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Article about: Hope I am in the right place here ~ Can anyone help with this item Not even sure it is UK or Commonwealth ~ The bayonet has MA 1907 and 1 underneath, Handle has C on top of 52960 and various

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    Hope I am in the right place here ~

    Can anyone help with this item

    Not even sure it is UK or Commonwealth ~

    The bayonet has MA 1907 and 1 underneath, Handle has C on top of 52960 and various markings on the bottom of the blade.


    Thanks

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    MA usually indicates that the item is of Australian manufacture. The initials 'MA' are found on the Australian-made Vickers guns. I don't know about other Australian equipment - as I only had an interest in the Vickers when I collected these guns. But I would think that I am probably correct.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    At a guess it's a Australian Pattern 1907 Bayonet
    Lawrance Ordnance - Manufacturer's Marks on the Lithgow Pattern 1907 Bayonet

    MA 1 is a Pattern Mark for Late-1920s - 1953


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    Last edited by Australia; 08-17-2014 at 12:11 PM.

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    Australia hit the nail on the head! Also a nice reference site link posted.

    Jim

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    Thanks to all for your prompt responses~
    The unit belongs to my Bro i law . He picked the Bayonet up at a estate auction some time ago ~ a very nice score I feel ~

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