ORIGINAL 1918 WW1 BRITISH ENFIELD P1907 WILKINSON RIFLE BAYONET & SCABBARD WWI. British Pattern 1907 manufactured in 1917 by Wilkinson Sword Co. Current list of collectible bayonets from British Commonwealth for sale to bayonet collectors. 1 Mk. [2][5], Indian bayonets were marked similarly to British bayonets except the royal cypher read 'GRI' (George Rex Imperator) and the manufacturer's mark was 'R.F.I.' IMA has received a small delivery of these hard to find British WW1 P-1907 Bayonets for the No.1 MkIII Enfield rifle, often called the SHT.LE, SMLE, S.M.L.E., "Smelly" etc. Bayonets. Grips are fixed using oval washers and a single sided screw, these are similar to the Japanese Arisaka fittings. Manufactured at Orange Arsenal (OA marked) with bend mark X and Australian broad arrow markings. It is similar to what the British did with their Broad Arrow marks. The Lee Metford… Pinking Shears - The Zig Zag Look Pinking Shears were patented in 1893 by Louise Austin. Originally Pattern 1907 bayonets had a hooked quillion. It should also have the date of the manufacturing. I share a passion for collecting all things vintage and antique and love to share that passion with others. The largest surrender of British troops in their history took place at Singapore and Malaysia. Overall length of scabbard:  468.0 mm. "Sword Bayonet for US produced .303 calibre Enfield Pattern 1914 rifle & Pattern 1913 (second type, US production)", SMLE No.1 Mk III* & Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pattern_1907_bayonet&oldid=972865763, World War II infantry weapons of the United Kingdom, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 August 2020, at 05:35. [2], Official marks were stamped onto the Pattern 1907 bayonet's ricasso. Hewetson Shoe Company. 1 Mk. 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. II and the India Pattern No. Wilkinson 1907 bayonet built 10/1915 inspected 1919 and probably transferred to South Africa at that time. "B" marks originate at RSAF Birmingham, "E" from Enfield "S" from Solingen (pre 1885) or Sheffield (Post 1885), "L" from Liege etc. The blade is in excellent condition, bright and without rust or damage. Singapore fell on February 15th 1942 and around 130 000 British, Australian and Indian troops became Japanese prisoners of war. [2][4], The combined length of the SMLE and Pattern 1907 bayonet was 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m). When production of the P1907 ended, less than 10,000 Vickers P1907 bayonets had been produced (from july 1917 to january 1919), making the Vickers bayonet the scarcest of the P1907 bayonets. The new design was designated Sword bayonet, pattern 1907 (Mark I) and was officially introduced on 30 January 1908. It remained in Australian and Indian service for some time after 1945. The blade shows sound markings, sharpening and usage marks. Initially Italian and American Walnut was used for the hilts (The wood on the hilts is often referred to as furniture) and then starting around 1916 Queensland Maple was used. Thanks for visiting Antique Outings. “Australia” was inscribed on the handles after the second world war for bayonets bound for other countries like the United States. Armorers were also instructed to carry out this modification when bayonets were returned to store or submitted for repair. Lithgow bayonets produced before 1920 were only stamped with the year of manufacture. We would be happy to hear what you have found and would love to hear your experiences. 1905 Springfield (SA) Serial Numbers. 1907 Bayonet Wilkinson 1923 WWI WWII 17" blade No scabbard Wood handle. Some rare, some extremely so, but all are definitely very collectible. [5], "An Investigation of the Weights of Pattern 1907 Bayonets made in the UK around the First World War Period". Originally the bayonet featured a hooked lower quillion, intended to be used to trap and snap enemy bayonets when grappling, this was later deemed impractical and replaced with a simpler design from 1913, often unit armourers subsequently removed the hooked quillion when the bayonet went for repair, although there is no evidence that this was officially directed. I have a Bayonet that looks similar Lithgo 1907 but it looks like it has Japanese marks on it. The India Pattern No. "Bayonets for the Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield rifles". Lithgow 1918 dated. Lawrance Ordnance. III and the India Pattern No. p.s this is the best web site I have seen.thank you for all the work that you have put into this web. Most collectable 1905 bayonets will have early manufacture dates, include bright blades with blue strips near hilt. The Model 1917 bayonet was adopted unchanged to be used with United States Army combat shotguns, after the war, the M1917 bayonet was retained for use with combat shotguns, it remained in United States service until the 1980s. No British markings at all make it an excellent candidate for CW use. All pictures are of bayonets in my collection, I shall be redoing many of these to more clearly show the makers name with a more consistent quality. [5][10][11], From 1941, India began cutting down Pattern 1907 bayonets to 12.2 in (310 mm) and grinding a point into the remaining blade, creating the India Pattern No. These bayonets are among the most common types you'll find. Late - 1-3 letter coded. If you own one and want to sell it, you can expect to make $300-$2000 depending on condition. The reason your British Pattern 1907 Sword Bayonet dated August 1909 does not have a clearance hole, is simply because the approval given in early 1916 ( List of Changes para 17692 dated 5th January 1916 ) for clearance holes to be drilled in the pommels of Pattern 1907 Sword Bayonets, related only to future production. The Brits had the battleship/cruisers Repulse and Prince of Wales (the first major capital ships sunk while at sea by aircraft). 1 Mk. 1 MkII* Bayonet- With 11.9 in.Blade, 16.7 in. That combined length had always featured in the development of British military longarms. If it has a Coachwood handle, then it was probably from 1941 until they stopped making them. In November of 1941 production was switch over to Slazenger and Queesland Maple was replaced by Coachwood. Description: Wilkinson 1907 bayonet built 10/1915 inspected 1919 and probably transferred to South Africa at that time. Queensland Maple would continue to be used until about 1941. II and No. $12.95 shipping. Wounded, but smiling soldiers enjoy a cup of soup after being treated. Mark of William Clarkson. I am a happy owner of the Lithgow 1907 Bayonet. [2][3], The Pattern 1907 bayonet was supplied with a simple leather scabbard flitted with a steel top-mount and chape, it was usually carried from the belt by a simple frog. Hmmm – Could be that it was captured during a battle and a Japanese soldier added some lettering. Another way to determine age is to look at the wood. The makers were Wilkinson Sword, Sanderson Brothers & Newbould Ltd, James A. Chapman, Robert Mole & Sons and Vickers Ltd. Additionally, Remington UMC produced approximately 100,000 during the war. Their site is chalk full of good stuff, so definitely check them out! [1][2][5][6], Approximately 5,000,000 Pattern 1907 bayonets were made in Britain during World War I. The Black Watch were part of Cdn 2nd Division. A less common variation of the 1907 bayonet. Blade shows a dark patina with some scattered pitting, pommel shows crossed out unit markings. Ending Tuesday at 11:00AM PST 1d 12h. The reason for the hooked quillion was to snap an opponents blade should an enemy lock bayonets with the 1907. $120.00. Come back often and please comment or contact us. [2][4], In 1906–7 the British Army conducted trials to find a new longer standard issue bayonet. Original Pinner's caption: Lt-Col Bert Hoffmeister (in profile), wearing his Seaforth Highlander balmoral and shoulder flash in Sicily. The edge was service sharpened. Metal scabbard with no finish remaining and a couple of heavy dents on the front side. Lithgow bayonets manufactured before 1922 were supplied without an oil hole (in the pommel. The Chindits led by Orde Wingate were an outstanding story and had the second largest airborne drop during the war (Europe or Asia). Upon the outbreak of World War I the British authorities adapted the Pattern 1913 Enfield to the .303 British cartridge, creating the Pattern 1914 Enfield rifle, and contracts were awarded to the United States arms manufacturers Winchester, Remington and Eddystone for the rifle's production. [5][8][9][10], The Pattern 1917 bayonet cannot be fixed to the Lee-Enfield rifle (because of the different muzzle ring heights), so to avoid confusion with the Pattern 1907 bayonet, two deep vertical grooves were cut into the wooden grips of the Pattern 1913 bayonet. Perhaps he is temporarily attached. Bayonet fighting drills formed a significant part of a contemporary British infantryman’s training. Iconic British WW1 Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1917 by the Wilkinson Sword company. There are several ways to try to determine the age of the bayonet by looking at the various markings. a nice piece of history. Australian pattern 1907 bayonet and scabbard. Manufacturer: SMLE. Item #: 19811 More Details » Excellent Original SA 1918 Dated Bayonet … Bayonet Frog, Blue/Gray Canvas, Dated 1950's/1960's, Very Good to Exc Condition. These are quite rare and as such cost quite a bit. The “SLAZ” wording means that the bayonet was made at the Slazenger factory starting in 1941. You may encounter Lithgow 1907 Bayonets with the words “SLAZ” or “Australia“. The combined length of the SMLE and the in-service Pattern 1903 bayonet and its 12-inch (300 mm) blade was 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 m), shorter than the contemporary French Lebel Model 1886 and bayonet at 6 feet (1.8 m) and the German Mauser 1898 at 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 m) and bayonet. As mentioned in the previous article on the bayonets (Bayonet Points #10), the bayonets can be found with Canadian and Danish markings. Read more. III* were similar to the No. 0 bids. I** is almost identical except a false blade 2 in (51 mm) long is ground into the top of the blade, both were recognisable as the fuller than now ran the length of the blade. This bayonet rides in a leather and steel scabbard with round frog stud. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. or Best Offer. Proceeds and commissions from these sales - in part - go towards the purchase of additional reference materials and acquisition expenses. 1 Mk. 1 Mk. [5], The Pattern 1907 bayonet was adopted by most of the British Commonwealth along with the SMLE. The Pattern 1913 bayonet's only functional difference from the Pattern 1907 bayonet was the cross guard for the muzzle ring is longer, to fit the Pattern 1913 Enfield rifle. In some instances the early bayonets will have had their hooked quillions removed. The battles of Kohima and Impal (India/Burma) were major ones with significant casualties on both sides. From 1907 – 1915 most of the Lithgow 1907 Bayonet’s had a what is called a hooked quillion (hilt). Dated April 1943 (4 '43). The markings read: First line: MK I Second line: NW F (I think it is an F) Third Line: 42 A First World War British Model 1907 Pattern Wilkinson Bayonet A standard pattern British WW1 infantry bayonet by Wilkinson. The Pattern 1907 bayonet consisted of a one-piece steel blade and tang, with a crossguard and pommel made from wrought iron or mild steel, and a wooden gripusually of walnut secured to the tang by two screws. maybe there is an "o" visible. i was unable to find any viable makers marks. Commercial. As evidenced by the markings, the bayonet and scabbard have likely been together continuously since manufacture in 1907. (Rifle Factory Ishapore). Here are a few good links for Australian Bayonets including the Lithgow 1907 Bayonet. 1906: 848-191848 1907: 193367-241238 1908: 243450-356683 Early - S coded. Hoffmeister won a Distinguished Service Order for his actions in Sicily. Parkerised blade and complete with scabbard. Overall Length: 555.0 mm L. K. ROGERS Markings Found On A Model 1917 Scabbard . Experiments were conducted with a number of foreign bayonet designs, including a modified version of the American Model 1905 bayonet and the Japanese Type 30 bayonet. The P-1907 replaced the earlier P-1903 bayonet, which was a double edged bayonet based on the P-1888 bayonet of the Lee-Metford rifle. Complete with it's … In 1916 instructions were issued to all British manufacturers to add this alteration to future production. Get the best deals on British 1907 Bayonet when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. $9.90 shipping. The Pattern 1907 bayonet was manufactured in India from 1911 to 1940 at the Rifle Factory Ishapore and in Australia from 1913 to 1927, and then again between 1940 and 1945 at the Lithgow Small Arms Factory. "Sword Bayonet, Pattern 1907, with scabbard". 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