Australia used a slight variation, designated L1A2, which has the protruding press stud. here has been gratefully pilfered. The following list summarizes the on weapons parts. I in 1944 through the L1A4 in the 1980s. I/L (number seven, mark one, land service) was intended to address a number of desires: However, as shown below, the L1A4 was produced in the 1970s with the long fuller. Regiment) (2nd Battalion), The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) I represented the ultimate in Second World War bayonet simplicity. Regiment), The Northamptonshire Regiment (2nd 1) Replace the No. Latham, 1967, Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) LTD., 178-202 Great Portland This is a later example that uses the L1A1 blade and riveted sheet steel grips, with the wider rivet spacing identical to the L1 Series bayonets. Sterling (Patchett) machine carbine and at Rifle Factory Ishapore in India.    Ishapore bayonets were made in small quantity.  More recently, a large quantity of RFI-marked reproductions has surfaced.  The vast majority of RFI-marked No. The edge was service sharpened. The 435mm, single edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. Click here to read my article on Bayonets for the Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield Rifles. the like. Knife bayonet for use on the 9 mm. maker, London Sand Blast & Decorative Glass Works, War III bayonet, the STEN Mk. Fusiliers), The Royal Dublin Fusiliers (The Royal Bombay WW1 German Butcher Bayonet… Later examples used the L1 Series blade and riveted sheet steel grips, with rivet spacing identical to the L1 Series bayonets. The No. Mass production was carried out by four manufacturers from 1945–1948: Birmingham Small Arms, Ltd. —25,000; No 4. The information on British Regimental markings is extracted from The Lee Metford… Government ownership mark, pre-Great War, The Corps of Royal Engineers (Sappers & Miners), The Grenadier Guards (The First Regiment of Regiment), The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding 7 Mk. 350,000 were produced by the time production ceased in 1994. In his British patent filings up to 1940, Benno Sippel refers to himself as being of “German Nationality”; but his later filings read, “Stateless, formerly of German Nationality.”. Indian-produced bayonets (since I don't own any), but it does apply to Lancashire Regiment) (2nd Battalion), The Royal Irish Rifles (1st Battalion Royal I was also used with the 9 mm. The No. £210.00. Right Grip: "L1A3 9600257 and superimposed "ED 67", Left Grip: "L1A3 9600257 and superimposed "ED 67". BAYO 595 - BAYO 595 This is a British land pattern socket bayonet, circa 1801 and a similar version is shown as B49 on page 40 of Skennertons British and Commonwealth Bayonets book the blade is marked with the makers name ‘JOHN GILL’, this being the only marking on the bayonet. Elkington & Co. are one of the most important names in English silver and certainly the most important in silver plate - they invented the electroplating process in the 1830s. 7 Mk. and numbers, Indian $275.00. Elkington & Co. Ltd., Birmingham—10,768.Â. The definitive work on the subject is 5 Mk. B.S.A. Sterling L2 submachine gun manufactured by Sterling Armaments Co. for export. 1457, Piqua, OH 45356 USA), from which most of the information presented Today, their old Sipelia Works factory is a homeless shelter. Lancashire Regiment), The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light This one is unusual for a bayonet as it has an almost symmetric cross guard. Hello fellow bayonet collectors. 5, but has a more crudely shaped point. 5 Mk. Although the STEN rod was of a larger diameter, this enabled the STEN Mk. the cypher are indicated in the following table. Product details. Battalion), The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Royal Small Arms Factory (R.S.A.F.) Current military users include the British Royal Marines, Canadian Armed Forces, and special forces of several Asian countries. 4 rifle, these bayonets were not issued as such, only being used with the No. 7 Mk. The No. The bayonet has a 8" blade with long fuller, wasted crossguard and black steel grips.12" overall length. possibly elsewhere). The L1A3 introduced the recessed press stud, whereas, the L1A1 had a protruding press stud. The regimental markings are normally (but not always) expressed in the Royal Ordnance Factory, Poole —30,000; and, monarch. were East Devons; post-1881 20th Foot are Lancashire Fusiliers. This example was made in 1959 at the RSAF, Enfield. By the early years of the 20th century, experience had shown that the days of long rifles were effectively over and something shorter and ‘handier’ than the ‘Long Lee’ was needed. I haven't discovered ROF Newport's marking. I bayonet above, the label lacks a NATO stores number, indicating packaging prior to 1951. The F-S has never lost its popularity with troops going in harm's way and remains in production today. Get the best deals on British WWI Bayonet when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Some regiments have the same number R = Reserve. The other ricasso marking may be an incomplete CHAVASSE. Even more crude than the later No. The history of the British bayonet goes back to the 17th century, and Bayonet The initials, monarch, and dates of reign are indicated in the Ulster Rifles), Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish this, and the new regimental markings were stamped near During (and after?) The table below does not contain all the codes, but mark, East India Socket bayonet for use with the 9 mm. I and Mk III, by Charles R. Stratton (ISBN 1-882391-16-0, published I bayonet (that     everybody liked); and, Some British bayonets have regimental markings stamped on the pommel (and possibly elsewhere). In (2nd Battalion), The South Staffordshire Regiment (2nd Self-Loading Experimental Model (SLEM) rifle. II* socket bayonet. Canadians) (2nd Battalion) (Bombay Infantry), 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Battalion The Rifle Brigade "S.M." Many fakes have also been manufactured, owing to the popularity of the F-S design. Scabbards The No. 7 Mk. A listing of British and Commonwealth bayonet markings is available on Bryan Brown’s Old Military Markings Web site. Pre-Owned. markings found on British and Commonwealth bayonets, organized by country. Watch; US WWI Remington M1913 Bayonet made in 1917. Australia), Australian 1) Rifles Mk Ulster Rifles), The York and Lancaster Regiment (2nd On Indian manufactured weapons produced prior to about 1952, the cypher Ricasso: "No. Wilkinson marked their No. Rifle. Elkington marked theirs with their dispersal code, “M–78”.Â. WWI U.S. 1907 PATTERN REMINGTON BAYONET DATED 1913 ... ** NEW ** WWII German Mauser K98 bayonet with matching ... NOW £195.00. Dept. Regiment), Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Battalion) (Madras Infantry), The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal The SA80 rifles borrowed much of their mechanical design from the Armalite AR–18, which the Irish Republican Army had used very effectively against UK forces. Examples of Second World War and post-War British belt frogs are on the. They can be useful dating evidence for some of the shorter-lived rulers. 5 Mk. 9 Bayonet: Socket Bayonets: Cadet and Boy's Rifle Bayonets: Submachine Gun Bayonets: The Czech VZ–58 Bayonet: U.S. M4 Through M7 Series Knife Bayonets The STEN Mk. Knife bayonet for use with the 7.92 mm. the original ones. following table. This is an early example that used the No. Battalion), The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (2nd Those scabbards produced in the U.S.A. are identified by either a Remington ' RE ' or a Winchester ' W ' stamps on the scabbard's lockets and chapes. Sterling briefly produced a variant with riveted plastic grips, but found them unsatisfactory. 8 crosspiece has a smaller muzzle ring, positioned farther from the hilt than the No. Unlike most bayonets, the wooden grip scales wrap completely around the tang. 5, without the thick brass throatpiece found on post-war scabbards. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. I/L" and broad arrow proofmark and "M–78", Australia used a slight variation, designated L1A2, Return to Bayonet Identification Guide Index. Scabbard has brass throat : Trials FN bayonet X2E1, this was not selected and the L1A1 bayonet was adopted as the bayonet for the British SLR version of the FN FAL: L1A1 for the British SLR rifle. lifted from British Enfield Rifles, Volume 1, SMLE (No. Artillery, East India However, the markings are not typical of British military plug bayonets, so it is unclear who … Highlanders), Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Pommel:  "M–78" and broad arrow proofmark. Duke of Albany), The Black Watch (The Royal Highlanders, 2nd British Military Bayonets from 1700 to 1945 , by R.J. Wilkinson 8 bayonets were made at Royal Ordnance Factory, Poole in 1946 for use in rifle trials. Many private-purchase F-S knives saw service during the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 5 scabbard is interesting in having the "broad arrow" mark on the frog stud and in having a squarish finial that is separate from the scabbard body. Ricasso marked and (year) De 1856.The reverse side marked R.P. On British manufactured weapons the cypher consists of a stylized crown In the mid-1960s, the L1A3 blade fuller was shortened, creating a very long ricasso. $135.00. For WW2 production, 'British Small Arms of World War 2' lists makers and codes on small arms, edged weapons, MGs. Mk I Sku: 26-600851 Highlanders) (2nd Battalion), The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) (2nd Bayonets include .303 SMLE Bayonet, Martini-Henry Bayonet, Enfield Bayonet, Snider Bayonet, Brown Bess Bayonet, Musket Bayonet, Sten Bayonet and many more antique English bayonets. 75,280 bayonets were believed produced during 1943–1944, 55,800 by Grundy Ltd. and 19,480 by N.J. Edmonds Ltd. Nearly all of the bayonets were believed scrapped, making period examples like this one quite rare today. Battalion), The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The by North Cape Publications, P.O. I This example was made in early 1967 at the RSAF Enfield. 8 bayonet uses many No. The pommel is also regimentally marked 18.M.R.B.11. Rifle. Overall length 15 ¼”. FN-49 bayonet) Brazil Republic of Brazil Brazilian Fastener Manufacturer (found on FAL Type C scabbards made by IMBEL) EBERLE Fabrica de Itajuba Força Pública Distrito Federal (Federal District Police) Crest Greek Letters Beta and Delta β Britain See Bryan Brown's Markings on British and Commonwealth Bayonets collection, and my (probably partially incorrect) decoding of them: Royal Arms Factory, Enfield; maker or I purchased this British Pattern 1888 bayonet and scabbard recently, and then I thought for a bit of fun why not display the item and run it as a puzzle. £150.00. This example is unissued, sealed in PX15 hard wax coating. marked theirs with their dispersal code, "M47B". Pattern 1907 and Owen bayonets, British Columbia Brigade fo Garrison Get the best deals on British 1907 Bayonet when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Pattern Date - many late 19thCentury/20thCentury bayonets have a pattern date below the Royal Cypher which is the official date on which the pattern was sealed. 5 bayonet parts. Regiment), The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light communications. This example is unissued, coated with PX4 mineral oil (grease), in a bright green waxed "primary pack" paper wrapper. The paper wrapper is waxed on the inside, but is not brightly-colored like the previous example. Regiment of Foot Guards), The Scot Guards (The Scots Fusilier of militaria to collect. The L1A4 differs from the L1A1, L1A2, and L1A3, by having the pommel secured to the tang by rivets. ), Small Heath; A - The British Pattern 1913 Sword Bayonet made under contract by both Winchester and Remington, would have come with a standard British Pattern 1907 Scabbard as used with the Pattern 1907 Bayonet. Battalion), Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire monarch, but the letter "I" (for Imperator) is added to the initials. I rifle. The prime reference is 'List of Changes in British War Material', the monthly issues re-printed in 5 vols., 1860-1926. Derbyshire Regiment), The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (2nd 176,000 No. I have included enough pictures to get us started and will add another image … Loved for its reliability, the Sterling first entered British service in 1944 (as the Patchett machine carbine) and served British forces until 1994. Decorated leather ammunition pouch. Y = Yeomanry completeness.). The design was perfected by the Wilkinson Sword Co., who produced 1,000 bayonets in 1944. 4 Spike Bayonet: Movie Prop Bayonets: The British No. Our British 1907 SMLE No.1 MKIII Bayonet & Sheath is a reproduction SMLE No. Sterling L2 submachine gun.Â, Socket: "B & J. S. Ltd" and "S41" and partial Broad Arrow. No.9 Mk I The pommel on this example was made by the Scottish Motor Traction Co. of Edinburgh, indicating that it was a No. British S.L.R Bayonet L.1.A.3 This is a good example of a British L.1.A.3 bayonet for the British L.1.A.1, 7.62mm self loading assault rifle (S.L.R) It is stamped at the ricasso "B 59" to show it was made in Birmingham by B.S.A in 1959. In this type Many Sterling bayonets lack the clearance hole in the pommel or exhibit only a witness mark of where it would be, if drilled. Artillery, British Columbia Provisional Regiment of Garrison Qty 1. The bayonet has been adapted into a tribal knife but still bears traces of the British markings. 5 pommel taken from existing stores of spare No. Regiment), Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire (2nd Battalion), The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (2nd Condition is for restoration, the handle is almost eroded away and the blade will need cleaning up … German Imperial Era, Private Purchase Bayonet Knot, 5th Company Price: $145.00 Item #50070. BRITISH ENFIELD PATTERN 14 BAYONET - C46050 40% blue, This is a pattern 14 British Enfield with a 16.5-inch single edge blade, with a 12.5 in fuller the condition of the blade is very good. Elkington & Co. Ltd., Birmingham —20,000; However, the No. abbreviations and letters stand for. Battalion), Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland 5 Mk. Knife bayonet for use on the 7.62 mm. The obverse of the Ricasso is marked MA / 1907 6 42 and the reverse Ricasso has an Arrow X MA The cross... $175.00 Pommel (Left): "R" inside a square Pommel (Right): "C" inside a square. Corps), The Royal Army Medical Corps (Army Medical This example was produced by Elkington & Co. of Birmingham. The scabbard is a copy of the No. According to British socket bayonet authority Graham Priest, the “J•R” marking indicates that the bayonet was likely made in Liege, Belgium. Note: World War II codes consisted of a letter ("N", "M", or "S") followed Sanderson, Enfield inspection marks, bending proof The blade has a serrated edge and wire-cutter feature. (Bombay Light Infantry), The Royal Sussex Regiment (2nd Battalion) Fairbairn-Sykes … The "H" and "C" cast into the pommel signify manufacture by Hopkinson and that the pommel is a casting (rather than a forging). (2nd Battalion), The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Being able to read and interpret these markings enables the NATO caliber L1A1 variant of the FN–FAL selective-fire rifle. Battalion), The East Lancashire Regiment (2nd A very small quantity of Canadian Ross MkI bayonets were sold to the British during 1916. collector to ascertain some information about the weapon and possibly The L1A4 also used the simplified crosspiece. II submachine gun. The scabbard is the early No. 1, Mk III early style Bayonet with Sheath for the British SMLE rifle. I/L would mount to the. £295.00 Ricasso (R. Side): Crown over "??" Battalion), The Highland Light Infantry (2nd The following table lists the main markings found on British-manufactured Iconic British WW1 Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1917 by the Wilkinson Sword company. Sterling bayonets are marked on the blade with “Sterling” inside a rectangle. I/L was a very innovative and complex design, with a unique swiveling pommel. Only Wilkinson marked their F-S knives, however, many other firms produced them unmarked like this example. Free shipping. repairer (D - post 1925), Birmingham Small Arms (B.S.A. identifies the Hopkinson contract for L1A4's and "9600259" is the NATO stores number for the L1A4 bayonet. 5 Mk. manufacturing codes (much like Germany did) instead of manufacturer names also consists of a stylized crown above the initials of the reigning I bayonets encountered today are reproductions. 5 bayonet. Proceeds and commissions from these sales - in part - go towards the purchase of additional reference materials and acquisition expenses. Late L1A3 bayonets also introduced a simplified crosspiece, lacking the "waist" found on earlier examples. They are usually found in well worn condition, and yes, traces of British ordnance/makers markings can sometimes be found on the blade. Fusiliers), Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) or Best Offer +$21.00 shipping. 5 Mk. approximately 1952 (a few years after Indian independence) the crown was (the style of which changed over time) above the initials of the reigning regimental abbreviations as of 1881. British Lee-Enfield No4 Mk2 knife bayonet, scabbard and frog Dated 1949 P (RSAF Poole) £95.00. (Bengal Infantry), The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (2nd An unknown quantity were produced post-war at the Royal Ordinance Factory, Poole. They are probably P1859 Native Infantry smooth bore musket bayonets, issued in India following the Mutiny. or Best Offer +$13.00 shipping. Reign Mark or Royal Cypher - many British weapons posses a reign mark of the ruling monarch consisting of a Crown over a letter. bayonets. to R.F.I, for Rifle Factory Ishapore. 9 [see Reprints]. This example was assembled by the firm Grundy Ltd. of Teddington. Blade is 10 ¼” long. A ww1 dated 1907 British Pattern Rifle Bayonet stamped Sanderson on the top of the blade with other markings. deduce some of its history, all of which adds to the collectibility of the 7 Mk. Like the No. Condition is good with one small chip out of the edge three inches from the point. Product details. Bryan Brown’s Old Military Markings Web site. This No. British Lee-Enfield No7 Mk1/L knife bayonet, scabbard and frog M/78 Date 1954. Blade is now 22 cm long. The blade is in excellent condition, bright and without rust or damage. The blade is polished bright and carries the etched Sterling windowpane blade marking. (but not always) in the following format: decodes to the 3rd Company, 3rd Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. & J. Sippel Ltd. produced the sheet steel parts. That combined length had always featured in the development of British military longarms. NATO caliber SA80 family of assault rifles. The socket also bears a partial Broad Arrow acceptance mark. Canadians), The Royal Munster Fusiliers (Royal Bengal cannot be certain that the following information applies to because of this the British bayonet is one of the more interesting types Closely patterned on the No. 5 Mk. I bayonet, these bayonets were commercially produced for Sterling by Hopkinson Ltd. The Boer War Bayonet: To complement the newly introduced Lee-Metford rifle, the British Army adopted the Lee-Metford Pattern 1888 MK 1 bayonet right.It was retired just after the Boer War. and "X" bending proof and broad arrow proofmark. SM.54A Qty 20. The SLEM rifle was not adopted for service. Regiment), The Royal Berkshire Regiment (2nd Volunteer / Militia / Reserve markings are different, and are normally Wooden hilt is very good, no chips, no cracks, no repairs. Viners Ltd., Sheffield—42,000; It was repacked in 1990 and was never subsequently issued. Skennerton, distributed in Australia by Arms & Militaria Press, PO Box 80, Battalion), The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Knife bayonet for use on the .303 caliber Lee-Enfield No. The hilt and crosspiece are finished in black paint, except for the press stud which is parkerized. Many reproductions and fakes have been produced, owing to the near unobtainability of period examples. Government ownership marking, later version of E.I.G. The pommel was brazed to the tang on earlier marks. Pommel has Singer markings . It's essential features included a dagger type blade, sharpened on both sides, and big brass rivets holding the wooden grips to the blade. Sterling went bankrupt in 1988. Royal Ordnance Factory, Newport —100,000. GERMAN P1914 BAYONET BY SAMSON WERK Information about the cyphers has been and Richardson (ISBN 0-949749-04-4, copyright 1986, published by Ian D. Ref: 920 - British 1876 Pattern Martini Henry Rifle Socket Bayonet and Scabbard (.303 Conversation Type) 'Enfield' and Numerous Proof Marks (.303 Conversation Type). 4 scabbard. Ricasso: superimposed "ED" followed by "66". Early examples have the grip secured by a single screw and a press stud without the screw slot.  These early examples are very scarce today. 5 Mk. Battalion), The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Infantry (2nd Battalion), The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex 7 Mk. The guard is also a very distinct design. Crowned V for queen Victoria. The bayonet is a one-piece forging. Official marks were stamped onto the Pattern 1907 bayonet's ricasso. Bayonets No. These identify the regiment of the British Army to Forces, or Royal Australian Air Force (not certain), Early diagrams. Spanish Plug Bayonet. 4 spike bayonet     (that nobody liked); Ricasso: broad arrow proofmark and superimposed "ED" followed by "59". Fusiliers), The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) (2nd On British manufactured bayonets the right side included an 'X' bend-test mark, a broad arrow government acceptance mark, and one or more Royal Small Arms Factory appointed inspector's marks, on the left side was the date of the bayonet's official inspection and the maker's name and the reigning monarch's crown and royal cypher, … Blade length is 43 cm`s Total length 56 cm`s , width of blade 2.7 cm`s. Guards), The Coldstream Guards (The Coldstream of marking, V = Volunteer Despite all of it's ingenuity, the No. The large forward projection on the stamped spring steel catch serves as a fingerguard, so the bayonet can also be used as a hand weapon. mark. $249.99. Bayonet.No.5.Mk.1 when worn, Enfield manufacturer, Enfield inspection mark, Dept. This example was made in 1973 by Hopkinson Ltd., Trimils Works, of Sheffield. Battalion), The Gloucestershire Regiment (2nd 5 Mk. Fusiliers), The Royal Munster Fusiliers (Bengal Battalion) (The Madras Light Infantry), The Durham Light Infantry (2nd Battalion) This preservation method was used only briefly, during the 1980s, but proved too costly. Right Grip: "L1A3 9600257 and superimposed "ED", Pommel (Left): broad arrow proofmark and "B". Although capable of mounting to the No. Although not a bayonet, the Fairbairn-Sykes combat knife is one of the most recognizable British edged weapons. Manufacturers and armorers stamped information on each bayonet about when Lithgow manufacture mark, with pattern acknowledgement (1907), Australian manufacture mark with pattern acknowledgement, as seen on Fusiliers), The Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Royal Madras establish as to the date of change. Battalion), The King's Shropshire Light Infantry (2nd 9 Mk. PO Box 5659 Grants Pass, OR 97527 USA, and by I.D.S.A. The placement of these markings is indicated in the following table. Free shipping on many items ... *RARE* Vintage MOLE British WWI Sword Bayonet w/ Multiple Markings *MUST SEE* $1,249.98. Handle and cross guard looks like the attached image of a British P-1856 Yataghan Sword Bayonet for Enfield Two Band Short Rifle, but the blade is different. "9600257" is the NATO stores number for the L1A3 bayonet. Box 1027, Tustin, CA 92781 USA). The firm of B. Some British bayonets have regimental markings stamped on the pommel (and These identify the regiment of the British Army to which the bayonet was issued; when a bayonet was re-issued to a different regiment, the original regimental markings were normally lined out like this , and the new regimental markings were stamped near the original ones. regiment, the original regimental markings were normally lined out like Bayonets from Selected Countries of the World updated March 4, 2008: Help us keep this Identification Service alive. The corresponding initials under undoubtedly British & Commonwealth Bayonets, by Skennerton Street, London W.1. Get the best deals on martini henry bayonet when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Examples are also found with black grips. and by whom it was manufactured, when and where reworked (if ever), and 4 Mk. rather just the ones used on bayonets, as identified in Skennerton's book. Department acceptance mark (discontinued in 1895, although it's been The following tables and diagrams illustrate the more common Spikes marked with the lowercase ”L” are believed to be made by Laspee Engineering Co. of Isleworth. While the etched Sterling windowpane blade marking is found on many examples, some earlier examples like this predate its adoption. CR 46A Qty 1, BI. The blade is offset to allow the hilt to encircle the rifle's muzzle. The names of the various parts of the bayonets and associated scabbards British WWI M1907 Bayonet, Wilkinson 3-16, Parade Finish Price: $125.00 Item #49198. BRITISH P1879 SAWBACK SWORD BAYONET FOR .577-450 MARTINI HENRY RIFLE. The SA80 was adopted by the British Army in 1985 to replace the venerable L1A1 (FN–FAL). 2,400 No. The iconic Fairbairn-Sykes combat knife was first adopted during the Second World War. These bayonets have the British acceptance arrow on the pommel instead of the normal broad arrow in a 'C' for the Canadians. 316,122 No. Socket bayonet for use with the 5.56 mm. Pre-1881 numbers are difficult to Indian inspection mark, bending proof mark, Pattern 1907, manufactured August 1918 by To properly decode the regimental markings one needs to know what the Infantry, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and The socket bears Grundy’s dispersal code, “S41”. An advantage to … Free shipping. Visit our Shopping Site pages and buy from us direct or visit our Books for Sale pages and buy research materials from one of our affiliates. Sippel was a peacetime manufacturer of stamped cutlery that continued into the 1970s. The "H" inside a diamond is the Hopkinson Ltd. Maker's mark. British Land Pattern Socket Bayonet. The hilt is painted black, while the blade is in the white. Pommel: "SMT" in diamond and Broad Arrow and "F3" viewer's mark. ), pommel, on the side away from the body It was perceived that the fuller extending almost to the crosspiece weakened the blade. Get the best deals for 303 british bayonet at eBay.com. CR 46A "South". or Best Offer. Co. ownership marking, Quartered Heart, Various Indian script letters for issue marks This is a late Second World War British government issue example, as evidenced by the Broad Arrow ownership mark. Battalion), The Royal Irish Rifles (2nd Battalion Royal The No. I bayonets were produced by the end of 1945. Wartime production was carried out by four manufacturers:Â, Wilkinson Sword Co, London—188,354; It looks like there is writing on the guard - is that true? 5 bayonets with the initials “W.S.C.” and/or their dispersal code “S294”.Â, Viners marked theirs with “VNS” or their dispersal code “N79”.Â, Radcliffe (about which very little is known) marked theirs with their dispersal code, “N187”.Â, Elkington marked theirs with their dispersal code, “M78”.Â. I scabbard was used with British knife bayonets for over 40 years, from the No. The result was the Rifle, Short, Magazine, Lee Enfield– SMLE for short, affectionately known as the ‘smellie’. 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