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    Short SMLE bayonet?

    This pic was taken by a club member in the IDF museum in Tel Aviv;



    The short SMLE bayonet generated lots of questions. Was it a modified SLR bayonet? Perhaps an 'India Pattern Mk1**, although the blade doesn't look quite right? Or a shortened Pattern 1907 (like the shortened M1905 to make the WW2 M1icon(M1905E1))? But the fuller doesn't appear to be full length, and it would be if they'd chopped a Patt 1907 down. And the hole in the pommel isn't there, but it wasn't always, not on foreign jobs, not from the pics I can see in Skennertonicon.

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    First thoughts was an Owen Sub machine gun bayonet but blade looks an inch shorter ? as you say no clearance /oil hole ..........

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    Israeli issue Britishicon made No.6 bayonet I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrinvs View Post
    No.6 bayonet I believe.
    I agree...for what it's worth. Very Rare Britishicon No. 6 Bayonet. Basic design is as the Jungle bayonet but with a smaller muzzle ring. I believe these were a trial item, it would appear that Israel placed an order for some. Go here and look at the No. 6 bayonet. UK Bayonets By year (non Socket)
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    Good call chaps. I really ought to do my research better, I have the Old Smithy bookmarked.



    Thanks.

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