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    No9 Bayonet for Lee Enfield Rifle

    Hello folks,
    I have the above bayonet that fits fine on my LE MK1/2 rifle.
    I've tried to find out more about it but have hit a brick wall.
    I'm guessing it's dodgy copy made in Afghanistan or similar?
    The casting is very rough & the only marks I can find is a number (1309560)...no proof marks, no broad arrow etc.
    Did the Afghans turn out copies of bayonets...like they did with rifles etc?
    Any info would be great..
    Cheers
    John


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    Pictures would assist with the identification.
    Mine are not the best, but they are not too bad. I can think of lots of Enfields I'd rather have but instead of constantly striving for more, sometimes it's good to be satisfied with what one has...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan de Enfield View Post
    Pictures would assist with the identification.
    Ok..will try to get some pics..
    Cheers
    John

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    some pics of the bayonet in question

    I've added some pics of the bayonet..
    cheers
    john
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    I'm no bayonet expert but it looks real enough to me. The 'rough' surface may simply be because it was originally painted, which has extensively chipped off, & has then been over painted without fully removing the remaining bits of the original coat. I think the number may actually be 13C9560, which would be the serial number of the circa 1942 Savage produced rifle it was intended to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john60wales View Post
    I've added some pics of the bayonet..
    cheers
    john
    It certainly looks like a 13C.... Savage serial number to me.

    I bet if you scraped that lumpy paint off you'd find some markings beneath.

    And, the rifle it was fitted to is only a few days production away from my Savage No4 Mk1*
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    Last edited by Alan de Enfield; 01-10-2021 at 09:49 AM.
    Mine are not the best, but they are not too bad. I can think of lots of Enfields I'd rather have but instead of constantly striving for more, sometimes it's good to be satisfied with what one has...

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    I agree that it's good. Yes, the rough surface is Suncorite paint left over from it's last overhaul. Looks good.
    Regards, Jim

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    Thanks for all the info. The bayonet originally cost me around £20 some 7 or 8 years ago.
    I may try cleaning some of that paint off to see what's underneath..
    Thanks again
    John

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