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SOLD SOLD (09/03) British Service WW1 Arisaka Bayonet, Scabbard And Frog. BAYO 459 - BAYO 459
This is one of 150,000 Arisaka bayonets that Britain ordered from Japan in 1915. The blade carries the 3 ring Kokura Arsenal mark but the grips have a broad arrow and W.D stamped into one side. The pommel also carries the serial number 57070. The scabbard is the standard metal scabbard has its frog band at the top. This is fitted into a black leather frog without loop and buckle. The sides are stitched and the belt loop is held by 6 rivets. It is reported that 128,000 of these rifles and bayonets were shipped to Russia in 1916 which explains why British issue Arisaka bayonets are not common. See Skennerton, item B241, pages 197 – 198. This is a scarce bayonet and the price for this rare item includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 459
£0.00

SCARCE, Portuguese Model 1885 Guedes (Kropatschek) Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 17201:2 - 17201:2
This is a Model 1885 Guedes bayonet, often referred to as the Kropatschek bayonet & is based on the Austrian M1873 bayonet. These bayonets are not common in the collector's market. These bayonets were originally intended for the Guedes-Castro rifle but when Portugal decided to adopt the 8mm Kropatschek bolt action rifle, the bayonet was used instead of the new rifle (see Brayley 'An Illustrated History Of Bayonets' pages 182 & 183). The fullered blade is 18 ½” length and measures 23 ½” overall. The blade has just staining consistent with age. There is a small inspection mark on the blade and ‘GG291’ on the cross guard which has the correct muzzle ring. Its slab wood grips are secure and have just bumps and bruises to be expected. The steel pommel has the correct bayonet release button which functions correctly. The steel scabbard has a frog bar & ball end. Sn 17201:2
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (09/03) RARE, WW2 Japanese 1st Variant Kokura Arsenal Matsushita Kinzoku KK Arsenal (National Denki) Type 30 Arisaka Rifle Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. BAYO 457 - BAYO 457
An uncommon version of the type 30 bayonet and the 1st variant made by excellent original Japanese Arisaka Type 30 bayonet made by Matsushita Kinzoku KK Arsenal (commonly known as the National Denki). This 1st variant has the correct bright blade opposed to the later bluede versions and the grips are riveted instead of secured by screws. The blade carries the 4 ring Kokura Arsenal mark followed by the ‘Matsushita ‘M’ with arrow mark. The Matsushita Products Co Ltd was the 2nd largest sub-plant of the Kokura arsenal (see Raymond C. Labar ‘Bayonets of Japan LB-106 pages 133 -134). The scabbard is the ball tipped metal version. This is an uncommon variant by one of the major Type 30 bayonet makers. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 457
£0.00

EXTREMELY RARE, WW1 1915 Imperial German Waffenfabrik Mauser Model 1898/05 (New Pattern) G98 Mauser Rifle Butcher Bayonet With Quillon Ground Off & Green Painted Scabbard. BAYO 456 - BAYO 449
This is an unusual S98/05 (new pattern) with flash guard made in 1915. However the quillon has been ground off probably due to it being damaged or broken leaving a still serviceable bayonet. The 14 ½” butcher blade carries Mauser manufacturer detail (illustrated) and the spine ‘crown over W 15’ (1915 date mark). According to Anthony Carter in his book ‘German Bayonets The Models 98/02 & 98/05’ Mauser only produced this model of bayonet from 1916. Only 2 models dated 1915 had been recorded when the book was written making 1915 dated Mauser bayonets of this type extremely rare. This implies that production started very late 1915. The grooved wood grips are undamaged. The scabbard is the standard steel version which has been painted green. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 449
£325.00

SOLD SOLD (16/03) WW1 1914 British WD Wilkinson 1907 Pattern Bayonet With No.1 MK II Scabbard & 1938 Pattern Buff Webbing Frog. BAYO 454 - BAYO 454
An excellent early WW1 dated example of the Pattern 1907 bayonet for the SMLE rifle complete with scabbard & frog (see Skennerton item B235 pages 186-195. The ricasso of the bayonet is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Wilkinson’ and '3 14' (March 1914 date) together with King's crown GR (George Rex). The number 4 of the 14 mark has been over stamped by ‘1907’ (pattern) but is still visible. The reverse is stamped WD arrow inspection marks. The blade is clean and undamaged and it's wood grips are undamaged and perfectly secure. It is complete with its original No.1 MK II original steel mounted leather Scabbard. All stitching & leather of the scabbard are clean & intact. Also included is an original 1938 pattern buff webbing frog. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 454
£0.00

RARE, Boer War Era British WD 3 Rivet, 1st Type, 1st Pattern, P.1888 Lee Metford Bayonet Marked 'DY' To The Nottingham & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), Scabbard Marked 'MHW8.01' & Leather Frog. Sn 9404 - 9404
The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) was formed during the 1881 Childers Reforms of the British Army. The Sherwood Foresters saw action in Egypt in 1882 and in South Africa during the Boer Wars. This is a rare 3 rivet, 1st type, 1st Pattern, P1888 Lee Metford Bayonet with scabbard and frog as used by British troops during the Boer Wars. It has its original wooden grips with the rare 3 brass rivets and oil holes in the wood grips. The bayonet is in original as found uncleaned condition. Its 12" double edged blade with medial ridge has inspection marks at the ricasso together with 1894-97 dates and the pommel is stamped '116' together with 'DY' to the Nottingham & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters).It has its original black leather scabbard with steel locket and chape. The throat mount of the scabbard is crisply stamped 'MHW8.01' and '328'. The scabbard is fitted with original leather frog with 6 brass rivets, belt loop and strap with brass buckle. The leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are clean & intact. The price for this rare 1st type Metford bayonet with scabbard & frog includes UK delivery. Sn 9404
£795.00

Belgian Albini-Braendlin Model 1873 Socket Bayonet And Scabbard. BAYO 453 - BAYO 453
This is a scarce socket bayonet for the Albini-Braendlin rifle of 1873. The bayonet has an overall length of 531mm, a blade length of 452mm and a muzzle ring diameter of 17mm. The clade carries the letters FJI? And the socket is numbered J 1843. The scabbard is made of black leather and carries the impressed numbers 2223 and 1882. The top of the scabbard gas a white leather frog attachment and the tip had a steel ball finial. See, The Bayonet, An Evolution and History by R.D.C.Evans, Page 42. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 453
£225.00

MATCHING REGIMENT MARKS,1879 Imperial German Erfurt Arsenal, Weyersberg Solingen M1871 Bayonet For The 1871/ 84 Mauser Rifle & Scabbard Both Regiment Marked ’56 .R.E.2.108’ To The 56th Battalion, 2nd Ersatz Regiment Weapon Number 108. Sn 17099:13 - 17099:13
An original Imperial German M1871 bayonet for the 1871/84 Mauser Rifle (see page 116 of The Bayonet Book by John Watts and Peter White). The bayonet has a brass hilt, smooth on one side and grooved panel on the reverse. The hilt has a push button release and flat spring which operate as they should. The steel cross guard with muzzle ring is Regiment marked ’56 .R.E.2.108’ most likely to the 56th Battalion, 2nd Ersatz Regiment Weapon Number 108. It is stamped on the ricasso by the manufacturers " GEBR Weyersberg Solingen " & the reverse has the “Erfurt with crown” arsenal mark. The back of the blade has Imperial inspection marks and is dated ‘79’ (1879). The single edged fullered blade measures 18 ½”. The blade has just staining consistent with age. The original scabbard is black leather and has a brass throat mount with frog bar. The throat mount has matching Regiment marks and other struck out Regiment marks. It also has a brass chape with tear drop end. The leather has light surface wear consistent with age & service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17099:13 ***NB Model 1871 /84 Rifles are available separately on our website****
£375.00

WW1 1918 Dated British WD 1907 Pattern Bayonet Regiment Marked ‘T 7 N.F’ To The 7th Territorial Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers & No1 MK II Scabbard. BAYO 450 - BAYO 450
During WW1 the 7th battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers saw action at Ypres, The somme (1916), 2nd Ypres Arras (1917), 3rd Battle of Ypres, 1st & 2nd Battles of the Somme (1918) & the Hindenburg line. This is an original 1907 pattern bayonet for the Enfield rifle manufactured in 1918. The ricasso is stamped with ’18 (1918 date) together with other WD inspection marks including ’32 (1932) denoting re-issue inter war. The 17” steel blade with fullers has areas of staining to be expected. The wood slab grips are in good order secured by correct screw bolts. The pommel is Regiment marked ‘T 7 N.F’ To The 7th Territorial Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers and weapon number ‘523’. There are is no visible manufacturer name on the bayonet. It is complete with its steel mounted No1 MK II leather scabbard with round frog stud. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The throat mount is stamped numbered ‘565’ (see Skennerton item B235 pages 187-195). The price for this WW1 dated bayonet to a Battalion that saw action through all major battles of WW1 with scabbard includes UK delivery. BAYO 450
£225.00

WW1 1917 Imperial German Waffenfabrik Mauser Model 1898/05 G98 Mauser Rifle Bayonet With Steel Scabbard. BAYO 449 - BAYO 449
This is an original WW1 dated S98/05 Butcher bayonet, made by Mauser. The 14 ½” long Butcher blade has just staining consistent with age and is crisply stamped WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER – A.G. OBERNDORF AN. On the spine it has a crown over W mark & ‘17’ date (1917). According to Carter in his book German Bayonets, the models 98/02 and 98/05, Mauser only made this model in 1916 and 1917 with 3 exceptions (2 in 1915 and 1 in 1918). The grooved wood grips are undamaged and correctly secured by screw bolts. Its original steel scabbard with frog bar has light surface pitting consistent with age and just a couple of light dents to be expected with age & service use. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 449
£225.00
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