with its original steel scabbard in similar excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13845

Boer War / WW1 Era, British 1888 Pattern Mark 1 Type II Enfield, Lee Metford Bayonet to 1/7 Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (The Iron Regiment), Scabbard and Buff Leather Frog. BAYO 295 - BAYO 295
The Northumberland Fusiliers saw active service in the Boer Wars and gained the nickname ‘The Iron Regiment’ due to their hard fighting in WW1. The Lee Metford, P1888 Bayonet was manufactured for the British .303 calibre Enfield, Lee Metford Rifle which were issued to British and allied forces during the Boer war & WW1. This is a good example to the 1/7 Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. The Bayonet blade which is in good clean condition with original polish, is 12" in length, double edged and un-fullered with a medial ridge running from the ricasso to the blade tip. The date markings usually found on the ricasso are rubbed out. The reverse is nicely stamped with Enfield 'EFD' inspection marks and War Department Arrow. The pommel is marked '1/7N.F.’ to the 1/7 Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. bayonet comes complete with excellent original leather, steel mounted leather scabbard and Buff leather frog which are in excellent condition and have all stitching intact. It has a large single belt loop and is buckle fastening. The rear of the frog is ink stamped with unreadable ink numbers . Price for this Regiment marked piece includes UK delivery. BAYO 295.

WW1 British 1918 Dated 1907 Pattern Bayonet By Sanderson With Brown Leather No.1 MKII WD Scabbard & Mint 1914 Pattern Leather Frog. BAYO 292 - BAYO 292
This is an excellent WW1 dated 1907 pattern bayonet for the Enfield SMLE rifle. The ricasso of this bayonet is marked '1907 (Pattern) and by one of the rarer manufacturer's 'Sanderson' together with '8 18' (August 1918) Date & Faint King’s Crown (illustrated). The reverse has WD inspection stamps. The blade is in excellent clean condition. The wood slab grips are undamaged and secured by screw bolts. It is in its original brown leather No.1 MKII scabbard with steel locket & Chape. The leather is impressed with Enfield WD inspection marks and what appears to be either ’13 or ’15 date (1913 or 1915) (illustrated). It is fitted with an original near mint 1914 pattern leather frog with buckled retaining strap. All leather & stitching and rivets are intact and clean (see page 130 of Carter’s Bayonet Belt Frogs page 33 and Skennerton item B235 pages 186 – 195). The price for this superb WW1 set includes UK delivery. BAYO 292

An Excellent British WD 1879 Pattern 1884 Dated Sawback Bayonet For Martini Henry Artillery Carbines Complete With Seamed Leather Scabbard and Brown Leather Frog. Bayo 290 - Bayo 290
This is an excellent and completely original 1879 Pattern Sawback bayonet for Martini Henry Artillery Carbines. This is a 'new manufactured' 1879 Artillery bayonet as oppose to a 1859 Cutlass bayonet conversion. It has a 25 ¾” polished blade with fuller in the top section and medial ridge in the lower section. The blade is in very good condition. Its saw back is deep cut and very sharp. The ricasso is stamped with WD and arrow and other inspection marks on one side and the Crown above "5/85" on the other (May 1884). The bayonet measures 31 ½” overall and has excellent chequered black grips. The back of the blade is stamped 'R above W'. It has a full steel knuckle guard slotted for wrist strap & stepped steel pommel with steel press button release catch and flat spring inlaid into the grip. The sprung bayonet catch button in the pommel works perfectly. The black leather seamed scabbard is steel mounted. It is in very good condition and the mountings are secure. The leather is in very good undamaged condition and the seam is secure. The brown leather frog is stamped on the reverse with "37 18". The stitching is secure and it has two rivets. A very nice, complete set. The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 270

British India Pattern Socket Bayonet and Leather Scabbard. Bayo 283 - Bayo 283
This is a nice Pre 1803 India Pattern socket bayonet. It is stamped on the blade with "S. Dawes" and as such pre dates 1803 when the firm became "W & S Dawes" (1803-1813). The blade is also stamped with a Star and the number "2". The socket is stamped with the number "228". The blade measures 17", 21.75" overall. The socket itself is 4.1" with the muzzle ring diameter being 25mm. The brown leather scabbard is missing the top chape but otherwise is in very good condition. (see Skennerton's item B72, pages 54-57). The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 283

British L2A3 Sterling Sub Machine Gun Bayonet With Steel Grips By Sterling And No.5 MK2 Scabbard With Black Webbing Frog. Sn 13780 - 13780
This is an excellent original L2A3 Sterling Sub Machine Gun bayonet and scabbard (pages 252 to 254 & plate B312 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton). The bayonet has a fullered 8 ¼” Bowie style blade and measures 12" overall. The bayonet retains its original finish and its muzzle ring, cross guard and pommel with lug button are undamaged. It has undamaged steel slab grips. The blade is marked by the manufacturer 'Sterling' within a rectangle. The pommel is stamped 'HC'. Its correct No.5 MK2 scabbard with brass mouthpiece is undamaged. The scabbard is fitted with an original black webbing frog. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13780

***SOLD***SOLD*** British WD 1946 Dated No 5 MK I Poole Arsenal Bayonet Pommel Marked ‘SMT’ (Scottish Motor Traction), MK 2 Scabbard and 1937 Pattern Frog. Bayo 272 - BAYO 272
This is a very nice No 5 bayonet made at the Poole Arsenal in 1946. It is stamped on the ricasso with "P" in a circle trademark and dated "1946". The grips are wood secured by two screw bolts as opposed to one on the earlier models. The pommel is stamped with the War Department 'Broad Arrow', inspection marks and ‘SMT’ which is Scottish Motor Traction who were responsible for machining the pommel. No figures are available for this bayonets production at Poole but it is thought that production was low compared to other makers. This is an excellent example of an iconic bayonet. The scabbard is the MK 2 pattern with brass mouthpiece, painted black overall and in excellent condition with no damage. The frog is the standard 1937 type and has ink WD arrow and stores numbers to the rear. The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 272

British 1842 Pattern Socket Bayonet. Bayo 268 - Bayo 268
This is an 1842 pattern socket bayonet with 'Lovell's Lug'. It has an overall length of 21" with a blade length of 17" and a muzzle ring diameter of 24m. It features the new line rounded shoulders with Lovell's lug and a groove cut in the rim for sighting. The blade is stamped with a Crown over "B" over "8" over "E X" over "X" over "T S". The bayonet is un-common but is pitted overall, hence the price. The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 268
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