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
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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

#644 – An early Brown Bess Land pattern 'shield' socket bayonet, c1740.
Very Good condition
US$965.00
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#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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#449 – An India P1859 Enfield musket socket bayonet. Similar to a British issue P1853 socket bayonet, but with a larger socket inside diameter. Nicely satamped with Enfield inspection marks.
Good condition
BCB - I30
US$95.00
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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
BCB - B184
US$240.00
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#160 – A 'two thirds' size yataghan blade sword bayonet. Bar-on-barrel hilt fitting, 522mm blade, 21mm muzzle ring i/d.
Very good condition
BCB - similar B158
US$195.00
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#281 – A supeb example of an Elcho sword bayonet. No markings excewpt for a two digit number stamped into the end of the pommel. A Volunteer issue piece, with a muzzle ring diamete to fit the Martini Henry rifle.
Excellent condition
BCB - B183
US$2,250.00
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#584 – A Swinburn Henry style bayonet. The background to these bayonets is explored in BCB, pages 365/6. A short knife bayonet with hilt in the style of contemporary yataghan sword bayonets, but with a short, 177mm single edge blade ending in a false edge. Muzzle ring i/d 18.2mm. Made in very limited numbers, and rare. This example has a restored press stud.
Fair condition
US$985.00
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#102 – A modified Alexander Henry sawback sword bayonet. Blade and scabbard reduced, and muzzle ring rendered inoperative. The full story here
Good condition
US$295.00
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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
Good condition
BCB - N5
US$295.00
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#842 - A British P1907 sword bayonet. Enfield made, issued May 1910. Well marked, and with regimental stamps into the pommel, The Welsh Regiment. Complete with No.1 MkII scabbard, also dated 1910.
Excellent condition
BCB - B234
US$950.00
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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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#025 - A British No.4 Mk II bayonet. Left shank: G crown R/No4 MkII/SM. Press catch: SM 42 (Singer Machine – 1942). Complete with Mk I scabbard.
Good condition
BCB - B267
US$48.00
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#366 - A Canadian made No.4 Mk II bayonet. Left socket: No.4 Mk II LB (Longbranch logo). Much green paint remaining on socket. Complete with Mk I scabbard.
Good condition
BCB - B236
US$48.00
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#404 - A British made Singer Manufacturing No.4 Mk II bayonet. Left socket: N67 No4 Mk II. No scabbard.
Good condition
BCB - B236
US$25.00
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#410 - A Canadian made No.4 Mk II bayonet. Left socket: No4 MkII. LB (Longbranch logo). The blade inscribed by electric pencil with the Canadian ownership mark – arrow within C. Right socket inscribed with New Zealand issue marks: N arrow Z / 27725. Complete with Mk I scabbard, ball tip stamped with a Broad Arrow.
Unissued condition
BCB - N6
US$125.00
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#415 - A Canadian made No.4 Mk II bayonet. Left socket: No4 MkII. LB (Longbranch logo). The blade inscribed by electric pencil with the Canadian ownership mark – arrow within C. Right socket : 7180 electric pencil (NZ serial number). Complete with Mk I scabbard, mouthpiece a/f.
Unissued condition
BCB - N6
US$95.00
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#405 - A British made No.4 MkII* by PSK. Bayonet chromed overall, with scabbard frogstud and mouthpiece also chrome plated.
Good condition
BCB - B268
US$95.00
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#576 - A British made No.4 MkII by Singer. Left shank: G crown R No.4 MkII S M Right socket: 22 Complete with MkI scabbard.
Very Good condition
BCB - B267
US$65.00
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#620 - A British No.4 MkIII. Blade with unusual stamp '0'. Complete with MkI scabbard.
Very Good condition
BCB - B269
US$65.00
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#719 - A British No.9 with ball tip. One of a handful salvaged from the Hopkinson factory following its closure.
Very Good condition
US$125.00
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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 Ličge 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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