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    #5 bayonet with a difference

    I found this pic while looking through things, a #5 bayonet with a distinct difference. Nothing about it looks standard. Wondering if it's a copy or just late SMG bayonet? I have no pics of markings...it's in Canadaicon.

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    I think that it is a hybrid. Using an Australianicon blade with the rounded fuller (that caused us problems in service) mated to a No5 cross-piece and pommel. Probably using a No5 with a broken blade. NJote the distance between the screw centres. They mate/match the L1A1 rivet centres whereas the the No5 screw centres are a tad closer together.

    Prepared to accept defeat and been corrected of course but after having seen a zillion of them.......

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    Looks like a standard Britishicon blade that was cut down and a new cross piece added. Indian or Pakistan manufacture would be my guess.

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    Wish I had it in hand to confirm things but unfortunately...and it's the only one I've seen like it. Just that the round fuller isn't even close. The screws are strange too...
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    Looks like a Canadianicon C1(SLR) blade with some 07 bayonet wood grips, and two "BFO" screws.

    With the price of some local C1 bayonets it's not a cheap reproduction, some SLR bayonets are now only a few £££'s behind a real No5 bayonet

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiprat View Post
    Looks like a Canadianicon C1(SLR) blade with some 07 bayonet wood grips, and two "BFO" screws.
    No, I carried one for 15 years and inspected them regularly enough...the fullers are not even close. The blade profile is way off anything I could imagine except perhaps a K98icon blade, then only slight resemblance. Not a modified C1 blade though...

    I sent the guy a message and asked for blade pics.
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    Here's some additional pics, he now has a WTS showing the "Reproduction" bayonet...pictured. Here's closer pics.
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    More pics...
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    Pictures may be helpful to this discussion.

    Here are a few photos of my small collection of No5 style blades. For reference, the bade that actually came from a No5 bayonet is at the top and is white marked "No5". The Australianicon blade is white marked "L1A2" AUS. It is probably worth mentioning that this blade ( "L1A2" AUS.) is unmarked, as I believe all Australian SLR bayonets are.
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    RFI spells an Indian blade at least. Maybe it's cobbled up using a 1A1 blade or it's a purpose built RFI marked reproduction. Didn't all standard issue Canadianicon C1/C1A1 bayonets have chrome plated blades? Mine certainly does.

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