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Belgian M1867 Albini-Braendlin Socket Bayonet for the 11 mm Albini-Braendlin rifle. BAYO 455. - BAYO 455
The Albini-Braendlin rifle was a breechloading conversion of earlier M1841 and M1853 muskets. The Albini-Braendlin action system was designed by Italian army officer Augusto Albini in about 1866 and improved with the assistance of the Birmingham engineer-gunsmith Francis Augustus Braendlin. The polished triangular blade is fullered on all three sides and has a barrel socket that has a zig-zag slot and locking ring. It is blued and stamped 3710 S along with inspection marks. Measuring 21” overall, the metalwork is good with age related staining *see images*. See page 35 of White & Watts No 80 for reference. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 455. (Other Countries Box 2)

Australian L1A2 Knife Bayonet for the FAL Rifle with No5 Scabbard and Green Webbing Frog. BAYO 454. - BAYO 454
The L1A2 was an Australian produced bayonet, following the British L1A1 pattern. The Australian bayonet has no identifying marks on the grip and retains the protruding press-stud design. The L1A2 was produced at the Small Arms Factory Lithgow, from 1958-1984. The earliest L1A2 bayonets had the squared fuller like the British pattern, but changed to the rounded fuller from 1960. This example has the rounded fullers and a blackened blade. The blade is excellent, the No5 scabbard and grips are showing signs of wear and green webbing frog is very good. See page 404 White & Watts for reference. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 454. (All other Countries Box 2)

1914 U.S. M1905 Springfield Armoury Sword Bayonet for the M1903 Springfield Rifle with Bespoke Animal Skin Covered Scabbard. BAYO 452. - BAYO 452
The M1905 bayonet was produced from 1906 to 1922 by Springfield Armoury and Rock Island Arsenal (RIA). The blade and handle frame were forged as a single piece with a wide, square-shaped fuller. The ribbed hand grips were made of walnut and attached to the handle with a screw. The screw also held the catch mechanism, manipulated with a button under the crossguard, that was used to fix the bayonet to the rifle's bayonet lug. In mid-1941, it was decided to restart production of the M1905 bayonet. To simplify production, these later bayonets had handles with black or dark red ribbed grips, made of phenol formaldehyde resin, the earliest type of synthetic plastic. Production was scheduled to begin in January 1942, but the first bayonets were not delivered until April, with quantity deliveries not beginning until the summer of 1942. Despite initial setbacks, the M1905 bayonet was manufactured in sufficient numbers to keep up with the widespread introduction of the new M1 Garand rifle in 1942. By the end of 1942, all six manufacturers had changed the shape of their fullers to a narrower, round-bottomed shape. The later version of the M1905 bayonet with plastic grips is sometimes referred to as the "M1942" by collectors and historians. This is an excellent 1914 dated M1905 Bayonet made by ‘SA’ (see White & Watts ‘The Bayonet Book’ item 921 pages 411 and 434). The 405 mm long steel blade with fullers stamped by the maker ‘SA’ above Frankford arsenal ignited grenade mark and date 1914. The reverse has the number ‘597662’ . The correct, walnut grips are ribbed & correctly held by a single screw. The wood has knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The bayonet has the correct press button at the cross guard which releases the locking catch on the rifle and also holds the bayonet firmly in the scabbard. The scabbard in nice order is the early pattern with an unusual animal skin sewn over a wooden frame. The throat has been adapted to fit. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 452. (US Bayonets)

British L1A3 Knife Bayonet for the FAL Rifle No.5 Scabbard & Webbing Frog. BAYO 451. - BAYO 451
This is a British L1A3 bayonet and scabbard (see Skennerton’s book, British & Commonwealth Bayonets Book, page 261, item B322). The bayonet was first adopted on the 31st December 1958. The bayonet has a blackened pommel. This example showing the new press stud which is shortened and partially countersunk (see Watts & White page 329 & No 853 for reference) Both grips have the designation L1A3, NATO stores number 9600257. The 8” drop point steel blade is single edged and has fullers. There are no major visible marks on the blade. The bayonet has its original near mint No5 metal scabbard with brass mouth piece and is fitted with an original webbing frog. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 451. (Box 2)

18th Century Socket Bayonet for the Brown Bess Muzzle Loading Flintlock Muskets. BAYO 450. - BAYO 450
The Brown Bess socket bayonets named after the weapon they were made, for were the standard bayonet of the 18th century for the British army and continued in use until C1842 (see item 656 of the bayonet book by Watts & White where a Brown Bess socket bayonet with 4” long socket similar to our 3 ¼“ example is illustrated and page 286 of the same book). The typical triangular blade is 333mm in length and it measures 430mm overall length. The face of the blade is marked REEVES over crown B 54. The bayonets blade is straight and the metal work of the bayonet has just light staining consistent with age and no rust. The scabbard is leather with brass chape and locket *both are intact- locket has age related damage* with a tear shaped frog *slight play* *the leather is aged/worn in areas and the stitching is secure. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 450. (British sockets Box)

British L3A1 Bayonet Scabbard and Frog for the SA80 Rifle. BAYO 449. - BAYO 449
This is an excellent L3A1 bayonet which was introduced in 1985 to fit the new SA80 service rifle. The L3A1 socket bayonet is based on the FN FAL Type C socket bayonet with a clip-point blade. It has a hollow handle that fits over the SA80/L85 rifle's muzzle and slots that lined up with those on the flash eliminator. The blade is offset to the side of the handle to allow the bullet to pass beside the blade. It can also be used as a multi-purpose knife and wire-cutter when combined with its scabbard. The scabbard also has a sharpening stone. The use of contemporary bayonets by the British army was noted during the Afghanistan war in 2004. It was an innovative design incorporating many new features. The scabbard is made of Phonolite plastic and is contained in its green canvas sheath with belt loops and belt retaining hook fixings. A nice complete set of the current British bayonet. See Skennerton item B329, pages 266 & 267. Also Martin J. Brayley ‘An illustrated history of bayonets’ Pages 144-147. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 449. (Box 3)

British L1A3 Bayonet Scabbard and Leather Parade Frog. BAYO 434. - BAYO 434
This is a British L1A3 bayonet, scabbard and black leather parade frog (see Skennerton’s book, British & Commonwealth Bayonets Book, pages 261 – B322). The bayonet was first adopted on the 31st December 1958. On this polished example the grips carry the designation ‘L1A3 9600257’ and the chromed blade *areas of distress, see images* ricasso carries the number ‘F60’ denoting manufacture in 1960. It has the early waisted crossguard and the pommel carries the Broad Arrow. The No5 MkI scabbard retains all of its black paint and has minor marks. This is contained in a black leather parade frog stamped B.H.E. over 1978. (Barrow, Hepburn Equipment Ltd.) frog. A nice addition to any collection. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 434. (Box 1)

WW2 1942 Dated Nazi German Portuguese Contract, Steyr MP 34 9mm Sub Machine Gun With Sling, 4 Magazines (2 Nazi Marked), Leather 3 Magazine Carrier, 2 Tool Pouches With Tools, Simson & Co Suhl Bayonet & Scabbard**EARLY 1994 UK DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** - 21681:1
This is an excellent WW2 1942 dated, 9mm, Steyr MP 34 SMG set. This weapon has all original metal and wood furniture. An unusual feature of this weapon is the charger guide on top of magazine feed way which allows the magazine to be fitted vertically underneath to facilitate loading, then removed and fitted horizontally for firing. The weapon is date marked 1942 together with Portuguese Crest ( MP34 SMGs were supplied to Portugal by Nazi Germany). The frame and stock are stamped with matching numbers '97'. It has an adjustable tangent rear sight, winged fore sight, steel butt plate with trap, sling swivels fitted with leather sling and has 4x 32 round stick magazines 2 of which are Nazi Waffenamt and have Steyr roundels. Deactivated to early UK specification in 1994 the weapon cocks and dry fires and the magazines can be inserted and removed. The MP 34 is complete with an original brown leather magazine carrier pouch in excellent condition. The carrier for 3 magazines has belt loops to the rear. The SMG also comes with 2 original leather parts / tool pouches in similar excellent condition both of which contain original parts / tools (illustrated). One pouch has its original leather shoulder strap, the other is folding wallet type and is secured to the larger pouch by string. The SMG also has an original MP34 bayonet in excellent condition. It has a clean fullered blade. The blade is signed by the maker ‘Simson & Co Suhl’. Its steel pommel with release button is numbered 307. The bayonet’s undamaged wood scales are secured by screw bolts. The scabbard has its original blued steel scabbard with frog locket. The scabbard has no dents. The price for this excellent set includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 21681:1

*Rare* Bayonet KCB for G3 Assault Rifle and Scabbard. BAYO 433. - BAYO 433
Produced by Solingen and purchased by Greece between 1975 and 1981. The horizontal layout of the catch button makes it different from other KCB variants. The GMS version of the Eickhorn wire-cutter bayonet design. The Squirrel trade-mark on the blade obverse has a horizontal line over the stylised animal, a version of the mark favoured by GMS. The wire-cutter attachment on the scabbard of this GMS bayonet differs from that found on earlier Carl Eickhorn scabbards. The GMS wire cutter is not based on a flat steel plate, but is of tubular form, completely surrounding the end of the plastic scabbard body. The protruding tip forms a screw-driver and bottle-opener”. Note the large pommel lug and the Profile 4A catch. The blade is blackened and seemingly un-used, measuring 17 ½ cm with serrated edge and 31 cm overall. The scabbard has its webbing hanger and integrated belt loop. In very good overall condition. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 433. (Other countries Box 2)

British Pattern 1842 Lovell’s Catch Socket Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 432. - BAYO 432
Although not adopted until late in 1844, the bayonet is referred to as the Pattern 1842 in most references and saw use with nearly all of the Pattern 1842 muskets produced, as well with many of the earlier Pattern 1839 muskets that were upgraded to the Lovell Catch system. Originally, the Pattern 1839 British Musket has used the Hanoverian bayonet catch, a carryover from the short lived Pattern 1838 Musket. The Pattern 1838 was designed by the new small arms inspector George Lovell and was the first general issue percussion musket in British infantry service. The new musket utilised a back action lock mechanism inspired by the French. For a number of reasons, the Pattern 1838 musket was almost immediately replaced by the Pattern 1839 percussion musket, which utilised a conventional lock and allowed existing stocks of older flintlock parts on hand (particularly barrels, stocks, furniture, etc.) to be used up. Both muskets used the Hanoverian spring catch system under the barrel of the musket, forward of the nose cap, to secure their socket bayonets. This was a major improvement over the friction fit system that had been used for British musket bayonets through the entire flintlock era. In 1844, Lovell introduced the improvement of the Lovell’s Catch to the new Pattern 1842 musket. It was an improved spring loaded catch, located in the same location as the old Hanoverian catch, which secured the bayonet and required positive pressure from the soldier in order to release the bayonet. Over the next few years, thousands of P1842 Lovell’s catch bayonets would be produced for the new P1842 Muskets, and thousand more older P1839 bayonets would be altered to the new Lovell system. The Lovell spring catch would remain in use on the Pattern 1851 Minié Rifle as well and would eventually be replaced with a French style rotating locking ring with the adoption of the small bore Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket. The sockets were mortised for top stud and had a simple 3-step “zigzag” mortise cut. These dimensions were essentially the same as the earlier Pattern 1839 Bayonet that had been used with the Hanoverian catch system. The Hanoverian version had a reinforcement ring with a rounded notch at the rear of the socket, which the Hanoverian spring catch would engage when the bayonet was secured to the musket. The later Lovell’s catch required a larger, eccentric ring at the rear of the socket that was rotated into the locking position with the catch on the musket and required the catch to be released with thumb pressure to free the bayonet. The blade measuring; 42 ½ cm overall and in good condition with no apparent markings. The brown leather scabbard is in good condition with stitching and metalwork and frog stud in good order. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 432. (British Sockets Box)
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