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Cheshire, North WestUpdated 9 years ago
Sale typeTrade
Your referenceED 2267
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Rare, Boer War Era British 3 Rivet, 1st Type, 1st Pattern, P1888 Lee Metford Bayonet Marked 'DY' To The Nottingham & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) & Scabbard Marked 'MHW8.01'. (ED 2267)

The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) was formed during the 1881 Childers Reforms of the British Army. The Sherwood Foresters saw action in Egypt in 1882 and in South Africa during the Boer Wars. This is a rare 3 rivet, 1st type, 1st Pattern, P1888 Lee Metford Bayonet & Scabbard as used by British troops during the Boer Wars. It has its original wooden grips with the rare 3 brass rivets and oil hole in the wood grips. The bayonet is in original as found uncleaned condition. It's 12" double edged blade with medial ridge has inspection marks at the ricasso and the pommel is stamped '116' together with 'DY' to the The Nottingham & Derbyshire Territorial Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). See page 108 of Broad Arrow. It has its original black leather scabbard with steel locket and chape. The throat mount of the scabbard is crisply stamped 'MHW8.01' and '328'. Price for this rare 1st type Metford bayonet & Scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2267


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