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**SOLD**3/8**MINT**Victorian 1895 To Edwardian 1903 Dated, British WD Wilkinson 1888 Pattern, Mark 1 Type 2, Lee Metford Bayonet & WD Scabbard. BAYO 606 - BAYO 606
The 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 MK 1 Type 2 bayonet is near mint condition (see No. 802 page 387 of the Bayonet Book by Watts & White). The blade is clean & bright 12" in length, double edged and un-fullered with a medial ridge running from the ricasso to the blade tip. The ricasso of the blade is crisply stamped by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson London' with Crown VR (Victoria Regina) dates ranging from 1895 to 1903 and inspection marks. The reverse is stamped with War Dept arrow and inspection marks. It's wood grips are undamaged and are secured by 2 large brass rivets. The grips have the correct oil hole above the top rivet. The Pommel is numbered '775'. The Bayonet comes complete with excellent leather, steel mounted scabbard. All leather and stitching are clean and intact and the metal bright. The leather is impressed with WD & arrow mark.The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 606
£0.00

WW1 British WD 1916 Wilkinson 1907 Pattern Sword Bayonet, WD Marked MK II Scabbard & 1914 Pattern Leather Frog With Helve Carrier Strap. BAYO 605 - BAYO 605
This is a WW1 British WD 1916 Wilkinson 1907 Pattern Sword Bayonet, WD Marked Scabbard & 1914 Pattern Leather Frog With Helve Carrier Strap all in excellent condition (see The bayonet Book by Watts & White No. 819 page 393). The sword bayonet has a clean 17 ¼” steel single edged blade with fullers which is stamped at the ricasso on one side with the King’s Crown ‘GR’ (George Rex), ’5 ’16 date (May 1916) and ‘1907’ (Pattern) together with Wilkinson (manufacturer). The reverse is stamped with WD inspection marks. The slab wood grips have impressed inspection marks & are secured with correct two screw bolts. The bayonet is complete with its original steel mounted MK II leather scabbard. The scabbard has the correct rear seam. The leather is crisply impressed with WD arrow and other indistinct marks. The scabbard is fitted with its correct 6 rivet 1914 pattern leather frog with retaining strap and brass buckle. The frog has indistinct impressed letters / numbers. The rear of the frog has the correct riveted helve carrier strap. All the stitching and leather of the scabbard & frog are intact. The price for this excellent, complete WW1 ’07 bayonet set includes UK delivery. BAYO 605
£325.00

MINT, Nazi German WW2 Era Fireman’s Long Model Faschinenmesser Dress Bayonet By L & W H & Scabbard With Leather Frog, Bullion Stitched Cord & Portepee. Sn 18128 - 18128
This is a near mint, Nazi German WW2 era German Fireman's long model dress bayonet and scabbard with frog, cord and portepee (see page 126 of the book 'German Clamshells' by Walker and Weinand). The basic design is taken from the standard military dress bayonet but is without the rifle mortise and stud button. The cross guard is re curved which is correct for these Fireman’s bayonets. This bayonet has the correct 9 ¾” clean nickel plated blade with fullers and has the crisp makers roundel trademark ‘L&W above H’. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The pommel and cross guard are nickel plated and excellent. It has undamaged black plastic stippled grips secured with two rivets. It comes with the correct black painted military issue scabbard which is free of dents. The paint has just small areas of service wear to be expected. The scabbard is fitted with correct black leather frog. All leather & stitching are clean & intact. The frog is mounted with an original leather bullion stitched cord & red & gold bullion portepee. The price for this piece worthy of further research regarding the maker's mark includes UK delivery. Sn 18128
£245.00

**RARE**Swiss SJG Neuhausen Engineer’s Model 1878 Saw Back Vetterli Rifle Sword Bayonet. BAYO 602 - BAYO 602
These sword bayonets were manufactured for Model 1878 10.4 x 38 RF Vetterli service rifles (see pages 189 & 193 plate 428 of The Bayonet Book by Watts & White). This is a scarce M1878 Engineer’s saw back bayonet for the Vetterli rifle and is believed to have taken certain aspects of design from the British Elcho bayonet. In this respect it has black chequered grips, a spatulate type crossguard and a saw back blade. Unlike the Elcho bayonet the blade is fullered on one side only. There are two models of this bayonet, the M1878 and the M1881. The M1878 has grips secured by four rivets and the cross guard is 6mm thick whereas the M1881 has three rivets securing the grips and the cross guard is 7mm thick. Our example has the correct 4 rivet grips and cross guard with muzzle ring. The 18 ¾” blade on this bayonet is marked with the makers name of " SJG Neuhausen" and the cross guard is numbered "166238". The bayonet measures 23 ½” overall length and as is common our example is without scabbard. The price for this scarce bayonet includes UK delivery. BAYO 602
£225.00

Portuguese Steyr Model 1886 Guedes (Kropatschek) Bayonet & Scabbard. BAYO 601 - BAYO 601
This is a nice 1886 Guedes bayonet, often referred to as the Kropatschek bayonet & is based on the Austrian M1873 bayonet. The 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 page 242 and 243 plate 545 of the Bayonet Book by Watts & White). The clean fullered blade is 18 ½” length and measures 23 ½” overall. There is a small Steyr inspection mark on the blade (illustrated) and The spine of the blade is signed Steyr 1886. The cross guard has the correct muzzle ring. Its slab wood grips are secure and undamaged. The steel pommel has the correct bayonet release button which functions correctly. The steel scabbard has no dents and has a frog bar at the throat & ball end tip. The scabbard retains much of its original black paint. BAYO 601
£185.00

Victorian British WD 1853 Pattern Socket Bayonet For Enfield .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading Rifles and Post 1866 Brass Mounted Brown Leather Scabbard. BAYO 600 - BAYO 600
This is a very good British 1853 pattern socket bayonet with a clean 17” triangular section blade( see Skennerton's book British & Commonwealth Bayonets, item B145 pages 105-109) . The blade has WD & broad arrow inspection mark and another ordnance inspection mark. The socket with locking ring is numbered "199". The scabbard is the post 1866 variant, brass mounted brown leather with a tear drop frog stud on the riveted brass throat mount and brass chape. The seam stitching is correctly to the rear (see page 109 of Skennerton’s book). All leather & stitching are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 600
£375.00

British WD 1876 Pattern Martini Henry Rifle Socket Bayonet & MK II Scabbard. BAYO 599 - BAYO 599
This is an 1876 pattern Martini Henry rifle socket bayonet (see item B187 on Pages 145 and 147 of Skennerton’s book British & Commonwealth Bayonets) . The blade is stamped with WD & broad arrow mark and ordnance inspection mark. The scabbard is the mark II with 2 rivets in the leather body to hold the internal spring. The scabbard has the correct brass throat mount with frog stud which is numbered ‘13’ and brass chape (see page 146 of Skennerton’s book). The price for this bayonet includes UK delivery. BAYO 599
£275.00

British WD Enfield 1856/58 Pattern Yataghan 'Bar On Barrel' Model Yataghan Sword Bayonet And Scabbard. BAYO 598 - BAYO 598
This is British Pattern 1856/58 Yataghan Sword Bayonet. This variant is the ‘bar on barrel’ variant which fitted to a bayonet bar brazed onto the rifle’s barrel as opposed to the later 'Bar On Band' variant where the bayonet fitted to a bayonet bar positioned on the forward band of the rifle (Bar On Band). The bayonets were made by English manufacturer's and the German Solingen trade (see pages 114 & 115 of Skennerton's book British & Commonwealth Bayonets). This is an excellent example of the British Yataghan Sword bayonet, Pattern 1856/58 'Bar On Barrel’ Model. The polished steel blade is in clean undamaged condition. The blade is 23" long (28 ¼”) overall. The blade is correctly fullered for three quarters of its length. The ricasso is stamped with WD & broad arrow inspection marks on one side and faint VR (Victoria regina’ on the reverse. The spine of the blade has ‘AJ7’ inspection marks and other ordnance inspection marks (illustrated). There are no visible manufacturer names. The cross guard with muzzle ring is numbered ‘425’. It's hard boiled chequered leather scales are excellent and undamaged. The steel mounted leather scabbard is excellent with all leather & stitching intact. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 598
£375.00

Scarce India Pattern Carbine Socket Bayonet c.1813. BAYO 597 - BAYO 597
This is a scarce India pattern carbine socket bayonet similar to those shown as B74 and B75 on page 58 of Skennertons British and Commonwealth Bayonets book. B75 is the nearest one to our example with an overall length of 15 ½ inches and a socket length of3 inches. The muzzle ring diameter is 21.5mm with the stud to muzzle measurement being smaller than the usual 1.5 inches. Skennerton states that the main possibilities are cadet, constabulary or even artillery issue but no positive identification has been made. There is an unidentified mark at the base of the blade. This is a nice and scarce socket bayonet, c.1813 and worthy of more detailed research. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 597
£295.00

India Pattern Socket Bayonet. BAYO 596 - BAYO 596
This is a Napoleonic Wars period India Pattern socket bayonet made post 1808 by Osborne and Gundy. Prior to 1808 the firm was only Osborne and as this bayonet has Osborne & Gunby stamped on the blade, this bayonet dates post 1808. This is the only marking on the bayonet. The overall length of the bayonet is 20 4/4 inches with a socket length of 4 inches. The muzzle ring diameter is 25mm. see Skennerton item B72 on pages 55 – 57. The scabbard is present but it is missing the chape and top locket. The frog stud is still attached to the scabbard. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 596
£275.00
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