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British Lee Enfield Cruciform Bayonet

Article about: Hello, This is a British 1941 Lee Enfield Cruciform bayonet I picked up at the SOS. This is an uncommon bayonet to find! I got it for only \\$30! I have wanted one of these for a while.

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    Hello, This is a British 1941 Lee Enfield Cruciform bayonet I picked up at the SOS. This is an uncommon bayonet to find! I got it for only $30! I have wanted one of these for a while.
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    Collectors used to say that there were a lot of fakes out there converted from later models but quite how true this is I do not know. Does anyone have an example.

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    When buying a cruciform make sure it is a No 4 Mk I model. They were the only one that was cut like this. If it is any other model I would avoid it. There were only 75,000 No 4 Mk I bayos made.

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    Your No4 Mk1 looks good to me and you bought it at a bargain price I had two in my collection and sold one here in the UK for 145 last year, they fetch between 120 to 150 I have included a few pictures of mine for comparison, mine has an inspectors mark stencilled on the blade, I have only seen one faked one and it was quite crude and easy to spot.

    Is your scabbard also a No4 Mk1 ?

    The No4 Mk1 is a nice one to have in any collection and they are scarce.
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    Unfortunately my scabbard is unmarked. Your example is very nice! Thanks for showing it. They go for about $200 around here so I was only too happy to pick this one up for $30!

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    I have been interested in finding info on these bayonets for ages. I have recently moved on all my working British WW1 and WW2 rifles but I have this bayonet left over. It looks to be the same as shown already in the post so I am pleased to see mine appears to add up and is not a fake. At least when its offered for sale I can say its real and there's no come back.
    Hope you like my example, it came with the frog attached.Its also marked but I just could not get the photo right to show it to you properly.
    All the best from Jersey,
    D.
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    The markings show up nicely when you expand the picture. I am sure its good. You will have no problem selling that bayonet.

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    VERY NICE!!!!!
    I have yet to add a Lee Enfield spike to my collection. The other's just seem so common. But this is one that I would like to add. Thank you No1canuck for that tidbit of info on these.
    You got this one a GREAT price. Nice snag!!!!!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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