P1907 Enfield Bayonet - 1942 Re-issue

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    P1907 Enfield Bayonet - 1942 Re-issue

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:02 pm

    I picked this one up at an auction a few weeks ago. With Mikes help I was able to finish it off with a nice frog just this morning. No C-broad arrow marks, but I've been told it was not uncommon for Canucks to carry British issued bayo's.

















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    Re: P1907 Enfield Bayonet - 1942 Re-issue

    Post by 2ndAIF on Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:02 pm

    Nice bayonet mate! But both the bayonet and scabbard are actually Australian WW2 issue which would have wound up in Canada after WW2 as part of reparations for you guys supplying us with webbing and equipment during the war.

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    Re: P1907 Enfield Bayonet - 1942 Re-issue

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:27 pm

    Thanks for the correction...looks like the scabbard is made by MANGROVITE Belting Pty. Ltd., and the bayonet by Lithgow. A bayonet used by a digger is even better than a bayonet used by a Brit in my opinion.

    The frog stays though...lol!


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    Re: P1907 Enfield Bayonet - 1942 Re-issue

    Post by 2ndAIF on Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:43 pm

    Yeah mate a Canadian frog is 100% correct for use with an Aussie bayonet too, as you guys literally supplied us with boatloads of webbing during the war.

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    Post by zekehp on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:16 pm

    I agree with Luke. Canada supplied Australia with P37 webbing during WW2. To take the discussion even further I have owned two Long Branch No. 4 Mk 1* rifles with NZ ownership mazrkings. Mike.

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    Re: P1907 Enfield Bayonet - 1942 Re-issue

    Post by 48th on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:22 am


    I would have to agree with you guys, I never would have thought when I started collecting Canadian WWII webbing that some of my best and rarest piece have come from Australia. Canada made some of the nicest webbing and equipment of any country during WWII.

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    Re: P1907 Enfield Bayonet - 1942 Re-issue

    Post by Seaforth Highlander on Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:30 pm

    I agree that it is Australian. Pattern 1907 but made in January 1942. I just acquired a March 1918 one stamped D/|\D on the side of the cross-guard. The scales (wooded grips) were often stamped SLAZ and last two digits of the year.

    Canadians did indeed carry some British bayonets. I have my father's one that he brought home in 1944. It is a P1907 one he acquired while with the Essex Scottish Regiment in England in 1943 (to go with his 1918 Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk. III* which had been brought back from the Dieppe Raid in August 1942 by a wounded E.S. survivor, written off, and which he also brought home - yes I have it) and the bayonet has no Canadian issue marking.

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    Re: P1907 Enfield Bayonet - 1942 Re-issue

    Post by Infanteer on Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:38 pm

    Technically, all of the pattern 07 bayonets issued to the Canadians were British because they were never manufactured in Canada. When Canada replaced the Ross rifle with the No1 MkIII they purchased the rifles and bayonets from the British.

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