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A British Pattern 1888 MK III sword bayonet and scabbard, newly made at Enfield in May 1901 and not converted from previous marks. The bayonet was produced at Enfield with a very limited number of only 65,003 being made making this the second rarest pattern made. The bayonet has slab wood grips, held with two screw bolts. The grips are in good condition. The pommel has a push release which operates smoothly and the side of the pommel is stamped with "7045" on one side. The muzzle ring is stepped back. The ricasso is stamped with a Victorian Crown and "5 01". The reverse is stamped with inspection and makers stamps. The bayonet has a polished double edged blade. The blade is in good condition. The scabbard is black leather and steel mounted. The leather is in good condition.This is a nice example of the rare bayonet. (see page 171 & 172 Item B219 in Skennerton's "British & Commonwealth Bayonets). Sn 10880:24