Scarce Australian Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1919 at the Lithgow Small Arms Factory in New South Wales.
The 428mm, single edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The edge was service sharpened. The blade is in excellent condition. The ricasso retains its blueing and is marked with a the manufacture date 1919, the maker’s name, “LITHGOW” and a shield containing the pattern designation, 1907 over the numeral 1. Above the shield, closest to the cross-piece is an early Lithgow proof mark, a seven-pointed star containing an A.
The obverse ricasso bears two early Lithgow proof marks, a bend test stamp and an early Lithgow inspection stamp.
The crosspiece and muzzle ring retain their original blueing, as does the steel pommel. The walnut grip scales are in good condition with some marks and age related colouration. 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 and scarce No.2 Mk I double stitched leather scabbard with a seam on both sides and a small round frog stud. The scabbard is in excellent condition. The leather is stamped with “LITHGOW,” an early Lithgow star proof stamp and the date, 1920. The stitching is intact and strong. The steel locket and chape retain their original blueing and are stamped with Lithgow star proof marks.
This is a fantastic example of a scarce, early Lithgow P1907 bayonet with a rare double seamed, dated scabbard.
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