Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Markings on No.5 Mk.II

Article about: Hi, mates ! What´s the meaning of the marking F5 B The bayonet´s manufactured by ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, POOLE in 1946. Thx. in advance, R.

  1. #1

    Question Markings on No.5 Mk.II

    Hi, mates !

    What´s the meaning of the marking

    F5
    B


    The bayonet´s manufactured by ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, POOLE in 1946.

    Thx. in advance,
    R.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1 (69).jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	53.0 KB 
ID:	823903Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1 (49).jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	86.6 KB 
ID:	823902Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1 (68).JPG 
Views:	47 
Size:	66.4 KB 
ID:	823904Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1 (82).JPG 
Views:	64 
Size:	106.1 KB 
ID:	823901

  2. #2
    ?

    Default

    My No. 7 Mk I L made by Poole in 1948 has a very similar marking on its pommel. I imagine its a inspectors mark.

    That No. 5 is in nice condition, is it yours?

  3. #3

    Default

    Thx., Alex !

    Observed the same inspectors mark, hallmarked upon the pommels of No.5 Mk.II´s, manufactured by Poole in 1946.

    Does the B stands for Birmingham ?

  4. #4

    Default

    Quote by Alex W View Post
    ...

    That No. 5 is in nice condition, is it yours?
    Yes, received it only a few day´s ago.

    BTW, it seems, the sheath ia an early one, manufactured in WWII, am I right ?

  5. #5
    ?

    Default

    Quote by Reibert View Post
    Thx., Alex !

    Observed the same inspectors mark, hallmarked upon the pommels of No.5 Mk.II´s, manufactured by Poole in 1946.

    Does the B stands for Birmingham ?
    Not entirely sure. On British WW1 bayonets the inspectors mark letter correlated with with where the bayonet was manufactured e.g.: E for Enfield. If thats the case and B = Birmingham, why were there no inspectors at Poole? Could also be that particular component was manufactured at Birmingham and then the Bayonet was put together in Poole or vice versa.

  6. #6
    ?

    Default

    Quote by Reibert View Post
    Yes, received it only a few day´s ago.

    BTW, it seems, the sheath ia an early one, manufactured in WWII, am I right ?
    My understanding is if the throat is thinner and flush with the scabbard body (like yours) then it is an earlier one. If the throat is the thicker brass which protrudes slightly from the scabbard body then its a post war, later example.

Similar Threads

  1. Question Markings on a Kit bag.

    In Equipment and Field gear
    03-22-2012, 06:09 PM
  2. With ID of markings

    In Attic & Old Barn Finds
    11-17-2011, 07:39 PM
  3. Help with M-1 Markings?

    In US M1 steel helmet forum
    08-20-2011, 05:03 PM
  4. SS markings

    In SS Uniforms and insignia
    11-28-2010, 02:16 AM
  5. M 4 and others markings

    In German Belt Buckles, Brocades and Straps from 1900 to 1945
    11-25-2007, 12:02 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •