British No.9 Mk.I Bayonet

Availability: In stock

$295.00

This No.9 Mk.I Bayonet and its scabbard are in unissued condition and are still in their original factory wrapping. These bayonets were made in the 1950s for the Irish contract of No4 MkII rifles.

The No. 9 Mk. I has a sturdy socket pinned to the clip-point blade of the No. 5 Mk. I bayonet. As the No. 9 Mk. I blade was closely patterned on the No. 5 Mk. I bayonet, the No. 5 scabbard was retained for use with the No. 9 Mk. I bayonet.

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Details

Following the Second World War, Britain began the task of designing a replacement for the much maligned No.4 bayonets. Although the No.7 Mk.I/L bayonet was originally intended to replace the No.4, the War Department subsequently decided not to issue this bayonet with the No.4 rifle. The No. 9 Mk. I was a far simpler bayonet than the No.7, with a sturdy socket pinned to the clip-point blade of the No. 5 Mk. I bayonet. As the No. 9 Mk. I blade was closely patterned on the No. 5 Mk. I bayonet, the No. 5 scabbard was retained for use with the No. 9 Mk. I bayonet. Production commenced in 1947.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Manufacturer Enfield
Overall Length 257mm 10.13"
Blade Length 203mm 8"
Weight 0.32 Kg 11 oz
Scabbard No Scabbard
Fits All No.4 Marks