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Victorian British 1853 Pattern Socket Bayonet For Enfield .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading Rifles and Scabbard. BAYO 414 - BAYO 414
This is a standard British 1853 pattern socket bayonet with a 16 ½” triangular blade. The blade has no inspection marks and the socket is numbered "580". The scabbard is brass mounted brown leather with a tear drop frog stud and the seam stitching is at the side instead of the front or back. The stitching of the seam has areas of service wear. The bayonet fits the scabbard perfectly (see Skennerton's book, item B145 pages 105-109). The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 414
£245.00

WW2 British Lee Enfield No 4 MK 1 Cruciform Spike Bayonet By ‘SM’ (Singer Manufacturing Co) With MK 1 Scabbard & Webbing Frog. Sn 16328 - 16328
An excellent, original, Lee Enfield No.4 MK 1 spike bayonet with cruciform blade in its original scabbard with webbing Frog. The socket is stamped No. 4 MK.1 and by the manufacturer 'SM' (the Singer Manufacturing Co). The socket is also numbered ‘272’. It's 8” cruciform blade is undamaged and its ribbed locking catch works as it should. The bayonet's scabbard is in similar excellent condition with no dents. The throat of the scabbard is stamped ‘No4 MK 1’. The scabbard is fitted with an original webbing frog. The rear of the frog is stamped with ink markings which appear to be stores numbers. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16328
£325.00

SOLD SOLD (26/08) Post 1858, British Army Sappers & Miners 1855 Pattern Lancaster Rifle Pipeback Sword Bayonet Blade By ‘A&A.S’ (August & Albert Schnitzler Solingen) & Scabbard. Sn 16273 - 16273
British Sappers and Miners Units adopted an oval barrel rifle in 1855 and produced their own distinctive bayonet with a Falchion or pipe backed blade. The leather scabbard had brass fittings. After 1857 the Sappers and Miners were renamed the Engineers so the blade is sometimes called the Engineers Bayonet. After removal from Engineer service they became a side arm particularly for the Medical Corps. Early examples had a leaf spring secured by a rivet but post 1858 the springs on these bayonets were secured by a screw. The British Government ordered quantities of these bayonets from German manufacturers & both the London and Birmingham trade (see pages 121-124 and item B160 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets By Skennerton). This is an excellent original example of the 1855 Lancaster bayonet. It has the correct 24”pipeback blade which has just light staining consistent with age, brass cross guard with muzzle ring and brass pommel with correct flat steel spring bar & post 1858 retaining screw and push button which works as it should. The ricasso is marked by the blade manufacturer ‘A&A.S’ which is August & Albert Schnitzler of Solingen, Germany. According to Bezdek's German Swords and Sword Makers, the company was in business from 1864-1873. They had offices in Birmingham, England from 1864-1873, and sold cavalry sabres to Union dealers during the American Civil War, 1864-1865. It's original black grips are undamaged and correctly secured by rivets. The bayonet measures 29 ¼” overall and is complete with it's original leather scabbard with brass locket and chape. The leather and stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16273
£0.00

WW2 British WD Lee Enfield No 4 MK 1 Cruciform Spike Bayonet By ‘SM’ (Singer Manufacturing Co) With WD MK 1 Scabbard & Webbing Frog. Sn 16272 - 16272
An excellent, original, rare to find, Lee Enfield No.4 MK 1 spike bayonet with cruciform blade in its original scabbard with webbing Frog. The socket is stamped with G (Crown)R (George Rex) , No. 4 MK.1 and 'SM' (the Singer Manufacturing Co). It's 8” cruciform blade is undamaged and its ribbed locking catch works as it should. The bayonet's scabbard is in similar excellent condition with no dents. The throat of the scabbard has the wartime manufacturer code S286 (Vanden Plas (Eng) 1923 Ltd Kingsbury works London, see page 52 of Skennerton’s ‘The Broad Arrow’), together with ‘W’ roundel, ‘WD arrow’ and ‘No4 MK 1’. The scabbard is fitted with an original webbing frog. The rear of the frog is stamped with ink markings which appear to be stores numbers. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16272
£325.00

British Reeves Birmingham 1853 Pattern Enfield Socket Bayonet For Enfield .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading Rifles & Mark 1 Scabbard. Sn 16270 - 16270
Charles Reeves & Co is listed from 1820 as a maker of edged weapons, plantation tools and heavy edge tools by 1856 they went on to become patentees and makers of revolver inventions and other gun and rifle developments. Reeves & Co had a London address although they were Birmingham makers. This is an original, British 1853 Pattern Enfield socket bayonet for Enfield .577 Calibre muzzle loading rifles by Reeves (see Skennerton’s British & Commonwealth Bayonet’s pages 105-110) . It has a 17 ½” Triform blade (20 ¾” overall) which is straight and has just staining consistent with age. The blade has small inspection marks and is manufacturer marked ‘Reeves’. The socket is complete with locking ring. The Bayonet is complete with its rare to find original brown leather MK 1 scabbard with brass locket and chape. The frog bar is numbered ‘25’. The leather of the scabbard is undamaged & all stitching is intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16270
£345.00

SOLD SOLD (26/08) WW1 1918 British WD Sanderson 1907 Pattern Bayonet & Scabbard. BAYO 410 - BAYO 410
This is a very good WW1 dated P1907 bayonet by Sanderson of Sheffield (see Skennerton item B235 pages 186-195). One side of the blade carries the crown over G.R. and 1907 (pattern) followed by 11 18 date (November 1918) and Sanderson (manufacturer). The reverse carries the WD broad arrow & inspection stamps. The pommel is stamped with struck out Regiment marks and has weapon number ‘214’ . The original leather scabbard has the correct steel locket with round frog stud and steel chape. The leather has areas of surface wear consistent with age and service use. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 410
£0.00

C1770 British Land Pattern Socket Bayonet. BAYO 407 - BAYO 407
There were many variations of this pattern of bayonet. This is a nice, original, British Land Pattern socket bayonet dating to around C1770 (see Skennerton item B46 pages 32-41). It has a 17” Tri-form blade which is straight and clean. It measures 21.8” overall length and has a muzzle ring diameter of 24.8mm. The blade has small ‘Crown over 5’ & ‘*’ inspection marks typical of the C1770 period. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 407
£275.00

British WD Roe Birmingham 1853 Pattern Enfield Socket Bayonet For Enfield .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading Rifles Marked ‘G417’. BAYO 403 - BAYO 403
This is an excellent, original, British 1853 Pattern Enfield socket bayonet for Enfield .577 Calibre muzzle loading rifles (see Skennerton item B145 pages 105-110). It has a 17" Tri-form blade which is straight and has just light staining. The blade has a small WD inspection mark ‘B over 67’ and the maker’s name ‘ROE’ who was one of the Birmingham manufacturers of these bayonets above letter ‘D’ inspection mark. The socket is complete with locking ring. The socket is numbered ‘G417’. The bayonet’s muzzle ring diameter is 20 mm. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 403
£195.00

Victorian British WD 1896 Dated 1888 Pattern, MK I Type 2, Bayonet & Scabbard. BAYO 317 - BAYO 317
The Enfield Lee Metford, 1888 Mark 1, Type 2 Bayonet was manufactured for the British .303 calibre Enfield, Lee Metford Rifle which were issued to British and allied forces during the Boer war and WW1. This example has a superb clean double edged and unfullered blade with a medial ridge running from the ricasso to the blade tip. One side of the blade is crisply marked with Queens Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and ‘8 96 ‘ date (August 1896), the reverse has WD with arrow mark and inspection mark. The back of the blade also has a small inspection mark. The cross guard is numbered ‘41’ & ‘16’. The undamaged wood grips are secured by 2 brass rivets and have the correct oil hole towards the pommel. The bayonet comes complete with its original black leather scabbard with steel locket & chape. The throat mount has matching number ‘41’. All leather work and stitching of the scabbard are clean and intact (see Skennerton’s British & Commonwealth Bayonets item B213 pages 168-174). The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 317
£295.00

WW2 Era British WD Wilkinson Sword Company (WSC) No.5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet & No.5 MK 1 Scabbard With Webbing Frog . BAYO 316 - BAYO 316
This is a very good British No.5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet and Scabbard. The bayonet with fullered, 8" Bowie style clean blade (12" overall) has muzzle ring, cross guard and pommel with lug button that has a good strong spring action and WD arrow mark . It has undamaged slab wood grips secured by screw bolts. The blade is faintly manufacturer marked with what appears to be ‘WS’ (Wilkinson Sword Company) at the ricasso. The reverse has WD inspection marks The bayonet is complete with its steel scabbard which is undamaged with original black finish. The scabbard is fitted with an original webbing frog. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 316
£325.00
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