Original late production British No.4 Mk I cruciform bayonet for the Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I Rifle. The No.4 Mk I bayonet was only produced from late 1941 until the early months of 1942. The sole maker was the Singer Manufacturing Co., at their Clydebank plant near Glasgow, Scotland.
The 203mm blade is in near mint condition.
The socket block is almost unmarked. This is likely due to the fact that it was one of the last Mk I bayonets to be made, the Mk I pattern having already been superseded with production of the Mk II in full swing. The obverse of the socket is stamped with a Singer factory inspection mark, “37Z.” The spring mechanism bears the Singer designation SM and the production date 42, for 1942.
This rare bayonet is complete with its correct No.4 Mk I scabbard. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with the pattern designation, No.4 Mk I, a Broad Arrow, the factory designation and the date 1940.
This is a guaranteed genuine, rare Mk I cruciform bayonet made rarer by being one of the last produced and without the usual pattern designation markings.
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