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MINT UN-ISSUED ,FINAL PATTERN, Imperial USA M5A1 Knife Bayonet & U.S. M8 A1 Beckwith Manufacturing Company (BM Co) / Victory Plastics (VP) Scabbard With Integral Frog. BAYO 439 - BAYO 439
A near mint un-issued condition, final pattern M5 A1 bayonet by Imperial (see Cole Book III page 112 & Brearley ‘An Illustrated History Of Bayonets’ page 246). The bayonet pattern started with the M5 & went through modifications mainly to the operating lever, to this final designation M5 A1. The cross guard is marked with manufacturer & model detail (illustrated). The bayonet has a sharp 6 ¾” parkerised blade, un-damaged hilt with correct operating lever and is contained in its correct scabbard with integral webbing frog which has a belt bar and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The scabbard is marked with designation and manufacturer details ‘M8 A1’ BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Company) & ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics). The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 439

SOLD SOLD WW2 U.S. M4 Knife Bayonet By PAL (PAL Blade & Tool Company Plattsburg New York) For M1 Carbines & Early M8 Scabbard By BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Company) & ‘VP’ Victory Plastics With Coiled Thigh Cord. Sn 16329 - 16329
This is an original WW2 US M4 Knife Bayonet by 'PAL' complete with its M8 scabbard. The bayonet which is in excellent condition has the correct compressed leather rings handle. Its steel blade measures 6 ¾” and has just light staining consistent with age. The cross guard is stamped 'US M4 PAL'. The pommel has the correct ‘pincer’ bayonet release catch. Its olive green plastic/ fibre scabbard has the early holed tip for cord without metal chape fitted with coiled leather cord and an integral webbing frog with belt loop which has a single retaining strap, brass stud fastener and steel belt bar. The steel throat mount is correctly stamped 'U.S. M8' and with 'BM Co' manufacturer detail (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). The body of the scabbard is embossed ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics) over number ‘24’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16329

U.S. Army Model 1873 Socket Bayonet For Springfield Trapdoor Infantry Rifles. BAYO 404 - BAYO 404
This is an excellent, original, U.S. Army Model 1873 Socket Bayonet For Springfield Trapdoor Infantry Rifles This model of bayonet was the last to be adopted as standard issue by U.S. Forces (see White & Watts item No 909 Pages 410 & 430). It has a 18" Tri-form blade which is straight and has just light staining. It measures 20.875” overall length. The blade is stamped ‘U.S’ (Army) above letter ‘S’ inspection mark. The socket is complete with locking ring. The bayonet’s muzzle ring diameter is 19.5 mm. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 404

**SOLD**SOLD**15/1**Scarce U.S. M4 Bayonet By Aerial Cutlery, Complete With M8A1 Scabbard By P.W.H. and Webbing Frog. BAYO 259 - BAYO 259
This is an M4 knife bayonet with the later plastic grips and is made by Aerial cutlery. This is a rare maker for the last pattern of M4 bayonets and is not listed in Cole. The underside of the crossguard is stamped US M4 AERIAL and has the flaming grenade stamped next to it. This dates the bayonet to the Korean War period. After 1955 the flaming grenade was replaced by the U.S. Government Department of Defence acceptance mark which is a stylised eagle surmounted by three stars. The blade is parkerised and it has been correctly sharpened. The steel pommel incorporates a bayonet release mechanism which operates smoothly. The bayonet is contained in its correct S M8A1 scabbard made by P.W.H.. The scabbard has a green webbing frog which is riveted to the scabbard with two rivets with an integral belt loop and wire belt clip. The scabbard is in very good condition. This is a very nice complete and original bayonet, scabbard and frog. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 259

Peabody 1873 Pattern Socket Bayonet For The Peabody Martini Rifle. BAYO 245 - BAYO 245
This is probably an American socket for the Peabody Martini rifle made by the Providence Tool Company of Rhode Island, U.S.A.. These rifles were mainly used by Turkey and Romania amongst others. This bayonet carries several markings on the socket, namely BLB No313 & 5906. On the socket is WA H CF . These are probably State National Guard markings. The bayonets blade has a cruciform cross section and has an overall length of 544mm with a blade length of 490mm. See White & Watts, item 620 on pages 277 and 279. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 245

Home Guard, Remington (1915 Dated) P14 Bayonet, Scabbard & 1940 Dated British 1939 Pattern Leather Frog By Lees (W) Ltd For Home Guard Issue. BAYO 243 - BAYO 243
This is a nice U.S. P14 bayonet made by Remington in WW1 for the P.14 ,303 rifle These bayonets were reissued at the start of the Second World War to the Home Guard. The bayonets were fitted with a British made leather scabbard before issue. The bayonet has a parkerised blade. The ricasso is stamped with Remington roundel and 1917 (Pattern). The reverse is stamped with Frankford Arsenal ignited grenade mark, eagle's head and ‘15. The bayonet has an excellent blade & grips and a nice U.S. green leather scabbard with brass belt clips. The bayonet is fitted with a nice 1939 Emergency Pattern Home Guard leather frog. The rear of the frog is nicely marked by the manufacturer LEES (W) LTD (W. Lees of Walsall), 1940 (1940 date) and a crowfoot. The P.14 rifles were adopted by UK Reserve Forces both in WW1 & Home Guard extensively in WW2. Price for includes UK delivery. BAYO 243

American U.S. M5-1 Bayonet, Scabbard And Frog. BAYO 301 - BAYO 301
This is an American M5-1 bayonet made by Aerial. This bayonet has the improved locking catch which was necessary due to the difficult in operating the original catch. The bayonet is marked on the crossguard U.S.M5-1 and AERIAL together with the U.S. government Department of Defence acceptance mark consisting of a stylised eagle surmounted by 3 stars. This replaced the old flaming grenade and was in use between 1955 to the mid-1960s. The bayonet is contained in its correct U.S. M8A1 scabbard made by P.W.H. and its green cloth frog. See Cole Book 3, page 112 and Brearley, An Illustrated History of Bayonets, page 246. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 301 £145

VERY RARE ‘THE FIGHTING 69th’ (U.S. 69th Infantry Regiment) Original WW1 1917 Dated Remington Pattern 1913 Presentation Sword Bayonet With Etched Blade. Sn 15156 - 15156
The 69th Infantry Regiment is a Regiment of the United States Army. It is from New York City and known as the "Fighting Sixty-Ninth" a name said to have been given by Robert E. Lee during the Civil War. An Irish heritage unit, it is also nicknamed the "Fighting Irish". The Regiment’s history dates back to 1849, when it was created as the 9th Regiment New York State Militia, and A Company, 1/69 can trace roots back to the American Revolution. The Regiment has seen combat in five wars: the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Iraq War and the Afghanistan War. It has also participated in 23 campaigns, so many that the staffs of its Regimental colors are authorised to be one foot longer than normal to accommodate them all. This very rare piece is an original WW1 1917 dated Pattern 1913 Remington bayonet for Pattern 1914 (P14) rifles which has been etched to the ‘Fighting 69th’ for presentation. The bayonet grips have two vertical grooves which distinguishes it from Pattern 1907 bayonets and are secured with two screw bolts. The pommel has a push release button which works as it should. The cross guard is waisted and has a muzzle ring. The 16 ¾” single edged blade is fullered. The ricasso has inspection marks on one side (including struck out British WD arrow) together with U.S. (Army Mark). The reverse has 1913 (pattern) above ‘5 17’ (May 1917 date) and Remington roundel. One side of the blade is etched ‘69th Infantry Div (The Fighting 69th) Army Of The United States Of America U.S. Army E Pluribus Unum (translation -out of many, one) 1917 France 1918 (The Great War)’. The blade has staining consistent with age but no damage or rust. The bayonet is without scabbard. The price for this very rare WW1 presentation bayonet to the ‘Fighting Irish’ includes UK delivery. Sn 15156

U.S. Rare M1 Garand Bayonet With Wooden Grips By A.F.H. and Scabbard. BAYO 287 - BAYO 294
This is a rare newly made M1 bayonet and not a cut M1905 or M1942 blade. The six groove grips are wooden instead of the usual plastic grips and are held to the bayonet by one screw bolt. This is unusual as the grips are normally of black plastic.. The fullers on the blade do not go down to the tip, stopping 2 ¾ inches from the tip. The bayonet is stamped on the ricasso with A.F.H. (Union Fork and Hoe) U.S. and has the Flaming Grenade (Frankford Arsenal). The bayonet is carried in its correct composite olive green plastic scabbard with a steel mouthpiece on which is stamped the U.S. flaming grenade and its designation M3. The bayonet is virtually identical to the one shown as in item 930 on pages 412 and 437 in The Bayonet Book by White and Watts. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 294

SOLD SOLD (10/01) WW2 US M3 Fighting Knife By Imperial & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By Imperial. Sn 14151 - 14151
An original WW2 US M3 fighting knife and M8 scabbard with integral frog. It's has a 6 1/2" blade. The crossguard is stamped by the manufacturer 'USM3 IMPERIAL'. The leather ringed handle has service wear. The top of the pommel has the Frankford Arsenal 'ignited grenade' mark. The knife is complete with it's original green plastic M8 scabbard with integral green webbing frog which has a single retaining strap and press stud fastener. The edges of the scabbard have minor stable chips consistent with service wear. The upper mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USM8' & by the manufacturer 'BM Co' (Beckwith Manufacturing) A nice honest combination that has obviously seen action. (See Martin J. Brayley's 'An Illustrated History of Bayonets' page 242). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14151
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