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British Pattern 1888 Lee Metford Mk II Bayonet
Listing # 13752
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $600.00
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Closes: 6 Days, 23 Hours
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Started: 7/17/2018 1:06:26 PM
Ends: 7/24/2018 1:06:26 PM
Seller: ozabn (1267)    
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Item Source: Original

c.1890 issued British -Australian used

Pattern 1888 Lee Metford Bayonet

by Enfield Mk II Version with 2 Brass Hilt Rivets

British Made but used by Australian Troops in the Boer War and in the early days of WW1.

 British Made Pattern 1888 Mark II Bayonet manufactured by  ENFIELD - EFD to fit the Lee

Metford Rifle and early versions of the Lee Enfield Rifle.

The markings are clearly visible.  On the obverse ricasso the November 1890 (11 ‘90) date is clearly

stamped at the base of the 12 inch blade as well as the crown and cypher of HM Queen Victoria

 (VR – Victoria Regina).

On the other ricasso the manufacturers name EFD is visible along with the 'X' blade proof mark,

War Department (WD) broad arrow, and a unique Enfield inspectors mark of a crown over 9 over E.

On the Spine of the Blade are the following Proof Stamp's- VR Crown over 95 over E. Then ?6  ? .

On the back spine behind the Muzzle Ring is Stamped a Capitol Letter - "C" or a "G" and on the
Opposite side a Capital "I" .

The 12 inch blade, is in very good  condition. The hilt, has its original polished mahogany

grips, whilst the 2 brass rivets and clearance hole in the pommel clearly show this to be a Mark II.

The Scabbard is in very good condition with Both the Top and Bottom metal fittings having Proof

Stamps -See Photos .The Black Leather part of the scabbard is also Stamped - VR Crown over a

"B" over a "5" over "00". The Top metal scabbard fitting also retains a large amount of its Original

Brownish coloured paint. see photo's.

It has its Original Brown Leather Frog has a War Department (WD) broad arrow over a "3" .It is

complete and in very good used condition and original to this bayonet.

Over all this is a very nice "UNTOUCHED"  Bayonet and locally found here in Queensland.

Very Good used condition.
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safety.Please wait till I email you an invoice with the correct postage amount.

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