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British ‘L1A3’ Bayonet Scabbard and Frog. 20112 - 20112
This is a British L1A3 bayonet, scabbard and frog (see Skennerton’s book, British & Commonwealth Bayonets Book, pages 261 – B322). The bayonet was first adopted on the 31st December 1958. On this example the grips carry the designation ‘L1A3 9600257’ and the blade ricasso carries the number ‘F58’ denoting manufacture in 1958. It has the early waisted crossguard and the pommel carries the number ‘113’. The No5 MkII scabbard with brass mouth piece retains its black paint and has no major marks. This is contained in a ‘38’ pattern webbing frog. A nice addition to a collection. The price includes UK delivery. 20112. (Box 2)
£265.00

*As Found* German ‘S84/98’ Bayonet (Sawback Removed) and Scabbard with Commemorative Inscription ‘Boche Moorseele Oct 1918’ (Two Available, PRICE PER BAYONET). BAYO 563. - BAYO 563
The word Boche is a derisive term for Germans and ‘Moorseele’ is a town in Belgium where the ‘Moorseele Military Cemetery’ is situated (he village of Moorseele (now spelt Moorsele) was captured by the 15th Royal Irish Rifles on 14 October 1918, after remaining in German hands during almost the whole of the war. The school attached to the Convent of the Holy Family was used by German medical units from October 1914 to October 1918, and they began the cemetery behind the convent in 1915. It was also used in October 1918 by the XIX Corps Burial Officer and the 3rd Australian and 64th Casualty Clearing Stations. After the Armistice, five graves were moved into the cemetery from MOORSEELE CHURCHYARD (which was used by the Germans until October 1917) and in 1929, one from CUERNE CHURCHYARD. In 1930, more than 800 German graves were removed to Mesen. The cemetery contains 98 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. These are standard ‘S84/98 bayonets with sawback removed. There are no visible markings to either blade, however, the grips are inscribed/painted on one side ‘BOCHE MOORSEELE OCT 1918’. The pair were found in his loft by the Grandson of a Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner who served during the Great War, presumably captured by him at Moorseele in Belgium in October 1918 and inscribed as a souvenir. The blades and scabbards are in very nice condition with a nice patina. The bayonets and inscription would benefit from further investigation . The price is each and includes UK delivery. BAYO 563.
£275.00

Finnish ‘M1927’ Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 562. - BAYO 562
This is a nice ‘M1927’ bayonet for the Finnish modified ‘Mosin Nagant’ rifle (The Mosin–Nagant is a five-shot, bolt-action, internal magazine–fed military rifle. Known officially as the 3-line rifle M1891and informally in Russia and former Soviet Union as Mosin's rifle (Russian: k4;l0;l5;m0;l6;k4;l2;k2; i2;l6;l9;l0;l5;k2;, ISO 9: vintovka Mosina), it is primarily found chambered for its original 7.62×54mmR cartridge). The 30 cm blade (41 ¼ overall) is marked with the manufacturers name of ‘Hackman & Co’ (Hackman was a cutlery and cookware company founded in Finland in 1790). The wooden grips are held with two pins and are in good solid condition. The number ‘72810’ runs down the spine of the grips. The steel scabbard is unmarked and retains 90% of its original paint. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 562.
£195.00

German/Czech ‘VZ24’ Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 560. - BAYO 560
This is a nice ‘VZ24’ bayonet made under occupation by the Germans. It has the long 298mm blade *see pics for condition* with the muzzle ring removed which was favoured by the Germans. The blade is marked to the ricasso with ‘dot’ on one side and ‘6699’ to the other. The black steel scabbard retains the majority of its black paint and has no dents, it has ‘dot 43’ to the top rear denoting manufacture in 1943. The code ‘dot’ was the German wartime code for the ‘BRNO Factory’. The pommel carries a German Waffenamt inspection stamp. See ‘An Illustrated History of Bayonets’ by Martin J. Brayley pages 52-54. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 560. (Box 3)
£195.00

German ‘S84/98’ Bayonet with Wooden Grips & Scabbard. BAYO 557. - BAYO 557
This a nice ‘M84/98’ 3rd model with wooden grips. The blades ricasso bears the mark ‘S/172.G’ which is the code for ‘Carl Eickhorn’ of Solingen with the ‘G.’ standing for the manufacture in 1935, the other side carries the serial number ‘9361a’ The scabbard bears the serial number ‘2371g’ and the code ‘ab44’ which is the code for ‘Mundlos A.G.’ & 1944. The blade and scabbard have a nice used patina *see pics* See ‘The German bayonet’ by John Walter pages 88-92 and ‘White & Watts’ item 295 pages 115 & 132. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 557. (Box 3)
£195.00

**Scarce** German ‘S1914’ Sawback Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 558 - BAYO 558
This is a scarce ‘S1914’ Bayonet with sawback blade which is marked with both ‘Efurt’ on one side and ‘Gebr.Heller Marienthal’. Heller were makers of bayonets and machine gun parts, whereas ‘Erfurt’ was the State Arsenal so it would appear that the blade and hilt were made by ‘Heller’ and the bayonet finished at ‘Erfurt’. This was a fairly common occurrence. The ‘S1914’ bayonets are scarce as they were originally for export to South American but were pressed into service at the start at the start of WWI. This example is one of the few fitted with a flashguard for use with the ‘K98’ rifle. The scabbard *showing minor signs of age related use-see pics* is a later WWII issue. See ‘The German Bayonet’ by John Walter pages 74-76 & White and Watts item 280 pages 115 & 127. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 558. (Box 3)
£395.00

1874 Imperial German M1871 PD Lunechlos Solingen Brass Hilt Bayonet For The 1871/74 Mauser Rifle With Regiment Marked Scabbard. Sn 20071 - 20071
An Imperial German M1871 bayonet for the 1871 Mauser Rifle by PD Lunechlos Solingen with scabbard and frog (see page 116 of The Bayonet Book by John Watts and Peter White). The bayonet has brass grips, smooth on one side and grooved on the other. The smooth grip is stamped with imperial inspection marks. The hilt has a push button release for the bayonet which operates smoothly. The blade is manufacturer marked ‘PD Lunechlos Solingen’. The single edged blade with fullers measures 18 ½” length. The spine has Imperial inspection mark above ‘74’ date (1874). The scabbard is leather and has a brass throat mount with frog locket and brass chape. The frog locket and throat mount have Regiment marks (illustrated). The rear seam of the scabbard has opened with age. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20071
£450.00

**VERY SCARCE**French Model 1886 /90 Gendarmarie Lebel Bayonet With Correct Slotted White Metal Hilt For Gendarme Issue , Cruciform Blade, Scabbard and Leather Frog. Sn 20110 - 20110
This is a very scarce Lebel bayonet with a white metal hilt, down swept quillon and a round button catch (see the Bayonet Book by White and Watts item no. 205 on pages 85 and 96 and Martin Brayley, An Illustrated History of Bayonets, pages 71 – 73 for M1886 bayonet and page 97 item 211 of the Bayonet Book for M1890 Gendarmarie bayonet). This is an early model with the hilt fixed permanently to the tang, whereas later models had removable hilts with a screw nut fixing to the end of the hilt. The blade is the usual Lebel 20 ½” cruciform shape and the scabbard is white metal which is slotted for gendarmerie issue similar to the M1890 Gendarmarie Bayonet which does not have the push button catch at the cross guard found on the M1886. The frog is the standard French leather version with large double belt loop and retaining strap with brass buckle and these are becoming scarce. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn 20110
£495.00

**VERY EARLY**1908 & 1909 Dated Canadian Ross Rifle Company MK1 Bayonet & WW1 1916 MKII Leather Scabbard With Integral Frog. Sn 20109 - 20109
This is a very early 1st Pattern Ross bayonet with the stepped back muzzle ring which has a smaller muzzle ring diameter and a split annual spring inside the muzzle ring. This acts against the muzzle and ring to provide a rattle free and positive fit. This bayonet fitted the first pattern of Ross rifle but on the introduction of the MK II rifle the bayonet was altered with a larger muzzle ring diameter, no step back on the muzzle ring and the muzzle spring was deleted. This bayonet was made in 1908 & has May 1909 inspection mark. It is date stamped ‘5-09’ on the pommel with the Canadian WD acceptance mark alongside 08 (1908), inspection stamps and Ross maker detail ‘Ross Rifle Co Quebec Patent 1907’. The MK1 was only made from 1909-1910 whereas the MK 2 was produced from 1911-1917. The slab wood grips are secured with two screw bolts. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use. The push button release on the pommel works as it should. The grips have small inspection marks. The bayonet measures 14 ½” overall and has a 10” single edged sharp blade. The blade has staining consistent with age. It is contained in its brown leather scabbard with integral frog. The tip of the scabbard is dated ‘1916’ and has ‘MK II’ designation. The scabbard & belt loop have WD inspection marks. A small piece of leather is absent from one side of the tip of the scabbard which can be seen in image 3. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20109
£345.00

WW1 1916 British WD Wilkinson 1907 Pattern Sword Bayonet With Australian WD Mark Scabbard & Webbing Frog. Sn 20106 - 20106
A British made WW1 example of the Pattern 1907 bayonet for the SMLE rifle with Australian WD inspection mark, complete with scabbard & frog. The ricasso of the bayonet is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Wilkinson’ and what looks like ‘8 ’16 date (August 1916) together with King's crown GR (George Rex) & ‘1907’ (pattern). The reverse is stamped with British WD arrow and inspection marks. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. It's wood grips have some service wear but are secure. Its pommel has a sprung release button which functions correctly. The pommel has Australian WD ‘Broad Arrow within D’ mark indicating issue to Australian forces. The cross guard with muzzle ring has numbers (illustrated). It is complete with its original steel mounted leather Scabbard. All stitching & leather of the scabbard are clean & intact. The scabbard is fitted with original webbing frog which has stencilled numbers on the belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20106
£245.00
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