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    Post by MyZone Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:59 pm

    I am not a material expert on older genre militaria.  I am looking to ID this bayonet. Is it a straight 1903 or a retro-fitted 1888 model to 1903 ?

    Sanderson Sheffield Stamped

    Thanks In Advance,
    MZ♠

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    Post by Core Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:33 am

    Sanderson Bros & Neubold of Sheffield P1888 Manufactured 3/1893 - Birmingham Inspected

    Reissued at least once: looks like "00" which would be 1900


    The wood appears to have been replaced by someone other than a skilled armorer and fasteners look suspect.  It would not be uncommon for non-military to replace the wood when it cracks and lack the skills to do a proper job: I see this with family heirlooms.  Late models MKII/MKIII+ would have a drain hole.  The 1903 would not have the squared end on the pommel.

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    Post by Coldfusion Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:27 pm

    Hi there MyZone,

    The bayonet is definitely a Lee Metford Model 1888, but as Core said the wood certainly appears to have been replaced by an unskilled person.

    It has also had decades of sharpening and heavy use done to it, which has over the decade removed quite a large amount of the blade size sadly.

    Here is my Lee Metford Model 1888 so you can see the difference... I hope this helps out MZ.British Bayonet ID Requested 01_lee11

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    Post by MyZone Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:58 pm

    Thanks For The Great Info....

    MZ♠

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    Post by Coldfusion Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:35 pm

    You're most welcome MZ, my pleasure mate Very Happy  

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