No 5 Mk 2 Bayonet

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    ypres
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    No 5 Mk 2 Bayonet

    Post by ypres on Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:57 pm

    I picked this up today. From what I have been able to find on this it was field tested during operation Eskimo. In the book, "The Canadian Bayonet" on page 39, the author states," ...they were issued to the 2nd Canadian Paratroop Battalion in preparation to their going to the war in the far east ..". There is no reference to this statement so I feel it may be hearsay. I would welcome any clarification on the Canadian use of this item.

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    Bayonet

    Post by edstorey on Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:23 pm

    That is a nice example.

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    Re: No 5 Mk 2 Bayonet

    Post by Tankermike on Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:45 am

    The No5 bayonet would not fit the No4 Enfield as used by the Canadians on Operation Eskimo as it is for the Jungle Carbine. The No5 bayonet uses a slip on lug style fitting similar to the FNC1 bayonet, the large ring fits the muzzle cone of the jungle carbine.
    This example is manufactured by Wilkinson Sword Company (WSC), and is in very nice condition. There are copies made of this bayonet that were made in Pakistan but this example appears original.

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