Sales Table - Bayonets

References are to:

British and Commonwealth Bayonets (BCB) by Ian Skennerton and Bob Richardson, Arms & Militaria Press, 1986.

The Plug Bayonet (PB) by R.D.C.Evans, Privately Published, 2002

The following bayonets are offered for sale, listed under three different catagories : Plug Bayonets, British & Commonwealth and German Bayonets:

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PLUG BAYONETS

#3 – A late 18th. Century German plug bayonet, with brass mounted ivory grip. 330mm double edge blade. The actual example recorded in The Plug Bayonet
Very Good condition
PB - 191
US$985
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#024 – An 18th. Century Germananic plug bayonet, with steel mounted wood grip. Beautifully crafted, almost delicate, with a 209mm double edge blade.
Very Good condition
US$845.00
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#8 – A scarce North American plug bayonet. Typical crude construction, with hand forged, single edge, 310mm blade, hardwood grip with brass mounts. An early addition to my plug collection. I’ve only ever possessed three North American plugs in 40 years.
Very Good condition
US$390.00
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#017 – Dutch military officer's bayonet, circa 1700. 260mm single edge blade, with engraved and gilt panels in Latin 'Pro Aris a Locis'. Hardwood grip. Complete with brass mounted leather scabbard.
Very Good condition
PB - 228
P.O.R.
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#015 c1700 from the Low Countries. Dutch or possibly Liege made, possibly military. Single edge 270mm blade, brass fittings and polished hardwood grip. Finial missing. A good honest piece that would repay some restoration.
Good condition
PB - 226
US$580
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#016 A fine German hunting plug bayonet. Late 17th century hunting bayonet with reversible grip. Iron mounts and bone grip. The quillions are balluster-turned with flint-knapper terminals. The actual bayonet illustrated in The Plug Bayonet.
Very Good condition
PB - 171
US$950
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BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH

#776 – An early Brown Bess style socket bayonet, Revolutionary War period. Early Bess style blade with distinctive 'dished' face, and prominent, rounded guard.
Very Good condition
US$389.00
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#534 – A P1840 Constabulary carbine socket bayonet with Lovell lug. Unissued, and never 'fitted' to it's carbine, thus the lug is larger (not filed to fit) likewise the foresight slot is short, and the scabbard retaining spring never installed. Nice test strike impression on the elbow. Fine overall pitting and a good age patina, probably the result of long storage.
Good condition
US$250.00
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#483 – A modified P1853 Enfield musket socket bayonet. Designated by Uruguay, Bayoneta de Cubo para los rifles Mauser Mod. 1870 (Socket Bayonet for Mauser Model 1870 Rifles), these bayonets were a conversion of the British Pattern 1853 Enfield bayonet. It was used by both Uruguay and Japan with M1871 Mauser rifles procured from Steyr in the 1880s. This bayonet is historically significant as one of only two socket bayonet types ever used with a Mauser rifle. Both were conversions, there never being a socket bayonet actually designed for use with a Mauser.
Very Good condition
US$165.00
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#770 – The very first Martini Henry bayonet! Before the development and production of a new Pattern bayonet (the P1876 socket bayonet) for the Martini Henry rifle, RSAF Enfield undertook to modify P1853 Enfield/Snider socket bayonets to fit the new rifle. It was a quick and easy fix to properly arm troops as the rifle came off the production line. The socket of the P1853 bayonet was bushed to an i/d of 18mm to fit the reduced barrel size, and the blade stamped with E (Enfield) and the date of conversion. This example is dated January 1874. Complete with brass mounted black leather scabbard, impressed with broad arrow over WD.
Very Good condition
US$240.00
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#784 – An American M1905 sword bayonet, with New Zealand issue markings. Issued to New Zealand Air Force, Home Guard and Police during WWII along with Springfield rifles. Grip stamped NZarrowD. The full story here - http://www.bayonetsplus.com/M1905.pdf
Good condition
BCB - N5
US$295.00
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#822 - A British DRILL PURPOSE P1907 sword bayonet. Manufactured by Wilkinson in 1916, the blade point rounded, and end of pommel stamped DP. Complete with No. I Mk.II scabbard.
Good condition
BCB - B236
US$195.00
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GERMAN BAYONETS

#022 - A German ersatz knife bayonet - EB14. Light salt & pepper pitting overall.
Good condition
US$85.00
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036 - A German 'ersoc' bayonet. Pressed steel hilt mounted on a British P1853 socket blade (ES13).
Good condition
US$195.00
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#e101 - A Bavarian M/1869 with a one step hilt, altered to fit the M1869nM Werder rifle and the Gew.71/84
Good condition
US$295.00
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#04 - A German 'ersoc' bayonet (ES07). Pressed steel hilt, with much original field grey paint remaining. Press catch AF (see image). Mounted with a 445mm triangulare blade, style and makers mark, indicating this is a Liège blade from the Albini M1867.
Good condition
US$235.00
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E032 - A German ersatz knife bayonet EB25 (Roy Williams #469 - variation). Cast steel hilt and scabbard.
Good condition
US$165.00
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