Original British WWI P-1907 Enfield Bayonet with Scabbard by Wilkinson Sword Company
Original Item: Few Available. IMA has received a small delivery of these hard to find British WW1 P-1907 Bayonets for the No.1 MkIII Enfield rifle, often called the SHT.LE, SMLE, S.M.L.E., "Smelly" etc. The P-1907 replaced the earlier P-1903 bayonet, which was a double edged bayonet based on the P-1888 bayonet of the Lee-Metford rifle. The P-1903 had been developed for the "Long" Magazine Lee-Enfield, which was 49.6 inches in overall length. With the introduction of the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield in 1904, the 12 inch bayonet was no longer considered long enough for the 44.6 inch SMLE, so the 17 inch bladed 1907 was developed.
In it's original form, the P-1907 had a hooked guard (quillon), which was then removed from the pattern in early WWI due to the questionable use and increased production time. Unlike the 1903, the 1907 had a single edged blade that was less wide, but made of thicker stock.
The bayonets we offer here were all WW1 era production made by WILKINSON SWORD COMPANY for the British Army, and are marked as so on the blade ricasso. Direct from long term storage these are in very good condition with all original their original markings and dates. Each comes complete with correct WW1 steel mounted leather Scabbard with oval frog stud.
This is a great chance to finally get an original WW1 era P-1907 bayonet to go along with a nice WW1 issue SMLE.
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