British Pattern 1907 (Wilkinson FTR '25) Bayonet

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This bayonet was likely originally made during the First World War, although the original year of manufacture has been obscured when the bayonet was refinished between the wars. The bayonet is in good condition. The blade's blued finish is marred by staining, and is missing in some areas. The point of the blade has had a false edge applied, which occurred during the Second World War. The handle retains the majority of its blue and there is some minor pitting. The wood grips have a number of dings and dents.

Details

This bayonet was likely originally made during the First World War, although the original year of manufacture has been obscured when the bayonet was refinished between the wars. The bayonet is in good condition. The blade's blued finish is marred by staining, and is missing in some areas. The point of the blade has had a false edge applied, which occurred during the Second World War. The handle retains the majority of its blue and there is some minor pitting. The wood grips have a number of dings and dents.

Following complaints regarding the overall length of the S.M.L.E. rifle with Pattern 1903 bayonet fitted, a number of experimental bayonets were produced by R.S.A.F. Enfield with longer blades. These included bayonets with blades patterned on the French Lebel and Gras bayonets, the US Model 1905, and the Japanese Type 30 bayonets. Introduced in the 'List of Changes' in 1908, the Pattern 1907 bayonet was a close copy of the Japanese Type 30 bayonet.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Manufacturer Wilkinson
Overall Length 554mm 21.81"
Blade Length 432mm 17"
Weight 0.69 Kg 1 lb 8 oz
Scabbard Leather/Steel
Fits S.M.L.E. (No.1) Mk.III(*)
Authenticity Original