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6' 09 HQ P1907 and early scabbard


Mattr82
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I saw this on Ebay the other day and had to bid on this. The 6 '09 dated HQ with Victorian markings is great but the early Mk. 1 scabbard was the real bonus for me. A nice SoS stamp and multiple inventory numbers. No clearance hole nor reissue markings. Don't think the scabbard is original to this bayonet however it fits in nicely with the bayonet date.

 

Regards,

Matt

 

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Matt,

One of the best early scabbards that I have seen in a long time.

The maker “AC” is, I think from Skennerton’s book, A. Cooper of London.

Is V 4520 an inventory number for the state of Victoria?

Altogether a very nice pairing!

Regards,

JMB

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1 minute ago, JMB1943 said:

Matt,

One of the best early scabbards that I have seen in a long time.

The maker “AC” is, I think from Skennerton’s book, A. Cooper of London.

Is V 4520 an inventory number for the state of Victoria?

Altogether a very nice pairing!

Regards,

JMB

Sure is an inventory number for Victoria. It's been given another inventory number at some stage though but to whom I do not know. Likely Australian. The scabbard is in excellent condition. Best P1907 scabbard I have seen.

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A great find and a lovely scabbard.

Here in the U.K., bayonets are not allowed on ebay.

Mike.

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Did not notice the internal chape, hard to see on photo and "Mk1" went over the head at first read.

Does make it something special, especially in the condition that this scabbard is in.

Skennerton's latest book (The Broad Arrow Mk 2) also lists AC as Australian Commonwealth so that could be another possibility.

Cheers,

TR

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'Mattr82'

That's a superb find... an 'EFD' with Mk.1 scabbard ( internal chape ), 'Sold-out-of-Service' stamp, and the next best thing to a 'Lithgow'----> an Australian inventory number ( in this case... Victoria ) . The whole pairing a beautiful condition. :wub: Well Done! :thumbsup:

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A lovely looking pair.! Some Australian issued gear has remained in outstanding condition for some reason. I own a couple of mint pieces which could only be descibed as "uncirculated".!

The letters AC on the scabbard stand for the maker A.Cooper of Birmingham which is why there is a matching Birmingham inspection marking stamped below.

Cheers, SS

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7 hours ago, shippingsteel said:

A lovely looking pair.! Some Australian issued gear has remained in outstanding condition for some reason. I own a couple of mint pieces which could only be descibed as "uncirculated".! ...

Presumably because it never went into the field!  Didn't Chasemuseum put up a post about how most / many ANZAC HQ never left the antipodes?

Trajan

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On 19/05/2022 at 04:59, sgt-maj said:an Australian inventory number ( in this case... Victoria ) 

The bayonet’s serial number was that of the rifle it was paired with… now to locate that rifle

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