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    Posted: July 28 2020 at 5:38pm
A bit of a specific request here, but I am looking to purchase a 1944-dated, original Pattern 37/Lee Enfield bayonet frog from WW2. At this time I am only interested in true surplus pieces (no reproductions please) and am looking for an example that is complete (no rips or missing sections). I recently acquired a nice enfield that was made in 1944, so I am trying to gather as many "matching" accessories as possible. The item would need to be shipped to Canada, but I am more than glad to pay the associated shipping costs. Please let me know what you have and thanks for looking.
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Do you want a British or a Canadian pattern one? They are slightly different.
Also Bayonets, scabbards & frogs were never "matched" in British service, they were not numbered or anything either. Basically they found whatever fitted & gave that out. (Hopefully that may make your search a little easier)?
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Do you want a British or a Canadian pattern one? They are slightly different.
Also Bayonets, scabbards & frogs were never "matched" in British service, they were not numbered or anything either. Basically they found whatever fitted & gave that out. (Hopefully that may make your search a little easier)?

 Thanks for the reply, Shamu. Ideally, I would be interested in a Canadian example, but I am also open to a British one as well. Just as long as the item is 1944-stamped, I would be content. Perhaps matching was the wrong word, but I am just trying to see if I can get everything with a 1944 date. 
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All original and unused No4 MkII Savage made bayonet in a No4 MkI scabbard all tucked into an original P37 1943 frog.
 This is the frog you are referring to?
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No problem, just thought a heads up might help.
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This is exactly the sort of thing that I’m looking for, thanks for the picture. Now if only it was a 1944 example.
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All original and unused No4 MkII Savage made bayonet in a No4 MkI scabbard all tucked into an original P37 1943 frog.
 This is the frog you are referring to?
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This is only one of two examples that will sometimes have a date on it. The majority of these have no dates on them whatsoever. eBay has them listed all the time but are usually either the Canadian type or reproductions.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2020 at 11:57am
Remember also that an infantry man would be supplied with whatever was in the stores. So in 1944; a  rifle could easily have a 1943 bayonet and frog to go with it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Goosic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2020 at 12:15pm
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We here can all appreciate a numbers matching rifle and any date matching accoutrement that may go with it.  However, just as Zed has stated. The infantryman got what he got to make the system work. As long as it was capable of fitting to or working with that particular rifle,out the door it went. Do not get yourself hung up on having everything date matched. A perfect example of a non date matched rifle would be one that went through a Factory Thorough Repair,  FTR. Minus the receiver (master component) and the bolt assembly,  any part drawn from the parts bin,regardless of actual manufacturers date or from where it actually originated from was fitted to the rifle. The same can be said for the bayonets as well. It didn't matter the factory it originated from or when it was made. Give the man a bayonet and next gentleman in line move forward. 
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in 44 they would not have "matching numbers" stuff was issued as required but a canadian issue will have the C-arrow marking , 


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I did alot of footwork trying to locate a 1944 dated frog. I found 1940, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1952, and 1953 dated frogs. The 45', 48', 52', and 53' frogs were Isreal made. Check a website, www.worldbayonets.com Cluck on the British bayonet frogs link. Not alot if any information about specific years being stamped on them. They were just an accessory that was needed. The only time a date stamp was used,it was due to the particular manufacturer who made the frog. NO more,no less...
I did manage to find one though. eBay.


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Is that an Indian made frog?  Just my gut reaction tells me this frog was made in India, still a British piece of kit,  just made in India.
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Regardless of manufacturer, it is original and date stamped 1944 as the original poster requested.
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Thanks, everyone, for the replies and information. I should explain that I am now only interested in a 1944-dated, Canadian-marked example and am willing to pay up to $100USD (plus shipping) for one. 
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Everything I have found so far regarding the Canadian made frogs show post war manufacturering. British,Belgium,and India made however show models made between 1940 and 1953 however.  I think I have a British made 1944 stamped frog. I still have to find it though...
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