SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

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    SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:08 am

    Hi Guys.

    I very recently traded this one for a US Goretex Jacket, whilst the Jacket did keep me nice and warm, it was nowhere near as cool as this bad boy.

    To be honest I have not had time to fully research what particular model of bayonet it is, that is not a challenge as there is a lot of info out there regarding these Bayonets,Either way he get's to stay dry in his Goretex, I get too admire my new bayonet, in the meantime enjoy Smile






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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:44 am

    Update on this Bayonet.

    It's a L1A3 , and it's stamped L1A3 9600257 D70, with further stamps of B and S, unfortunately the chrome plating has obscured any further stamps.

    I intend to fully restore it back to it's parade ground condition, as the paint is chipped and falling of as it...watch this space Smile

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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by loski on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:46 am

    Hi Gary that is a nice SLR ceremonial bayonet I don't know if the were issued to every unit or only to units like the Brigade of Guards and the RM and other units that carried out ceremonial dutys.

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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:38 am

    loski wrote:Hi Gary that is a nice SLR ceremonial bayonet I don't know if the were issued to every unit or only to units like the Brigade of Guards and the RM and other units that carried out ceremonial dutys.


    Thanks for looking Graham, the guy who I got it off was a RMC , and I have got a few goodies of him over the years, my best yet was an Argy M1 helmet, he also has an Argy bayonet, which I'm slowly wearing him down, so he will trade it with me. Wish me luck, this SLR Bayonet took a few years of hard work to wheedle it out of him Laughing

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    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:19 pm

    Nice Gary,I suspect the D is actually the Enfield stamp which is an E inside the D but due to the chroming and wear and tear the E may not be visible.

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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:56 am

    Hi Rich, thanks for the info, I'm still not sure of the manafacturer,but it does look like an E inside a D Question
    Here's some close up shots of the stamps, I have also stripped and repainted the scabbard etc, as previously mentioned.

    It would be great if other members could show their examples for comparison. Smile


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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:26 pm

    Definitely Enfield made.

    I have a std bayonet and scabbard somewhere(non chromed).

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    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:01 pm

    very nice gary the restoration is very impressive ,what did you use on the chrome a good quality auto polish ,alas i only own one bayonet but its T R era dress/parade bayonet after seeing your work i might be asking you to restore it

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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by cairyhunt on Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:23 pm

    that's mint mate. very nice .

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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:28 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Definitely Enfield made.

    I have a std bayonet and scabbard somewhere(non chromed).


    Thanks for the confirmation Rich, I appreciate it mate, I would be keen to see your standard issue Bayonet Smile

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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:32 pm

    jaycee wrote:very nice gary the restoration is very impressive ,what did you use on the chrome a good quality auto polish ,alas i only own one bayonet but its T R era dress/parade bayonet after seeing your work i might be asking you to restore it

    Thanks James, glad you like it Mate, a day's stripping and respraying is all it took, in fact it cost me a couple of quid for the matt black spray, when it was dry I just buffed it up with an old cloth!!

    I would be glad to take on the commission of the restoration of the T R Bayonet, I will sent you an estimate Laughing

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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:32 pm

    cairyhunt wrote:that's mint mate. very nice .


    Thanks Steve, I appreciate the compliment Mate Smile

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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by loski on Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:10 pm

    Nice Restoration Gary

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    Re: SLR Ceremonial Bayonet

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:16 am

    loski wrote:Nice Restoration Gary


    Thanks Graham, glad you like the end results, in time I hope to be able to source one in field spec Smile

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