Blued Australian Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1944 at the Orange Small Arms Factory in New South Wales.
The 431mm, single edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The blade retains its factory sharpened edge. The blade is in excellent condition and retains its original blued finish with minimal scabbard wear.
The ricasso is marked with the pattern designation and the manufacture date of 4 ’44 (April 1944).
The obverse ricasso bears a bend test stamp, Australian Defence Department arrow and the OA, Orange manufacture stamp.
The crosspiece and muzzle ring retain their original blueing, as does the steel pommel. The end of the pommel is stamped with the Orange factory OA mark. The Australian coachwood grip scales are in good condition and are faintly stamped with the Slazenger factory mark. The scales are held firmly in place by the two original screws. The push button locking mechanism is in good condition and works well.
The bayonet is complete with its correct No.1 Mk II brown leather scabbard with a large round frog stud. The scabbard is in excellent condition. The leather is stamped MANGROVITE 44. The stitching is intact and strong. The steel locket and chape retain their original blueing and are stamped with the OA, Orange factory mark. The bayonet sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is an excellent example of an Orange made World War two, Australian P1907 bayonet.
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