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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EnfieldNo4T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2018 at 12:50am
Ahh I never knew that much appreciated!!
There's also one last stamp that's dated 1916 it looks to me like a factory stamp but if it was I'd have thought the Quillon would have been removed ? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2018 at 6:49am
Unless they're Irish Issue, the Irish did match numbers on bayonets to rifles.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EnfieldNo4T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2018 at 7:00am
I couldn't tell you!! Past the knowledge I know and what I've found out I couldn't be certain any Irish regt used it but what I do know from the Oxford and Buckinghamshire museum is that come hostilities the 5th service Batt didn't exist I think they were amalgamated into another regt so it's anyone's guess as to who used this after the initial stampings 
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i would have expected the quillon removed as well if rearsenalled in 1916 , but we never say never or always when it comes to enfields and their accoutraments , it now presents two interesting deviations in that its a late quillon and a late refurb into removal , maybe there is a good explanation we do not see here but i find it interesting that it deviates twice 
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I will try and put up a pic of it see if you guys can make head or tail of the  markings 
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i believe the three in the center are inspection marks - the broad arrow is acceptance mark and the X is the bending test marking , if this was thought to be the 16 date it is not , 

the date of 08/12 on the other side is the mfgr date and only date i see on it , i think its an unmolested original and a late quillon 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EnfieldNo4T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2018 at 11:16am
To the right of the b6 stamp it ( to me ) looked like efd 10 or 16  but all input is appreciated.
As I have found out stuff re 1907 bayonets I didn't know 
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The crown number E and the crown number EFD markings are factory inspector view marks. Each inspector had a unique stamp, the number is assigned to the inspector.

No records remain as to who used what number, but there is a definite pattern to who inspected what. For example Enfield factory inspector 88 viewed an awful lot of barrels and proofing.

One can often follow the inspector markings through different departments at the factory.
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Wow!! That's very interesting, I love finding out things like this
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