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Article about: Hello All, I have been offered the item pictured below. I am not an edged weapon collector. Firstly my assumptions are that it is a cut down bayonet. Does anyone know what it is? Is it of an

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    Hello All,
    I have been offered the item pictured below.
    I am not an edged weapon collector.

    Firstly my assumptions are that it is a cut down bayonet.

    Does anyone know what it is? Is it of any value?

    Any opinions or information would be appreciated.

    All the best


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    Looks like a Canadian Ross rifle bayonet. Also looks to have had the blade reshaped.

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    Thanks John,
    that is a great couple of pieces that you have.
    Any idea what the value is with the bastardised blade?
    All the best
    Doug

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    I do not think the blade has been bastardised. It is my understanding that a lot of these were re- worked as the earlier tip was not very good for penetrating through clothing so a sharper point was called for, as is on yours. I do not think these are overly common and yours is in nice condition. Cheers.

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    Just found this page for you. Scroll down til you see the sharp one

    film prop bayonets

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    Doug,
    They are not mine, the picture was borrowed from this website and used for an example:

    www.canadiansoldiers.com

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    Spitace41 that is some really informative info you have come up with.
    Browsing that site you directed me to I found the interesting point that these Ross bayonets so I assume the rifles as well were issued to British troops.
    I remember the story my Dad told me. They were issued with a 'Canadian Rifle' for the landings at Anzio.
    They did not see any Germans but were told to fire their rifles inland(I assume to lay some sort of fire down on the non existent enemy) But the Rifle after several hundreds of rounds the barrel began to twist and distort with the heat and became useless!

    So perhaps the rifle and the bayonet were not really fit for purpose.

    Many thanks
    Doug

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    Doug,
    They are not mine, the picture was borrowed from this website and used for an example:

    www.canadiansoldiers.com

    Great picture John anyway.

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    Also, during WW1 it was found that the bolt had a nasty tendency of flying back on firing as it was a straight pull and whacking the firer in the face. I have read that a few deaths were caused in this way. It was deemed an excellent sniper's rifle, however it could not really hack it in everyday service life.

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