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    Posted: November 23 2018 at 7:41am
Got these from my grandfather when he passed away in 2006 and never did anything with them.  I recently picked them up from my fathers house to do some research on them.

Here are some pictures.





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2018 at 4:14am
A nice set of bayonnets you have there.
The one on the left is I believe a Lithgow of Australia.
On the right is JAC which is J.A. Chapman, made in March 1916
I can't make out the one in the middle
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Nice bayonets.  With the MA stamp and dated 1942, the one on the left is also an Australian Lithgow.
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Sorry, the one in the middle.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2018 at 12:43pm
Well spotted Terrylee. I did not spot the MA on the middle one.
Are all Lithgow bayonnets stamped upside down compared to the UK made ones? Is it a down under thing?
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Zed,  I don't think there was any rule concerning the orientation of the markings, though virtually all were the same as the Chapman. The only exceptions of which I am aware were the WW I Lithgow as shown and those produced in South Africa during WW II.  Should you be interested, I can post a photo covering the standard 17" makers' markings. (Actually, I think that I may shown it previously)



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I only have a couple of WWI Sanderson made 1907's; but obviously there are lot of variations for collectors to find. There is a good website for bayonnet identification that I found recently; don't have the link to hand at the moment though.
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thought i posted to this yesterday - but i see it did not take , very nice , and very nice looking scabbords as well , would like to see the studs , almond shaped are early and round are later , 
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