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**Saipan Found** WWII U.S.M.C. M1942 Pattern M1 Garand Bayonet & Scabbard. 21407. - 21407
This bayonet and scabbard were found on the island of Saipan (Saipan was under Spanish sovereignty from 1565 to 1899 and came under German rule from 1899 to 1914. It was made a Japanese mandate in 1920. During World War II the successful U.S. led Allied invasion and capture of the island (June–July 1944) was one of the fiercest land battles in the Pacific theatre) where it was being used by a local farmer to chop wood for kindling. 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 a WII M1942 Bayonet (see White & Watts ‘The Bayonet Book’ item 927 pages 412). The 16” long steel blade with fullers is stamped 1942 *obscured*. The correct plastic grips are correctly held by a single screw- minor movement in the crossguard. The plastic 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 is the M3 plastic variant with ignited grenade ‘US’ (army) mark on the throat mount. The throat has the correct double hook belt bar. The price includes U.K. delivery. 21407. (USA Bayonets)
£375.00

*Scarce* WWII British Lee Enfield No 4 MK 1 Cruciform Spike Bayonet By ‘SM’ (Singer Manufacturing Co) with Mk 1 Scabbard and Webbing Frog. BAYO 292. - BAYO 292
An excellent, original, Lee Enfield No.4 MK 1 spike bayonet with cruciform blade in its original scabbard. The socket is stamped No. 4 MK.1 and by the manufacturer 'SM' The Singer Manufacturing Co (The first No 4 bayonet manufacturer was a branch of the Singer Manufacturing Company in Clydebank near Glasgow in Scotland. Singer normally made Sewing machines. Singer was the first company contracted to make No 4 bayonets and produced the No 4 Mk I and No 4 Mk II bayonets. The No 4 Mk I bayonet was exclusively produced by Singer in relatively small quantities they produced only 75,000 of them). Its 8” cruciform blade is undamaged and its ribbed locking catch works as it should *slight surface rust*. The bayonet's scabbard is in similar excellent condition with no dents as is the webbing frog. See ‘Skennerton’ pages 214-215 – ‘B266’. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 292.
£325.00

British, Volunteer Battalions P. 1903 Pattern Leather Bayonet Frog For The Pattern 1903 Bayonet. - L 270
This is a British Volunteer pattern black leather bayonet frog for the P1903 bayonet issued with the SMLE rifle. This was a new pattern of frog to replace the Slade Wallace buff leather frogs. The back of the frog is made by Hiatt’s of Birmingham in 1922 and us stamped on the back HIATT B’HAM 1922 A similar one can be seen on Plate 79, Bayonet Belt Frogs Part 1 by Anthony Carter. All of the stitching is intact on the frog. [Belts box]. The price includes UK delivery. L 270
£175.00

WWII German Mauser M84/98 2nd Model Bayonet Scabbard and Frog. 21385. - 21385
M84/98 German bayonet 2nd model (The first pattern of S84/98 or M1884/98 bayonet was the 1871/1884 bayonet adapted so it could be used on the Gewehr 98. This was replaced in service by the 1898/05 bayonet. However during World War I the S84/98 began to be produced again under the designation S84/98 II. The German Imperial Army used this bayonet in World War I as a way of conserving scarce resources The S84/98 III was production of the S84/98 bayonet during the late Weimar period and during the time of Nazi Germany. The hilt has clean wooden grips have a flash guard and are held to the tang with two screw bolts . The pommel has a mortise slot and locking bolt which secures it to the rifle nose cap The crossguard has no quillon or muzzle ring. The blackened single edged spear point blade has a fuller on each side for about 180 mm. The riccasso has ‘7387’ crisply marked to one side and ‘S/239G’ ( is code for production by Rich. Herder) (Herder Abr. Sohn Stahlwarenfabrik company was one of the longest-established cutlery businesses in Solingen. Its ancestry traces back to 1623, when Arndt, Jürgen and Wilhelm Herder were making knives in Geylenbergh) to the obverse. The metalwork has an aged patina see page 115 No283 of Watts & White ‘The Bayonet Book’ for similar. The scabbard is metal with a frog stud *showing patina conducive with its age*. The leather frog is good with all stitching, studs and leatherwork in good order. A very good example for the collector, the price includes UK delivery. 21385. (Box 1)
£295.00

WWI British ‘P13’ Sword, Bayonet and Scabbard and Dated M.E.Co Webbing Frog. 11523:5 - 11523:5
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 ‘11’16’ (November 1916) and a ‘W’ for Winchester. The other side of the blade carries British inspection stamps- bend mark and Broad Arrow etc. The blade is in good condition and only showing minor signs of wear. The pommel is marked to one side ‘ TR 556’. 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 are stamped ‘775’ to one side and have two grooves on either side to distinguish it from the ‘P1907’ the wood is in good undamaged condition. The scabbard is also an American made version with steel locket and chape, interchangeable with the ‘P’07’. The leather stitching and furniture on the scabbard are all in good condition. The webbing frog is intact and is marked M.E.Co (Mills Equipment Company) 1943 with Broad Arrow. A very nice collectable ‘1913’ bayonet scabbard and Mills frog in very good used condition. See ‘Skennerton’ item B239, pages 192-194. The price includes U.K. delivery. 11523:5. (Box 3)
£225.00

*Good Condition* German WWII Dated S84/98 III Bayonet with Scabbard and Leather Frog. 11523:4. - 11523:4
The Seitengewehr 84/98 was the most widely issued German bayonet of the Second World War. It was used in conjunction with the Karabiner 98k rifle. It was a development of a design which had first been introduced before the First World War, for use by machine-gunners and cyclists. Initially these bayonets were produced by modifying obsolete Model 71/84 bayonets. However, during the First World War production of new S84/98 bayonets took place, as they were simple to manufacture and used less metal than the standard S98 bayonet. The adoption of the K98k rifle in 1934 prompted the manufacture of quantities of an improved S84/98. This example was made by Waffenfabrik Carl Eickhorn Solingen (In 1865 Eickhorn was founded by Carl Eickhorn in Solingen. The company is famous for their combat and rescue knives. Until the end of the 19th century Eickhorn was known all over the world. The huge factory was partly destroyed during the second world war and rebuilt in the following years. ‘cof 42’ which is stamped clearly to one side of the blade which is in very good condition, the number ‘009’ and ‘C’ is to the other. The pommel has two waffenampt stamps. The all metal scabbard is in excellent order and is stamped ‘clc44’ & ‘0806’. The leather frog is immaculate and has a makers mark which is illegible and is in equally good order with a nice patina and all stitching and metalwork in place. See ‘White & Watts’ The bayonet Book, pages 133, No 296. The price includes UK delivery. 11523:4. (Box 3)
£275.00

*Very Good Condition* German WWI M1898/05 ‘Butcher Bayonet’ Earlier First Pattern Scabbard and Leather Frog. 11523:2. - 11523:2
The Bayonet M1898/05 should succeed the M1898 long bayonet. It had a much stronger design but was still very long. In the beginning of the Great War it came with high ears and without flash guard. From 1915 the M1898 ‘New Pattern’ were missing the ‘ears’ and is characterised by the addition of a thin sheet of steel as muzzle fire protection on top of the grip. The original German First World War butcher blade bayonet was used with the Mauser Gewehr 98 (GEW 98) the standard issue service rifle of Imperial Germany. This example was manufactured by ‘ERFURT’ (the Royal Prussian Army works at Erfurt in Prussian Thuringia. The Royal Prussian armoury had been established at Erfurt in 1862. Their marking had the Royal Prussian crown above the word Erfurt) as stamped on one side of the ricasso. The top of the spine is stamped with a date code ‘W 15’ (1915) and inspection stamps. The wooden grips are held with two studs and are undamaged only showing minor signs of use related wear. The earlier first pattern steel scabbard throat carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II, King of Prussia above the date stamp '08 (1908) and a crowned acceptance stamp) is showing signs of age related wear *see images* the leather, stitching and metalwork are all intact. See ‘White & Watts’ The bayonet Book, pages 114 & 123, No 267. The price includes UK postage and packing. 11523:2. (Box 3)
£325.00

*Very Good Condition* WWII British No5 Bayonet and No5 MkI Scabbard. BAYO 313. - BAYO 313
This is a very good wartime No5 bayonet by Wilkinson (When Henry Nock died in 1804, he left the company to his foreman and adopted son-in-law, James Wilkinson when James's son Henry Wilkinson joined the company it was renamed James Wilkinson & Son (also known as simply Wilkinson & Son). It became the Wilkinson Sword Company in 1891) and carries their wartime code of ‘S294 & W.S.C’ to the blade which is in good polished condition. The blade, metalwork and grips are in excellent order- the grips have minor signs of use related wear *see images*. See Skennerton item B293 pages 238 & 241. The scabbard is the early No5 MkI with steel mouthpiece and is virtually unmarked retaining the majority of its paint. A lovely WWII example in excellent condition, the price includes UK delivery. BAYO 313. (Box 3)
£395.00

WWII German Army Dress ‘KS98’ Bayonet and Scabbard with Frog by Robert Klaas Solingen. Sn 5941. - 5941
In Germany, army officers typically wore swords as a sign of their rank while conducting formal activities in the public view. Beginning in the last part of the 19th century, some German NCOs and enlisted soldiers, when dressed for “walking out” (leaving the barracks for non-duty activities such as going on leave) or while wearing formal parade uniforms, began to sport brass or wood handled “dress” bayonets, decorated with coloured tassels designating their individual units. This German ‘walking out’ or Parade bayonet has a bright Nickel plated hilt with ‘Birds head’ pommel, with functioning bayonet catch, and cross-guard with swept-forward quillon. The black Bakelite grips are held by two dome head plated rivets. The blade is in good condition with faint age related staining. It is clearly marked to one side of the ricasso with; Robert Klass – Solingen with the kissing crane trademark. Housed in the original scabbard with brown leather bayonet frog. Good condition partially double edged blade. The blade measures 24 ½ cms, overall 36 ½ cms. The metal scabbard retains the majority of its black paint. The original leather frog has in integral belt loop. The leather has a nice aged patina with all of the stitching in place. The price include UK delivery. Sn 5941. (Box 2)
£225.00

Nazi M98 Dress Bayonet By A Scarce Maker Gustav Spitzer, Solingen & Scabbard. BAYO 80 - BAYO 80
An early Nazi M98 dress bayonet by a Scarce maker, Gustav Spitzer 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 long version with a 9 ¾“ blade. It has "C Gustav Spitzer Solingen" stamped into the ricasso. 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. (see 'German Clamshells' book pages 15-16 by Gary L. Walker & R.J. Weinand). The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 80. (Box 2)
£245.00
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