Australian Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1942 at the Lithgow Small Arms Factory in New South Wales.
The 433mm, single edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The edge was factory sharpened. The blade is in very good condition and retains its sand blasted matt grey finish.
The ricasso retains its blueing and is marked with a faint Australian manufacture mark over the pattern designation and the numeral 1. Below this is the manufacture date of March 1942.
The obverse ricasso bears a bend test stamp, two Australian Defence Department arrow stamps, a Lithgow manufacture stamp and two Lithgow factory inspection stamps.
The crosspiece and muzzle ring retain their original blueing, as does the steel pommel. The push button locking mechanism is in good condition and works well. The pommel is stamped with C 15103. This is the probably the serial number of the rifle the bayonet was issued with.
The grip scales are in good condition with some use related wear. The scales were made at the Slazenger factory in 1941 and are stamped SLAZ 41. The scales are held firmly in place by the two original screws.
The bayonet is complete with its correct No.1 Mk II World War Two issued brown leather scabbard with a large round frog stud. The scabbard is stamped MANGROVITE 43 and is in very good condition. The stitching is intact and strong. The steel locket and chape retain their original blueing and are stamped with Orange factory marks. The bayonet sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a good example of a Lithgow made World War two P1907 bayonet with issue markings.
I am 18+ I have read and agree to the terms and conditions of sale and shipping