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Bayonet identification


tgrubb
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Hi

Can anyone help ID this bayonet? It came to me in a round-about route, from my grandmother's cousin. He did national service after WWII and his father enlisted in the Buffs in WWI but was discharged as unlikely to become an effective soldier so I am not sure what period it comes from. I am also wondering about the law allows me to keep it?

Any thoughts appreciated.

Cheers

Tim

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This is the Lee Metford 1888 bayonet.

Regards.

Tom.

As Tom says a Pattern 1888.

Also fits "long" Lee Enfields as well as Lee Metfords.

Used in considerable numbers in 1914-15 (and occasionally later) by all units still armed with CLLEs rather than SMLEs

Chris

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Yep 1888, as for the laws... don't go waving it about in the street and you should be fine, I have about 5-6 bayonets, they are not illegal.

Gaz

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Thanks everyone - I presume, then, that he got it from his father or subsequently collected it.

Tim

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