Lot 44

A rare very early 1907 pattern SMLE bayonet, dated to July 1908 and featuring the famous early hooked quillon. Made at Enfield and marked EFD, with WD markings to blade and scabbard. The scabbard features matching numbers to the bayonet (948). There are various stamps, including a possible regimental designation E.L. to the pommel. The spring catch is fully functional, it sheathes well and is in overall good un-restored condition. The blade is clean and bright, with full service-sharpening, still remaining fairly sharp. The leather of the scabbard is very dark brown, possibly black originally, with the stitching intact and all the fittings in place. One staple is missing from the rear of the end mount.

Estimate: £400-£500