Blued Australian Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1943 at the Orange Small Arms Factory in New South Wales.
The 429mm, single edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The edge is factory sharpened. The blade is in excellent condition and retains its original finish with minimal scabbard wear.
The ricasso is marked with the pattern designation and the manufacture date of 11 ’43 (November 1943).
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 Australian coachwood grip scales are in good condition and are stamped “SLAZ 43.” 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 leather scabbard with a large round frog stud. The scabbard is in excellent condition. The leather is stamped MANGROVITE 43. 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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