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1907 Sanderson Bayonet cipher PR

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    Default 1907 Sanderson Bayonet cipher PR

    I have a 1907 bayonet with PR under the crown and wonder if anyone has seen or heard of this before. Its come from a very reliable source and I don't doubt its authenticity. Other markings are -
    On Pommel
    6 s
    IN F
    398

    On Ricasso
    1907
    3 11
    Sanderson

    Gov't acceptance mark
    Bend test mark

    Inspection mark (shape)
    BC
    E

    Second mark - possible reissue (shape)
    36
    E

    Any ideas?

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum!

    Very strange! It should be the Monarch's initial? And given the year a letter "G" for George?

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi and thanks Ade,
    Thats what I was expecting the monarchs initial, but the reigning British monarch Edward VII (r.1901-1910) died just around the manufacture of this bayonet, so thought it may mean PR -Prince Regent or something similar.
    Cheers
    Spencer

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    Looks like a miss stamped ER. The cypher could have been printed on the blade some time before the date stamp. It might also have something to do with the fact that George V wasn't coronated until June 1911.

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