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    Australian Bush Bayonets

    I am new member to the forum. I will try to attach a photograph of a Bayonet that I would like some information about. I believe it is an Australianicon bush bayonet but know very little more...
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    Machete bayonet

    Welcome to the forum.
    Info from Skennertons Britishicon & Commonwealth Bayonets Page - 285 Australianicon section. (There a plenty of repro's floating about as well.)
    In good condition they get anything from $800 ~ $1.5k/AU then again it is all dependent on how much the buyer wants the item and just how deep their pockets are.

    They have the nickname "Smachetey" given the heft of the thing as a hand fighting weapon it would inflict a terrible wound like the knights of olden days with their swords.
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    You lucky duck...if it's real. I hope it is. I've only seen one original hereabouts and they're worth good bucks. Give us some nice clean close ups and we'll see what's what, shall we?
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    Some how, and call me a tad naive if you like, does anyone REALLY and truly believe that Brian doesn't know exactly what he's got? Especially given the small collection of bayonets also partially shown in the photo............

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    Another picture...

    Hi I don't really know much, is this a fake or not I don't know.. There are more bayonets in Pops collection but most I can find on the Internet.. Before he died he told me that this bayonet was rare. I know no more.
    thanks for the observation Peter..

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    The need for good detailed pics is essential as these had very few markings read the burst on the pic I posted and go from there as there were only 3000+ units made then they are rare but as said plenty of repro's floating around
    Old Smithy may chime in.

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    I've edited these 2 pictures from what was posted in post 1, if it's any help.
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    So, there are NO markings? Here's a thread fro war relics about the same bayonet. No blade markings on this one... Australian machete bayonet mk1
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    Regards, Jim

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    I've only ever seen one real one, last year there was one at the Birmingham International that a guy wanted £600 but it was a fake (I was told by another collector) Brian as your in the Midlands I'd take it to the next International and look out for Phil (bayonet man) and get an opinion.

    There is another collector I know who could offer some advice. I wouldn't know were to start regarding price if it is the real deal......

    The grips look a bit new to the rest of it and have been off in the past as the screws have the tell tale sign of a wrong screwdriver used, I'm not sure on the finishing of these but would guess the same as the Owen SMG bayonet, I've had a few of these and the finish is very dark parkerizing or Bluing
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    I saw a real one locally also but don't remember anything at all about details... I'd be careful too...if purchasing.
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