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Title Last model long Lee-Enfield bayonet
Nationality British
Period c 1902
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This is the last model with screw bolts, fairly uncommon. It fitted on the first custom-built nitro rifle of the British army. The Lee-Metford, which preceded this, was originally built for black powder cartridges. This bayonet would have been used at the tail end of the Boer War and then in the early stages of WW1.

It is maker marked 'Sanderson Sheffield' with the 1902 issue stamp and ER and crown for Edward VII. The scabbard has suffered some damage in parts, which have been not so skilfully repaired, but the seam on the reverse is intact and the general condition of the leather is excellent apart from the repairs. The grips are walnut with some bruising and the hilt retains much of its original blue finish.

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[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : British : 20th Century]

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