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    Is the Lee Speed/Metford Rifle Bayonet ta Pattern 1888?

    Is the Lee Speed/Metford Rifle Bayonet the Pattern 1888? Hard to find if so. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1903Collector View Post
    the Pattern 1888
    Those around here without searching too hard. If you're stuck let us know. They're not cheap though.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1903Collector View Post
    the Lee Speed/Metford Rifle Bayonet
    Yes it is...
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    Here's one source has a few... British Pattern 1888 Mark 1 knife bayonet

    Couple on Ebay also... p1888 bayonet: Search Result | eBay
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    thanks Jim. Great pic. Its good to get confirmation because Im watching three separate auctions and so far the best price I project will be perhaps just under $200!?!?
    Ive already ordered the frog from Savage. He does great stuff!
    Im looking for a dust cover as well.
    The pic shows a cleaning rod and sling swivel. I dont think the RTI Lee Speed Ive ordered has either. Swivels I can find. The cleaning rod, Ive not a clue and Ive not seen any offers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1903Collector View Post
    The cleaning rod, Ive not a clue and Ive not seen any offers!
    There was a guy in Calgary Alberta that used to offer them. Oilman will know of him as well as a couple others here...was Hank Holm but he could well be gone now. He made this stuff on his hobby lathe. He'd been an armorer and always had clusters of cleaning rods at the shows. Good luck on the bayonet at auction. Someone here will be able to find a wiping rod I'm sure.
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