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    Posted: August 16 2019 at 9:15am
While I am currently traveling around the UK I ended up in a gun shop today.
While looking at various SMLE rifles of all types I asked if they had any No.5 Jungle Carbine bayonets and the guy behind the counter said yes, and went off to get one for me.

What he came back with was a 1947 dated un issued bayonet, still covered in cosmoline.
I am a happy boy.

Will post a photo when I get back to Aus.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Canuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2019 at 4:01pm
Un-issued #5 bayonets are rare these days. Those bayonets also found use on Sterling machine guns.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A square 10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2019 at 9:20pm
sounds very nice - guessing it will be a poole mfgr unless it is indian , i think mine is a 47 but i would have to look to be certain , 
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Here you go..
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look for a P in a circle near the handgard - it is pooles marking , often very faint 
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Originally posted by A square 10 A square 10 wrote:

look for a P in a circle near the handgard - it is pooles marking , often very faintĀ 


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that would be it - now we all know for certain , i applaud you on a great find , 
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Beautiful bayonet - mine has an N79 stamped in the same place, anyone know where it came from?
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yes , that code was for Viners Ltd , shefield , the "N" is for north [M-middle, S-south ]
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That's excellent news! Good old Sheffield Steel. Thanks.
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you are most welcome , i spend so little bayonet time these days , used to spend as much as the rifles , now there is and interesting statement as i spend way less rifle time these days as well , there was a time ....
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You got me to thinking..so I dug mine out. Mine has the British crow's foot stamp, with an X to the left, & a W to the X left.
On the flip side there is a W. stamped

No dates or other markings. (Scabbard is metal.)

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im thinking Wilkinson without seeking out support for my statement , i actually once had one of those to go with my BSA no 5 rifle that i traded as a set , 

i no longer have photos to share as they were lost in one of the photobucket dumps , i lost so much in those ........another story to be sure , 
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