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SOLD SOLD (12/03) *Scarce* Pattern 1907 Mangrovite Arsenal Bayonet - later used by ‘SAP’ South African Police and Scabbard. 20565:5. - 20565:5
The ricasso is stamped 3 ’42 (Mar 1942) and also stamped with Crowned proof marks, a broad arrow and a bend test X mark to one side and M.A. (Mangrovite Arsenal-Mangrovite Belting Ltd, Australia) 1907 to the other. The pommel is stamped with SAP (South African Police) The South African Police were the successors to the police forces of the Cape Colony, the Natal Colony, the Orange River Colony, and the Transvaal Colony in law enforcement in South Africa. Proclamation 18 formed the South African Police on 1 April 1913 with the amalgamation of the police forces of the four old colonies after the founding of the Union of South Africa in 1910. The first Commissioner of Police was Colonel Theo G Truter with 5,882 men under his command. The SAP originally policed cities and urban areas, while the South African Mounted Riflemen, a branch of the Union Defence Force, enforced the state's writ in rural areas. During World War I, the SAP took over the Riflemen's jurisdiction, and most Riflemen personnel were transferred to the SAP by the end of the 1910s. By 1926, the South African Mounted Riflemen were disbanded and their duties were taken over by the South African Police. The scabbard is leather and is stamped M.G.R.T s and broad arrow. The blade is clean and the wooden grips only have very minor signs of service use. The scabbard is solid, the stitching and metalwork are all intact. The price includes UK delivery. 20565:5. (07 Box 1)
£0.00

*U.S. Model ‘1917’ Remington Bayonet and Scabbard. 20565:3. - 20565:3
This is a nice clean ‘P1917’ bayonet made in ‘WWII’ for the ‘P17 30-06’ rifle. It can be differentiated from the ‘P13’ which it resembles by the markings on the blade. This example is marked to the blade with ‘1917’ over Remington in a circle, meaning manufacture by ‘Remington’ (founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington (as E. Remington and Sons) in Ilion, New York, it was one of the oldest gun makers in the US and claimed to be the oldest factory in the US that still made its original product) who made over 2 million bayonets. The other side of the blade carries the flaming grenade and eagles head over ‘U, S’. and inspection marks. The grips are wooden *with age related marks* with two grooves cut across them which is where it resembles the ‘P13’ and was interchangeable with the ‘P13’ except for the ‘P17’ rifle being 30.06 instead of the British .303. The scabbard which is showing signs of use is the standard American ‘P17’ version with belt hooks attached. These bayonets were often issued to the Home guard in WWII. See ‘Skennerton’ item B289 page 236. A scarce piece, for the collector. The price includes U.K. delivery. 20565:3. (Box 1)
£295.00

WWI 1918 Dated 1907 Pattern, Australian, Lithgow, Bayonet and Mangrovite Double Seamed Leather Scabbard. 20565:4 - 20565:4
An excellent Australian, WWI dated example of the Pattern 1907 bayonet for the SMLE rifle complete with scabbard. The ricasso of the bayonet is stamped by the manufacturer ' Lithgow', '1907 Within Shield' (Pattern) and 1918. The reverse is stamped with 2 'A' within Star inspection marks. The blade is in superb clean condition and its wood grips are undamaged and perfectly secure. The pommel is stamped ' ?5502'. It is complete with a nice original steel mounted double seamed brown leather Scabbard. All stitching of the scabbard is intact. The leather is stamped with faint lettering 'Mangrovite' 44 (Mangrovite Belting Ltd, Australia). See pages 187-192 of British and Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton & Richardson. The price for this excellent WWI dated Australian, Lithgow bayonet complete with Scabbard includes UK delivery. 20565:4. (07 Box 2)
£425.00

*WWI British ‘P13’ MkI Sword, Bayonet Scabbard and Leather Frog. 20565:2. - 20565:2
This is a great example of the ‘P13’ bayonet, which although designated ‘P13’, fit the ‘P14’ rifle and was not introduced until ‘1916’. It is marked to the blade with ‘1913’ over ‘12 16’ (Dec 1916) and ‘Remington’ in a circle. The other side of the blade carries British inspection stamps. The vast majority of these bayonets were made in America by ‘Remington and Winchester’ with only a few made in England by ‘Vickers’. The wooden grips have two grooves on either side to distinguish it from the ‘P1907’. The scabbard is a British ‘No1 MKII’ with an oval stud, and the frog is leather version stamped faintly to the rear with ‘CLIFF WALSALL 3’ possibly re-issued to the Homeguard in ‘WWII’. A very nice collectable ‘1913’ bayonet. See ‘Skennerton’ item B239, pages 192-194. The price includes U.K. delivery. 20565:2. (Box 1)
£275.00

Pre WW2 1937 Dated Nazi German K98 Mauser Model 1884/98 (3rd Model) Bayonet By S/177 (Ernst Pack & Son Solingen) & WW2 1943 Scabbard By ‘asw’ (E&F Horster Solingen) With Leather Frog. BAYO 402. - BAYO 402
This is an original model 1884/98 Nazi German Mauser bayonet for K98 rifles. It is dated '37' (1937) on the back of its clean blade. The bayonet has wood grips which are undamaged and is stamped on the ricasso with the Nazi manufacturer code S/177 (Ernst Pack & Son Solingen). The reverse is stamped number '5722 b'. The pommel is waffenamt. It’s steel scabbard is numbered ‘2329’, has date ‘43’ (1943) and Nazi manufacturer code ‘asw’ (E&F Horster Solingen). The scabbard is undamaged with even patina and light areas of service wear. The ball end of the scabbard is waffenamt. The scabbard is fitted with an original dark brown leather frog. All stitching and leather are clean and intact. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the frog. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 402.
£195.00

Nazi M98 Dress Bayonet By W.K.C. Scabbard & Frog. BAYO 114. - BAYO 114
An standard Nazi M98 dress bayonet and scabbard. The dress sidearm for military and civilian uniformed formations was designated the M98 Dress Bayonet. This bayonet represented a stylised form of the S. 84/98 bayonet purchased by the individual for wear with the walkout dress uniform and was worn by the mainly non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel. This dress bayonet has a rifle mortise and push button release. It retains the red felt in the mortise slot. This is the short version with a 7 3/4" blade which carries the makers logo along with "W.K.C." The polished steel blade is in excellent condition. The grips are chequered and secured with two rivets. It has a metal scabbard with lozenge shaped frog stud and leather frog. (see 'German Clamshells' book pages 15-16 by Gary L. Walker & R.J. Weinand). BAYO 114.
£225.00

British Land Pattern Socket Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 603. - BAYO 603
This is a variation of the Land Pattern Socket bayonet shown as B49 on page 40 of Skennertons book. The Land Pattern Socket Bayonet was the first somewhat standardized socket bayonet utilised by the British military. This example is similar to the bottom illustration on page 40 and has a stud to muzzle length of 2”. The blade length is 38 ¾ cm, 52 ¼ cm overall. The scabbard is brass mounted black leather with some stitching open on the rear seam, but is tight and firm. The locket and chape have movement but are connected. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 603. (Box 2)
£325.00

C1800 British Land Pattern Socket by Maker John Gill. BAYO 578. - BAYO 578
This is a nice Land pattern or India pattern socket bayonet from circa 1800. It is marked to the flat of the blade with John Gill’ (a John Gill is recorded working with his father Thomas Gill in London 1807 "Sword Cutler & Gunmaker". 83 St. James’s St., London and John Gill also recorded as Birmingham 1805-1817) and a Broad Arrow over ‘W.D.’ Blade length 39 ¼ cm, 52 ¼ cm overall. The slot is slightly longer than the usual Land pattern, by around 4” to fit a musket with foresight closer to the muzzle. See Skennerton item B49 page 40 for similar and page 56 for makers marks. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 578. (Box 2)
£325.00

*Rare* German M1871 Dress Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 577. - BAYO 577
This is a rare maker, dress or walking out bayonet. It is marked to the blade with the trademark of Carl Kaiser & Co. of Solingen who were known as good quality manufacturers of walking out bayonets, although according to Anthony Carter, examples are very rare. The blade also carries etched foliate panels on both sides with staining consistent with age. The cross guard is steel with a muzzle ring, and the hilt is brass but with no provision for attachment to a rifle. The original red felt pad is present to the ricasso. The scabbard is brass mounted black leather with no bends or creases to the leather. A nice example of an M1871 walking out bayonet by a rare maker. See Anthony Carter ‘The models 98/02 & 98/05 page 80 for information about ‘Carl Kaiser & Co’. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 577. (Box 2)
£425.00

*Unusual* Polish Conversion of a German S 98/05 Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 576. - BAYO 576
See ‘German Bayonets the Models 98/02 & 98/05 page 59 for reference. This appears to be one of the Polish post WWI conversions, as the flash guard has been partially removed and there is a number ‘7333’ stamped to the pommel. The blade carries the original makers mark of ‘Waffenfabrik Mauser’ and a crown over ‘W & 17’. The blade is clean, the grips are intact and only showing minor signs of service wear. The scabbard has staining relative to its age, with service wear marks. This is an unusual piece worthy of further research and a must for the German bayonet variations collector. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 576. (German Box 2)
£295.00
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