I'm considering buying a 1907 Enfield bayonet on eBay but have stumbled across several problems with the markings.
It's a 1907 Sanderson bayonet but there are two inspection marks. One says 2D E and are on either side of the bending mark while another says IV E and is located above the bending mark. Both are accompanied by the overlapping circle symbol.There is also a faint set of numbers on the same side as the bending and inspection marks that look like "85" or something similar, though they are somewhat worn.
The other issue is the regimental markings. Although the blade is stamped with July of 1917, 2 Q.R.R is stamped onto the pommel. I thought it would be the Queen's Royal Rifles but not only did they receive that name in 1921, but the abbreviation would be W.SR. if it was. It could be O.R.R as well, as there is a rather deep scratch on the regimental abbreviation. There is also a 1 3 7 stamped below the regimental information, further adding to the mystery.
It may be possible that this whole piece is an elaborate fake, an inherent risk in using eBay. However, I do appreciate any help you can offer.
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