Original British WWII Enfield No.5 Jungle Carbine MkII Bayonet by Elkington & Co. with Scabbard
Original Item: Only One Available. These used to be plentiful, but we have only encountered a small amount the past 10 years! This bayonet was designed for the Lee-Enfield No.5 MkI Jungle Carbine, which had a large flash hider that prevented earlier bayonets from fitting. The bayonet was also used with the 9 mm Sterling L2 submachine gun. This is a totally original British Military production and is marked M/78 at the base of the pommel on the channel side, which is the dispersal code for Elkington & Co. Ltd., Birmingham.
This is the second model of the No.5 Bayonet with two grip screws; the extremely rare MkI had the grip secured by a single screw and a press stud without the screw slot. The bayonet has a 7 3/4 inch "bowie" style clip-point blade, with a wide fuller running down each side, with an overall length of 12 inches. Unlike most bayonets, the wooden grip scales wrap completely around the tang. Comes complete with a correct steel-throated scabbard, painted black. Scabbards produced from the 50s onward had large brass throats.
In very good condition, this bayonet still has the original bright finish on the blade, with the hilt blued. Many were refurbished post war, but this one was not, and the blade and hilt are still in great shape. The grips are a bit dark from oil and grease, but still are in very good condition. Ready to display with your No.5 Carbine!
Blade Length: 7 7/8"
Blade Style: Single Edged "Bowie" with Fuller
Overall length: 11 3/4”
Crossguard: 2 3/4”
Scabbard Length: 8 1/2”
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