by voltigeur Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:30 am
Perhaps that pattern was just a prototype at the time the picture was taken.
This is the type that was adopted later on.
© IWM (WEA 522)
The Sten Machine Carbine bayonet was introduced in 1942, for use with the Sten Gun. It could be used only with the Mark II Sten, as the socket of the bayonet fitted inside the barrel nut of the gun - being held in place by a spring which extended along its top. There is little evidence to suggest widespread use of this bayonet, of which 75,800 were made.