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    Posted: December 26 2020 at 12:51pm
Recently got this bayonet.  Not sure
what it goes to or age.  Came with rifle.

Tapered round shaft with pointy end sharpened.

Sheath is metal with ball end.  Note that the
belt attachment is a round thing that must slide
into something on a belt.

So, what rifle does it come from, what age is it?
There is one stamp on it.  Three letters.
The first letter in unreadable.  The next two
are NS

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Forgot the picture will try again.
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The bayonet fits the muzzle of any of the No4, series of rifles.
To attach press the ridged lever, insert over the muzzle of an UNLOADED rifle rotate till it slips down, turn till it locks & release button. Removal is the opposite.
The round thing is a "Button"
It goes into a slot on the webbing attachment for belt use & is removed for carrying in the loops of a "Universal pouch"

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Sham: how did you deuce all that from 1 postinG?
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Sham: how did you deuce all that from 1 postinG?
Look at the post, "picture that i forgot"
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i cant see the photo - not at all sure what he has or how sham got there , 
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I need some help with this marking on what I think is a Lithgow 1942 P1907 bayonet.  What does "ruB" stamp represent?  I could not find a reference to this in Skennerton's Lee Enfield book.  Thanks.
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is it more likely crown over L this was an early Lithgow rifle marking .any other thoughts , I thought each inspector had there own number betweeen the L and crown 
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OK.  I was reading it wrong?  LOL.   Its an inspectors markings.
Here is a great reference on Lithgow bayonets.

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Thank you smeardon!   You are right!  Im so embarrassed!

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mate no wucking  furries . Have you shot the beast yet?
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haven’t shot it yet!  With the delays in getting it, Christmas, etc it is at my gunsmith’s. I am heading up this weekend to pick it up and go to a mates farm in WI to plink. My gunsmith said it is in excellent condition. Standby for an update. 

Also, blogger in the Gunboards forum suggested the bayonet is one made at lithgow for the South Africans. He mentioned tan paint was a give away. Does this sound right for you masters?  I don’t see any markings suggesting SAP and I didn’t read anything in skennerton book about bayonet contracts for S Africa. Sounds plausible though. 

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glad you got a good response , i also had a 42 lithgow P07 and was hoping that you had a quick and helpful response 
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